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Dr. Jim Antunano



Our Founder, Dr. Antunano, or “Dr. A” as he is affectionately referred to by both clients and the AMC team alike, is semi-retired now, but you can still find him at the clinic most mornings lending valuable advice from his vast experience and knowledge working with animals.
Dr. A was very young when his passion for animal care was first ignited. Goats used to wander near his childhood home, and Dr. Antunano would bring them home and take care of them as if they were his own pets. As he got older, one choice of career simply made sense; Dr. A wanted to be a vet. His dream never wavered!

Originally from New York City, he began his collegiate career at Herbert Lehman College before attending veterinary school. Upon graduating, he worked as an Associate Veterinarian for several years in some high-volume practices, as well as serving as an emergency and critical care doctor. After several years of doing that, Dr. A decided to open his own veterinary hospital. That’s when he relocated to Florida and opened the Animal Medical Center in Brandon. He has been helping the area’s pets and animal parents here ever since!

Dr. A was a pioneer in laser surgery and was president of the Veterinary Laser Surgical Society in 2007. He is a member of several veterinary associations including the AVMA, AAHA and the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society. And, he’s very passionate about wildlife care—Dr. Antunano has literally treated lions, tigers, and bears! Most of all, he loves to meet and greet the area’s pets and animal parents on a daily basis.

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