Newberry Animal Hospital announced the addition of Dr. Ishita Shah, DVM to the staff.
“You will be seeing a new doctor in our hospitals come June 1st,” the hospital announced. “We are excited to announce that Dr. Shah has joined our collaborative team of veterinarians here at the Newberry location of Newberry Animal Hospital!
Dr. Shah was born and raised in West Palm Beach, but is a "double Gator," with a B.S. in Zoology and DVM from UF. She has experience as a veterinary tech, and has worked numerous species (i.e. sea turtles, reptiles, and birds.) Her professional interests are in surgery, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family, baking, running with her dogs Nala and Bowser, stand-up paddle boarding and working out with her significant other, Rich.
Newberry Animal Hospital was founded in 1990 by Dr. Jeff Philpot in the small town of Newberry, just a few miles west of Gainesville.
In 2012, Newberry Animal Hospital rebranded themselves as they expanded with two more clinics in Gainesville, Florida. Renovations have been completed at both the Main Street location, as well as the Newberry location.
In 2013, Newberry Animal Hospital acquired a holistic location in Gainesville, which helps provide a more 'eastern approach' alternative to veterinary care.
In 2018, the 39th Avenue location extended hours so that clients had more time options to meet their needs.
And in 2020, Newberry Animal Hospital celebrated its 30th year in business serving Alachua County by adding Virtual Vet Visits so that clients could have a pet's health addressed through a video call or chat.