Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Coral Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Kirk Andazola
Medical Director

Growing up on a working dairy farm has given me a true appreciation for the reliance people have on animals. The farm was an excellent platform to start my future, little did I realize how far it would take me.

When I graduated from Vet school, I started in a large animal practice. That helped me to hone my surgical skills. However, being on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week , I decided to limit myself to a small animal practice. When the opportunity arose at Coral in 1995 I seized it and have been here ever since.

Today, My wife and I have multiple animals, including 4 dogs, four cats, and one tarantula. In ...

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Kimm Pontiff
Hospital Manager

Kimm graduated from St. Pete College Veterinary Technology Program in 1980 and came to work at VCA Coral Animal Hospital in 1982 as a CVT working in surgery. In 1993 she was promoted to Hospital Manager and in 2010 received her Certificate in Veterinary Management from St. Pete College.

Kimm has seen many changes at VCA Coral Animal Hospital during her tenure but one thing she is proud that has always remained the same is the compassion and dedication of the doctors and staff to their patients and clients. "Even though we have grown from a two doctor to now a seven doctor practice, we have always tried very hard ...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.
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