We give our thanks to the late founder, Dr. Stephen Shores.

Dr. Stephen Shores passed away in April 2016. Dr. Shores was the founder of Shores Animal Hospital in 1974. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1964 with honors in the top 10% of his class.

Over his long career, Dr. Shores invented and secured a patent for many pet products. Dr. Shores served as Past-President of the Alachua County Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and was active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the legislative committee. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Shores was an active member of the Gainesville community. He is survived by his wife, Pat, and five children, four grandsons, and two granddaughters, and three dogs.

“Dr. Meier is outstanding and has been excellent with all of my animals. Jasper being my newest addition, he needed some extra medical care and she has given me excellent recommendations for him to help keep him as healthy as possible.”

Hakey T.