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Doctors

Dr. Marlin Nipper

Dr. Nipper received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. In 1991, she received her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. From 1991 to 1992, she did a small-animal medicine and surgery internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. Since 1992, Dr. Nipper has been practicing at Suburban Animal Hospital, providing clients, patients and our community with quality and compassionate medical care. In her time off, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, boating and photography. Dr. Nipper has two children, Erik and Kyle; six cats, named Ivan, Charley, Jake, Tweak, Dexter and Cheyenne; and three dogs, a black lab named Jet, a Toy Fox Terrier named Arrow and a rescue stray named Bo.

Dr. Holly Blair

Dr. Blair received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Florida. In 1992, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Blair has practiced at Suburban Animal Hospital since 2001 and has a special interest in geriatric medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Armon, and her two children, Cody and Grace. Dr. Blair's four-legged family consists of a Golden Retriever named Lucy; three cats named Rocky, Harley and Mango; and Grace's guinea pig, Jack.

Dr. Richard Sammy

Dr. Sammy joined Suburban Animal Hospital in June 2004 after graduating from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. Previously, Dr. Sammy graduated from the College of Engineering at UF and worked in the petroleum industry for eight years. His areas of professional interest include surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Sammy resides in Gainesville with his wife, Michele, and their children, Katherine and William. During his spare time, Dr. Sammy enjoys reading, fishing and home-renovation projects. Dr. Sammy lives with a cat named Thomas and a Black Lab mix named Deme.

Dr. Kristin MacDonald

Dr. MacDonald received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in 2000. She then received her master's degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2002 and 2006, respectively. While her professional interests include primarily small-animal medicine and surgery, she also enjoys "hobby farming" and shares her home with her husband and two daughters, as well as a variety of different farm critters, including pet goats, chickens and horses. Dr. MacDonald is also involved with some of our local pet-rescue organizations and strives to help the homeless animal population within our community as much as possible. When she has a little free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, such as kayaking and canoeing, hiking with her dogs, and landscaping around her home.

Dr. Tyler Stubblefield

Dr. Tyler Stubblefield grew up in South Florida with two brothers and numerous pets. He moved away from home to pursue his undergraduate degree in biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. After being away from Florida for 4 years, he returned to the University of Florida for veterinary school. Upon completion of vet school, Dr. Stubblefield moved up north to further his studies by completing a small animal rotating internship at two specialty hospitals in Connecticut. After surviving a winter up north, Dr. Stubblefield returned to sunny Florida and has been practicing general medicine since then. His professional interests include surgery and internal medicine. His personal interests include playing sports, brewing beer, and spending time with his dog, Chester.

Dr. Laura Kotinsley

Dr. Laura Kotinsley is a 2011 graduate from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. She also received a Master's in Public Health, as she was part of the University's first joint DVM/MPH graduating class. She has lived in the Gainesville area since 2005, working as a veterinary technician prior to veterinary school, and as a small animal associate DVM since graduation. Her professional interests are preventive medicine, surgery, dentistry, and zoonotic disease epidemiology. She is married and has two young boys who keep her very busy. Her four legged children include a rescued Pit Bull named Duffy and two red footed tortoises, Percy and Percy Too. She especially likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys crafting, cooking, listening to music, and hanging out at the beach!

Dr. Amanda Stiles

Dr. Amanda Stiles received her undergraduate degree in biology from Florida Atlantic University in 2010. In 2015, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She then did a 1 year small animal rotating internship at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, CO. She began working at Suburban Animal Hospital in 2016. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé, Dan, and cat, Ripley.

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