Our Staff


Dr. Michael Rumore
Flash, Coconut, Bella & Fluffyzoom

Dr. Michael Rumore
Flash, Coconut, Bella & Fluffyzoom

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 rehabilitate 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 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.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

When I was in vet school, I spent part of a summer at a free-ranging wildlife ranch in Texas working on antelope, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, ibex, wildebeest, addax, kudu, etc. I also enjoyed working with dairy cattle – though that’s not really “wildlife.” I think having a farm would be relaxing.


Dr. Bethany Gullette
T-Bone

Dr. Bethany Gullette
T-Bone

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.

We Asked
Can you recall (and describe) the day you decided to work with animals?

When I was 8 years old.


Dr. Elena C. Foley
Mika

Dr. Elena C. Foley
Mika

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.

We Asked
Describe how the higher level of care LSAH administrators make you feel?

It makes me feel very good and satisfied. I enjoy the high level of patient care.


Dr. Zoë Wilkinson
Ripley, Crash, Sprocket & TJ

Dr. Zoë Wilkinson
Ripley, Crash, Sprocket & TJ

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.

We Asked
Can you recall (and describe) the day you decided to work with animals?

I volunteered at the animal shelter in New Orleans when I was in my early 20’s. At the time I was pursuing an undergraduate degree in English Literature. Once I realized how happy and fulfilled I felt working with the shelter animals, I immediately change course to pursue veterinary medicine. Never looked back.


Jessica
Currently Looking

Jessica
Currently Looking

Jessica, has been providing care to clients and pets of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital since 2001. She transitioned from Client Care Specialist to Practice Manager in 2010. The best part of her job is getting to work with such a dedicated and compassionate team. All the dog kisses and kitty purrs are pretty great too!

We Asked
Can you recall (and describe) the day you decided to work with animals?

I saw the ad for a front desk position at LSAH and felt drawn to it. I was working at a human doctor’s office and wasn’t happy. As soon as I walked in the front door of LSAH I felt like I was home. The added bonus of getting to see dogs and cats all day sealed the deal – that was 16 years ago!


Gina
Tank, Taco, Leo, Jake, Rocket & Bob

Gina
Tank, Taco, Leo, Jake, Rocket & Bob

Gina relocated from New York City in September 2006. She has been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician for 30 years. Tender, loving patient care is Gina’s main focus. Her animal family includes dogs Jake and Taco, three cats, Bob,Tank, and Leo.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

I would live somewhere where the forest is my backyard and there would be a stream close by. I can’t choose a single animal but would enjoy seeing all the wildlife from the forest venture into my yard and play in the stream.


Barbara
Bella, Buster, Harry, Hermoine, Jack & Bobbie

Barbara
Bella, Buster, Harry, Hermoine, Jack & Bobbie

Barb joined Lake Seminole Animal Hospital in September 2007.She has 28 years of experience in the Veterinary Medical field. Her specific interests include dog obedience and client education. At home she has five animal family members: Bella a Golden Retriever, Bobbie, a Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot; and siblings Harry and Hermione, both rescued kittens. Jack and Buster, also rescue kitties round out the animal family.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

Western U.S to be near wolves and wild horses.


Melissa
Harley Thor, Cali & Kylo Ren Solo

Melissa
Harley Thor, Cali & Kylo Ren Solo

Melissa was born and raised in Seminole. She has four children. Her pet family includes cats Kylo Ren Solo and Callie; two dogs, Harley and Thor. Melissa really enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets. She likes learning something new in veterinary medicine everyday.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

I would move to Australia if I could – to be close to more animals outside of my home so my children could enjoy them as well.


Lisa
Farley, Edgar, Clyde & Henry

Lisa
Farley, Edgar, Clyde & Henry

Lisa has been at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital since 1993. In 2003 she received recognition from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for Veterinary Team Member of the Year. Her special interests are in pet dentistry and wellness care. Her pet family includes her dogs, Clyde Henry, Edgar, and Farley.

We Asked
Can you recall (and describe) the day you decided to work with animals?

The day I got hired here and started working with the boarding pets. I fell in love with the job and the animals and the rest is history!


Amy
Roo, Fester, Leonard, Oliver & Lou

Amy
Roo, Fester, Leonard, Oliver & Lou

Amy’s love of all animals show in her compassionate nursing care. She has been at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital since 2008. Amy has a special interest in feline medicine and animal rescue. Amy’s pet family includes four rescue kitties; Roo, Oliver, Fester and Leonard. She also has Lou the tortoise.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

I would move to Georgia, Tennessee, or North Carolina – near the mountains. I would enjoy the surrounding wildlife in all of those states.


Sara
Tawnee, Xena & Dunkin

Sara
Tawnee, Xena & Dunkin

Sara joined the Lake Seminole Animal Hospital family in August of 2009. Sara graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. She has special interests dentistry and laboratory diagnostics. Sara’s pet family includes Tawnee, the Beagle, Xena, the Boston Terrier and Duncan, a rescue cat.

We Asked
Can you recall (and describe) the day you decided to work with animals?

The first time I was able to help my grandma at her farm.


Kimme
Zoey & Harley Quinn

Kimme
Zoey & Harley Quinn

Kimme joined the team at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital in September 2009. Her special interests include surgery and interacting with our patients. Kimme is the happy owner of a Boxer named Zoey.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

I would live in Hawaii to be closer to the divers sea life especially sea turtles!


Kendall
Poppy & Katy

Kendall
Poppy & Katy

Kendall has been working in the veterinary medicine field for five years and joined the Lake Seminole Animal Hospital team in June 2016. Her true passion is being a part of a veterinary team that provides excellent medical care. She loves marine life; especially whales and dolphins and hopes to work with them one day. She has two fur babies; Poppy an American Staffordshire Terrier and her cat Katy.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

Washington State, partially San Juan Islands. To watch whales, Orcas and Humpbacks.


Taylor
Bruno, Delilah & Tank

Taylor
Bruno, Delilah & Tank

Taylor became a team member at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital in 2012. She enjoys learning something new about veterinary medicine every day. Taylor is working towards her associates degree at St. Petersburg College. Tank and Delilah, German Shepherd dogs and Bruno a kitten adopted from the SPCA are part of her family.

We Asked
If you could live anywhere to be closer to particular wildlife, where would you live?

I would love to live closer to the coral reef. I have always wanted to go visit and I have always been interested in marine life. I would move for the sharks and turtles.