Gateway Animal Hospital
8000 4th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 577 – 6500
About Our VeterinariansGateway Animal Hospital | St Petersburg FL
Dr John McLemore | Owner Veterinarian
Dr. McLemore is a 1982 graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to attending college, Dr. McLemore served in the US Army, as an air traffic controller in Korea.
He moved to the St. Petersburg area in 1983 and purchased Gateway Animal Hospital in 1987. In 1994, Dr. McLemore moved Gateway Animal Hospital to its new and much larger location.
Dr. McLemore is very active in the veterinary profession and is a member of the following professional organizations: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Society (PCVMS) Dr. McLemore served as president of the Pinellas County Veterinary Society in 1995. In 1996, he received the FVMA Gold Star Award for outstanding service to the veterinary medical profession.
Dr. McLemore has a special interest in Radiology and Internal Medicine. He also performs ultrasonography at the hospital. Dr. McLemore is an avid golfer and even had a hole in one on the 17th hole at the Vinoy Golf Club. He also supports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, professional, football team and the Tampa Bay Rays, professional baseball team.
Dr. McLemore has been married to his wife, Laura, for 26 years and has two daughters, Katie and Stephani
Dr Rob Blanchard | Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Blanchard is originally from Prince Edward Island (PEI), a Canadian Province. It consists of the main island plus 231 minor islands and is north of Nova Scotia and east of Quebec, Canada.
Dr. Blanchard attended college at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and graduated from the university in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then continued his education at UPEI and obtained a Master of Science degree (1990) in Pharmacokinetics.
Dr. Blanchard’s veterinary medical and surgical education was also completed at UPEI, at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Blanchard graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1994.
After graduation, he decided to leave the cold of Canada and moved to Florida, where he practiced in Gainesville and Clearwater Florida, before coming to Gateway Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg Florida.
Dr. Blanchard is married to Jackie who is a school teacher with the Pinellas County School System. Dr. Blancahrd is also an avid golfer and carries a very low handicap. He also enjoys photography and has a liking for Shih Tzus.
Dr. Burgard has over 40 years of veterinary medical and surgical experience. Dr. Burgard has attended Colorado State University, Columbia University and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1969, from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, in Alabama.
Dr. Burgard also served his country in the US Army Veterinary Corps. He completed a one year small animal residency at the ASPCA Henry Berg Memorial Animal Hospital, in New York City.
Before coming to Florida, Dr. Burgard, worked in California and New Jersey. Dr. Burgard owned and operated Caladesi Animal Hospital, in Dunedin Florida, for 30 years. Dr. Burgard is not only licensed in Florida, but he also maintains licenses in North Carolina, Alabama, New Jersey and California. He is also accredited with the USDA and is authorized to perform Health Certificate examinations and is prepared to perform duties, if needed a in an animal disease outbreak.
Dr. Burgard is married to his wife, Peggy, and has two children, Florie and Jessie. Florie is a Physical Therapist and Jessie is a Psychologist and administrator for the Veterans Administration. Frank and Peggy have five grandchildren and one 17 year cat, Simba.
Dr. Burgard’s interests are music, photography, sailing and tennis.
Dr. Faulkner is the staff surgeon at Gateway Animal Hospital. Dr. Faulkner is a 1971 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to attending Auburn University and obtaining his DVM degree, Dr. Faulkner attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a BS degree in animal science.
Dr. Faulkner also served 5 years in the US Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Faulkner served at Fort Detrick, in Frederick Maryland, and Fort Gordon, in Augusta Georgia.
In 1976, Dr. Faulkner attended the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed a one year small animal Surgical Internship and a three year Small Animal Surgical Residency. He also completed a Master’s degree in veterinary surgery, radiology and anesthesia.
In 1982, Dr. Faulkner came to the St. Petersburg area and set up his surgical practice. Dr. Faulkner has performed surgical services for many hospitals in Pinellas County, Florida. In addition, he has provided surgical services for the SPCA of Pinellas County and the Humane Society of North Pinellas.
Dr. Faulkner also has extensive experience in small animal veterinary emergency medicine and was the manager and chief clinician for over six years at the Animal Emergency Clinic in St. Petersburg.
Dr Tina Ramer | Associate Veterinarian
Dr Ramer grew up in the North but came to Florida to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr Ramer was a veterinary technician prior to coming to Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University in Tallahasse Florida. At FSU she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology.
Dr Ramer obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine in St Kitts and also attended Lousiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine to complete her vet clinical training.
After completing her studies to become a veterinarian, Dr Ramer became an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in Bradenton FL. In 2014, Dr Ramer moved to St Petersburg FL, and became an associate veterinarian at Gateway Animal here in St Pete.
Dr Ramer enjoys boating and beach sports. She is an avid sports fans and likes attending Buc football, Rays baseball and Lighting hockey games in the Tampa Bay area. Let’s not forget the FSU Seminoles.
While attending St Kitts School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr Ramer rescued a mix breed dog named, Henle, who accompanies her dqiuly to Gateway Animal Hospital.