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Clay Dutton, DVM

  • Hometown: Tampa, FL
  • Employee since: 2014
  • Find me at: Cheval

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Dr. Dutton was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He earned his Bachelor of Science in zoology from Auburn University in 2010. His education continued at Ross University where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and he completed his clinical and surgical year at the University of Florida. While pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Dutton conducted research on the prevalence of salmonella in leatherback sea turtles. He presented his findings at the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine conference and his research was published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine in 2013. Over the years Dr. Dutton has also spent a great deal of time volunteering at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center. While there he assisted in the care of the wild bird population.

Dr. Dutton returned to Tampa and joined Tampa Bay Vets group in 2014. His professional interests include ultrasound, endoscopy, oncology, internal medicine and exotic animal medicine. He possesses certifications in endoscopy from the University of Georgia and Ultrasound from the NAVC institute.

Dr. Dutton’s wife, Holly, is also a veterinarian. Together they have two children (Pierce and Luke) and two dogs (Boone and Piper). In his spare time Dr. Dutton is an avid outdoorsman, who enjoys fishing, scuba diving, and surfing with his family.