Tampa veterinarian Dr. Callahan was raised in Cocoa, FL where she was salutatorian of her high school graduating class. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in animal biology with a minor in zoology from the University of Florida in 2008. During her undergraduate degree, she conducted research on gut enzyme profiles of invasive vermiculated sailfin catfish. She presented her research in Portland, OR at the 8th International Congress on The Biology of Fish and was published in the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology in 2010. She went on to earn a Master’s degree with honors in dairy cattle reproduction and completed an internship at a dairy reproduction facility in Wisconsin. She received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2015 with special certificates in veterinary business management and small animal dentistry.
Dr. Callahan is certified to perform PennHIP radiographs, which is a novel way to assess, measure and interpret hip joint laxity in dogs and cats. She is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.
Dr. Callahan’s professional interests include surgery, acupuncture, ophthalmology, and ultrasound diagnostics. She shares a home in Lutz with with her 2 dogs (Chester and Winston), and a rescued Mali Uromastyx. Her hobbies include being on the water/beach, traveling, yoga, bowling, SCUBA diving, and watching Gator football.