Our Veterinarians

Mission Statement

It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical care for our patients and the best possible service to our clients. We also strive to create a harmonious and safe environment for our staff. We are proud of our staff’s ability to deliver quality care for our patients and outstanding service to our clients. We strive to develop long term relationships with our staff, clients and their pets. “High quality medical care with exceptional client service is what you and your pets can expect.” Today, VMC is considered one of the top veterinary clinics in the country, with a dedicated pet health care team of over 40 employees, including 9 outstanding, caring doctors.


Dr. Garcia was born in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1963, with an Animal Science and Nutrition Degree. He taught school in Hillsborough County for one year. In 1968, he graduated from the University of Auburn Veterinary College. Then, in 1970 he established the…


Dr. Wendelken was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Texas A & M University where she graduated in 1972. She has been an associate at the Veterinary Medical Clinic for the past twenty years. Her special interest include: training puppies to be happy and “good citizens”. She is married…


Dr. Gray was born in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Her special interests include: surgery and exotic animal medicine. She completed an externship in an exclusive Avian Veterinary practice and also in wildlife medicine. Dr….


Dr. Swank was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up here in Tampa. In 1990, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. In 1994-95 she attended LSU for an internship in small animal medicine and…


Dr. Mozingo was born in Summit, NJ. She moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. She has since been a practicing Veterinarian in Tampa. Her area of special interest is senior pet health. She spends her off…


Dr. Suarez was born and raised in Tampa, graduating from Berkley Preparatory School and then from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She received her veterinary…


Dr. Vaughn is is an associate veterinarian at our practice. Her favorite part of her job involves connecting with the people she works with and building genuine relationships with her clients…

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

Our clinic is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Our highest priority is the safety and health of our employees, our clients and their pets, also maintaining the ability to provide the excellent service you have come to love and expect from Veterinary Medical Clinic and Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa. We are open regular hours and will keep you updated if our hours change.
We have new cleaning protocols in place for keeping everything extra sanitized and we as a clinic are practicing all the safety guidelines that the CDC has put in place. We also need your help, please, if you are sick yourself, or have been exposed to anyone that has tested positive, or traveled in the last 14 days stay safe at your home. If your pet should need our care please have a designated person set up to bring in your pet for you, if that is not possible, please call us so we can try and work something out for you. We also ask that when you are ordering food and /or meds that you understand we are ordering all the time, so there is no need to double or triple your normal orders, that way we are able to fulfill all our client's requests. You can also go to our website you will be able to locate the home delivery box at the bottom of the page.
If you have any further questions don't hesitate to call us and we will keep you updated as we are updated. If you have Facebook, please like and follow us, we will be updating on a regular basis. Be safe and Take Care!