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Dr.Michael Banull D.V.M.

Dr.Mike Banull has been in private practice for 10 years. Dr. Banull was a silent partner in a large practice in downtown Tampa before being asked to become a North American consulting Veterinarian for Animal Health. Dr.Banull assisted veterinarians across North American on medicine, pharmacology, and drug interactions, his findings on medical cases were reported to the FDA, , and EPA. Dr.Banull continues to assist other veterinarians across America with private practice management, but his love of medicine has pulled him back to practice medicine. Dr.Banull serves on the Board of Directors for Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr.Banull continues to consult for as their local tranquilizer and sedation expert for west Florida. When Dr.Banull is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children, and 2 Havanese nature watching and fishing the local lakes.



Stephanie Jourdenais, DVM

Dr. Jourdenais recently earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida and was the valedictorian of her class. She is excited and honored to be joining the Animal Hospital of Largo staff and family! Her special practice interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, and clinical pathology in both dogs and cats. A member of multiple national, state, and local veterinary associations, Dr. Jourdenais enjoys keeping up to date with the most current medical therapies for your pets. Prior to entering the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jourdenais received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from the University of Florida. A Florida native, she supports the Gators and Buccaneers as an avid football fan. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her pets and family, going to the beach, and painting.


Tara Gardtner, DVM

Dr. Gardtner is originally from Florida, but was raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree from North Georgia College and State University, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia (creating quite a rivalry here at the hospital in October!). After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Gardtner moved back to the sunshine state. Before joining our team, she practiced for six years as an emergency and general practice veterinarian. Dr. Gardtner enjoys building a special relationship with her patients, and helping to educate her clients so that they can make the best decisions regarding their pet's health care. Her special interests include emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery. While not at work, Dr. Gardtner enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, traveling and kayaking.

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