Our Doctors

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Dr. Michael Amsberry

Dr. Amsberry was born the 7th of 8 boys, raised in the midst of the farms in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. From the age of 12 until he graduated from veterinary school, he worked as a residential house painter. Dr. Amsberry attended Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio earning a BA in Biology/Chemistry in 1986 and Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine for his DVM in 1990. Every year he attends at least 40 hours of continuing education to hone his skills and maintain the cutting edge approach in his practice.

Dr. Amsberry has developed special interests in the Human-Pet bond, preventative care, internal medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Dentistry, Orthopedics, laser surgery and most recently, alternative care such as laser, and nutrition hoping to limit the use of drugs in his patients. He founded a small animal practice in his home town in 1995. Dr. Amsberry and his wife Jenny, sold their practice in the summer of 2008 and moved with their two children to Tarpon Springs to be close to Jenny’s family and took the position as Hospital Administrator at a multi-doctor hospital in central Florida. They purchased this facility in the spring of 2010 and named it after one of Dr. Amsberry’s biggest heroes, St. Francis Pet Care Center. They love it here and especially enjoy the East Lake area.  He is a devoted husband and father. For down time, he enjoys church life, exercising, boating and fishing, the beach, mountain biking, warm bread, garlic and a glass of good red wine. Currently, their family pet members include a mother and son set of Yorkies, Truffles and Fudge and two local rescued cats named Suri and Belle.

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Dr. Carlos Garcia

Dr. Carlos Garcia was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After completing his BA in science from the University of Asheville in 2010, he acquired his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He spent his clinical year at Oklahoma State University Veterinary School where he was able to harvest his passion for surgery through four externships at locations including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Georgia, Virginia Tech and Fifth Avenue Specialists in NYC. Upon graduating, he joined the team of veterinarians working at a high volume 24-hour Emergency Hospital in Miami.

Along with his passion for animals is his passion for family. His dream was always to move to the Gulf Coast area near his family while being able to practice veterinary medicine. For down time, he enjoys working on cars, surfing, weight lifting, and most notably, cooking. He currently shares one cat with his fiancée that they rescued from St. Kitts. Dr. Garcia’s special clinical interests involve small animal surgery, cardiology, and oncology.

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Dr. Andrea Braha

Dr. Andrea Braha was born in Winnipeg, Canada. After attending the University of Manitoba where she studied Agriculture, she pursued her dream of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation, Dr. Braha spent her time working in an equine practice treating and caring for the well-being of Thoroughbred racehorses. She then decided to expand the realm of her practice, move to Florida, and start working exclusively with small animals. When in the clinic, she can be found tending to her patients with a keen interest in internal medicine and critical care. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and staying physically active. She shares her home with one dog, Icy, a Great Pyrenees/Maremma Sheepdog. Dr. Braha is delighted to be a part of the St. Francis Pet Care team.

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Dr. Chris Ludlow

Dr. Chris Ludlow is a board certified internal medicine specialist who performs cardiac echocardiography, abdominal ultrasonography and consultation at St. Francis Pet Care Center.

Dr. Ludlow earned his DVM with honors from Kansas State University in 1986. After graduation he worked in a busy small animal general practice in southern California for five years.  He then returned to the KSU and completed a combined internal medicine/small animal clinical nutrition residency and Masters Degree program under Dr. David Williams.  Upon completion of his internal medicine residency, Dr. Ludlow then spent an additional year establishing a clinical nutrition service at KSU.  After finishing his clinical nutrition training, Dr. Ludlow joined the internal medicine faculty at KSU for one and a half years before going into private specialty medicine at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Kansas City in where he served as a staff internist with this group of nine specialists for 6 years.

In 2001 Dr. Ludlow took a position with Royal Canin USA. There he served in the Scientific Communications division for 2 years where he lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of internal medicine and nutrition.  Most recently, Dr. Ludlow was a staff internist at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Rockledge, Florida where he practiced for 6 years before starting Veterinary Internal Medicine Diagnostics.

Dr. Ludlow has over 15 years of experience in ultrasound and endoscopy in university and referral hospital settings.  He trained under Dr. David Biller for abdominal ultrasonography, and under Dr. Matt Miller and Dr. John Bonagura in the area of echocardiography.  He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in gastroenterology and has taught endoscopy wet labs at national meetings with Dr. Todd Tams and Dr. Al Jurgens.

Dr. Ludlow is an active member of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society.  He has also been a Fellow for Mark Morris Institute for Clinical Nutrition for over 10 years where he has help teach clinical nutrition to students at veterinary schools all over the US and abroad.

When not busy consulting with veterinarians or lecturing, Dr. Ludlow enjoys cycling, hiking, nearly all types of music and the occasional bottle of good wine.

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