Dr. Debra Drew

Dr._Debra_DrewAfter graduation, I worked as an associate veterinarian where I was mentored by a board certified veterinarian specializing in small animal medicine general practice. In 1998, I worked as an associate veterinarian at VCA Riviera Animal Hospital in Saint Petersburg where I worked alongside medical director, Dr. Harvey Partridge. In 1998, I also began training in small animal diagnostic ultrasonography and echocardiography before its introduction into routine veterinary medicine. In 2004, I became the medical director of VCA Riviera Bay Animal Hospital. In 2010, I earned the NAVCI award from Veterinary Centers of America and received advanced abdominal ultrasound training from the top board certified radiologists in the field of ultrasonography. In 2012, I briefly returned to work alongside my mentor, Dr. Harvey Partridge, at Partridge Animal Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Finally in 2014, I have returned to practice small animal veterinary medicine and surgery in my hometown and seeing patients at Harborside Animal Hospital, on Channelside Drive in downtown Tampa.

My favorite part of being a veterinarian is the reward of a big smile, wag or purr at the end of a job well done. It’s nice to see all of the happy faces on the pets and people who come to see us. I really do love my clients and patients and they are the real reason why I do what I do and they continue to make all the hard work worthwhile. I will miss all of my patients and clients that I’ve grown to love over the past years, but I look forward to the opportunity to meet more equally adorable pets and their owners from Tampa in the upcoming years.