Dr. Garny received a BS in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 1994 while attending on a full scholarship for gymnastics. He worked for the animal department at the Milwaukee County Zoo from 1994-1997 before returning for veterinary school in the fall of 1997. Following graduation of veterinary school, he completed a rigorous emergency and critical care internship at the Animal Emergency Center in Glendale, WI. After 2 years in general practice, Dr. Garny realized his main interest was emergency and critical care; he has been working as an emergency doctor from 2004 until the present.
Dr. Garny believes that pets offer us such unconditional love and companionship; it is only fair that they receive the highest level of care when they become ill. In turn, he feels it is vitally important to provide sound medicine by thoroughly educating pet owners on the disease processes that may be occurring with their pet. His patience and compassion are evident from the exam room to the treatment room. Dr. Garney’s main interest in veterinary medicine is emergency and critical care. In particular, Dr. Garny enjoys the challenging cases involving acute trauma, pain and nutritional management of the critical care patient, soft tissue surgery, and shock therapy. When outside the clinic, Dr. Garny is usually attending to the many needs of his five beautiful children who are the absolute loves of his life! If his kids do give him a rare "free moment", Dr. Garny can often be seen in a weight room, on a golf course, a sand volleyball court, or doing just about anything else out of doors!
Dr. Hurd grew up in Marietta, GA and attended the University of Georgia. He received his BS in 2000 and DVM in 2004. After completing a small animal internship at Washington State University, Dr. Hurd packed up and drove to Alaska to fly fish as much as possible. While there, he worked at an emergency clinic in Anchorage and was one of the cast members of the short lived Animal Planet TV show "Clinically Wild: Alaska". After 6 years in Alaska, Dr. Hurd decided to trade cold water for warm water and moved to Naples in October of 2011.
His professional interests include ER medicine, surgery, wounds, and endoscopy/laparoscopy. Outside of work he is an avid fly fisherman, mediocre drummer, narwhal lover and is usually in the company of his black lab named Drifter.
Dr. LoCicero is originally from Northern California and worked for many years as a Veterinary Technician before deciding to become a Veterinarian. She graduated from the University of California, Davis Veterinary School in 2000.
Dr. Mary worked as an Emergency Clinician at a large referral and emergency practice, Sacramento Veterinary Surgical Services in Sacramento, California. During that time she also became an owner and managed the practice for 5 years.
After selling her practice, she moved to Florida with her family in October 2007 and continued her work as an Emergency Veterinarian. In July of 2011 she joined the staff here at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Naples.
Her interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, trauma and wound repair or anything out of the ordinary.
Dr. Mars grew up in North Carolina attending North Carolina State University for her double BS in Animal Science and Biological Sciences in 2001. She completed her DVM at Ohio State University in 2005 and then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Mars comes to Naples after working in a referral and emergency hospital since the completion of her internship.
Her professional interests include critical care, trauma, and nutrition. Outside of work you can find her distance running and training for races, practicing Baptiste yoga, and spending time outdoors with her four spoiled dogs.
Dr. Alanah Wray was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She attended the University of Guelph for her undergraduate studies where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. Upon completion of her degree, she moved to Sydney, Australia for five years where she completed her veterinary medical degree at the University of Sydney. She then practiced for two and a half years at a busy emergency referral hospital in Pennsylvania before moving to Naples. Dr. Wray’s special interests include surgery and emergency medicine because she finds them challenging and they require intense creative and investigative skills.
When Dr. Wray isn’t working, she enjoys swimming in the ocean, painting, decorating, dancing, aerial yoga, horse riding, and especially travelling.