Midway Animal Hospital

At Midway Animal Hospital, we have a simple vision: we believe that your pets are family members, and we believe that they deserve the best care that we can give them.  We believe that all creatures, and all people, deserve care, compassion, and honesty.  We believe that the amount of love and connection someone feels for their pet has nothing to do with their income.  And we believe that all pets and people deserve to receive the best treatment possible, and that they should have all options explained to them.  We want to work with each owner to craft a treatment plan that will work for both them and their pet.

The friendly and professional staff at Midway Animal Hospital practice the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care, taking the extra time to soothe your pets; we try to make the visit as gentle and stress-free as possible, providing professional care with a personal touch. 

Midway Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Homosassa and surrounding areas such as Crystal River, Dunnellon, Lecanto, and Inverness. We treat small animals including cats, dogs along with avian (birds) and some exotics.
 
Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice, and to find out more information about how Midway Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

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  • 1635 S. Suncoast Blvd
  • Homosassa,FL 34448
  • Phone: 352-795-7110
  • Fax: 795-6305
  • Email Us
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-3:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Robin Dearden, DVM, Owner

    Dr. Dearden graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  After being an associate veterinarian for a number of years and developing a wonderful clientele, she purchased the practice from Dr. K.C. Nayfield.   Since becoming a veterinarian at Midway Animal Hospital she has developed special interests in internal medicine and abdominal ultrasonograghy.  She is married and has a 10 year old son.  She also shares her home with a Bullmastiff, a Lab mix and a German Shepard police dog. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2002
    Education:
    University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Ultrasound, endoscopy, endocrine disorders
  • Dr. K.C. Nayfield, DVM

    Dr. Nayfield opened Midway Animal Hospital in July 1982. His special interests are general surgery, orthopedic surgery, knee surgery, fracture repairs and endoscopy. He has even designed original orthopedic hardware, which debuted at the Annual Conference for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He also does charitable works, including traveling to impoverished areas in the Bahamas and Cuba to spay and neuter the feral animals there, trying to help control the pet population.  He has received his B.S. in 1974 Cum Laude from F.S.U., M.S. in Veterinary Physiology from U.F. in 1975 and his DVM at UF in 1980. He has been happily married to Marybeth for 32 years and has two sons Kyle and Cory. He has two dogs, Arlo and Mogi - the "Mongrel Corgi”. His professional website is www.kcnayfielddvm.com.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1982
    Education:
    Florida State University
    Interests:
    Orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, endoscopy
  • Dr. Amanda Thomas

    Dr. Thomas grew up in Cocoa, Florida, a rural community which exposed her to wildlife in her own back yard. She spent much of her childhood trying to save animals ranging from rabbits to reptiles.

    Dr. Thomas completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida, and earned her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. She spent time working at the University of Florida in research, and volunteered with a nearby Horse Retirement Farm and local humane societies.

    Dr. Thomas is a valued member of the Midway Animal Hospital Team. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and radiology. She is s member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

    When she is not working hard, Dr. Thomas enjoys camping, traveling, nature walks, watching movies or hanging out with her friends and family, she is also a talented artist who enjoys painting. She is a pet parent to a Basset Hound mix named Bailey, a Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot named Angel and a Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle named Jypsy.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Western University of Health Science
    Interests:
    Internal Medicine, Surgery
  • Dr. Sharon Thornhill

    Dr. Thornhill is a Florida native and University of Florida alumni who spent some time out of state to graduate with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University. After spending some time to work with injured marine life such as sea turtles in Gulfport, MS she decided to return home to Florida seeking a her career in private practice.
    Previously, she worked for 10 + years in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care with a small stint in Research at the McKnight Brian Institute in Gainesville, FL. She has provided instruction to Veterinary Students in Intensive Care Nursing and Techniques as well as given lectures on Emergency and Critical Care subjects to Veterinary Technicians.
    Dr. Thornhill enjoys a variety of hobbies such as SCUBA, kayaking, historical reenactments, and drawing. She is Mom to two precious young boys, her rescued dog and now-permanent foster cat.
    (Professional interests include soft tissue surgery, general/internal medicine, and exotics.)
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Mississippi State University
    Interests:
    exotics, pocket pets
  • Dr. John Peterlin

    Dr. Peterlin has been an important part of Midway's evolution, he is well known and respected by our pets, clients and team members here at Midway.
    Dr. Peterlin currently sees patients on Saturdays and sometimes during our regular work week.
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    Dr. Nancy Kicherer

    Dr. Nancy has been a valued part of Midway and the Veterinary community in the area for many years. She is currently seeing patients on Saturdays here at Midway.
  • Stacie Zuniga, Hospital Management and Lead Technician

    Stacie joined the Midway team back in 2002. She enjoys living on a farm with her horses, goats, dobermans, cats and chickens. Stacie is very creative and enjoys traveling, boating, fishing, horseback riding, nature and spending time with family and friends. "I love being a part of our Midway Family"
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2002
  • Danielle Swope, Hospital Management and Inventory Manager

    Danielle has been with Midway since 1994. She has grown along with the practice and has joined our Management team. She is a talented Veterinary Technician and continually helps provide guidance and support to our veterinary Technician team.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
  • Laura Johnson, CVT, Client Service Lead

    I graduated from Michigan State University with my degree in Veterinary Technology.  I started my technician career in Wisconsin in mixed animal practice, then transitioned to equine-only clinics.  After a few years, I moved to veterinary product sales.  I am happy to now be back where I started, working with the owners and patients here at Midway Animal Hospital.  In my spare time, I love to garden and tend to my flowers.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Michigan State University
  • Doreen Benn, Technician

    Doreen is our lab guru, and has been at Midway for many years. " joined the Midway team in 2002. I have 3 children, 4 dogs, and a cat. I enjoy camping, boating, playing softball, bowling and working with animals." 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2002
  • Christina Iannucci , CVT

    Chris hails originally from Connecticut and has spent the last few years here in beautiful Weeki Wachee with her beautiful young son Brandon.  She attended Becker College in Massachusetts, where she received her AS in Veterinary Technology.  She went on to earn her CVT and has over 18 years of experience in veterinary medicine.  She has a goofy dog and is a wonderful member of our Midway team!  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    Becker College
  • Deborah Mullen, Technician

    I was drawn to the field of Veterinary Medicine because of my passion for animals.   Working at Midway is an amazing experience.  I have made wonderful friends and learned so many amazing techniques in surgery and dentistry.  I have a young son who runs the house along with 4 dogs, a cat, a gerbil and any other creature he decides to bring home to learn more about.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
  • Amie Back, Client Service

    I joined the Midway team in April 2012.  I really enjoy working here with everyone because we all take pride in what we do and the staff treats you like family.  I absolutely enjoy animals and all wildlife and seeing our clients leave happy knowing their pet has been well taken care of here!  I have a 10 year old daughter, Niya, who I adore with all my heart.  In my spare time, I like to go out on a boat, whether it by fishing, snorkeling, or soaking up the sun and enjoying life to the fullest everyday!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Lisa Woodham, Client Service

    Lisa joined the Midway team as a receptionist in May of 2013.  She decided to come to Midway after bringing her pets here as a client.  She appreciates how everyone at Midway really cares about the animals and wants the best for them and their owners.   Since becoming a team member she enjoys how well everyone gets along and works together for a common goal.   She has a background and degree in Culinary Arts and  served as a private Chef for 4 years before returning to Citrus County from Sarasota.  She now lives in Homosassa with her boyfriend Dale.  Her pets include 6 Rhode Island Reds and a rabbit named Oreo. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Cheryl Tucker, Technician

    Cheryl joined the Midway team as a technician in 2014. She has become a reassuring, familiar presence to many of our longtime patients. Cheryl moved to Florida from Delaware with her husband to enjoy our beautiful outdoor weather and activities. Cheryl says; "I'm one of those lucky people that get to do what they love every day; working with animals and the people that love them- there's nothing better."
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
  • Cindy Peterlin, Technician

    Cindy is well known to our clients and has been a part of our team for years. She is always ready to step in when we need extra help to accommodate our VIP patients!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Sherrie Crawford, Client Service

    Sherrie joined the Midway team in 2014, first as a technician, then as a client service team member. She has become a familiar face to our long list of loyal clients. She has a menagerie of all ages at home, and also does dog-sitting in her off hours.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Kristy Swartz, Technician

    Kristy is one of our very versatile technicians. Although she is primarily in patient rooms, she can also be found doing dentistry, assisting surgical procedures, in our hospital ward, reception and treatment areas.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 20, 2016
  • Annie Hinkle, Technician

    Annie came to us from sunny St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. She is an integral part of our technician team. Annie is a talented and versatile Veterinary Technician with several years of experience in patient care, surgery and dentistry. 
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 19, 2016
  • Sarah Graybeal, Technician

     You will find Sarah in several areas of our hospital, including patient rooms, treatment and client service. Sarah is a kind and dedicated team member with a passion for helping animals and people.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 19, 2016
  • Sara Kashuda, CVT

    Sara is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has years of experience and knowledge behind her. She can be found in our treatment area, hospital ward and often in our patient rooms.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
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    Tate Gavigan

    Tate is an experienced technician who has a special interest and talent in both K-9 and Feline Dentistry. Tate is a pet parent to two wonderful rescued dogs, she is a friend to all creatures and even has pet hedgehogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Hillery O'Brikis

    Hillery started her career caring for animals at a young age and has never lost her passion for patient care. Hillery's knowledge and experience make her a welcome asset  to the Midway Team.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 24, 2017