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Jim Antunano
Practice Manager
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!
Rhonda Pelazzo
Rhonda has been an animal lover all of her life, and she’s now been a professional groomer for more than two decades. For her, nothing beats helping a pet look and feel their absolute best! Rhonda is proud to help the area’s animal companions as a member of the Animal Medical Center family.

Rhonda is originally from Boca Raton and recently relocated to Riverview. She’s been working as a pet groomer for more than 20 years, even owning her own grooming boutique for 10 years. When she visited Animal Medical Center and heard that the grooming salon was going to reopen, she jumped at the chance to join the team!
Rhonda has been lending her talents to the pet owners of the area ever since.

Much of Rhonda’s spare time is spent helping animals as well. She donates a lot of time to local animal shelters—for her, the ultimate reward is helping discarded or surrendered dogs get adopted out to loving homes. Rhonda has two pets of her own at home: a pair of Yorkshire Terriers named Mia and Nico, who love going for walks and getting shuttled around town in their personal stroller.

Animal Medical Center
205 W. Bloomingdale Ave
Brandon, FL 33511

Opening Hours:
Monday 8am-6pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm
Wednesday 8am-6pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 8am- 12pm

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