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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, 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 and Hospital Administrator.

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

Kari Conway

Kari moved to Sarasota in 2002 after growing up and attending school in 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 2002. She is also our Veterinary Hospital Office Manager.

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" a goldent retriever mix "Tonka", 3 cats, "Mindy", "Mew", and "Cheech", and a bearded Dragon, "Mordecai." She is a veterinary care technical specialist and receptionist and in charge of clinic safety.

Gulf Gate Animal Hospital Receptiontechkennel Morgan Forhand

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. She recently had to say goodbye to her only cat "Lucy" in December 2016, she was 15 years old. Sophie is a veterinary care technical specialist and anesthesia nurse.

Gulf Gate Animal Hospital Vet Clinic Sarasota Florida Anesthesia Technician Cat

Sarah Westerfield

Sarah has been in Florida since 2011 from Indiana.  She was previously employeed here at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital in 2014 as a receptionist and then retired to Indiana for 2 years. Sarah decided she loved us so much she returned to work part time in March 2019.  She enjoys the beach and spending time with her husband.  She has 2 dachshunds, named Miss Daisy and Morty.  

Brooke Thomson

Brooke is a Sarasota native.  After graduating at the top of her class from Venice High School, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science with Cum Laude honors from the University of Florida.  Brooke is currently finishing up her Master of Science degree from the University of Florida in Microbiology and Biochemistry.  Go Gators! Brooke is an aspiring veterinarian with the hope of one day following in the same footsteps as the awesome GGAH veterinarians that she has had the privilege and honor to work alongside.  She has been employed at GGAH since July 2020 as a Receptionist. Brooke is a proud pom mom of one adorable pomeranian fur baby: Sir Benjamin Cuter Than A Button, AKA Benji.

 brooke receptionist

Megan Freeman

megan technician

Megan was born and raised in NY and then lived in NJ and PA until she moved to Florida to be closer to her parents in 2011.  After graduating from college with a BA 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 was previously employed with us for about 4 years until she left to learn more aspects of the profession including management, ER work, and mobile veterinary care, but happily returned to us in January 2021 working as a veterinary technician. Megan loves to learn everything about veterinary medicine and takes particular interest in exotics, nutrition and preventative care.  When she is not working she spends her time attending to her mini zoo, volunteering for the Face Autism program or spending time with her friends and family.  She enjoys listening to music, doing art work, and spending time near the beach.  Megan's family includes her husband, Jay, 2 dogs, a cat, African grey parrot, bearded dragon, chickens, a horse, and a fish.


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.


Hannah Ward

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 Springer

Chrissy was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. After wanting a dog all of her life, she finally had the opportunity to rescue her first dog, Cypers, in December of 2018. He is a Labrador Retriever mix. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and decorating cakes! Chrissy has been at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since February of 2019 as a Veterinary Receptionist.

Gulf Gate Animal Hospital
2031 Bispham Road
Sarasota, FL 34231