Sarasota Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (SVESC) is pleased to announce that Lesleigh Redavid, DVM, DAVECCS, has joined the staff of the full-service veterinary emergency and specialty hospital, located at 7414 Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
As a specialist in critical care, Dr. Redavid rounds out SVESC’s highly skilled medical team that includes seven emergency doctors and six other veterinary specialists skilled in cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery. Dr. Redavid is Sarasota’s only specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. In order to find other specialists in her field, pet owners previously had to take their pets to Ft.Myers or Tampa.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Redavid has known since childhood that she wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Growing up in a household filled with pets, her lifelong dream has been to serve as an ambassador for animals, “helping those who cannot speak for themselves.”
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Redavid was accepted to vet school at the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’sUniversity. While completing her studies, Dr. Redavid also volunteered as an on-call veterinarian at an emergency clinic. Her commitment to her volunteer work and her schoolwork led to two notable honors: Dr. Redavid was inducted into Phi Zeta, a veterinary honor society, and was presented with the prestigious Pfizer Critical Care and Emergency Award in 2007. After completing vet school, Dr. Redavid also completed a one-year rotating internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in New York, and a three-year residency program at New EnglandAnimalMedicalCenter in Massachusetts, where she specialized in emergency and critical care. “The experience I gained during my internship and residency was invaluable in developing the skills needed to deal with very critical animals,” Dr. Redavid comments. “A patient’s medical condition can change in a matter of minutes, and life-threatening illnesses or injuries require the ability to think on your feet and make fast decisions about appropriate and life-saving care.”
After interviewing with veterinary practices throughout the country, Dr. Redavid accepted the position at SVESC because of the team approach to managing each patient, as well as the camaraderie and, most importantly, the compassion of the skilled emergency veterinarians and specialists on staff.
According to Dr. Wendy Ellis, owner of SVESC, Dr. Redavid has brought an unparalleled level of skill and expertise to the veterinary emergency practice that consistently is recommended most by area veterinarians.
“Dr. Redavid brings a whole new level of emergency and critical care to the pets in our community,” Dr. Ellis says. “Her expertise allows us to expand on our existing emergency service.
“Our hospital is now staffed to treat all degrees of trauma, as well as very serious medical problems,” Dr. Ellis continues. “Pets needing this level of care no longer need to travel to Tampa when in need of more intensive critical care.
“We are excited to have Dr. Redavid on board as Sarasota’s only critical care doctor,” Dr. Ellis adds.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SVE SC is located at 7414 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, just one mile south of Stickney Point Road on the west side of US 41 (Tamiami Trail). For additional information, call 941-923-7260, or visit www.YourERVet.com.