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Michelle Cunningham, Medical Director

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Dr. Michelle Cunningham joined VCA Augustine Loretto Animal Hospital as the Medical Director in September 2020. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and came to the Sunshine State to attend the University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Zoology and Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies in 2003. 

Dr. Cunningham has made a lifelong commitment to honor and strengthen the human-animal bond and prides herself in practicing high quality, compassionate medicine. She enjoys Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry, and has a special interest in small exotic pets. She has completed several exotic externships at Auburn University and at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. She has also had the unique opportunity to volunteer with Veterinarians at the Clearwater Marine Science Center and at the Buffalo Zoo. 

Dr. Cunningham continue to enhance her skills and knowledge through continuing education courses. She has received accreditation for Stem Cell Therapy and is Fear Free Certified. She practices Cat-Friendly and Fear Free Methods so your pet experiences a low stress, calm and happy visit. 

She is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Florida and New York. She is also a member of the AVMA. 

When she is not caring for your furry four legged or small exotic friends, she enjoys her own wonderful fur-babies. Her fur-babies include Bam Bam-a Yorkshire Terrier, Banana-a very tiny Chihuahua, and 2 sweet kitties named Bella and Precious. 

In her spare time, Dr. Cunningham enjoys gardening, baking and decorating cakes, as well as going to the beach, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.

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