OUR TEAM We would love to meet you! Please come in for a hospital tour and meet our doctors and team!
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 the 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 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).
Dr. Panzarella received her bachelor’s degree in 1997 from Colorado State University, with a major in microbiology and a minor in music. She spent her senior year abroad at Swansea University in Swansea, Wales. Dr. Panzarella attended Ross School of Veterinary Medicine, with her fourth-year clinical rotation at the University of Missouri. To further her education she completed a one year medical and surgical internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. In addition to general practice, Dr. Panzarella has worked in emergency and critical care for 12 years at 24-hour referral and specialty hospitals. She also spent the last 3 years as a staff veterinarian at a feline specialty practice and loves cats! She served as a board member for the Santa Barbara and Ventura Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Panzarella’s areas of interest include feline medicine, pain management, soft tissue surgery, geriatric care, and general wellness. Dr. Panzarella assisted in the design of footwear worn by the rescue dogs in the 911 aftermath and founded “Paws For Peace”, a non-profit organization that raised money for abandoned pets post 911. She strives to treat every patient as if it was her own.
Drs. Panzarella and Drewes have owned Bayshore Animal Clinic since 2012. They have two sons who love animals and nature. In 2015, they rescued two yellow labs from Southeast Guide Dogs, AJ, and Cotton, that had medical issues. They share their home with “Oz”, a bearded dragon, and Luciana “the poodle”. The poodle is up front helping in reception at BAC almost every day. Come say hi!
When she is not at Bayshore Animal Clinic, Dr. Panzarella enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga, international travel, snowboarding and is learning to play the guitar.
Dr. Panzarella is active in the education of children and enjoys speaking to children about veterinary medicine. She is also a board member for the HAHF (Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation). She is passionate about Vets4pets, a local non-profit created by the HAHF, that helps low income and indigent families with low-cost veterinary care.
Dr. Eric Bucki graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2000 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Additionally, he received training in acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida. After graduation, Dr. Bucki moved to South Florida where he worked as an associate in general practice in Boca Raton for 1 year and Royal Palm Beach for 11 years. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but his passions include internal medicine, dentistry, soft tissue and reconstructive skin surgery. He is a member of the AVMA, FVMA and UF Alumni Association.Dr. Bucki was born and raised in Miami. He is an admirer of the sunshine and the warm weather. Whenever he gets a chance, Dr. Bucki enjoys spending his time in the outdoors. His activities include kayaking, going to the beach and exploring the natural beauty of Florida. He also enjoys cooking, playing the piano, going to the gym and spending time with his dog Mirko.
Dr. Serena Bloom is a Florida native from the east coast who moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2015. She joined the Bayshore Animal Clinic team in May 2018. She is excited to meet new furry friends and their families.
Dr. Bloom is a two-time Gator Graduate, earning her undergraduate degrees and doctorate from the University of Florida. She finished her undergraduate career with a Summa Cum Laude degree in Art History, a Cum Laude degree in Zoology and a minor in International Studies. She pursued multiple interests including animal behavior, conservation, non-western body arts, 18th-century European painting, alligator overwintering behavior, and Italian high Renaissance painting, before eventually finding her passion in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Bloom is dedicated to treating every pet like family and providing the best possible care for her patients. Her special interests include preventative medicine, the human-animal bond, behavior, dentistry and hospice care; although she is always finding more.
In her spare time, Dr. Bloom enjoys playtime with her own pets: Chewbacca, a Catahoula/American Bulldog mix, Yeti “The Abominable Snowman”, a furry white cat and Thumper “The Pirate Bunny,” a one-eyed, bob-tailed cat. Her hobbies also include cooking, art, reading, traveling and discovering new adventures and restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Tori Rhoads grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Bethany College and, after college, she worked as a veterinary assistant in both small animal and equine practices. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and completed her clinic year at the University of Tennessee.
Her areas of interest include the human-animal bond as well as small animal rehabilitation and alternative therapies. She was awarded the 2019 CARES Excellence in Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee and is currently completing her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Professional certificate. She hopes to add acupuncture as well as chiropractic work to her services in the future.
Dr. Rhoads is the proud owner of two oversized animals; an Irish Wolfhound named Rudy and horse named Ham. Dr. Rhoads hobbies include horse-back riding, going to the beach, and trying new food. She cannot wait to start meeting all of your fur babies and getting to know each of you as clients!
Dr. Kelin Libretti is a proud Florida native who recently returned to Tampa Bay. Dr. Libretti attended the University of Florida and graduated with honors with a major in Animal Science in 2011. She continued her love for the Gators by earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to her doctorate in veterinary medicine, she completed two certificate programs in Veterinary Business Management and Maddie’s Shelter Medicine. After graduating from vet school, Dr. Libretti worked in private practice in Tampa Bay for about 2 years until she and her husband relocated to Connecticut where she spent her time practicing shelter medicine. Dr. Libretti and her husband missed the sun and warmth and recently returned to Tampa. Dr. Libretti enjoys numerous aspects of veterinary medicine but is excited to continue to pursue her passion in dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry by frequently attending continuing education conferences. She also believes in treating her patients with honesty and compassion and views all animals as part of the family. In her free time, Dr. Libretti enjoys attending Gators football games, kayaking, and spending time with her husband, Brian, and dog, Paris. She is also an avid runner and is a proud member of the Run Tampa running club.
Dr. Adair Duvall grew up in Roanoke, Virginia where her father practiced veterinary medicine. She used to watch him perform surgery and knew one day she’d grow up to do the same.
Adair then headed to Richmond, Virginia where she graduated with honors in Biology and Chemistry. After college, she then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University and completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University in 2013.
Adair enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially communicating with clients and getting to know her patients and their individual needs.
In her spare time, Adair enjoys trying new restaurants, watching good TV shows with her husband, and doing arts and crafts with her 2 toddlers Parker and Emery.
Ashley has always had a passion for animals throughout her life and decided to go to school to fulfill her dream. Ashley graduated from Fox College Veterinary Technician Institute in Illinois in 2012 and has been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since. She enjoys helping animals of all shapes and sizes. Ashley has an interest in animal behavior and one day hopes to be a Certified Animal Behaviorist. When Ashley is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Ginger. She also loves being in the outdoors, going to the beach to soak up the sun’s rays and splash in the water.
Laura graduated from the Hillsborough Community College Veterinary Technology program in 2017 and is now a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has always had a passion to care for animals and treats them as if they were her own pets. Laura currently shares her home with Carmella, a veiled chameleon, Alice, a crazy feline, and her old pup, Roxy. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, especially her niece, Lily. On the weekends, she can be found at one of the Walt Disney World Parks!
Meleigh was born and raised in Abilene, TX. Working with animals was something she grew up around and has always had a passion for. She started working as a veterinary technician in 2015 for a mixed practice vet in her hometown, and ever since then her love for animals has only grown stronger. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with a pre-veterinarian emphasis from Tarleton State University. She has worked with small, large, and exotic animals. Her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian and continue helping animals. She joined the Bayshore Team as a Veterinary Technician in August of 2021. When she is not working you can find her with her husband playing with their dog, Willow.
Megan grew up in New Jersey, moved to Orlando in 2017, and then to the Tampa area last July. She graduated from Wilson College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Equestrian Studies and a Minor in Animal Studies. Megan began her post college career working at a dressage barn in Orlando helping with the daily care and medical care of the horses. Since moving to Tampa, she has decided to pursue her passion of working in the veterinary field and is going back to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been working in the Veterinary field for a little over a year and is very excited to have recently joined the Bayshore Animal Clinic team.
During her free time, Megan enjoys horseback riding and competing in horse shows. She and her fiancé also enjoy spending time with friends and doing outdoor activities such as hiking. At home she has four fur babies; two cats, Belle and Penguin, whom she adopted from a shelter in Orlando, as well as two chinchillas, Abby and Chernobyl.
Patient Care Team
Diana was raised in Brandon, Florida and spent her adult life in Southern California. She has recently returned to Tampa to be closer to family. Diana has been working as a veterinary technician for 15 years. She started out in a large animal practice and transitioned to a small animal practice and has worked with many rescues and spay/neuter programs both in Florida and California. Diana enjoys paddle boarding, fishing, camping, and spending time with her human and animal families. Diana has an Associates Degree in Medical Administration from Keiser University and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. Diana has two dogs, Stone Man and Chief, and a cat named Oreo.
Kendyl has always had a passion for helping animals for as long as she can remember. She started her vet tech career working with her large animal veterinarian and switched to small animal after volunteering for Pasco animal shelter. Kendyl attends the University of Florida to obtain her bachelors in Agricultural education with a minor in communication. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors and loving on her three dogs, Jozie the cat, Sunny the leopard gecko, two ducks, six chickens, two fainting goats, and her three cows.
Aleks has worked in the veterinary field since 2011, she loves all animals-large and small. Aleks has ridden horses since childhood and competes all over the nation in the hunter/jumper circuit. Aleks is working on a degree in biology and strives to continue learning as much as possible in veterinary medicine.
Aiden has been in VetMed since April of 2018, beginning as a kennel tech/hospital assistant. He fell in love with the field and has decided to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. After joining BAC in early 2020, he has found a passion for surgery through aiding in dental procedures and soon hopes to assist in bigger surgical procedures. He plans on going to school to become a certified veterinary technician but is also considering vet school in the future.
Annabelle has always had a passion for animals big and small. She grew up in the Bahamas and moved to the Tampa Bay Area after attending Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, Fl.). where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. Her background is in the marine animal field having worked at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for 5 years. She studied wild bottlenose dolphins and had the opportunity to work with rescue and resident animals including dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. She joined the Bayshore Team as a Veterinary Assistant in February 2019 to gain more experience in the veterinary field. On the weekends you can find her spending time near the water!
Devyn was born and raised in Stuart, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She has grown up around animals and started working in the veterinary field when she was 16 years old. She has experience with small animals, equine, and some wildlife. She recently moved to Tampa and joined our Bayshore Animal Clinic Team in August of 2021. She has a Bengal named Lina and a Tabby named Rajah. She is a big foodie and when she’s not and work, she enjoys exploring new places with her soon-to-be husband.
Jaymi was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Chamberlain High School in 2010, where she fell in love with the veterinary field, taking vet assistant classes and joining FFA. After volunteering at various shelters, Jaymi decided to permanently choose a vet tech career 5 years ago, loving every minute of it. She enjoys just about any activity outdoors, especially when her fur baby, Makeba the Wheaton Terrier, is along with her.
Liz comes to us from Massachusetts where she was born and raised. She previously worked in general practice as a room and surgical technician for 4 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing soccer, and trying new restaurants. Liz has 2 pit bull mixes (house hippos) at home, Luna and Leta. In the future, Liz hopes to finish school to become a CVT.
Hello, my name is Kayla, my love for animals started as a kid on a farm in NC and this love for all animals big and small brought me to this field and career as a vet tech. I’ve been in the industry for 8/9 years now. I started from the bottom as a kennel assistant and worked my way up, each year gaining more knowledge and experience and continuing to learn and improve. I’ve been in Tampa for almost 2 years now and part of the Bayshore team since moving here. I feel grateful to be a part of a team that’s providing quality medical care for all our loved pets. We treat them as our own.
Outside of work you’ll find me hanging out with my pup Lily and two cats Puma and Lance, listening to music, gardening, working on the Jeep, or just somewhere in nature.
Client Care Team
It has always been her passion to work in the veterinary field and she loves seeing everyone’s pets. She wants every pet to have an amazing experience when they see the vet, so your pet might receive extra treats when she sees them. She is ecstatic to be joining our team and cannot wait to meet and greet every pet that comes in the door.
During Megan’s free time, she and her fiancé play with their two cats, Goot and Kirby. She also enjoys going to Busch Gardens to ride all of the roller coasters, but especially her favorite, Montu!
Devina was born and raised in Tampa and, since she was a child, she has always had a love for all animals, big and small. She is currently in school, working to obtain her degree in Animal Science and Wildlife Biology. She began working in the veterinary field to gain experience and learn more about the field to help aid her in her major. She enjoys going to zoos and rehabilitation centers to help fund their conservation and rehab efforts. During her free time, she shares a home with four cats; Luna, Boots, Duke, and Duchess along with her dog, Poochie. On the weekends, you may find her at Disney or taking a stroll down Bayshore Boulevard.
Luciana “aka the poodle” is our resident greeter and can be found at the front desk welcoming new and existing families. The Panzarella-Drewes family shared their home with “Dagmar”, a Great Dane, and “AJ” and “Cotton”, two Southeast guide dogs with medical issues, prior to Poodle’s addition.
Our son, Luca, chose her name, Luciana, which is similar to his name. She was so tiny when they got her that he would say, “Where’s the poodle?”. So, she responds now to “Poodle”!
She loves being up front and spending the day with her coworkers whom she adores. She can be found at home in the evenings stealing and playing with socks and running around with one of her stuffies in her mouth. She has been known to eat a lego or nerf bullet on occasion. Come say hello to “the poodle”! She just might give you a kiss.
Online Pharmacy Team
Our pharmacy team oversees the online pharmacy program for our veterinary practice, ensuring clients receive savings, convenience, and peace of mind when purchasing medications and products for their pet's optimal health and well-being.
Brittany was born to a Puerto Rican and Salvadorian family and raised in Miami, Florida. In 2020, Brittany graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry while on the pre-veterinary track.
Brittany has worked in a shelter clinic, two general practices, and a 24-hour emergency and trauma center for animals. Being in the field for six years, she worked as a kennel assistant, then a technician, a customer service representative, and a patient care coordinator on our team. These roles have molded her into the person she is today: a skilled communicator that connects clients and patients to the best veterinary care.
Even outside of work, Brittany still finds time to volunteer at shelter centers and offer extra hands or donations. A nature lover at heart, she loves hiking, biking, and kayaking and finding hidden spots to relax with her husky, Bleu.
Courtney grew up in Brackettville, Texas. She has 7 years of experience in the veterinary industry working as a vet and kennel technician. She is a certified laser technician and safety specialist and at her prior clinic, she was the on-site laser technician.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her three children and their chocolate lab, Creek. She also enjoys reading, cooking and fishing. During the spring, she can be found with her husband on the diamond coaching Little League Baseball.