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           Dr. Michael J. Rumore 

 

Dr. Michael Rumore

Dr. Rumore, the owner of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital, graduated from the veterinary school at Virginia Tech after finishing his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. He started his veterinary career in rural Maryland and Pennsylvania working on dogs, cats, cattle, horses and other farm animals. He realized that the winters and the hooves were not for him and moved to Florida to focus on dog and cat medicine in 1998. His special interests include chronic medical diseases such as kidney disease, diabetes and arthritis, as well as internal medicine, pain control, surgery, pet-behavior and acupuncture.

An active member of our community, he was the President of the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association in 2005, and a board member and past president of Pinellas Animal Foundation, a non-profit humane education organization. Dr. Rumore was awarded the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s Gold Star Award for service 5 times for his work in the community. He also received Veterinarian of the Year in 2001 from the SPCA of Tampa Bay, where he previously served on the medical advisory board and taught classes on pet first aid. Dr. Rumore helped found the non-profit Nell's Fund that works to rehabilatate sick and injured animals.

Dr. Rumore has appeared on local television and radio stations, such as News Channel 13, Studio 10, as well as WQYK , WRBQ, WSJT and other stations, giving his expert opinion on current pet topics as well as pet advice. He has a regular column in Tampa Bay area newspapers. His pet-family includes his dogs, Bella the boston terrier and a deaf white boxer named Coconut (from Florida Boxer Rescue), Flash (from Florida Collie Rescue) and Fluffyzoom the cat, adopted from Pinellas County Animal Services.  He and his wife have 2 daughters, Gianna and Mia.

  
 Dr. Bethany Gullette 
 Dr. Bethany Gullette

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Bethany attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her education at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she acquired her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. Upon graduating Dr. Bethany commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army and took up her first assignment in at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Dr. Bethany served there as the Officer in Charge responsible for the care of Military Working Dogs, Cassian Horses, and personal family pet of military families. Dr. Bethany was then assigned to Fort Campbell in Clarksville Tennessee where she then was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan. Upon returning from her deployment, Dr. Bethany was reassigned to Fort Benning in Columbus GA, where she served as the Branch Chief in charge of multiple small animal clinics, helping military and TSA working dogs, the family pets of military families, as well as the food inspection missions. After 6 years in service, Dr. Bethany decided to make a change and now has moved to Florida to work as a small animal veterinarian at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital.

In her free time, Dr. Bethany loves spending time with her new husband and their mixed breed dog T-bone. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, and practicing martial arts.

Dr. Elena C. Foley was born in Manhatten, but was raised in central Florida. Dr. Foley majored in Biology at Florida State University, graduating in 2002. She continued her education at Purdue University, earning her degree in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Foley moved to St. Petersburg and has practiced in several veterinary hospitals, including private practice, corporate hospitals and non-profit hospitals. She has been a volunteer with Project Spay Day for over six years. Dr. Foley is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to serving Spanish speaking pet owners in the Tampa Bay area. 

In her free time Dr. Foley enjoys reading, crocheting, baking and dancing. Dr. Foley and her husband have one cat, Mika, and have owned rabbits in the past. 

 Dr. Elena C. Foley

Veterinarians 

  Dr. Zoë Wilkinson 
 Dr. Zoë Wilkinson

Dr. Wilkinson graduated from Louisiana State University of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She moved to the Tampa Bay area and has practiced at several area veterinary hospitals. Professional areas of interest include feline medicine, geriatric medicine, dermatology and behavior. She is a volunteer member of Eckerd College's International Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and has done volunteer work for Pinellas County Animal Services.

Dr. Wilkinson was born and (mostly) raised in New Orleans. She still has a love for the music and culture of home- though, as a vegetarian, doesn't partake of the cuisine. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She currently lives with her partner, two young sons, three dogs and six cats.

  
 Visiting Veterinarian:
 
Dr. May-Li Cuypers
 

Dr. Cuypers received her D.V.M. degree fom the University of Florida in 1992. She completed an internship at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool U.K. and after two years in general practice a residency in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has been in private referral practice since 1997.

Dr. Cuypers is an Internal Medicine specialist who consults with Dr. Rumore, Dr. Bethany, Dr. Foley and Dr. Wilkinson and provides Diagnostic Ultrasound, Endoscopy and other specialized diagnostic testing.