David Tollon, DVM - Owner
David loves veterinary medicine and enjoys running, exercising, boating and travel. He is a marathon runner who has participated in the Boston and New York Marathons. David currently has one pet, Abby, a Dachshund. He graduated from Ohio State University with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has also earned his Master of Business Administration. He says that his favorite part of the job is the client contact. David also is an instructor in the Veterinary Technology program at St. Petersburg College.
Lynn Buonasera, DVM - Veterinarian
Dr. Buonasera graduated from the University of Florida with her veterinary degree in 1987. She joined Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital in 1989. Lynn says that when she was three or four, her mom took her to her god-parent's house. She made the statement that she wanted to be a doggie doctor and has never changed her mind. Lynn currently has three cats: May-Li, Tuxie and Sophie. Her favorite part of the job is seeing her clients and their pets, helping sick pets get better, surgery and dentistry. She also likes seeing her occasional exotic pets.
Cheryl Ayscue, DVM - Veterinarian
Dr. Ayscue graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She followed an unusual path, starting her career as a teacher, then obtaining a master’s degree in counseling in order to work with children and their families. Dr. Ayscue finds that being a veterinarian is a perfect blend of her previous careers, as every day involves teaching families how best to care for their pets and helping to counsel them through decision involving their pets’ health. She currently has a beagle named Mikey, a lab-pointer mix named Jackson, a cat named Cocoa, and a leopard tortoise called Sudan.
Autumn McKenzie, DVM - Veterinarian
Dr. McKenzie graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2007. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, travel, and time with her family which now includes a son. She has three pugs – Auggie, Rocco and Pickles, a cat – Stinky, and a horse – Misty. She has always enjoyed science and medicine, but she turned towards veterinary medicine after spending a day with an equine vet. She enjoys the interactions and bond between owners and their pets. Her interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
Kim Donovan, DVM - Veterinarian
Dr. Donovan graduated from Ross University in 1997. She enjoys dancing, tennis, horse back riding and reading. Dr. Donovan explains that her path towards veterinary medicine started as a child where she was surrounded by cats and dogs. "The bond that I had with my pets as a child was such an important part of my happiness and well being", she states. Dr. Donovan says she learned many lessons from caring for her own pets. She learned about forgiveness, unconditional love, patience, responsibility and determination. These valuable lessons and the bonds she developed with her own pets encouraged her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She feels that helping others maintain and cherish the bonds they have with their pets is a vital part of her veterinary practice.
Karen Tyndall, DVM - Veterinarian
Dr. Tyndall graduated from North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She has a special interest in feline medicine. She has two cats, Sunshine and Friskie.
May-li Cuypers, DVM & Her Technician Pam - Visiting Veterinarian
Dr. May-li Cuypers (right) received her DVM degree from the University of Florida in 1992. After two years in general practice, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Louisiana State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has been in private referral practice since 1997. Dr. Cuypers provides Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital with ultrasound, endoscopy, colonoscopy and internal biopsy. She consults on internal medicine issues. Dr. Cuypers is also a world class triathlete and adventure racer.
Amy MacCallum, DVM - Visiting Veterinarian
Dr. MacCallum was raised in St Petersburg and began her college career at St Petersburg College (formerly SPJC) wher she received her AA degree. She received her DVM degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in the Tampa Bay area since graduation, owning her own practice for 10 of those years. In 2003 she began studying Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Herbology. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at St Petersburg College teaching in the veterinary technology program, including developing and teaching a new online course in alternative veterinary medicine for the Bachelor's Program in Veterinary Technology. She currently works as a visiting practitioner at several area veterinary hospitals providing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine therapy for their patients.