Meet the Doctors
The veterinarians and staff of the Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County pledge to provide the very best care for your pets and to always treat you and your pets with compassion. Click here for a complete list of HSSC Shelter and Animal Clinic Staff.
Dr. Ivan grew up in Bulgaria. He graduated from veterinary school in 1997. From 1997-2002, he worked in large animal medicine. He was a research fellow at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences from 2002-2005. He moved to Denver, Colorado, in 2005. He spent the next 11 years working at Planned Pethood Plus, home of the famed Animal Planet show: Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet. He began working at the Animal Clinic of HSSC shortly after his move to Sarasota in early 2016.
Dr. Ivan enjoys rock music and fast cars. He lives with his wife and twin children.
Dr. Kirsten Bui was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. In 2013, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of South Florida. Four years later, Dr. Bui earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. She joined the Animal Clinic staff in June 2017.
Dr. Bui has a Boxer named Dawkins. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, working out, and going on adventures with her husband, Philippe.
DR. ELIZABETH DAMMERS
A native Floridian from Tampa, Dr. Dammers completed her BS in Animal Sciences and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. After graduation she completed an internship in equine veterinary medicine and performed relief work at various small animal care settings in Florida. She is delighted to be working at HSSC where she gets to see adoptions of deserving pets and work with new pet parents. Dr. Dammers shares her home with adopted cats, Manford & Diego, and golden retriever, Albus Percival. She also has a semi-retired draft horse, Shaggy. In her spare time Dr. Dammers enjoys travelling and all things Harry Potter related.