Harvey Partridge, DVM, Founder
Dr. Harvey Partridge opened Partridge Animal Hospital in October of 1978. He said he has always wanted to be a veterinarian “from six years old on.” He was raised in the small town of Mount Dora, FL and was surrounded by farms, ranches and orange groves.
Having studied at the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture, Dr. Partridge earned a B.S. in Animal Science. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 and was the recipient of the Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship. Before attending veterinary school, Dr. Partridge was a ranch manager in Ocala.
In 1974, Dr. Partridge received his DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and today, has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Partridge has a Labrador Retriever named “Annie”. He enjoys fishing, flying, sailing, scuba diving and traveling.
David Landers, DVM, Owner
Matthew C. Freeborg, BVMS, MRCVS
Dr. Skylar Sparks
Dr. Skylar Sparks was born and raised in Shelbyville, Illinois. She graduated in 2011 from Millikin University in Decatur, IL with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine and double minors in music and chemistry. She received her veterinary degree from St. George’s University, and completed her final clinical year at the University of Florida.
Dr. Sparks completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital and has continued to practice high volume emergency and general practice. She previously spent over 6 weeks in South Africa teaching pre-veterinary students and working at a cheetah breeding facility teaching about cheetah genetics, capture and restraint in wildlife, and big cat anatomy. Her special interests include exotics and wildlife, emergency medicine, and feline medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Sparks enjoys spending time outdoors whether it’s playing beach volleyball, traveling, fishing, yoga, or going to the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her own furchildren; her pups, Rory and Linus and kitties, Spice and Lily, and her new feathered chickens as well!
Tiffany Collins, DVM (Relief)
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 school 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, Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association, and Phi Zeta honor society of veterinary medicine.
Her professional interest includes feline internal medicine, 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 in canine and feline.
Other 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, spending time with her husband Cole and their three cats Bug, 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!
Susan Marie Hughes, DVM (Relief)
Dr. Susan Marie Hughes hails from beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Dr. Hughes began her studies with a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia way back in the ’80’s.
When the youngest of her children began school, she decided to pursue her real passion which was working with animals. After attending University of Prince Edward Island, she entered Atlantic Veterinary College graduating in 2007. She worked for a time in Canada, but then knowing that she could live and work anywhere in North America, she chose St. Petersburg because she had fallen in love with it’s beautiful Gulf and it’s perfect climate.
Dr. Hughes has experience with all aspects of the veterinary field but her passion is meeting and treating cats and dogs. She brings a calm and positive attitude that serves her well during the sometimes hectic and emotional business of providing medical and surgical care to beloved companion animals.
She and her three daughters have 5 dogs (all rescues and three of them from PPPR) who regularly travel back and forth to Canada with them.