Doctors

Doctors

Doctors

Doctors

Dr. Kevin A. Drygas, DVM, DACVS

Surgery

Dr. Kevin Drygas, a Florida native and graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon. After veterinary school Dr. Drygas completed a one year general rotating internship in Denver Colorado, followed by a three year surgical residency under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Goring. As a veterinary surgeon Kevin has received advanced training in the fields of stifle stabilization, minimally invasive surgery, complex fracture fixation as well as gastrointestinal surgery.

In addition to his clinical training, Kevin has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals on the topics of pain management, cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency and therapy, limb sparing surgery and physical therapy as well as presented research to specialists and veterinarians at regional and national levels. He is the recent recipient of the University of Florida Outstanding Alumni Award and continues to be active in the training of veterinary students and residents.

When Dr. Drygas is not performing surgery, he is enjoying Tallahassee and spending time outdoors – surfing, fishing, exercising, and camping – with wife, Amber, daughter, Lily and son Wil. Dr. Drygas is also a proud parent of a rescue Great Dane, Ford and a rescue French Bulldog, Roma.

Achievements

  • 2010-2012: Associate Surgeon – Affiliated Veterinary Specialists

  • 2011: Board Certification – American College of Veterinary Surgeons

  • 2007-2010: Surgical Residency – Affiliated Veterinary Specialists – Dr. Robert Goring

  • 2006-2007: Rotating Internship – Alameda East Animal Hospital, Denver, CO (as seen on TV!)

  • 2006: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Magna Cum Laude – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

  • 2002: Bachelor of Science – With Honors – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Paul J. Sorrentino, DVM

Internal Medicine


Dr. Sorrentino was born in New Jersey but has lived most of his life in the north Florida area. He is familiar with the Tallahassee area and completed an undergraduate degree in Biology from Florida State University in 1997. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2005 after completed his veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Following graduation, Dr. Sorrentino practiced as an associate veterinarian in private practice in Tampa, Florida for 1 year prior to joining North Florida Veterinary Specialists in 2007. There he served as a staff veterinarian and completed a residency training program in small animal internal medicine with Dr. Mark Walker as one of his mentors. He has passed his internal medicine boards and is awaiting acceptance of his publication prior to receiving final diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

Dr. Sorrentino has special interests in small animal cardiology and the diagnosis and treatment of immune mediated hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia.

In his spare time, Dr. Sorrentino enjoys playing golf and surfing. He is the proud parent of a boxer-mix Max and a tabby-cat Sam.
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Achievements

  • 2011: Successfully Completed Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Examination

  • 2011: Completed Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, North Florida Veterinary Specialists, Jacksonville, FL

  • 2007-2008: Staff Veterinarian North Florida Veterinary Specialists Jacksonville, FL

  • 2006: Associate Veterinarian Wesley Chapel, FL

  • 2005: DVM University of Florida

Dr. Carl T. Jehn, DVM, MS DACVS

Dr. Carl T. Jehn, DVM, MS DACVS

Surgery

Dr. Carl Jehn grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After veterinary school Dr. Jehn completed a one year rotating internship at the University of Georgia, followed by a three year surgical residency at the University of Florida. While completing his surgical residency, Dr. Jehn also attended graduate school at the University of Florida and concurrently obtained a Masters Degree in Veterinary Science. As a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Jehn has received advanced training in the fields of knee surgery, fracture fixation, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, cancer related surgery, negative pressure therapy for septic abdomens, arthroscopy and laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, spinal surgery, vacuum assisted closure, wound management and reconstructive surgery.

In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Jehn has published numerous articles in peer reviewed veterinary journals on the topics of hip surgery, wound care, liver surgery, NSAID therapy, critical care, limb sparing surgery and cancer treatment as well as presented research to specialists and veterinarians at regional and national conferences. Dr. Jehn has been in practice in South Florida for the past eight years and has recently moved to Tallahassee. Dr. Jehn enjoys spending time with his two children and many pets. He also enjoys the outdoors including camping, fishing, skiing and diving.

Achievements

  • 2007-2015: Associate Surgeon – Coral Springs Animal Hospital

  • 2009: Board Certification – American College of Veterinary Surgeons

  • 2007: Masters of Science – University of Florida

  • 2004-2007: Surgical Residency – University of Florida

  • 2002-2003: Rotating Internship – University of Georgia

  • 2002: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – With Honors – University of Wisconsin

Dr. Sofia C. Morales, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Sofia C. Morales, DVM, DACVIM

Internal Medicine

Dr. Sofia Morales, born in Michigan, has Spanish and Cuban roots. She is a board certified internist who graduated with honors in 2001 from Purdue University Veterinary School of Medicine. She then completed a 1-year general rotating internship immediately followed by a 3-year residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota where she stayed on as an adjunct clinical professor for another year. She gained diplomate status of the College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2007. After her academic career, Dr. Morales served the South Florida community for almost 10 years in the field of internal medicine.

Dr. Morales has special interests in the field of infectious diseases, auto-immune illnesses, nephrology, as well as in chronic inflammatory hepatic and intestinal illnesses. Her main focus remains on client and technician/nurse education. She firmly believes the pet owner and nursing staffs are essential parts of any treatment plan and its success. Dr. Morales also knows that the referring veterinarian is a key element to providing a pet with the best care.

Dr. Morales, her husband, her child as well as her 2 dogs have relocated to Tallahassee to join and support the community. During their free time, the family enjoys the pleasures of just being together. The couple loves traveling back home (The Canary Islands in Spain), skiing, fishing, and cooking a good paella.

Achievements

  • 2006-2016: Associate Internist – Coral Springs Animal Hospital

  • 2006: Board Certification – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

  • 2005-2006: Adjunct Professor – University of Minnesota

  • 2002-2005: Internal Medicine Residency – University of Minnesota

  • 2001-2002: Rotating Internship – University of Minnesota

  • 2001: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – With Honors – Purdue University

Dr. Courtney Crane

Dr. Courtney Crane

Board-Certified Critical Care Specialist


We are excited to announce the opening of our critical care department, led by Dr. Crane starting June 29th. This new department will support all aspects of internal medicine, surgery, and urgent care and will be available for same-day transfers and consultations on critical patients. Stay tuned!

Dr. Courtney Crane, a Florida native, graduated with honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She then went on to complete a 3-year emergency and critical care residency program at Tufts University Veterinary Medicine. She achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016 and served the communities in Maryland and Washington, D.C. from this time until her return to Florida in 2020.

Dr. Crane's professional areas of interest include sepsis, fluid therapy, immune-mediated hematologic diseases, and rattlesnake envenomation. Outside of work she enjoys travel, live music, exercise, spending time with friends and family and spending time outdoors


Achievements:


  • 2018-2020: Associate Criticalist - Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, D.C.

  • 2016-2018: Associate Criticalist - Pet+ER, Towson, MD

  • 2016: Board Certification - American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

  • 2013-2016: Emergency and Critical Care Residency - Tufts University, N. Grafton, MA

  • 2011-2013: Associate Veterinarian - Emergency Animal Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

  • 2010-2011: Rotating Internship - Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Tucson, AZ
  • 2010: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - With Honors - Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies

Dr. Diane T. Lewis, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Diane T. Lewis, DVM, DACVD

Dermatology

After graduating from The Florida State University, Dr. Diane Lewis received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After spending three years in general private practice in Kissimmee and Gainesville, Florida, and Sydney, Australia, Dr. Lewis completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a two year residency in dermatology at Louisiana State University. She qualified and became board-certified in dermatology in 1992. She has published numerous book chapters and articles and has lectured extensively across the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her special interests are allergy, ear infections, cutaneous infectious diseases, endocrinology, and dermatopathology.

Dr. Lewis has practiced dermatology across the United States and also has a private specialty dermatology practice in Gainesville, Florida, as well as an adjunct faculty position at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. She enjoys resident and intern training and the many patients and their owners that she has come to know over the years. When not working, Dr. Lewis enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, yoga, weight training, friends, and her family.

Achievements

  • Coming Soon...

Dr. Karly Hicks-Robinson, DVM

Dermatology

Dr, Karly Hicks-Robinson grew up on the gulf coast of Florida raised in Niceville. She completed a four-year undergraduate degree in 2013 and went on to veterinary school at Auburn University. In 2017 she graduated in the top ranks of her class as Cum Laude. Her training then took her to Franklin Tennessee where she completed a one-year training rotating internship in internal medicine, surgery, and dermatology. Following this, she was accepted into a three-year dermatology residency program at Auburn University Alma Mater which she completed in 2021. Dr, Robinson has a special interest in antibiotic-resistant infections, fungal infections, and autoimmune skin diseases. Her passion is to restore the health and comfort of her patients and ultimately the human-animal bond shared by their owners. When she is not diagnosing and treating complex dermatological conditions, Dr. Robinson and her husband enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling, and Auburn football. She is the proud mother of a fur baby golden retrieve name Wake.

Achievements

  • 2018-2021: Dermatology Residency - Auburn University

  • 2017-2018: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship - Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin TN

  • 2017: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Cum Laude - Auburn University

  • 2013: Bachelor of Science - Microbial Biology - Auburn University
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Professional Affilations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

  • American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology

  • International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology


Dr. Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD. Diplomate ABVP & ACVP

Dr. Rick Alleman, DVM, Ph.D. Diplomate, ABVP & ACVP

Clinical Pathologist

Dr. Rick Alleman received his DVM from Louisiana State University and practiced companion animal medicine and surgery for 9 years in private small animal practice in New Orleans. In 1987 he was board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners with a specialty in companion animal practice. He was recertified in 1997 and 2007.

Dr. Alleman completed a clinical pathology residency at the University of Florida and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists with a specialty in clinical pathology and completed his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology of vector-borne diseases. He is a former Professor, Service Chief, Resident Coordinator and Director of Laboratories at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was on faculty for 20 years. He is currently Manager of Lighthouse Veterinary Consultants. He is a consultant and serves on the Advisory Boards for IDEXX Laboratories, Merck Animal Health, and Zoetis.
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Achievements

  • Coming Soon.
Dr. David A. Jiménez, DVM, DACVR

Dr. David A. Jiménez, DVM, DACVR

Radiologist

Dr. Jiménez grew up in Miami, Florida. After completing a Bachelor of Science at Florida International University, he migrated north to Indiana where he graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He then went westward to Denver, Colorado. Dr. Jiménez completed an internship in diagnostic imaging and stayed in Denver for two years in small animal primary care. He then returned to Florida to complete an additional diagnostic imaging internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in the city of Maitland. Dr. Jiménez then made his way back up to the I-70 corridor to complete a three-year diagnostic imaging residency at Kansas State University.

Dr. Jiménez is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, where he has taught students, trained house officers, and practiced since 2009. He is currently the Chief of Staff of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy. He routinely manages and interprets studies across imaging modalities, including radiography, ultrasonography, MRI, CT, and nuclear scintigraphy. He has an emphasis on small animal imaging and continues to publish peer-reviewed articles on varied imaging topics. He is excited to bring his expertise to Capital Veterinary Specialists as a teleradiologist and imaging consultant.

His home is made complete by his wife Amy and two rescue dogs, Dexter the beagle, and a mixed-breed named Drogo. He may be seen after work and weekends trail running or mountain biking.
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Achievements

  • 2009-Present: Associate Professor. University of Georgia

  • 2009: Board Certification. American College of Veterinary Radiology

  • 2006-2009: Diagnostic Imaging Residency. Kansas State University

  • 2005-2006: Diagnostic Imaging Internship. Affiliated Veterinary Specialists

  • 2002-2003: Diagnostic Imaging Internship. Diagnostic Imaging, PC

  • 1998-2002: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Purdue University

  • 1994-1998: Bachelor of Science: Florida International University

Felicia Sexton

Felicia Sexton, DVM

Urgent Care

Dr. Sexton, a Tallahassee native, received her bachelor's degree in Animal Biology from the University of Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, completing her clinical rotations at Colorado State University. Dr. Sexton's areas of interest include wound care, infectious diseases, and critical care. In her free time, Dr. Sexton enjoys cheering on the Gators, spending time with friends and family, hiking with her Australian Shepherd (Annabelle), and traveling as much as possible.

Mia Skye

Mia Skye, DVM

Urgent Care

Dr. Mia Skye was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She received both her B.S. in Animal Science and D.V.M. degree from the University of Florida. After graduating from veterinary school in 2006, she completed a rotating small animal internship in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Skye has spent time working in both emergency medicine and general practice over the past 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family (husband, son and 2 dogs), traveling and spending time outdoors.

Liz Andrade

Liz Andrade, DVM

Urgent Care

Dr. Liz Andrade was born in Quito, Ecuador, and moved to Chicago when she was six years old. She eventually moved to Ft. Myers, Florida with her family and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree. After working as an internal medicine veterinary technician, she returned to UF and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests cover a range of topics including shelter medicine, wildlife, internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. In her free time, Dr. Andrade enjoys traveling, reading, practicing yoga, hiking, and bird watching. She shares her home with her wonderful rescue dog Ballu.

Liz Andrade

Morgan Guoan, DVM

Urgent Care

Dr. Morgan Guoan was born and raised in South Florida. In 1997, she attended college in Tennessee where she majored in Music Business. After graduation, she worked in the music industry and became a professional female football player. In 2012, Dr. Guoan graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, focusing her interest on emergency medicine and critical care. Her affiliation with the University of Florida continues as a member of the admission committee. Upon graduation, she completed an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital. She joined the Capital Veterinary Specialists team in 2017. In her free time, she volunteers for the Florida Wild Mammal Association, enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.

Liz Andrade

Jill Fulford, MRCVS

Rotating Intern

Dr. Jill Fulford was born in Tallahassee, FL, attended Berry College, and then received her B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude from Florida State University. She graduated in 2021 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. After graduating from veterinary school, she began her rotating small animal internship with Capital Veterinary Specialists. In her free time, she enjoys pottery and fostering kittens.

Liz Andrade

Eleonora ten Brink, DVM

Rotating Intern

Dr. Eleonora ten Brink is from San Jose, Costa Rica, and graduated from Sanfrancisco de Asis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. While English and Spanish are her primary languages, she also speaks French. Dr. Eli, as she is affectionately known, joined Capital Veterinary Specialists this spring, for a one-year rotating internship. When she's not working, she enjoys photography, embroidery, and spending time with her pets.

Liz Andrade

Sandra MacArthur, DVM

Surgical Intern

Dr. Sandra MacArthur is originally from Panama City Beach, FL. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences / Certificate in Leadership Studies from Florida State University in 2011, received her Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions in 2016, and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After graduation, she completed a companion animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a small animal surgery internship, and a small animal orthopedic surgery research fellowship at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. She's joined Capital Veterinary Specialists this year for a rotating surgery internship. She spends her free time playing tennis, cooking, and does needlepoint. She shares her home with Reagan (Husky), Kaleigh (German Shepard), and her two cats, Rowan and Rez.

Liz Andrade

Catherine Sexton, DVM

Surgical Intern

Dr. Catherine Sexton is originally from Sharpsburg, GA. She received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2015 from Berry College and went on to earn her D.V.M. degree from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA and a specialty internship in small animal surgery at MedVet Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She shares her home with a cat named Maggie Mae and enjoys yoga, reading, concerts, hiking and spending time with my family and friends during her free time.