As we grow, Ryan serves as our Practice Manager, making sure you and your pet have the most effective, efficient and pleasant visit possible. Ryan comes to us from east Polk county where in 2011 he helped start a brand new clinic. Prior to that, he worked at Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Shank! He has relocated to Fort Meade and enjoys walking his cattle dog, Daisy, through the historic residential area of town in the evenings. He resides with his Australian Cattle Dog, 2 Chihuahuas, 2 cats. All of Ryan’s pets are re-homed or rescued. In his spare time, Ryan volunteers for the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, a permanent santuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who were no longer wanted or able to be kept as pets due to their size and strength.