Dr. Ron Hamilton, DVM, BSc, ASSc
Ronald is a Jamaican native and despite his laid back attitude, his passion has always been medicine. He obtained an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Public Health and Animal Health in Guyana, a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Health in Texas, and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the famous Tuskegee University in Alabama. His passions are internal and rescue medicine. In his spare time, he reads fiction and non-fiction and listens to music (of which his favorite is reggae).
I have worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years. I currently have 3 cats Spyder (15), Muddi (14) and Albi (1y). I moved back to Florida from Ohio in 2015 to start at Gulf Coast Vet Center and have worked here ever since!
Hi y’all! I’ve been working in Vet Med for about 5 years now, although I have been working with animals since I was 15 years old. Doing this isn’t even a passion at this point, rather than my calling. My husband and I have started a mini farm at home. So far we have 2 dogs, a great dane/pit/bulldog named Otto and a beagle/basset named Jake, a kitty named Gunner, a bearded dragon named Tank, a potbellied pig named Wilbur, and 7 chickens. We plan on continuing to grow our farm! When I’m not working you can find me at home playing with the animals, out adventuring with my husband, or baking all sorts of goodies for both people and animals.
Hey all! I am a Jersey Shore girl at heart. I married my high school sweetheart, John, and we have two boys, Jacob and Tyler. I have a Boxer- Bailey, Pitbull – Khloe, and a kitten – Oliver. I attended college here years ago and always had a love for Florida, so we decided to move and make Florida our new home this past summer. When I’m not spending time with my GCVC family, I am running around with my boys. We are a big football family and my greatest joy is watching them on the field. When we don’t have football, I enjoy relaxing with a good book.
I started in the veterinary industry in 2009 after I got my diploma as a Veterinary Technician. I have done it all: kennel, technician, and front desk. I started at Gulf Coast Veterinary Center on February 24, 2020. I worked at the Spring Hill office for my first 3 months before Dr. Hamilton brought me to join the Tampa team. My love for animals started at birth. My parents were jockeys and I was raised around horses all my life. I have 3 cats, Mina who is 13 years old and wishes she was the only cat. Pot Hole is just over a year old that someone found at about 7wks old who was hit by a car. She does need surgery to fix a diaphragmatic hernia but she is doing awesome. Then there is my daughter’s best friend Porthos the Pirate he is just over a year also. He was found by the neighbors a month or so after I got Pot Hole. He was only about 5 wks old and being attacked by crows. Hoping to add a dog to the family in the future! I’m so excited to meet and help all our clients at GCVC Tampa.
Hi there! I’m Leslie, a receptionist in the loving family of Gulf Coast Veterinary Center. My love for animals began at a young age. I moved to Florida from Ohio in 2006 and have been caring for pets every day since. Through the years, I have developed the knowledge to speak for the pets because they cannot speak for themselves. My goal is to see that every companion receives the best care they deserve. I am so fortunate to do what I’ve always wanted to do. Animals are my love and passion. They are our family.