CARE VETERINARY STAFF
Richard Kane, DVM | Doctor Emeritus
Stephanie Kane, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Kane graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2008. She went on to complete a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University Of Florida in 2012. Following graduation, she finished a one-year emergency and specialty medicine Internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners of Tampa. Having always endeavored to be a veterinarian, Dr. Stephanie Kane joined her family‘s practice at Care Animal Hospital in 2013 with plans to work alongside her father, Dr. Richard Kane. She also serves on the University of Florida‘s College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Council and is active in the local veterinary community. In 2015, Dr. Stephanie was voted the Best Veterinarian in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area through CL’s Best of The Bay. She enjoys working with all types of animals, including farm animals and exotics, and has a strong professional interest in small animal surgery. She is very comfortable as a veterinary surgeon and helps all kinds of challenges. In her free time, Dr. Kane loves to spend time with her husband and their two Jack Russell Terrier’s, ride her horse, “George”, read a great novel at the beach, and of course, attend Gator Football games!
Jon Rubinstein, DVM
Chelsea Northam, DVM
Bio coming soon.
Stephanie Diaz, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Diaz graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida in 2011. She then worked as a veterinary technician for 4 years at a small animal practice before attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, she had the opportunity to visit South Africa and work with rhinos and several species of antelope. Her professional interests include wildlife, exotic animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric pets. When not at work, Dr. Diaz enjoys spending time with her husband Michael, dogs Boomer and Valerie, and cat Batman, as well as spending days at the beach, gardening, or going to amusement parks.
Rachel Shedden, DVM
Dr. Rachel Shedden was born and raised in Orlando, FL with 3 siblings and multiple dogs, cats, and rabbits. Every summer she enjoyed visiting her relatives’ dairy and beef cattle farms in upstate New York. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Animal Biology and a minor in Business Administration. Dr. Shedden later went on to attend UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she grew to love both small and large animal medicine, general surgery, reproduction, and dentistry. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Shedden likes paddle boarding with her dog Lilo, going to the beach, salsa dancing, and cheering on the Gators!
Courtney Brunson, DVM
Dr. Courtney Brunson graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. She then went on to complete a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Courtney moved to Florida, where she has resided since 2015. Her interests within veterinary medicine include surgery, internal medicine cases, and working with a select group of exotic animals. Dr. Brunson volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary, and also serves as the veterinarian for Sarasota Jungle Gardens. She has three dogs, two cats, and a daughter, Charlotte. In her spare time, Dr. Courtney loves to attend Auburn Football games, spend time with her family, and play outdoors. She also loves to go to Disney when she can.
Appointments, Walk-Ins, House Calls
We accept appointments and walk-ins and provide a house call service as well as a “Pet Taxi” pick-up and delivery service. Many of our clients find the house call services very convenient when they have multiple pets, farm animals, or those highly anxious special pets that refuse to enjoy the car ride to their friendly veterinarian. We are pleased to serve our patients during extended hours, including lunch hour, for your convenience.
We also offer cat dentist services, cat grooming, cat microchip, cat neutering, cat vaccinations, cat parasite treatment, and cat surgery services. In addition, we have dog neutering, dog surgery, dog vaccinations, dog dentist, dog grooming, dog microchip, dog flea and tick prevention services.
Please feel free to contact our office to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how our caring animal hospital can help your pets enjoy a long and healthy life.
Care Animal Hospital
511 East Bloomingdale Avenue
Brandon, FL 33511
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm