Dr. Venkat Yeruva graduated from veterinary school in 1996 and practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed animal practice until 2004. In 2006 he moved to the USA and completed his board exam (North American Veterinary Licensing exam) through the AVMA. His clinical training was completed at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri in 2007. After that he began working as a veterinarian in a small animal practice in Ohio. Dr. Yeruva moved to Tampa, Florida in 2008. Since then he has worked at non-profit and private practices in the Tampa area. His special interest is in internal medicine, general and emergency surgery, acupuncture, and holistic medicine.
Dr. Yeruva married since 1996, lives with wife and two kids (one 2 legged and one four legged).
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Coming from a military family, J moved around often before calling Tampa home. The love and passion he has for animals started at a very early age with his first dog, a very loving silver blue and pale cream Yorkshire Terrier named Pepsi. With time he realized that the best way to give back to Pepsi and other pets that mean so much to their owners is to join the veterinary field and help the quality of life of those pets. To help further that ideal, J attended college at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. and studied Animal Science and Laboratory Medicine. Prior to Practice Management, he worked in various aspects of animal medicine including oncology, internal medicine, radiology, and emergency medicine. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, fishing, and watching movies with his family. J takes pride in ensuring quality care and quality service meet to exceed expectations.
Jessica was born and raised in Palm Bay, Florida where she lived with her family’s many animals, until she moved to USF in 2016 to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. She is preparing to graduate from USF in December 2019, then apply to vet school, where she can continue her journey to heal and love animals of all shapes and sizes. In her spare time, Jessica loves to create art in all forms, play music, and spend time with her cats and fish.
Raegan grew up in Florida with furry family members of all shapes and sizes and just recently graduated from USF, majoring in Integrative Animal Biology and planning to attend veterinary school after working as a vet assistant! Her favorite animal is the Honduran White Bat, but she would also die for Red Pandas and hopes to work in habitat conservation someday as well.
Cherish is an experienced groomer with over 10 years of experience. She is very passionate about taking extreme care of all her pets in the salon and making them look fabulous! Cherish has two pets of her own at home, Vee and Diva. When she is not at work, she is with her kids and pups.