Meet Our Team

Dr. Tom Cox

Dr. Cox grew up in Florida and attended the University of Florida for undergraduate studies and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 1983 and worked for Dr. Jackson in St. Augustine until 1984. At that time he purchased Venetia Animal Clinic from Dr. Charles Athey. This Hospital was located on Roosevelt Blvd by the Pizza Hut. In 1988, he built Timuquana Animal Hospital and moved to the present location. He has two children and multiple pets.
Dr. Cox was the President of the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Association in 1994-1995. In 1997, he was honored by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association with the Gold Star Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine.
Dr. Cox is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society and the American Heartworm Society.

Dr. Kelsey McKenna

Dr. McKenna grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM and previously had gotten her BS in Biochemistry and AA in Dance. During her time at Vet School she was the class of 2017 FVMA Representative, Vice President of the Behavior Club, Marketing Coordinator for the VBMA, Meeting Coordinator for the Anesthesia Club, and an active participant in the Surgery Club. She completed externships at First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, FL as well as Affiliated Veterinary Specilaists in Gainesville.

Sandy Hines
(Head Veterinarian Technician)- 27 years

Sandy has been a member of our staff since 1989. She started out at Village Animal Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida. In 1989 she moved to Jacksonville and started working for Timuquana Animal Hospital shortly thereafter. Sandy has expanded her knowledge of animal care through continuing education classes and specializes in the dental field. Sandy loves hearing the pitter-patter of her mischievous momma cat at home.

Margaret Corfman (Office Manager/ Receptionist)- 24 years

Margaret has been a member of the Timuquana Animal Hospital family since 1994. Originally, she started out taking care of our furry friends in our own Vacation Villas after school. Over the years she has become knowledgable in all areas of the animal hospital through continued education courses, as well as our highly-esteemed doctors. Margaret's bubbly personality makes every client and pet feel welcomed here at Timuquana Animal Hospital. Margaret enjoys snuggling with her two kitties, Baby Kitty and Olivia in her free time.

Jeff Sweeney
(Veterinarian technician)- 3 years

Jeff has been a part of our Timuquana family since November of 2013. He has worked in the veterinary field since June 2012 after graduating from the Veterinary Technology program at Hillsborough County Community College near Tampa. . Born and raised in Jacksonville, He and his wife actively participate in local cat rescue and adoptions.

Sarah Allred
(Veterinary technician) - 1 year

Sarah has been a member of our team since the Spring of 2016. She has a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Ecology and Coservation. She had worked at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens as a Herpetology research intern before coming to work here for us as a Veterinarian Technician. In her spare time, Sarah loves to spend time with her dog, Ellie, and her two kitty friends, Henrik and Tiny Cat.

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  • "Dr. Cox and Dr. McKenna are amazing people! I am so thankful to have such well trained and kind people caring for my fur babies. My sweet old girl, Ruby needed special care and they knew exactly what to do! I can not thank them enough for being so kind when this doggie mommy was freaking out! Love you guys!!"
    Catherine B.

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