Harvey Partridge, DVM, Founder, 1946-2019
Dr. Harvey Partridge founded Partridge Animal Hospital in 2005. Raised in the small town of Mount Dora, Florida, amidst farms, ranches, and orange groves, he knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian.
His dream came true in 1974 when he graduated with his DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Four years later, he started his first veterinary practice, Riviera Animal Hospital. Prior to that, he worked as a ranch manager and studied at the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture, where he earned a B.S. in Animal Science.
Dr. Partridge was an active and passionate participant in the veterinary community and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association.
A devoted family man, Dr. Partridge married his childhood sweetheart, Patricia, in 1967. They had two sons – Matthew and David – and were blessed with two grandsons, Ethan and Shane. Both Dr. Partridge and Patricia died in a tragic plane crash on October 20, 2019.
Dr. Partridge gave our hospital more than just its name. Hardworking, compassionate, knowledgeable, and patient, he made our team a family and our clinic a home away from home for countless animals and their owners. He will be greatly missed.
David Landers, DVM, Owner
Dr. David Landers, the owner of Partridge Animal Hospital, grew up in Franklin, Tennessee and was introduced to the world of veterinary medicine at the age of 13. “Our family veterinarian gave me a summer job as a kennel helper, and it opened up a new world of veterinary medicine and surgery to me,” he recalls.
Dr. Landers attended Auburn University for both his undergraduate and veterinary medicine degrees. He first earned a B.S. in Animal Sciences in 1989 and went on to graduate with his DVM in 1993. Today, he has professional interests in orthopedic surgery, ultrasound and stem cell therapy. Dr. Landers is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Landers also holds certificates in Ultrasound, Stem Cell Therapy and Tibia Tuberosity Advancement surgery, surgery for ACL injuries.
He and his family have a golden retriever named Abby who is the clinic’s official greeter, another playfully/naughty golden retriever named Merida, a rescued Bengal cat named Nala, a snowshoe cat named Midori (green in Japanese for her green eyes), and a three-legged rescue feline named Fergus. Dr. Landers is married to Sherri, who is a commercial pilot. They are parents to Grace, who is attending Auburn University as a pre-vet major. When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Landers enjoys photography, karate, and competitive shooting. His wildlife photography can be seen on the walls of Partridge Animal Hospital.
Mary Power, DVM
Aside from a few years at Auburn for veterinary school, Dr. Power is a true Floridian—she was born in Tampa, lived in Dade City and Land O’Lakes, and also attended college at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Power grew up with cats and other assorted pets including a hermit crab named Sebastian. She has loved both animals and teaching since she was a child, and to this day, client education is one of her favorite aspects of being a veterinarian. She also has a special interest in pet dentistry, diagnostic ultrasound, and soft tissue surgery.
She shares her home with an exuberant, spoiled beagle named Lady. Though she doesn’t think of herself exclusively as a “dog” person or a “cat” person, Dr. Power does admit that if you show her a beagle pup, she’ll be smiling ear to ear.
When she’s not working, Dr. Power loves Friends reruns, chocolate, and traveling—she’s even been as far as the Amazon in Peru. She also enjoys sports including football, baseball, basketball, and volleyball and is an enthusiastic Rays fan, as well as any team in orange and blue (Go Gators and War Eagle!).
Tiffany Collins, DVM
Dr. Collins was born and raised in the small sleepy town of Roanoke, AL. Her undergraduate education was completed at Huntingdon College, a liberal arts college associated with the United Methodist Church, in Montgomery, AL where she earned a Bachelor of Art in biology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine with her doctorate. Dr. Collins is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and Phi Zeta honor society of veterinary medicine. Dr. Collins currently serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Veterinary services helping establish a standard of care for veterinarians and their patients. Her professional interest includes feline internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, end of life care, and preventative care. In the future, she would like to become a diplomat with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Oher professional interests include speaking at events related to veterinary medicine in hopes of becoming an international speaker and blogging about a day in the life of a veterinarian all while designing outdoor cat enclosures. In her free time Dr. Collins enjoys working out, gardening, traveling and spending time with her two fur babies, Lexus and Tundra. When not at work, Dr. Collins will likely be seen around St. Petersburg with her trusty sidekick, Tundra, just strolling around or getting a kittyccino (better known as whip cream in a tiny cup) at Starbucks!
Aaron Oldanie, DVM
Dr. Oldanie was born and raised in Lemont, Illinois. He has been interested in the veterinary field since Middle School. While he was working on his major in Marine Biology at the University of Tampa, he decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Oldanie graduated from Mississippi State with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.
His favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include surgery, dentistry and internal medicine.
“I really enjoy being able to take a sick patient, cure it of its disease and send it home happy and healthy.”
When he’s not working, Dr. Oldanie enjoys relaxing by the pool, grilling, fishing, exercising, being outdoors and spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs Penny, Ralphie and cat Opie.
Jeff Cartzendafner, DVM
Dr. Cartzendafner was born and raised in Westminster, Maryland. He has always loved animals but it wasn’t until he started volunteering at his local veterinary hospital, while in high school, that he became passionate about becoming a vet.
A fun fact about Dr. Cartzendafner is that this is his second career. After college he worked as a molecular biologist for 20 years! He graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College in 2022.
His favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include preventive medicine, surgery and ophthalmology.
“I really enjoy making a difference in the lives of my patients and their owners.”
When he’s not working Dr Cartzendafner enjoys camping, boating, traveling, cruising, hiking, going to the beach and spending time with his husband and their dog Duke and two cats Layla and Jewel. He also loves aquariums and hopes to set up a salt water reef tank in the near future.
Alana Hall, DVM
Dr. Hall was born and raised in Atlantic Beach, Florida. She’s always known she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine since the young age of five.
Dr. Hall attended Piedmont College in Georgia for undergrad where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry and business. She then graduated in 2020 with her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M.
General practice and surgery are very close to Dr. Hall.
“I love all the new things I get to do and see! Medicine is always changing and there are always new things to learn and new ways to help! I also love getting to know people and their furry family members. Being able to watch families grow up together and getting to be a small part of it is really special to me.”
When she’s not working Dr. Hall enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Moose as well as paddle boarding, traveling and any outdoor or water activities.