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Hospital Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wed: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sun: Closed

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  • Bassem Deeb

    Dr. Bassem Deeb Owner/Medical Director

    Dr. Bassem Deeb grew up in Cairo, Egypt, where his love of animals began early in life. His childhood was spent caring for a variety of animals.

    At an early age, he realized his love and care for animals and how he could best serve the animal community by becoming a veterinarian. He understood the connections that the people have toward their pets at that early age. Following his childhood dream, Dr. Deeb attended Cairo University, where he studied Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Science. Even during his time in Medical school, he never stopped caring for animals and volunteered regularly. Dr. Deeb is indulging his passion for helping and rescuing injured pets.

    After making the United States his permanent home, Dr. Deeb completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program sanctioned by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA). Dr. Deeb also completed his internship at an Emergency Small Animal Hospital in NJ.

    For over fifteen years, Dr. Deeb has established a highly-esteemed career in veterinary medicine excelling in many areas, including Preventative Medicine, Surgery, Emergency, and Critical Care Medicine. He is passionate about delivering high-quality medicine to your pets. Dr. Deeb served as Chief-of-Staff for many years in an animal hospital in Tampa, FL.

    In addition to his experience, this position enabled him to mentor and educate incoming veterinarians, veterinary students, and support staff.

    Dr. Deeb is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA), as well as a USDA-accredited veterinarian. He is also certified to approve international and interstate pet travel requirements and health certificates.

    Dr. Deeb continues to further his education and training through advanced courses in veterinary medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in events in his community.

  • Tally

    Tally Veterinary Nurse, Hospital Manager

    Tally, another wonderful addition to our founding team, was born in Georgia, yet raised right here in the Tampa Bay area. A natural animal lover, she has been caring for them her entire life, from taking in strays to volunteering at multiple shelters during college. With dreams of one day becoming a certified Wildlife Rehabilitation specialist, Tally has over 6 years of exposure in the animal health field. Her experience includes studying and completing her degree in Animal Sciences, volunteering in kennels, as well as working through an internship for her Veterinary Assistant certification. During the progression of her education, Tally has also attained her Pet Nutrition certification.

    Tally is very excited to make lasting connections with both pet owners and our patients at Good Shepherd Pet Hospital. Her favorite aspect of working on our team is her respect for the care and love, our founder, Dr. Bassem Deeb, shows for the well-being of every pet and their owners. She is also involved with enhancing our social media platforms with great content and photos. Tally’s pet family includes Olivia Grace or “Olive”, a precious Labrador/Whippet mix who she just adores and takes all over town with her exploring new restaurants, fishing, and going to the beach, or on nature trails.

  • Kendyl Hand

    Kendyl HandVeterinary Technician

    Kendyl one of our veterinary technicians born and raised in Lutz, FL. She has always had a passion for caring and helping animals from volunteering at animal shelters, fostering pets and helping large animal farms. Kendyl has worked in large animal and small animal medicine industry for over 5 years. Receiving her Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from UF (Go Gators) she intends to have her own ranch while making a difference in the farming industry. Currently Kendyl has 3 cows, 2 fainting goats, 4 chickens, 2 running ducks, 3 dogs, 1 cat and lastly 1 leopard gecko that she continues to love more than herself. Kendyl enjoys her free time exploring the mountains and being outdoors!

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