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Gulf Gate Animal Hospital

2031 Bispham Road
Sarasota, FL 34231



Gulf Gate Animal Hospital

Veterinary Patient Care Team 


Tara has been in Sarasota since 1994 and has been with the animal clinic since 1997, on/off for 2 years while attending college at the University of Florida. She graduated in May 2002 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science and returned to Gulf Gate Animal Hospital full time. She has 2 dogs,"Codee" an australian cattle dog, and "Charlee" a golden retriever. 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 is our Senior Veterinary Care Specialist.

Sarasota Animal Clinic Gulf Gate - Tara Roberts Staff Veterinary Hospital Manager Dog


Kari moved to Sarasota in 2001 after growing up and attending school at the University of Maine. She enjoys spending time with her 2 cats "George" and "Henry". She has been a veterinary  care specialist since 1999. Kari has been with Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since 2001. She is also our Veterinary Hospital Practice Manager.


Hannah was born and raised in Sarasota.  She attended SCTI's veterinary assistant program and graduated from Booker High in 2018. She started at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital in November 2017 as kennel care specialist. Hannah enjoys pet sitting and just spending time with her animals she has at home.  Some of Hannah's pets include a lab/pit mix, Zeus, a Chinese water dragon, Lilith, a bunny, Cadburry, and a pig name Olive.

Gulf Gate Animal Hospital Hannah Ward Kennel


Chrissy was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. After growing up with nothing but reptiles, she finally had the opportunity to rescue her first dog, Cypers, in 2018, and her first cat, Gizmo, in 2019. Chrissy has been at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since February of 2019 as a Veterinary Receptionist. In her free time, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes!

chrissy gizmo


Braidyn was born in Orlando Florida, but moved to Sarasota in 2015. She started as a kennel technician here at Gulf Gate back in February of 2018, in the fall of 2020 she moved to Gypsum Colorado for a year and worked at a small mountain veterinary practice as a technician, before moving back to Sarasota to continue her technician journey here with us! Braidyn has 2 dogs named Mooshoo and Bug, she also has 4 cats named Sitka, Skitter, Brandy, and Goose. In her free time, Braidyn enjoys theme parks and traveling!


Megan was born and raised in NY and then lived in NJ and Pa until she moved to FL to be closer to her folks in 2011.  After graduating from college with a BA with in social work and art therapy, she explored her career options but found herself following her 4 year old passion of working in the veterinary profession.  Megan has worked with wild animal rehabilitation, a traveling farm and various clinics doing relief before she found Gulf Gate.  She previously worked here for about 4 years until she left to learn more aspects of the profession including management, ER work and mobile veterinary care but happily came back in January.  Megan loves to learn everything about veterinary medicine and takes particular interest in exotics, hospice care, nutrition and preventive care.  When she is not working she spends her time attending to her mini zoo, volunteering with her Autism family or spending time with friends and family.  Megan enjoys listening to music, doing art work and spending time outside especially around water.   Megan’s family includes her husband Jay, 2 dogs, a cat, African gray parrot, Quaker parrot,  bearded dragon, 6 chickens, 2 ducks , a horse and a fish for now


Noelle was born in Woodstock, Illinois and moved to Venice, Florida through middle school and high school. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and then moved back to the Sarasota area. She has been part of the Gulf Gate team as a Veterinary Technician since March 2022. She has a dog named Diesel and two cats named Swiss and Finn. Although she loves them all equally, she admits to being a total cat person. 


Jan, our well-travelled English rose, has lived in Sarasota for 26 years.   Jan started at Gulf Gate in September 2021 on reception and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all our wonderful clients and patients.  Jan currently has two fur babies, Java, a rescue who we think is about 2 years and Capa, a 7 year old chihuahua.   Jan also has 3 fur grand babies who all love to come to Nana’s house as Nana has a big back yard to play in.

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Gulf Gate Animal Hospital
2031 Bispham Road
Sarasota, FL 34231