Dr. Zenor's professional passion is Feline Veterinary Medicine and behavior and she has been a Feline exclusive Veterinarian for 10 years, with 20 additional years of general small animal medicine.
She has worked as a small animal veterinarian since her 1980 graduation from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She owned The Fleur Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Des Moines, Iowa, for many years before selling that practice and relocating to Sarasota, Florida,
She applies her veterinary skills, love of cats, and love of people to my clients at the Cat Hospital of Sarasota, and my own cat veterinary house call practice, Angel Cats.
Volunteer work and fund raising for cat causes has been an important mission for Dr. Zenor, or Dr. Purr as she is known. She initiated an annual benefit for the Humane Society in Sarasota, and volunteers her services for the Sarasota Cat Depot.
Dr. Robin Hughes graduated from Kansas State University and has practiced in many parts of the country. She worked for 8 years as a zoo vet and Curator of Animals at two different zoos. She moved to Florida to be with her parents, who are snowbirds in Sun City Center. Since then, she has worked in shelter medicine and small animal practice. She also worked as a flight instructor at the Sarasota Airport.
Robin lives on a small farm and has a herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats, a flock of chickens, two rabbits, a cat, dog, cockatiel, and parakeets. Robin likes to write and recently published a children's book.
Roberta Hughes, DVM
Board of Directors Member
Dr. Jeanie Presler has a love for animals that began long before she could talk. Jeanie was fortunate enough to be raised with horses, cattle, pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, any other creatures she was allowed to take home. She was in 4-H and competed in AQHA events as a youth. She graduated in 2001 from Venice High School and continue her career at Manatee Community College receiving her A.A with emphasis on biology and A.S (Radiology Technologist) in 2006. She pursued her passion to ensure the utmost care for each individual animal that crossed her path by furthering her degrees.
In 2007, Dr. Jeanie attended University of Florida (GO Gators!), graduating in 2009 with her Bachelors in Animal Biology. At UF Dr. Jeanie competed on the UF Equestrian Team and was involved in many club activities. In 2010, she was accepted into Veterinary School at Ross University on the island of St. Kitts (Go Rossies!) The final clinical year of Vet school was performed at Texas A&M (GO Aggies!), in 2013.
She continued her education with an internship at one of the largest mixed animal practices in Texas (Alvarado Veterinary Clinic), where she stayed on as an associate for a year. She elected to move to a small animal emergency clinic in Mansfield, TX for a year while she began her large animal mobile practice in Texas. Dr. Jeanie then had the opportunity to work for a company that was a small animal day practice for a year.
In May of 2017, Dr. Jeanie and her partner/business manager, Andrew Pepper; including all their 4-legged family members decided to move to Florida to be closer to family and aid in care of animals/pets at her hometown.
Dr. Carmen L. Lucena completed her undergraduate studies from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Animal Bioscience. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University she worked as a research assistant in the School of Dentistry at The Ohio State University, where she also attended veterinary medical school. While in her senior year in veterinary school she interned at The Animal Medical Clinic in New York with rotations in internal medicine, cardiology and surgery. In 1990 Dr. Lucena received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University.
After graduation Dr. Lucena moved to Sarasota, Florida in search of sunny weather. From 1990-1992 she worked at the Emergency Clinic in Sarasota and in 1992 began working at the Sarasota Kennel Club as the veterinarian for the racing greyhounds. During that same year she also started Home Vet as a housecall service to the Sarasota area.
In 1996 Dr. Lucena decided to devote her full-time attention to performing veterinary housecall service and, to this day, does not regret it.
Dr. Lucena loves her job and is dedicated to provide quality veterinary care to her patients.
Accomplishments Member of the AVMA for 20 years, Accredited in the State of Florida, USDA, Member of the SWFVMA, Member of the National Association of Professional Women (2009), Strathmore's Who's Who 2009, active member in her community and an avid Drummer and Percussionist.
Hobbies Exercise, gourmet cooking, playing drums, music, going to the beach, traveling, and having a good time with her family and friends.
Dr. Steven Gottschalk has been making veterinary house calls for more than 30 years and has been here in Sarasota since 1989. He has found that home visits have many benefits for all dogs and cats and their owners.
Dr. Gottschalk believes, "You and your pet will find that a house call is relaxed and unhurried, and that we'll spend much more time together than you would in a typical veterinary hospital exam room. This stress and anxiety free approach is wonderful for pets of all ages and especially important with new puppies and kittens as well as older animal companions."
Dr. Gottschalk graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University and D.V.M. degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. After working in a private small animal practice, he completed a residency at the Henry Bergh Hospital of the ASPCA in New York City.
He first established Animal Housecall Service in 1978 in Westchester County, New York. In 1989 he moved to Sarasota with his wife and 9 year old son and resumed making house calls here.
Numerous articles about Dr. Gottschalk and his practice have appeared in local newspapers and magazines and in The New York Times. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (formerly The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights.)