We are happy to formally announce and welcome our thirteenth doctor, Dr. Trisha Doswell to the Animal Medical Clinic!
Dr. Doswell was born in Northern New Jersey. At the age of 3, her family moved to Melbourne Beach, FL. She grew up playing sports (softball and volleyball) and music, was a local Girl Scout (cookies!) and has traveled the world with her family and friends. Her passion for veterinary medicine developed while working with sea turtles, observing gopher tortoises and bobcats in her backyard and growing up with a variety of pets.
She went to the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree, where she received her B.S. in Animal Science/Animal Biology and minor in Aquatic Animal Sciences. During her undergrad degree, she volunteered her time at the local SPCA and UF’s Equine Neonatal ICU. Go Gators!
She received her DVM at St. George’s University on the gorgeous tropical island of Grenada in the West Indies, where she held positions in the student government, was the North American Veterinary Conference Representative and participated in One Health One Medicine clinics. She performed her clinical year at Louisiana State University, where she concentrated on aquatic, exotic and canine and feline small animal medicine. She fell in love with the multiple cultures and travel that gave her unforgettable life experiences (playing in Carnival, sailing the Caribbean, hikes through the rain forest, working with leatherback sea turtles, learning new cooking styles and developing friends from all over the world) while evolving her veterinary skills.
After vet school, she worked in Marathon and Flagler Beach, FL, in small animal emergency and general practice medicine including avian, exotic and pocket pet medicine. In Flagler, she developed an interest in behavior medicine where she became Fear Free Certified. Fear Free techniques help to prevent fear, anxiety and stress through gentle handling of pets and education of owners about their individual pet’s needs. She wants to develop a peaceful experience for the pets and clients to obtain the best experience in their family pet’s care. She also developed a passion for oncology through her own pets’ journeys (especially her beloved dog and companion Ziggy). While practicing in Marathon, she was lead of the hospital’s oncology cases. She is empathetic that every journey is a different experience and she wants to help guide families through their journey with the big “C” while giving the best quality of life for their pet through this difficult time. Other professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
She decided to move back to the beautiful beachside of Melbourne Beach in 2019 to be near family and lifelong friends. She resides with her dogs Toby (an energetic, sweet but mischievous Cocker Spaniel/Maltese mix) and Phoebe (a cuddly, silly, cancer survivor French Bulldog/Pug/Boston Terrier mix). In her free time she enjoys the beaches, exploring the treasures of Florida, crafts and cooking. And she hopes to start working with sea turtles locally next turtle season.