Dr. Meaghan Callahan Receives PennHIP Certification
Congratulations to Dr. Meaghan Callahan for receiving her PennHIP certification.
There are no other veterinarians in Hillsborough County that are PennHIP certified.
Breeds for which PennHIP Screening is Recommended
Dr. Lacie Armstrong is an associate veterinarian and medical director at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She graduated with honors from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with dual degrees in Marine Science and Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Armstrong then attended The Ohio State University where she earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine. During her Veterinary education she completed externships in Marine Animal Medicine at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, SeaWorld in Orlando and the San Diego Zoo. Following Veterinary School, she completed a small animal medicine and emergency internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
In 2018, she attended the Chi Institute and obtained her traditional Chinese veterinary medical (TCVM) certification in small animal acupuncture which has been a rewarding therapy option to provide to her patients. She has also trained and earned medical certification in Penn Hip Radiology for Hip Dysplasia. She has special interests in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Armstrong lives with her 2 rescue dogs Archie and Scarlet. Her interests include scuba diving, travel and photography. She is also an avid college football fan.
Dr. Clarke was born and raised in Tampa and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2006. He continued his education at the University of Florida and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, graduating in the top 8% of his class. He then entered private emergency and general practice in Jacksonville before moving back to Tampa and joining Tampa Bay Vets in 2012 at Pebble Creek Animal Hospital. In 2017, Dr. Clarke helped bring All Creatures Animal Hospital into the Tampa Bay Vets family.
His professional interests include internal medicine, oncology, and endoscopy. He holds a certification from the University of Georgia in flexible endoscopy and is certified in PennHIP imaging for the detection of hip dysplasia. He has also received his Cat Friendly Veterinarian and Human-Animal Bond certifications through the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, and is a Fear Free certified veterinarian. While he loves the scientific challenges presented by practicing medicine, he feels passionately that the best part of veterinary medicine is caring for the entire family and the ability to improve client’s lives through their pets.
Dr. Clarke and his wife Kim have a son, Hudson. They also share their home with a Standard Poodle (Charlie), an Irish Setter (Emma Rose), and a cat (Mona). In his spare time, Dr. Clarke enjoys backpacking, fishing, following Lightning Hockey and Gator Football, and most of all spending time with his family.