Phone: (386) 668-8371
Fax: 386-668-0774
30 S. Hwy 17-92 DeBary, FL 32713

Our Team

At DeBary Animal Clinic, we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment.





Dr. Joe Suarez, DVM

Practice Owner

Dr. Joe is a graduate of the University of Georgia (GO DOGS!) and the founder of DeBary Animal Clinic. He has been in the veterinary industry since 1983 and his professional interests include wellness medicine, dentistry, ultrasound and lameness diagnoses in animals such as arthritis, cruciate and degenerative joint disease. When Dr. Joe isn’t doting on his patients, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and spending time with his wife, Marty and their family (both furry and non-furry). He is the proud father of 2 adult sons, Sam and Dan, daughter-in-law Heather, Danielle, a granddaughter named Claire, and two grandsons, River, and Derek. Rounding out the family is two cats by the name of Svetlana and Sven.

Years in Practice: 34


University of Georgia (Go Dogs!)


wellness medicine, dentistry, ultrasound and lameness diagnoses









Dr. Samantha Musho, DVM

Dr. Sam

Dr. Sam

Dr. Sam grew up in southwest Florida and graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include client education, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Outside of work, Dr. Sam lives on a farm and enjoys horseback riding, gardening, raising chickens and goats, as well as spending time with her dog (Skip) and cats (Tarzan and Dandy).



Dr. Susan Ritchie, DVM

Dr. Ritchie is from Winter Haven, FL. She graduated with her B.S. in Biology from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC in 2013 and completed her DVM with a Professional Certificate in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida in 2018. Her professional interests include dentistry, feline medicine, and integrative medicine. She currently belongs to the AVMA and FVMA. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys reading and choral singing. She shares her home with her cat named Freckles.



Reception Staff

Tammie began with us in 2006 and is now our Lead Receptionist. She is a true example of an animal lover as her primary concern at the clinic is the health and well being of our patients. She is the proud mom of four cats, and two miniature Australian Shepherds named Chief and Timber. When she isn’t working, Tammie enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, working in the yard and bike riding; but her most favorite time is spent with her husband and “kids”!




Hospital Manager

Lorri began with us in 1998 with an extensive background in zoology with the Central Florida Zoo. She enjoys the diverse areas of responsibility she has held at the clinic such as Lead Technician, Receptionist, Surgical Assistant and Inventory. Lorri has two sons named Brandon and Michael and a daughter named Shannon (who also worked here throughout high school and college). In addition, she has one dog… Tyson (Boxer), one cat named Grey Baby, two ferrets named Dewey and Phillip, AND one squirrel named Sandra. Lorri is also a certified Personal Trainer and is continuously working towards earning additional fitness certifications. In her spare time, Lorri enjoys spending time with her family, watching or going out to the movies, working out, doing yoga and kickboxing.

Years in Practice: 19


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Finance Manager

Annitte worked her from 2005 to 2007 until she went into early labor with her twin boys. Now eight years later and she is back. Annitte has a very busy life keeping up with twin boys, husband Tim, and her pet kiddos. She enjoys playing outside with her kids, and watching movies. She also likes playing with her two cats BoBo and Ej. The newest addition to their family is a little maltese, named Folly.

Years in Practice: 


Head Technician-Nursing Staff




Nursing Staff

Lexie joined our staff in December of 2015. She is currently going to school to become a veterinarian.  Lexie has a cat named Emma, and two dogs named Duke and Shadow. Her favorite hobbies include ice skating, reading, photography, and being outdoors with her family, her boyfriend Alex, and her two pups.

Years in practice: 3


Nursing Staff

Hi, my name is Melissa. I have been in this field since 2011. I have six dogs Precious a Beagle mix she is 12 years old, Snoopy a Beagle mix which is 7 years old, Belle and Presley they are sisters they are Dachshund Min Pin mixes who are five years old, Perrywinkle a Rotti mix who just turned one in March, and Venus who is a lab mix that is only 5 months old. In my time away from the clinic I am with my daughter Hazel Grace and spend time with my family and friends. I like to Craft, spend time outdoors swimming, camping, hunting, and fishing.


Nursing Staff

I started with Debary Animal Clinic as a veterinary technician in July of 2018. I have been in the industry since 2013 and love being able to make a difference in the lives of pets and pet parents. In my spare time I enjoy paddle boarding, camping, and spending time with friends and family. I currently have four dogs, Ranger, Bruno, Tripp and Avery and a tortoise named Raphael.


Nursing Staff


Nursing Staff

I started at DeBary Animal Clinic as a receptionist in May of 2016. I was then promoted to technician in July of 2018. When I’m not at work, I like to sit outside to paint or draw, go thrifting, and travel. I don’t currently have any pets of my own, but my roommate has two dogs Parker a Pug mix, Lily a Boston Terrier and Murphy an orange tabby. I like to say I am the greatest auntie to all my friends’ and family’s pets.


Client Care Coordinator

Dawn originally began with us as a veterinary technician in 1999 and is now our Client Care Coordiantor. She enjoys conversing with our clients and checking on the progress of our patients. Dawn’s caring nature is not only beneficial here at the clinic, but when she is home as well. She has one Dalmatian named Karma and several cats. Dawn likes to spend time with her animals, family, and friends. She enjoys taking Karma to puppy classes and is currently working with her in agility training. Her 2nd love is Rick Springfield, as she has been a faithful fan for 30 years and counting!


Years in Practice:  20




Administrative Consultant

Marty has been with DeBary Animal Clinic since its inception in 1986, with 3 years of previous industry experience. Around here, she is considered to be our “Numbers Guru”, “Information Specialist” and “Head Cheerleader”! She is a mother to many, as she has 2 human sons, Sam and Dan,a daughter-in-law Heather, Danielle,a granddaughter named Claire, two grandsons, River, and Derek. Her other children include a dachsund named Roxie, and two cats, Rachael and Sven. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Joe and their sons. Her interests also include being outdoors, photographing nature, beadwork, crafting and going to the beach.


Years in Practice: 33



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