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Veterinarians

Dr. Stephen Wehrmann
Practice Owner / Veterinarian

Stephen Wehrmann

Dr. Wehrmann graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Zoology and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri . He has written many articles regarding companion animal care that have appeared in regional and national publications, and has also lectured at veterinary meetings and numerous companion pet organizations. Dr. Wehrmann has also hosted a national call in radio program and written a book about dogs. Dr. Wehrmann has a special interest in surgery and avian medicine. He has provided quality, compassionate pet care for dogs, cats, and birds for many years  at Bayshore Animal Hospital and has served as president for both the Pinellas Animal Foundation and the St. Petersburg Emergency Clinic. He and his wife Kimberly enjoy spending time with their 3 dogs named Millie, Pippen, and Little Sister, 2 horses named Jack and Sweet Ole Bob and a beautiful white dove named Mrs Hemingway.

Dr. Steven Sanders
Practice Owner / Veterinarian

Steven Sanders

Dr. Sanders received his Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 1986. He then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from The University of Maryland in 1990 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1996. He also belongs to the Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Sanders started working at Bayshore in 1996 and has been an owner since 2001. He is also accredited through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Dr. Kathryn Moran
Veterinarian

Kathryn  Moran

Kathryn Moran, DVM, has been working in the Tampa Bay area since 2012 for her internship at Blue Pearl. After moving to St. Petersburg, she has been providing relief work at several hospitals in the Tampa Bay/ St. Petersburg area.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies
Bachelor of Science, University of Delaware, Newark.

Dr. Moran was raised by her mother and father, Marsha and Joe, in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania with her brother Sean. When she is not working, Dr. Moran enjoys relaxing at home with her fiancé, Jeff, and their dogs, Aislin and Cookie, and cats, Ace and Musasha. When time is available, she enjoys exercising, sailing, bike riding and time at the beach.

Dr. Maria Passarelli
Veterinarian

Maria  Passarelli

Dr. Maria Passarelli is from Hanover, PA – home of such famous snack food names as Utz potato chips and Snyder’s pretzels. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Passarelli completed an internship in the Exotics department at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX.  She moved to St. Petersburg, FL to continue her career in veterinary medicine, and hopefully to one day specialize in avian medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Passarelli enjoys the outdoor activities of sunny Florida, including kayaking, hiking, and birdwatching. She also enjoys playing music, singing, and ballroom dancing in her spare time. Her feathered family includes an adorable and well-traveled budgie named Dandelion, and a sweet elderly canary named Cinnamon. 

Bayshore Team Members

Kimberly Wehrmann
Certified Veterinary Technican, Digital Marketing and Brand Management, Practice Administration

Kimberly  Wehrmann

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of South Florida and  Associate Science in Veterinary Technology from St Petersburg College. She has worked in the veterinary industry for 20 years working in small animal hospitals as a Certified Veterinary Technican and currently in animal health distribution with a veterinary pharmaceutical company. Kimberly is certified in laser therapy and Fear Free Certified.  She has volunteered with World Vets traveling to Peru and Honduras to help with the pet population and communities.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her husband on the water.  Her pet family includes 3 dogs.  Millie, a long hair dachsund, Pippen a chi-weenie and Little Sister Mary, a chihuahua mix rescued from San Antonio Pets Alive. She and Dr Wehrmann also have two horses named Jack and Sweet Ole Bob and a beautiful white dove named Mrs Hemingway. 

 

Susie
Receptionist

Susie

Susie has always had pets in her life. She loves outdoor activities including long walks, biking, and hiking. Susie enjoys spending time with her family and volunteers with her community and church. Her family includes a husband, daughter, a dog and a cat. Her pet’s names are Snickers and Sparticus.

Susie cares deeply for clients and their pets at Bayshore Animal Hospital. She will always go above and beyond to make them feel at home. 

Susie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of the South, in Sewanee, TN. 
 

Lynn
Receptionist

Lynn

Lynn has always had an interest in a variety of pets as well as different organizations. These include training and search and rescue. She has a number of pets in her family. These include two dogs, Bravo and Magnum and two rabbits named Brambles and Magic. She also has two birds, Timmy and Dickens.

Lynn will always try and help clients with a variety of pets and provide them with the information that they need to care for them. She has a very special interest in surgery and emergency medicine. Lynn has completed first responder certification through DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) within the state of Florida.
 

Katherine
Receptionist

Katherine

Glenda
Certified Veterinary Technician

Glenda

Glenda has always been passionate about animals. Having horses for many years, she enjoys riding and time outdoors. Glenda loves to spend time with family including her husband, two daughters, and of course their dogs, Gunner and Maddie. 

Glenda is a highly trained nurse. She has a special interest in surgical nursing and critical care. Glenda is also an advocate for pet dental care and is very skilled in dental radiology and cleaning procedures. She holds herself, and the Bayshore team to the highest of standards with patient care.

Glenda is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has an Associate in Science degree from St. Petersburg College. 
 

Chantal
Certified Veterinary Technician

Chantal

From a very young age, Chantal has cared for the health and welfare of animals. Chantal has a Labrador mix named Milo and a cat named Salem.
Chantal has a special interest in animal behavior and pet owner education.
Chantal enjoys spending time outdoors walking, bike riding, and going to the beach.
Chantal received her Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Hillsborough Community College.
 

Sarah
Veterinary Nurse

Sarah

From a very young age, Sarah knew that she would work with animals. She always had them in her home. Sarah really enjoys time with family, whether it be cooking or the outdoors.  Weekends are spent on the water, boating, kayaking, or scuba diving. She also enjoys hiking and biking with her husband. Sarah has both dog and cat family members named Brody, Nala, and Kole.

Sarah loves working with the clients and their pets at Bayshore. Caring for the animals as a highly trained nurse is top priority for Sarah. Special interests include pet nutrition and exotic pet care. 

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Eckerd College.
 

Jane
Veterinary Assistant/technician

Jane

As long as she can remember, Jane has had a passion for animals. Jane enjoys cooking, biking, and an afternoon reading at the beach. She loves spending time with her two cats, Zed and Lulu.

Jane enjoys being part of the Bayshore team and loves hands on care with the animals. Jane has a Bachelors degree in Animal Biology from the University of South Florida and her career goal is to become a veterinarian.

Update! 

We are so proud to announce that Jane will be attending Veterinary school this Fall 2019

 

Stephanie
Veterinary Technician

Stephanie

Stephanie has a special interest in farm animals and has a variety of pets including cats, dogs named Bo and Luke, birds, goats, and a horse named Molly.
Her hobbies and interests include camping, backpacking, horseback riding, and traveling.
 

Kelly
Veterinary Assistant/ Animal Care Attendant

Kelly


Kelly has a passion for rescuing animals in need.  She’s always had a variety of pets in her home. Kelly loves to spend time at the beach with family, friends, and her dogs. Kelly’s rescue family includes her dogs, Jimmy, Brutus, and Jessie. Her rescue cats include, Drax, Oliver, Biscuit, Panther, and Nadji. 

Kelly really enjoys providing care for the animals at Bayshore. She loves to see them get better and go home happy.

Kelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Barry University and may want to become a veterinarian someday. 
 

Jordyn
Veterinary Assistant

Jordyn

Jordyn loves learning about different species of animals and has always wanted to work in a veterinary setting. She loves taking her dogs to the beach and has a special interest in photography. Her pets include two dogs, Titan and Hercules.

Jordyn completed a Veterinary Assistant program throughout high school.

Kayla
Veterinary Assistant

Kayla


Kayla loves working with animals and has always had an interest in biology. Other interests include the beach and playing beach volleyball on a beautiful day. Her pets include a dog named Sabol and two cats named Oliver and Crash.

Kayla attends the University of South Florida and is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  She dreams of someday becoming a veterinarian.
 

Savannah
Veterinary Assistant

Savannah

Savannah has always been interested in learning about animal behaviors. She spends a lot of time reading and studying the behaviors of a variety of animals. She also enjoys watching animal videos and playing video games. Her pet family includes two dogs, Lucy and Edward and two cats, Harley and Smudges.

Savannah is presently attending the Veterinary Technology program at St. Petersburg College.
 

Jadzia
Animal Care Attendant

Jadzia

Jadzia has always had an interest in caring for animals. She also spends a lot of time with family, often cheering her sister on at local volleyball games.  Other interests include cooking, with a special interest in baking. Her pets include goldfish named Cheeto, Rick, Kate, and Cheach.

Jadzia completed an internship at Bayshore Animal Hospital throughout her senior year of high school.