Your Love, Our Passion

And you can trust us with what’s precious to you.

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Driven. Dedicated. Accomplished. Passionate. The team at Groves Veterinary Clinic has a deep and diverse background in providing exceptional medicine. This is no ordinary team. Because the love you share with your pet is anything but ordinary.

Veterinarian

Steven Groves

Steven Groves

DVM

Dr. Steven Groves is a native of Charlotte County and has had a lifelong love for animals. Dr. Groves attended the University of Florida and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences with an Animal Biology Specialization, graduating with honors in 2002. He continued his education at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Groves also serves as the President of the Charlotte County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Groves has had extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings, including emergency hospitals, private veterinary practice and community animal shelter programs. He is particularly charismatic about orthopedic surgery. In fact, Dr. Groves is the only veterinarian in Charlotte County licensed to perform the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, a surgical procedure to correct torn cranial cruciate ligaments in dogs. He has completed courses in advanced techniques in small animal fracture management through AO North America, an organization at the forefront of trauma and musculoskeletal surgery in both human and animal medicine.

During college and throughout his career, Dr. Groves has made community involvement a priority. Dr. Groves promotes and attends several community service functions including events to support Englewood Animal Rescue and The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County. Dr. Groves played an integral role in the establishment of the first spay and neuter program now available at The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County. He works closely with local rescue organizations, offering care to foster animals that may otherwise go untreated.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Groves enjoys scuba diving, golfing and boating. He is owned by two American Staffordshire Terriers named Rogan and Bevan.

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Jane Goodall

Medical Team

Kimberley Bostick

Kimberley Bostick

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming Soon!

Tara Stack

Tara Stack

CVT, BAS - VETTC Clinical Supervisor

Tara grew up in Wisconsin and has had an interest in animal care from a young age. After majoring in biology at The University of Wisconsin, she went on to St. Petersburg College earning a BAS in Advanced Clinical Veterinary Technology. Tara obtained her Veterinary Technician Certification by completing national and state board examinations. Her interest in animal care and strength in the study of science stimulated her to advance her career by becoming Certified in Veterinary Dentistry in 1999 and achieving Veterinary Nutritional Advisor status in 2010. In addition to 18 years in veterinary emergency and critical care facilities, Tara has completed an intense internship in holistic veterinary medicine. When she isn’t studying medical advances or spending time caring for patients, Tara enjoys sharing her time with her 11 year old twin daughters, as well as her Jack Russel mix Raleigh and Guinea Pigs Manly and Chewie.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

-Anthony Douglas Williams

Client Relations

Cheryl Hart

Cheryl Hart

RDH, Practice Manager

Cheryl, although originally from South Carolina, considers herself a Florida native having lived in Port Charlotte since the age of seven. Cheryl is a Registered Dental Hygienist with the State of Florida and has been practicing dental hygiene locally for seven years. Although her career path led her to human dental hygiene, her interest has evolved to veterinary medicine after meeting and observing Dr. Groves. Witnessing his passion for his field and quality medical care provided for his patients motivated Cheryl to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Cheryl strongly believes in Dr. Groves philosophy of giving back to the community and those pets less fortunate, she frequently assists Dr. Groves during his community service events. Cheryl coordinated “Pet Fest,” an annual event sponsored by Groves Veterinary Clinic for pets, about pets and to support local not for profit pet organizations. She currently assists Dr. Groves as the Secretary of the Charlotte County Veterinary Medical Association. In the office, Cheryl’s focus is to ensure each client and patient is treated with the highest standard of care. If a client has a concern or suggestion, Cheryl is always interested in listening. Every client and patient has a special place in our veterinary family and she values each bond that has been formed. Aside from veterinary medicine, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two American Staffordshire Terriers.

Ashley Sawyer

Ashley Sawyer

Client Relations Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Cathy Tippins

Cathy Tippins

Client Relations Specialist

Cathy has been welcoming clilents and their pets to our practice since December of 2010. You will have the opportunity to interact with Cathy during appointment reservations and checking in upon arrival to the practice. With over eight years of veterinary experience, Cathy is quite knowledgeable in veterinary nutrition and preventative medications, she is always happy answer your questions. A Florida native, Cathy has two dogs, two geckos and a ferret. Outside of veterinary medicine Cathy loves cooking, scrap booking and going to the beach. Cathy is also an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Incorporated.

Tera King

Tera King

Client Relations Specialist

Tera is a wonderful part of the Groves Veterinary Clinic team, joining our practice in March of 2013. For over six years Tera has been educating clients and bonding with their pets. Originally from Indiana, Tera moved to Florida where she began her career in the veterinary field. Her love for animals and observation of the passion the veterinarians she has assisted have for animals has intensified her desire to expand her knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine. Tera plans to further her education and obtain a degree in veterinary technology with a focus on radiology and ultrasonography. Tera is owned by a seven year old Maltese named Romeo and a four year old Siamese named Lexus. Outside of work Tera enjoys fishing, bowling, going to the beach and spending time with her four month old son Bryson who has filled her life with so much joy.

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

-Pam Brown

Grooming

Maki Witherill

Maki Witherill

Pet Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!