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Dr. Alex Kanzler

Alex Kanzler, DVM

Dr. Alex Kanzler earned his B.S. in Microbiology and his D.V.M. at Auburn University, graduating with honors. His wife Ashley is a ER veterinarian. They have two children. They also share their home with two Boston Terriers, Penny and Charlotte.





Dr. Thompson

Ali Coan, DVM

Dr. Coan graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and spent her final clinical and surgical year at The University of Florida. She grew up in Bradenton and is excited to serve her community. Dr. Coan, her husband Matt, and new daughter all love watching Gator football. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and on the water. She has two rescued dogs named Tibby, and Bunny.




Warren Harper, DVM

Dr. Harper grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and attended Florida State University where he was a member of the track and field team. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Certificate in Shelter Animal Medicine in addition to his DVM. He moved to the Bradenton/Sarasota area to be closer to his wife’s family.  Dr. Harper and his wife have two sons and two daughters.





Alta Bujarski, DVM

Dr. Alta is a returning staff member, who previously worked as an assistant while doing her undergraduate studies and during veterinary school. She graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at the University of Florida. In her free time, she can be found playing soccer or at the beach. She has three Basenjis, Ramses, Nubia and Athena, and a mixed breed named Daisy.





Jenna Heusi, DVM

Dr. Heusi was raised in Defiance, Ohio and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Zoology. She received her veterinary degree in 2008 from St. George’s University on the island of Grenada. There she was a member of the honor society Phi Zeta. Dr. Heusi has traveled and lived all over the United States before calling Palmetto her home in 2019. She enjoys relaxing with her new long-haired dachshund named Mimosa, three cats and many backyard chickens. Her hobbies also include gardening and walking.




Nathan Claunch, DVM

Dr. Claunch is originally from Plant City, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from the University of Florida before going on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Claunch’s clinical interests include dermatology, pharmacology, and internal medicine.  He has one mixed breed rescue pup at home. When not working, he enjoys fishing, hiking, and cooking.

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2910 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205