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Our Team

Dr. Antunano
Practice Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Antunano was very young when his passion for animal care was first ignited. Goats used to wander near his childhood home, and Dr. Antunano would often bring them home and care for them as if they were his own pets. As he got older, one choice of career simply made sense; Dr. Antunano wanted to care for animals professionally as a veterinarian. His dream never wavered!

>p>Dr. Antunano is originally from New York City, where he began his collegiate career at Herbert Lehman College for his undergraduate studies before attending veterinary school. After working as an Associate Veterinarian for several years in a high-volume Long Island practice, as well as serving as an emergency and critical care doctor and even performing relief services, Dr. Antunano decided to open his own veterinary hospital. That’s when he relocated to Florida and opened the Animal Medical Center here in Valrico. In 1997, Dr. Antunano and his staff moved to a new 5,000-sqaure-foot facility where the clinic currently stands—he’s been helping the area’s pets and animal parents here ever since!

Medically, Dr. Antunano enjoys surgical work and loves the way the clinic’s laser technology helps him to perform procedures. He’s also 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.

At home, Dr. Antunano has two pets: Nacho, a vocal cat who is the true ruler of the house; and Satie Boy, a 110-pound Doberman who is the epitome of the gentle giant. When he isn’t doting on his own pets or tending to companions here at the clinic, Dr. Antunano loves working on fast cars. He’s especially proud of his 1971 Corvette, which he’s owned since the car was brand new!
Dr. Ian Marks
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Ian Marks was exposed to the world of veterinary care early on in life—his father worked as a veterinarian himself! Dr. Marks’ passions for the sciences, helping people, and making pets happy all led to one conclusion: that a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit. He’s now a proud member of the Animal Medical Center family.

Dr. Marks grew up in Plant City, Florida with his parents and brother, and earned his undergraduate degree at Barry University in Miami. He started veterinary school immediately after receiving his Bachelor’s degree, moving to Grenada in the West Indies to attend St. George’s University. After three years of study, Dr. Marks relocated again to Auburn, Alabama to finish his final year of veterinary schooling, then returned to his home state of Florida to launch his career in private practice.

Dr. Marks became a member of the Animal Medical Center team in February of 2018. Medically, he’s fond of internal medicine cases and geriatric care. His favorite part of being a veterinarian, though, is having the opportunity to educate his clients on proper pet care—for Dr. Marks, making sure that pet owners are well-informed is the ultimate reward.

When he isn’t caring for pets here at the clinic, Dr. Marks can be found fishing—reeling in a “big-one” off of the shores of Key West is one of the greatest feelings he’s ever experienced!—or relaxing at home with his cat, Pearl. Pearl’s favorite pastimes include chasing her laser pointer and waiting patiently for her ice cube to be dispensed from the refrigerator.
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Animal Medical Center
1102 E. Bloomingdale Ave
Valrico, FL 33596
813-654-6222

Opening Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed 7am-6pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 7am-6pm
Saturday 8am- 12pm

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