For Jim, veterinary medicine has always been a family affair—he’s Dr. Antunano’s son! He had a pet at home ever since the day he was born, and he truly can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to do everything in his power to help all of the animals he possibly could. Jim gets to live his dream every day as the Practice Manager here at the Animal Medical Center.
Jim grew up in Westchester County, New York and worked in the state for nearly 10 years in a different career field. He started to realize he wasn’t truly happy with his work, and started to look for a new opportunity after he and his wife had their first baby. The pair moved to Florida, and Jim enrolled in college at the University of South Florida to receive his Bachelor’s degree. He relocated to the Valrico area in August of 2000 and joined his father here at the Animal Medical Center. Jim has been serving the area’s pets and animal owners ever since!
Jim and his wife, Lynda of nearly 30 years have two terrific grown sons, and they share their home with two young Dobermans: Sampson, who is just over a year old, and Sampson’s biological sister, Eva. When he isn’t spending quality time with his family and pets or helping things run smoothly here at the clinic, Jim loves to cheer on his beloved New York Yankees and Giants. Every World Series or Super Bowl win is a cherished memory!