Dawn E. Spakowski, DVM - Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Dawn grew up in suburban Chicago, Illinois and was a member of the local 4-H club in her hometown of Wood Dale, IL.  Being a suburban "farm girl" at heart, she was given her first pony at the age of  9 and went on to train him into a repeating champion in trial class.  From that point on, she always wanted to work with animals.  Dawn did her premed at the College of Dupage and was admitted to the University of Illinois.  After graduating in 1989 with honors, she then moved to Florida and began her professional career in Sarasota.  Soon afterwards, Dr. Dawn opened her very own practice here in Venice in 1991.  Dr. Dawn's approach to Veterinary Medicine is traditional, yet she continues to learn the most advanced procedures and technology.   Her style is straight forward and factual.  You, the Client, will be given the necessary information in order to help you make your decisions about treatments weighing best outcomes with reasonable costs.

Veterinary School:  University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Organizations:  American Veterinary Medical Association
                                              American Assoc. of  Small Animal Practitioners

Current memberships/ supporter:   American Red Cross-Sarasota Co. Chapter, Humane Society of Sarasota Co., Nature Conservatory, Heifer International, FVMA foundation, UNIFEM

Pet Family:  14 cats, 4 dogs, 7 goats, 13 Chickens, 2 rabbits, 2 Pot Bellied Pigs, 2 horses, 1 pony

Interests:  Movie Buff, Creating Greeting Cards through Stampin' Up!, Cats, Horses, Nature Walks, Conservation, Recycling, Go Carting, Theme Parks, RV Camping and Civil War Living History & Reenactments

Dr. Dawn's MRAC Clinic Staff

Tammy Warr

Tammy is a C.N.A. Originally from Connecticut, she has been in Florida over 20 years.  She is married and has six small dogs. She likes to play poker with family and friends and recently graduated with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Technology
Veterinary Assistant

Peggy Fusco

Peggy was born in Indiana and graduated from Purdue with a Nursing Degree.  She has been in Florida for over 20 years. She is married with three grandchildren. She is the past owner of horses, cats, dogs, cows, pigs and a goat.  Today she is the grandmother to a dog and two cats.  She likes golfing, biking, roller blading and her exercise classes.
Veterinary Assistant
Donna Callahan

Donna was born in Vermont and has lived in Florida for over 18 years.  She has worked in retail for many years and enjoys working with the public. She is a dedicate cat and ferret pet owner and lover.  Scrapbooking, photography and movies are her main interests.
Veterinary Assistant

We are currently not hiring.

Myakka River Animal Clinic * 3146 East Venice Avenue * Venice * FL * 34292
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