Dr. Larry Helm:
Dr. Larry grew up in New Port Richey, Florida. He attended the University of Florida and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology in 1985 and then attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, he served as Senior Class President, received the Laura and Clyde Spears Rural Animal Medicine Award and the Large and Small Animal Proficiency in Surgery Award. He received his DVM degree in 1989. While in school in Gainesville, his parents moved to the Quincy area and Dr. Larry took a job with Quincy Animal Hospital in 1989. In 1991, he and his wife Shari purchased the clinic.
Dr. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Shari in 1982. They had their first child, JT, 3 days before Dr. Larry's vet school graduation. Their second child Katy Jo arrived in 1993. JT graduated from Robert F Munroe Day School in 2007 and the University of Florida in 2012. He lives in Gainesville, Florida. Katy Jo graduated from Flagler University at TCC and taught for three years at her Alma Mater, Robert F. Munroe. She accepted a position at Hosford Elementary in 2019. Shari graduated with her teaching degree from Flagler University, TCC Campus and taught at Robert F Munroe until her retirement in 2019-and no, Dr. Larry has no plans to retire any time soon.
Katy Jo and her husband Brennan welcomed their son, Tucker Wayne, to the family in October, 2019.
Dr. Larry is an avid duck and turkey hunter and salt water fisherman. He is a member of Delta Waterfowl, NWTF and is the Regional Director for United Waterfowlers of Florida. He serves on the Rabies Compendium Committee for the State of Florida.
The family has 2 dogs: Waylon (Labrador Retriever) and Ollie (Dachshund). They also have 1 cat: Olaf.
Dr. Beth May:
Dr. Beth (Rooks) May was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Allergic to all animals as a child, she had no pets until middle school. 'Watson', a Miniature Schnauzer mix was the key to turning her thoughts towards a career in the veterinary profession. Dr. Beth and her twin sister Amy attended HB Plantation High School. After graduating in 1993, she moved to Atlanta Georgia to attend Emory University and run Cross Country. With a BS in Biology four years later she moved to Cartersville, Georgia to work at Animal Medical Center by day and waitress/bartend at Taco Mac by night. One year and many wonderful experiences later, (thanks Dr. Moore!), she moved to Athens, Georgia to attend the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
Four years, in 2002, with little sleep later (and many palpated dairy cows in California and Wisconsin) she graduated and moved to Quincy, Florida to begin work at Quincy Animal Hospital. She became a co-owner of Quincy Animal Hospital in 2012.
In February of 2004, Beth Rooks became Beth May in Jackson Wyoming where she eloped with her husband, Ashley May. (Yes, he was the son of a client. Thanks 'Maggie' May for having skin problems!) In September of 2005, they welcomed Fountain David May to the menagerie and in 2010, Jesse Brinson May also joined the circus. Their own pets include a 9 year old black Lab, "Duke" and a 8 year old yellow Lab, "Ellie Mae" May. In her spare time (ha, ha, ha!), she enjoys cake decorating, canning, and cross stitching.
Dr. Hannah Buchanan:
Dr. Hannah grew up in Hebron, Kentucky riding, training and showing horses and was very involved in 4-H. She attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate where she received a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Biology. Hannah then went on to attend Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine where she was awarded the Dr Edwin R Goode, JR Memorial Award for her research in equine cartilage friction properties. When Hannah entered vet school, she wanted to do only research. However, once she started her clinical year, she knew she wanted a more hands on career with people's pets.
In veterinary medicine, Hannah is passionate about radiology, specifically ultrasound. She is now available for ultrasound appointments! She also enjoys dentistry, preventative care and preserving the human-animal bond. Dr. Hannah met her husband, Dr Tim, at Auburn's vet school. They got married in February of 2021, just a few short months before graduating. Tim works at Bradfordville Animal Hospital in Tallahassee. Together, they have 2 dogs: Finn, a black goldendoodle and Stinky, an Alabama brown dog (one big mutt). In their spare time, they enjoy fishing and hiking with their dogs.
A couple of fun facts about Dr. Hannah: she has shown 9 different types of animals, she's an only child, and she has a scientific article published in Journal of Dairy, Veterinary and Animal Research!