Dr Kelley Eckert, a Florida Native, was born and raised in Ormond Beach on the coast. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her in veterinary medicine from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduation, she completed a small animal internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa. She was an emergency clinician for five years in Tampa before moving to Sarasota. There she practiced General Medicine for five years. On the weekends, Dr. Eckert enjoys traveling, hiking, and swimming. She keeps busy with her husband Jay, their two kids, Daniel and Grace, and Sailor, their yellow Labrador retriever.