Dr. Jacob Drewes graduated in 1996 from the University of Findlay with a double major in biology and pre-veterinary medicine, and a minor in chemistry. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in pursuit of a diverse education offering more surgical experience. It was there that he met Dr. Panzarella. At Ross University, Drs. Drewes and Panzarella won the small animal surgery award that is bestowed upon the top team of surgeons in each graduating class. Dr. Drewes completed his clinical year at University of Missouri and also completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio.
Dr. Drewes practiced from 2001-2013 as an emergency and critical care clinician and in general practice in Atlanta, Georgia, Ventura, California, and Sarasota, Florida, before joining Bayshore Animal Clinic. He worked closely with board certified specialists in diverse fields such as internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery. This brings diverse experience to Bayshore Animal Clinic with exposure and treatment modalities for a wide variety of cases. His special interests are critical care, emergency, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, pain management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He is certified in bone plating and TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy). Dr. Drewes is a veterinarian for FEMA and was deployed twice to assist in the recovery following hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Drewes grew up in the Tampa area and enjoys the beauty of the gulf and the outdoors. He is a private pilot and and enjoys boating, fishing, camping, scuba diving and most of all, spending time with his family.
Dr. Drewes is an active board member for the HAHF (Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation).