Dr. Alton A. Ford
Dr. Ford's family moved to Florida in 1962. His education included undergraduate work at the University of Florida and graduating from veterinary school at Auburn University in 1971. He first worked at a mixed practice (large and small animal) in Missouri, but came back to Florida in 1972. In 1975, Dr. Ford and Dr. Gillaspie acquired South Trail Animal Hospital. Dr. Ford and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters. His interests include camping, wood work, yard work, and spending time with his dog, Roly.
Dr. Thomas F. Gillaspie
Dr. Gillaspie was raised on a livestock farm in Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. He was in the Army Veterinary Corp in Vietnam and then in private practice in Bradenton, FL. In 1975, he bought South Trail Animal Hospital with Dr. Ford. Dr. Gillaspie and his wife Jayma have four daughters. The current pet population at home is four cats and many chickens. He drives the Sunday School bus and teaches junior church for Gospel Baptist Church. Dr. Gillaspie enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He also enjoys bird watching.
Dr. Barbara DeMonarco-Snell
Dr. DeMonarco-Snell originally hails from Long Island, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science and graduated Magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2000. She then went on to attend Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 2004 as a member of Phi Zeta honor society. It was through their alma mater the she was introduced to Dr. Gillaspie (KSU 1970) and recruited to join the team at South Trail Animal Hospital and has been here ten years now. Dr. DeMonarco and her husband, Dean, have three children: twins Katie and Sammy, and baby boy, Cole. Their family also includes three dogs; Eli, a lab-border collie mix, Hunter, a catahula mix, and Penny, a chihuahua. She also has a cat, Tela. When not at work, she enjoys boating, scuba diving and spending time with her family.
Dr. Eleanor Cooke
Dr. Cooke is a native New Yorker and graduated from Tuskegee University in 2004. Before becoming a veterinarian she was a registered dental hygienist for thirteen years. Dr. Cooke joined South Trail Animal Hospital in February 2008. When she is not working, Dr. Cooke has seven dogs, several cats, many birds, various other pocket pets and two horses (Debut and Finalih) that she spends time training. Dr. Cooke enjoys bowling and spending time at the beach.
Dr. Georgia Calloway
Dr. Calloway originally grew up in El Paso, Texas. She attended Tuskegee University and graduated in 2011. She and her fiance, Jack, share their home with their dog Buster and cat Chai. Dr. Calloway enjoys treating all types of small animals and has an added interest in exotic medicine. When she is not working, Dr. Calloway loves kayaking, hiking, reading and working on puzzles.
Dr. Joel Noah
Dr. Noah graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He has lived in several different states, but has been a resident of Florida the longest. Dr. Noah has been working with animals since he was thirteen when he started volunteering at a zoo. In addition to dogs and cats, Dr. Noah has an interest in exotic companion animal medicine. He has a yellow lab mix Asa, two uromastyx lizards (Bubba and Gus), and a thirteen year old leopard gecko named Lenny. In his spare time, Dr. Noah enjoys the beach, the outdoors, and collecting old books, coins, and fossils. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Shannon Adams
Dr. Adams joined our practice in December. She was born in Oklahoma City, earning her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2010. Being an avid lover of sunshine, ocean views and palm trees, she relocated to Florida in 2014. Her areas of interest include feline and internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike around the lake, playing acoustic guitar and of course, visiting many different beaches that Florida has to offer. She shares her home with her three kitties: Savannah, Jerry and Stewie.