Dr. Berarducci was first introduced to our clients over 13 years ago when she worked at Braden River Animal Hospital dually as a front office receptionist and veterinary technician. At the time, Dr. Berarducci was preparing for her studies to one day enter the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating from veterinary school in 2011, Dr. Berarducci first worked at a local practice in the Bradenton area. Soon thereafter, we were incredibly fortunate to have her return to Braden River Animal Hospital as one of our Associate Veterinarians.
Originally from Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Berarducci and her family have developed strong ties to the Bradenton community which also parallels the strong relationships she formulated with our Braden River clientele and patients. Having a strong interest in developing her career as a veterinarian, Dr. Berarducci has continuously fortified these bonds by practicing quality companion animal medicine and surgery while educating clients on the well-being of their pets. Over the years, she has also been driven to develop her business acumen in veterinary practice management also working on the development of Braden River Animal Hospital. With both sister practices now strongly embedded in the Bradenton, Parrish, Palmetto, Ft. Hamer and surrounding communities, Dr. Berarducci also met another huge milestone when she became co-owner of both Braden River Animal Hospital and Braden River Animal Hospital with Dr. Terry Clekis in 2017.
Looking into the future, Dr. Berarducci is dedicated to helping develop our two practices with a continued emphasis placed on superior patient care, excellent customer service and community involvement. Her own professional goals are to stay current on the latest advancements in medicine and surgery and to continually foster great teamwork as a managing veterinarian. For leisure, Dr. Berarducci participates in mud runs both locally and around the state, enjoys weight training, reading, going to movies and to the beach. She is also a parent to Blaze and Torch, two beautiful German Shepherds she has been raising since 2016.
Dr. Tyrene Fellman and her family have long been established in the Sarasota-Bradenton community since 1980 when they moved to the warm, sunny shores of our Gulf Coast region from Buffalo, New York. A graduate of Bayshore High School, Dr. Fellman’s interest in care giving was quite apparent when she graduated with an RN degree from Manatee Community College. Also, an ardent lover of animals, her desire to remain in patient care eventually morphed into the very strong passion to become a veterinarian. Dr. Fellman pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both Animal Science and Biology.
Remaining in Gainesville, FL, to fulfill her ultimate career goals, Dr. Fellman next graduated with honors from the highly-acclaimed, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Now, twenty-three years later, she has established longevity and many connections in our local community as a highly-respected veterinarian practicing small animal medicine and surgery as well as exotic pet medicine. As an extra caveat, many find it fascinating that she has been caring professionally for “pocket pets” for many years including a strong interest in addressing the healthcare needs of small mammals, lizards and turtles.
Dr. Fellman joined the veterinary teams at both Braden River Animal Hospital and our sister practice, Braden River Animal Hospital, in 2018. When asked about her favorite aspect of being a part of our closely-knit team, she responded, “Both animal hospitals have an incredibly supportive atmosphere. I truly feel privileged to be able to be a part of the unique human animal bond. Working in an environment where everyone shares the same vision of providing high quality medicine and care to our patients and clients in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere is personally very rewarding.”
Dr. Fellman enjoys spending quality time with her two beautiful children, Spencer and Churchill along with their lovable dogs Simba, Indigo and Reese. In her spare time, she also enjoys the Aerial Arts, yoga and rock climbing.
Dr. Kathryn Bailey
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Dr. Kathryn Bailey, born and raised in England, joined our hospital as an associate veterinarian in 2020. She received her undergrad from Royal Veterinary College in London, UK, before attending and graduating from St. George’s University in Grenada, and spending her final clinical year at Auburn University in Alabama. She has been in the field for 6 years now and enjoys all aspects of medicine & performing surgeries. Dr. Bailey’s favorite part about working with animals & clients professionally is developing relationships with clients and working together to ensure their pets receive the best care possible! On her off time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and playing with her Frenchie puppy, Nala.
Dr. Kelly Schwaner
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Dr. Kelly Schwaner, a 2019 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, joined our team in August of 2022. Formerly from Ohio, she moved to Florida to be closer to family and enjoy the warmer weather. While she has a passion for all of veterinary medicine, her special interests lie with dentistry, senior and end of life care. Dr. Schwaner is an advocate for mental health care and is involved in the FVMA “Power of 10 Leadership Program” connecting with other veterinarians across the state. In her free time, she can be found reading a good book, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time with her husband (Nick) and two dogs (Archie and Lulu). Dr. Schwaner has already made great relationships with our wonderful clients and is very happy working with our amazing teams at both hospitals.