Gulf Gate Animal Hospital

2031 Bispham Road
Sarasota, FL 34231


Gulf Gate Animal Hospital

Veterinary Patient Care Team 

Tara Roberts

Tara has been in Sarasota since 1992 and has been with the animal clinic since 1997. Tara attended the University of Florida and graduated in May 2002 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science. She has a crazy rescued Golden Retriever named "Rilee", and "Codee" an Australian Cattle Dog was added to her family in February 2016. She has been married since October 2006 and welcomed her 1st daughter,  Madison Jean, on January 12, 2011. Her 2nd daughter, Courtney Lee, was born on February 3, 2014. Tara has been at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since 2000. She is our Senior Veterinary Care Specialist and Hospital Administrator.

Sarasota Animal Clinic Gulf Gate Tara Roberts


Kari Conway

Kari moved to Sarasota in 2002 after growing up and attending school in Maine. She enjoys spending time with her 1 cat "Sally".  She has been a veterinary  care specialist since 1999. Kari has been with Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since 2002. She is also our Veterinary Hospital Office Manager.

Sarasota Animal Clinic Gulf Gate Kari Conway


Morgan Forehand

Morgan was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She's been at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since June of 2014. She previously worked at another animal hospital for 2 years. She graduated Riverview High School and SCTI's veterinary assisting course in 2013. Morgan has a Chihuahua mix, "Leigha", 3 cats, "Mindy", "Mew", and "Cheech", and a bearded Dragon, "Mordecai" and a crested gecko. She is a veterinary care assistant, receptionist, and kennel care specialist.




Michelle Harper

Michelle moved to Sarasota in September 2012 following her life-long dream to live in paradise and provide care for the pets of the community.  She shares her home with her cat Lovie, a rescued friend since 2004.  She has worked in a veterinarian clinic since 2011, and joined Gulf Gate Animal Hospital as a receptionist in April 2015.  Michelle also spends time providing pet and house sitting services in Sarasota and surrounding areas.



Sandra Harmon

Sandra has lived in sunny Sarasota since 1959. She loves to walk the beach & collect shells. She is the the mother of 3 sons and has 2 grand daughters, Sophia & Lily. She started in the veterinary field in 1999 and has been with Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since February 2015 as a veterinary receptionist. She has 4 beautiful rescued cats, Dusty, Rotten, Stinker and Chugga who are the loves of her life.


Sophie Hardy

Sophie was born in England and moved to the United States in 2007. She has lived in Connecticut, Vermont, Ohio, and moved to Florida in November 2015. She went to college in Vermont for animal science with the hope of one day becoming a veterinarian. Sophie has worked at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since May 2016. Sophie is a kennel care specialist and veterinary care assistant.


Jeanne Aitelli

Jeanne has lived in Sarasota since 2006, previously living in Orlando and Boston. Her love of the animal field began at Camp Bowow, and moved forward to the veterniary field working as our veterinary care receptionist.  She has been with Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since October 2016.  She has one dog, "Rufus".


Ryan Van Alstyne

Jessie Serpi

Hannah Ward

Braidyn Fremont

Braidyn moved here in July 2015 from Orlando. She has been with Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since January of 2018.  Braidyn is one of our kennel care assistants.  She has a lovable mini-hippo named "Bug", a rescued boxer mix named "Josie", and a new mixed breed puppy named "Mooshoo".

Mariah Napowsa