TAMPA, Fla., May 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cross Creek Animal
Medical Centre announced the addition of three new Tampa veterinarians
to their staff. These veterinarians are board certified surgeon Dr.
Colby Burns, internist Dr. Chris Ludlow, and associate veterinarian Dr.
Debra Drew. Dr. Burns specializes in providing small animal surgery,
Dr. Ludlow provides clinical nutrition and gastroenterology care, and
Dr. Drew focuses on general small animal medicine. The three Tampa
veterinarians further enhance the veterinary specialist capabilities at
Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre.
Dr. Burns is a 2006 graduate of the University of Florida’s College of
Veterinary Medicine. The board certified surgeon completed a one-year
small animal rotation internship at Tufts Cummings College of
Veterinary Medicine and completed her small animal surgery residency at
the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Burns
became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in
2012 and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports
Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.
“I am thrilled to join Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre and continue
the practice’s long tradition of providing outstanding veterinary
medical care for the Tampa community,” said Dr. Burns. “Small animal
fractures, hip replacements and other small animal surgical procedures
can be a stressful experience for both pets and their owners. I work
closely with pet owners to make the process as easy and seamless as
possible. It’s wonderful to bring movement back to pets for the first
Dr. Burns has also received certificates of completion for AO ASIF
Advance Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management, AO ASIF
Principles of Small Animal Fracture Management, and BioMedtrix Total
Hip Replacement courses.
Dr. Ludlow earned his DVM with honors from Kansas State University in
1986 and has worked in a variety of practice settings before focusing
on Veterinary Internal Medicine Diagnostics and Gastroenterology care.
The Tampa veterinarian has over 15 years of experience in ultrasound
and endoscopy in university and referral hospital settings. He has
lectured extensively nationally and internationally in gastroenterology
and has taught endoscopy wet labs at national meetings.
“I am passionate about clinical nutrition and the best veterinary
diagnostics possible,” said Dr. Ludlow. “I am excited to continue
offering these services.”
Dr. Drew has been practicing pet health care since 1998. She also began
training in small animal diagnostic ultrasonography and
echocardiography before the techniques were formally introduction into
routine veterinary medicine.
“My favorite part of being a veterinarian is the big smile, wag or purr
when a job is well done,” said Dr. Drew. “I am proud to have been at
the forefront of veterinary technology now for nearly two decades, and
will continue providing advanced diagnostic care to the Tampa
To learn more about the Tampa veterinarians and their Tampa pet health
care services, clients are urged to call the clinic.