Midway Animal Hospital

The professional and courteous staff at Midway Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Midway Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Largo, FL and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Midway Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.  
Doc & Tater
  • M,Tu,Th,F: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM-2:00PM
  • Sat: 8:30AM-1:00PM
  • Sun: 8:30AM-12:00PM
  • After Hrs ER: 727-531-5752
  • Dr Howell

    Donald S. Howell, D.V.M., Practice Owner

    Dr. Howell has been the owner of Midway Animal Hospital since 1988 continuing the caring and professional service that Dr. Bone initiated. Now with the latest equipment and technology, we can offer your pets the highest quality care. Dr. Howell is a 1981 graduate of Auburn University.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1981
    Education:
    Auburn University
    Interests:
    Flying
  • Dr. Samantha McHenry, DVM

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    St. George's University
    Interests:
    Love being in the sunshine
    Email:
  • Federick Nutter D.V.M.

    Dr. Fred Nutter

    Dr Fred Nutter graduated from Sharpsville High School in Sharpsville, Indiana.  He then moved on to serve our country in the US Navy for 4 years sailing on a Destroyer.  After his time in the Armed Forces, he got himself a job at Indiana Bell Telephone and worked there until he decided to attend Purdue University.  It was there that he spent 2 years taking Pre-Vet courses and his 4 years of Vet school thereafter.  He started in his first practice in Seminole, Fl in 1977.  After some time he decided to open his own Practice in South St. Pete and ran that for a number of years.  He later moved on from that practice and moved to Venice, Fl where he practice for many years as well before returning to the largo area and now works for Midway Animal Hospital with long time friend Dr. Howell.

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1981
    Email:
  • Lisa Cote D.V.M.

    Dr Cote is originally from New England.
    After working many years as a molecular biologist she decided to pursue her dream and become a veterinarian.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2000.  She moved to Florida a year later to escape New England winter.
    She lives in Gulfport with her seven cats: Seven, Butters, Mr. Mau Mau, Pete, Trapper, Monkey and Gronk.
     She also has 2 yellow labs, Bruschi and Belichick.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Education:
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Anneke VanTricht, Office Mgr / Head Vet.Technician

    Born in Belgium , I am the "almost" spitting image of my  identical twin.  Track and field was our whole life and we reached the top, until a motorcycle accident ended my career. I have written and illustrated several books on track and field as guidelines for new coaches. I majored in biology and physical education and taught for 4 years in Belgium, also coaching in track and field and  swimming. Some of my many diplomas and certificates from the United States, include: Early Childhood Education, Life guard, Fitness Education and Nutrition, and Veterinary Technology through the Penn Foster College. After teaching for 9 years in America I changed my career and started working for Dr Howell and Midway Animal Hospital, employed  for the past 10 years as a Vet Technician / Office Manager. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2007
    Education:
    Penn Foster College
    Interests:
    Horse back riding and taking care of horses
    Email:
  • Ashley Zurbriggen, Veterinary Tech

    Home state is California but I have lived in Florida for 11 years. I was in the National Honer Society.
    I am the proud parent of 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 parakeets. I am working towards my B.S.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
    Education:
    A.A.S. Veterinary Tech
    Interests:
    Certified with the State of Florida
  • Johan VandenBroeck, Jack of all Trades

    I'm a receptionist at this fine hospital. Some people would even go as far as to say that i am the backbone of this establishment right under Dr. Howell himself! Answering phone calls, filling prescriptions, pulling charts, and helping out the doctor when needed; what don't I do?! I'm just kidding. Everyone here dose a great job and works very well as a team and has an equally important role to play. In my spare time I work on my doctorate in psychology or hang out with my buddies or girlfriend.
    Education:
    working on my doctorate in psychology.
    Interests:
    Video game playing
    Email:
  • Sam Rivera, Vet Technician

    My name is Sam, I am 24 years old and loving life. I am currently attending school at Saint Pete Vet program to become a vet tech with credentials. I consider myself a super tech, all I need is a cape and I will be complete. Honestly we are all super here thanks to Dr Howell. There is no better clinic out there. My super powers include drawing blood, X-rays and interpreting the behavior of microscopic organisms with a microscope.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    C.V.T. Veterinarian Tech
    Interests:
    Fishing and Beach
    Email:
  • Bonnie Farago Vet Technician

    Hello!  My name is Bonnie.  I’ve been a veterinarian technician for 14 years now.  I graduated with my CVT/RVT in 2009 from Columbus State in Ohio.  I have two cats named Izzybella and Sophee as well as a dog named Jo.  Not only do I work with small animals here at the hospital, but in my spare time I also volunteer my time at the Big Cat Rescue.  I have been with the Big Cat Rescue for 3 years now and have the title of Senior Keeper.  I enjoy reading, traveling, and anything involving the beach and the outdoors such as running and volleyball.  I’m very happy to be a part of the Midway team and look forward to taking care of your animals!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Graduated with my CVT/RVT in 2009 from Columbus State in Ohio
    Interests:
    I volunteer my time at the Big Cat Rescue and have the title of Senior Keeper
  • Jennifer Opal

    Hello, everyone!  My name is Jennifer.  I was born in Long Island, NY and raised in the Seminole, FL area for 14 years before moving to PA.  I moved back to this area after 11 years in PA, bringing my black and white cat named Shadow and started working at Midway.  I graduated after 4 ½ years of study from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA in May of 2012 with a BA in Veterinary Medical Technology and a minor in business.  The Lord has blessed me with a love of people and animals  which has lead me down this path.  I love wolves, writing, painting, drawing, but first and foremost, the Lord Himself.  Have a blessed day!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    B.A. from Wilson College at Chambersburg, PA
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  • Angelica Rodriguez

    Hi, everyone!  My name is Angel and I work both as a tech and a receptionist at Midway Animal Hospital.  I was born in New Jersey and moved to Florida when I was about 10 years old.  I graduated from Seminole High School and the Vocational Education program as a Certified Veterinarian Assistant (CVA).  I was in Future Farmers of America and competed in the Vet Assistant FFA competition.  I have a dog named Priscilla, a cat named Brutus, and a turtle named All Capone.  I love sports, both watching and playing them with football being my favorite.  I also love reading and camping.  I also do a lot of art in many different mediums.  I love seeing new faces, so I hope to see you soon! 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 09, 2015
    Education:
    graduated from Seminole High School and the Vocational Education program as a Certified Veterinarian Assistant (CVA).
    Email:
  • Mitchel Vandenbroeck

    Hey there, my name is Mitch and I am a vet tech/ receptionist here at midway. I have worked here for 5 years and then left to be a full time missionary as a program director for camp Gilead for 3 years. I have come back to get my bachelors in biblical counseling and work part time now here. On my free time I enjoy fitness and training for OCR (obstacle course races)! Most of my Saturdays are spent at a race somewhere around Florida! I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Get my bachelors in biblical counseling