Referral to Specialists

Pet Specialists in Punta Gorda for Referrals

There may come a time when your pet needs more specialized care than we at Punta Gorda Animal Hospital can provide. We work closely with many board certified specialists and can provide a referral if needed. We are fortunate to have many high quality referral specialists in our area. We will analyze your needs and coordinate with them for the best care for your pet.


Dr. Stanton

Dr. Stanton is a board certified veterinary surgeon. She will travel to Punta Gorda Animal Hospital to perform advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. She is also available for consults.

Dr. Hay

Dr. Hay is a board certified small animal surgeon with over 17 years of experience in veterinary medicine and surgery. His practice is in Tampa, FL.


Dr. Levine

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) at Levine Neurology in Sarasota
Dr. Chris Levine grew up in New Jersey. He traveled around the country obtaining his education before finding his home in Sarasota, Florida in 2013. Dr. Levine practiced in the area for almost 5 years before deciding to open his own neurology, neurosurgery, and imaging practice. His professional interests include surgical treatments for intracranial and spinal cord tumors, fibrocartilagenous emboli (spinal cord strokes), auto-immune conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord (GME), decompressive disc surgeries, and acquisition and interpretation of advanced non-invasive diagnostic imaging modalities (MRI, MRA, CT).

Dr. Kelley

DVM, DACVIM, Board Certified Neurologist at SCAN (Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology)
Dr. Ashley J. Kelley's interest in veterinary neurology began with her introduction to the specialty through her own experience with her dachshund, Champ, and his struggles with intervertebral disc disease. She had been interested in pursuing a career in medicine for as long as she could remember, and once she learned more about the field of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, she knew this was the career path she wanted to pursue. Dr. Kelley continues to find medical neurology fascinating, but she has found her true passion in spinal surgery.

Dr. Carnes

MS, DVM, DAVCIM, Board Certified Neurologist, Neorosurgery Certificate, Medical Director at SCAN (Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology)
Dr. Michelle Carnes found her calling when she first witnessed an animal with a spinal cord injury regain its ability to walk. She has been practicing neurology and neurosurgery since 2006. Her professional interests include: neuro-oncologic surgeries, seizure management, Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia, paine mangement, and non-invasive imaging procedures - especially high-field MRI.


Dr. Burkett

Dr. Burkett is a board certified veterinary dermatologist at Animal Dermatology and Allergy.


Dr. Warren

Dr. Warren is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist.

Internal Medicine

Dr. Ward

Dr. Ward is a board certified internist.


Dr. Arsenault

Dr. Arsenault is a board certified veterinary cardiologist. She is available for cardiac consultations and advanced cardiac diagnostics.

Dentistry/Advanced Periodontics

Dr. Gingerich

Dr. Wade Gingerich is a board certified veterinary dentist in Bonita Springs, FL.

Dr. Peak

Dr. Peak is a board certified veterinary dentist in Tampa Bay, FL.