Our Veterinarians

Veterinarians of Punta Gorda Animal Hospital

Punta Gorda Animal Hospital is fortunate enough to have some of the most talented and passionate veterinarians serving Charlotte County. We are a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Learn more about our knowledgable and dynamic veterinarians below.

Shelley Kingsbury, DVM

Dr. Shelley Kingsbury grew up locally in Punta Gorda, FL. She studied Biology at Maryville College, in Tennessee, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1983. Dr. Kingsbury then attended veterinary school at the University of Florida, graduating with honors in 1988. She began a very fulfilling career with Punta Gorda Animal Hospital in January of 1990.

Dr. Kingsbury enjoys educating owners about preventive health for their pets. She takes great pride in her work and loves the sense of accomplishment associated with treating ailing pets. Some of Dr. Kingsbury’s top professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine and preventive health care. She is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Kingsbury is married to our very own Dr. Kurt Winter. Her daughter Megan is a certified veterinary technician at the hospital and her son Matt is currently majoring in Animal Science and Biotechnology. At home, Dr. Kingsbury cares for several pets of her own. They include two dogs (Colt and Tia), a cat named Malibu and three All American Paint Horses (Tommy Bahama, Gus and Nick). In her free time, she enjoys riding/showing her horses, hiking and kayaking with her family.

Rachael Daly, DVM

Dr. Rachael Daly was welcomed to the Punta Gorda Animal Hospital team in 2014 and has since been providing exceptional veterinary care and services to our outstanding clients and their lovable pets. Some of Dr. Daly’s professional interests include working with wellness and preventative medicines and providing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Prior to working with us at Punta Gorda Animal Hospital, Dr. Daly worked as a volunteer at New England Aquarium for two years, at M.I.T. on a Zebrafish Genome Project, and as a Veterinary Technician for 4 years. She achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and has loved working with animals each day since.

Dr. Daly is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is also a member of Veterinary Ventures, a nonprofit organization that dedicates itself to administering humane veterinary care services for under-served animals around the world. Dr. Daly finds great satisfaction and comfort in teaching families how to provide the best quality of life for their pets and getting to teach young people how to show respect for and properly behave around animals. At home, Dr. Daly has 5 furry pets of her own, and one finned friend to care for.

Kurt Winter, DVM

Dr. Kurt Winter is another one of our incredible Veterinarians here at Punta Gorda Animal Hospital for many reasons. He is a compassionate veterinary care provider who strongly considers the best interests of our patients and clients. Dr. Winter works remarkably hard to make sure the people and animals that come to our hospital leave better off than they came in.

He attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate education and veterinary school. Dr. Winter has been on 2 volunteer trips to the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona and to Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota. During his trips he volunteered his time to provide medical care to the animals on the reservations. Dr. Winter also volunteers his time at the local animal shelter helping with spays and neuters. He takes a professional interest in ultrasonography.

Dr. Winter likes to stay active in his spare time. He enjoys going hiking and kayaking whenever he has the chance. He also practices agility training with his dog, an Australian Shepherd named Ryker. Dr. winter is also happy to spend some quality time with his loving family.