Verterinarians in Sarasota, FL





The West Coast Veterinary Center Mission

The mission for our center is to strive with honesty, integrity, and compassion to provide clients and patients in Sarasota, FL and surrounding areas with the leading edge of animal medicine and devoted pet care. The doctors and staff provide useful information and quality preventative and medical care.

Your Complete Satisfaction

Our staff members take great pride in your full satisfaction. To ensure your happiness, we work as a team to provide these services, which allows us to learn from one another as well as enjoy each others company.
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Dr. Elizabeth Brown

Born and raised in Sarasota, Dr Brown received both her undergraduate and veterinary medicine degrees from the University of Florida. After initially practicing in California for several years, Dr Brown moved back to Florida with her husband, Sam (also a Sarasota native). Beth diversified her ... Read more

Dr. Terah Browning

Dr. Browning was born and raised in Southern Illinois. At a young age she had a strong interest in veterinary medicine and working with children. Dr Browning moved to Sarasota in 1990 when she married her husband Tim. Through her undergraduate studies she worked as a nanny as well as a ... Read more

Dr. Maggie Voorhees

Dr Voorhees was raised in an agricultural family in West Central Illinois. She received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and two graduate degrees in Ecology before working for the USDA Forest Service as a research scientist at the Northern High Plains Experiment Station in Rapid City, South Dakota. ... Read more

Dr. Shauntelle Gallaher

Dr Gallaher completed her pre-veterinary training at Cornell University and received her degree from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Following graduation, she pursued an intense one year internship in canine reproduction, small animal medicine and surgery under the direction of Robert ... Read more

Proud Member Of:

  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • American Veterinary Medical
  • Florida Veterinary Medical
  • Florida Equine Practitioners
  • American Association for Emergency and Critical Care

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Holistic Best Veterinary Practice
  • Best Holistic Veterinarian 2011
  • Best Veterinarian 2011 & 2012
  • Honored Veterinarian 2012
  • Sarasota Pet Magazine Hospital of the Year 2011 & 2012
  • Holistic Veterinarian of the Year 2013

Our Staff




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Cathy Douglas

Cathy began working with Dr. Brown in 1997 at Braden River Animal Hospital as a receptionist and office manager. Cathy's other West Coast connection is that Dr. Browning is her daughter! The best part of the job for Cathy is meeting all of the clients. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, visiting ... Read more
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Judy Hord

Originally from Sarasota she began working with Dr. Brown in 1997 at Braden River Animal Hospital as a receptionist. Then when West Coast opened she came aboard part time. Judy's long time experiences working with Dr. Brown have enabled her to continue her love and passion for animals here at West Coast.
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Jennie Dickson

Originally from Southern Illinois Jennie and her family have been in the area for three years. Coming from management in the retail field, Jennie is so excited for her new role in animal care. Having come from a childhood surrounded with animals Jennie has finally found her dream role at West Coast Veterinary Center. In her spare time Jennie adores spending time with her husband and 6 year old son as well as the rest of her family.
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Debbie Sorrels

Debbie has worked the past 14 years as receptionist in various animal clinics and at a local emergency hospital. Her experience with client care is invaluable to our center. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family horses and other fur babies.

Gerri Donaldson

Gerri is an invaluable receptionist at West Coast. Orginally a flight attendent for over 15 years her love for animals lead her to the veterinary field in 1996. Her passions inclued proffesional dog showing and sailing. She enjoys spending time with her family and both her dog and cat.

Doris Grycel

Long time friend of Dr. Brown and experienced bookkeeper Doris has helped keep us on track since the beginning. Her knowledge of veterinary accounting makes her indispensable to our practice. In her spare time, her interests include bowling and muscle cars.



Sheri Henry

Sheri, a Sarasota native, has been working as a veterinary technician since 1997. She enjoys working with all animals, and is a versatile member of the West Coast team. She has a special interest in energy work. And in her free time, She enjoys riding her horses, fishing, skiing and spending time with her family. Read more
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Kathy Allen

A native of Sarasota, Kathy has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. She has worked with Dr. Beth Brown since 1992 with both large and small animals. Her crucial experience with both practices and knowledge of veterinary medicine makes her a irreplaceable team member. In her spare time she loves spending time at the beach, whether she is kayaking, paddle boarding or just spending time relaxing in the sun.
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Mike Hill

Mike moved from eastern Tennessee where he grew up on a farm and where his love for animals originated.He came to Florida almost 30 years ago,and shortly after he started as a Vet Tech working at the same clinic in Bradenton until the summer of 2014.  Read more
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Morgan Lanowitz

My name is Morgan Lanowitz. I was born and raised in Florida and have loved animals my whole life. I have 4 horses, 2 dogs and 1 cat. I graduated from Liberty University with my BS in Biology and have a AS in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College. I also have completed an acupuncture ... Read more
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Vickie Nelson

Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved here 15 years ago with her family. She was attending USF for elementary education, but recently changed her path to the veterinary technician program at St. Pete College. She is married and has a daughter.

Missy Hobbs CVT

Bradenton native Missy, has always had a love for animals, growing up on a farm she knew animals were in her future. She started out as a assistant and earned her degree in Veterinary Technology with a special certificated in Dentistry. In her down time she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family.

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Paul Wessberg

Born and raised in New York, Paul has always been interested in dogs. He moved to Sarasota in 2004 and it didn't take him long to get involved with the Manatee Kennel Club. His almost 30 years of experence showing and breeding Pointers has given him the ability to take on tasks that require great ... Read more

Kennel/Tech Asst.

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Jenna Orr Marquette

Born in New Jersey, and moved to Sarasota when she was a child. Jenna was always a country girl at heart and currently lives in Myakka city. She has always had a passion for animals. She has worked caring for animals for many years now and is excited to join our team. In her spare time, when not ... Read more
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Suzy Galvan

My name is Suzy, I'm 23 years old and was born and raised in beautiful Sarasota Florida. Ever since i was a little girl I've had a love for working with animals. In my spare time I love to be with my hyperactive furbaby Toby and play sports. You can always find me playing beach volleyball and running with my dog. I'm happy to be a member of the WCVC family and spending time with our clients and their pets
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Kelly Lowrimore

Kelly has always been around animals and knew at a young age she'd have a future working with them. Growing up in Manatee county, she was involved in both FFA and 4H. Her deep passion for animals lead her to both AG classes and Veterinary assisting classes while in high school. Her goal is to ... Read more

Deborah Fleming

Deborah moved to Sarasota in 2014. She earned her Master's degree in Educational Technology at Long Island University and is currently attending St. Petersburg pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has owned her cat, Pepper, for 15 years and absolutely adores her! In her spare time she likes to cook, do yoga, read and spend time with her family and friends.
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J.J. Cook

Long time volunteer JJ, came to work for us in our kennel prior to finishing high school. Now on to college to study Veterinary Medicine she still enjoys coming back to help us during her off time.

Britany Williams

Britany started at West Coast as a volunteer vet assistant while attending high school. After graduation she decided to pursue a Major in Zoology, and is currently attending school at St. Petersburg College. When not studying or working with us here at West Coast she enjoys spending time at the ... Read more
Call West Coast Veterinary Center at 941-925-2262, to schedule an appointment for any veterinary care service.