Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Meet Our Veterinarians
Alexander Villarreal, DVM
Dr. Villarreal received his degree from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He is a native of Miami, Florida but relocated to Port Charlotte upon graduation. Dr. Villarreal and his wife have 2 sons and enjoy spending time doing family activities such as boating and attending Gator Football games.
Jason Barnes, DVM
Dr. Barnes is a true Florida native from Dade City. While growing up he loved animals and had many pets of all varieties. He worked as a lifeguard in the summer and volunteered at local animal clinics. He graduated from the University of Florida in May 2012, and joined Collingswood Animal Hospital in June 2012. Dr. Barnes participated in the H1N1 studies, and black bear and Florida panther population research with Florida Wildlife Conservation. When not working, Dr. Barnes and his wife Nicole enjoy fishing, boating, outdoor sports, and watching the Gators play.
Adrianna Ribas, DVM
Dr. Ribas was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, Dr. Ribas spent most of her summers working at Collingswood Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in 2007. She attended Kansas State University's College of Veterinay Medicine where she graduated in 2011. After practicing in Miami for a few years, Dr. Ribas has decided to come back to Port Charlotte and join the Collingswood Animal Hospital family. Dr. Ribas is a very proud wife and mother who enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, fishing, and cheering for the Gators. She also has 2 dogs, a cat, a turtle and a gecko.