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Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

David Danielson

Dr. David Danielson
Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Danielson has been practicing small and exotic animal medicine for close to 30 years in the Tampa Bay area. He is a Tampa native and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  His background also includes experience in the areas of Field Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Comparative Anatomy and Zoology.
 
His love for problem solving and his passion for treating his patients as children has been the cornerstone of his practice philosophy. Through compassionate care and aggressive proactive wellness screening he has garnered a reputation for leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit to improve the quality and quantity of life for his patients. 
 
Dr Danielson also serves as Vice President of Veterinary Technology at Syndaver Labs, a manufacturer of high-fidelity medical simulation models with broad applications in both human and veterinary surgical training, as well as in medical device development and validation. He is responsible for the development of all of SynDaver’s veterinary products, including the Syndaver Surgical Canine as well as Equine and Feline models. Over the last year he has created the Synfrog, a frog dissection alternative for high school biology classes. It is his intention through these endeavors to replace all animals used in education with realistic simulations, thereby enhancing the learning experience as well as removing any moral considerations.
 
Dr. Danielson is actively involved in rescue work in the Tampa Bay area and regularly volunteers his time examining and caring for rescued animals on behalf of Suncoast Animal League, a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare group located in Palm Harbor, Florida.  He and his family have fostered hundreds of cats, dogs, kittens and puppies over the past 15 years. 

Dr Danielson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) and the Pasco/Hernando Veterinary Medical Association (PHVMA).
 
Dr. Danielson currently resides in Odessa, Florida with his wife, daughter, two rescued dogs, six rescued cats and a revolving door of foster animals. 

Benjamin Turner

Dr. Benjamin Turner
Veterinarian

Dr. Ben Turner earned his BS Degree in Integrative Animal Biology from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!). He graduated from Midwestern University School of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Turner has special interests in internal medicine, soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, and regenerative medicine.

He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) and the Hillsborough County Veterinary Medical Association (HCVMS).
 

In his free time, Dr Turner values the moments he spends with friends and family. He enjoys playing soccer, ping pong, and all the outdoor activities that Florida has to offer.

He looks forward to serving his community through Caring Paws Animal Hospital.

Colby Burns

Dr. Colby Burns
Visiting Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Colby Burns is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon who is available to perform a variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries at Caring Paws.

Dr Burns is a 2006 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her small animal surgery residency at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

In 2012, Dr. Burns became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and in 2013 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Alison Adler

Dr. Alison Adler
Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Adler is a Tampa native with over 15 years of experience practicing small animal medicine in the Tampa Bay area and is a former colleague of Dr. Danielson's, and is very familiar with the Caring Paws philosophy

Staff

Trish Schmidt

Trish Schmidt
Hospital Manager

Casey Fleeman

Casey Fleeman
CVT/Lead Surgery Technician

Alexandra Anderson

Alexandra Anderson
Veterinary Technician

Haylee Gulino

Haylee Gulino
Veterinary Technician

Ann Hernandez

Ann Hernandez
Veterinary Technician

Malory Huck

Malory Huck
Veterinary Technician

Ashley Scott
Veterinary Technician

Shalli Inghram

Shalli Inghram
Veterinary Assistant

Joe Lonigro

Joe Lonigro
Veterinary Assistant

Janie Lopez

Janie Lopez
Veterinary Assistant

Ashton King
Veterinary Assistant

Katelyn Burgin
Veterinary Assistant

Noa Spagnuolo
Veterinary Assistant

Shelbi Currey

Shelbi Currey
Client Care Associate

Nicole Luna

Nicole Luna
Client Care Associate

Diane Magyar

Diane Magyar
Client Care Associate

“We wouldn’t take our 6 dogs and 2 cats to anyone else. We trust Dr Danielson with our fur babies completely. He always goes above and beyond and has brought many of our rescued pets through some very tough sicknesses. He is genuinely compassionate and, together with his family, volunteers his very limited free time to help at an animal shelter. Every animal is treated as though they are his own.”
— Arthur
“We followed Dr. Danielson here. He's just that good. He listens, he's amazing at troubleshooting, and he adores animals. His staff is top notch too. Finally, although I have a dog, I have heard that Dr. Danielson will try to help just about any kind of an animal who is in need if he can. That speaks volumes.”
— Wendy
“Dr. Danielson has been our veterinarian for years and he has always taken such great care of our furbabies. He is always so kind and truly cares about his patients.”
— Erin — Lutz, FL


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