drs_pics_434Douglas S. Pearce, DVM

Dr. Pearce earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1988, where he had also obtained his B.S. in Animal Science. Dr. Pearce has been working locally since 1988 and has been the owner of the Animal Clinic of Windermere since 2000.

Dr. Pearce’s special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery.

Dr. Pearce is a true native of Florida having grown up right here in South Orlando. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, he worked as a technician at a local veterinary clinic.

Dr. Pearce’s wife, Mary, and daughters Jessica and Melanie share their home with two canine companions; Theo, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Oliver, a miniature Schnauzer. Outside of work, Dr. Pearce enjoys fishing, boating, golfing, and, of course, Gator Football.


Susan E. Anderson, DVM DABVP

Dr. Anderson graduated from Emory University and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has also completed the course, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, at Colorado State University. After 10 years of practice in Central Florida, Dr. Anderson was a faculty member of the University of Florida College of Veterinary medicine where she was head of the Outpatient Medicine/Dentistry Service. She has more than 25 years of experience in the veterinary profession. Dr. Anderson has called the Orlando area home since moving here for high school. Her main interests include dentistry, preventative medicine, and infectious diseases.

Peter Rogers, DVM

I first acquired my love for animals and of veterinary medicine at a young age, around 10 years old.

Veterinary Medicine is an amazing field where we get to learn and expand on current medical practices that are vital to sustaining a healthy and happy human/animal bond.

My undergraduate degree, in Zoology, was acquired from Michigan State University. I went to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for Veterinary School and Purdue University for my clinical year.

I have had the opportunity to have all types of pets growing up, from dogs, rabbits, and hamsters to horses. I currently have four amazing dogs, all of which help create my amazing fur family.

I moved down to Florida, from Michigan, in December 2012, and have been with the Animal Clinic of Windermere since November 2017.

I can honestly say that I love Veterinary Medicine; all aspects of preventative animal care and client education are what I enjoy the most. The areas of Veterinary Medicine that I am most interested in Anesthesia, Dermatology and Ophthalmology.

Ashley Still, DVM

Dr. Still has been practicing veterinary medicine in Central Florida for 9 years and has a special place in her heart for all critters, big and small! She will not only see your dogs and cats but also pocket pets such as small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, goats, etc.) and some reptiles.

Dr. Still prides herself in finding the right balance between eastern and western medicine and looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Jamie Bellah, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Bellah received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1979. His post-DVM training included an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University, a year in private practice in Niceville, Florida, and completion of a small animal surgery residency program at the University of Tennessee in 1984. Dr. Bellah became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986 and was a faculty member at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine until 1998 when he moved to Jacksonville to join a private veterinary surgery specialty practice. In 2003, Dr. Bellah joined the faculty of Auburn University and served as Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery and was also the Director of the Southeastern Raptor Center. He was appointed and served as Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences for 14 years until he retired in March of 2021. Dr. Bellah’s special interest is general (soft tissue) surgery.

Dr. Bellah was born in Hamilton, Montana, and has lived in Idaho and Colorado. He met his wife Karen, an Orlando native, in Gainesville, Florida and since moving to Clermont, FL in April of 2021 are close to their daughter Audrey and son-in-law Ryan. Four dogs are part of the Bellah family, McCormick a Chiweenie, Max-Wyatt thought to be a Newfador, and grand-dogs Si a Lab-Catahoula mix, and Jedi a Border Collie.

Maria Benavent, DMV

Dr. Benavent is a highly experienced veterinarian with a passion for surgery and a commitment to providing exceptional care to your pets! A proud graduate of Michigan State University, class of 2010, Dr. Benavent has dedicated the past 14 years to advancing her skills in veterinary medicine. Outside of her professional life, she is an avid marathon runner, embracing the discipline and endurance required for both her athletic and veterinary pursuits.