Gary Shelton, DVM — Medical Director
Dr. Gary Shelton is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and a 1981 graduate of the University of Florida College of Agriculture. He and his wife Nena have a small farm in Elkton with cows, horses, and dogs. For over 30 years, Dr. Shelton has practiced veterinary medicine on the pets and farm animals in St. Johns, Putnam, and Flagler counties. He has a special interest in surgery and orthopedics in dogs and cats, as well as equine medicine and surgery.
Dr Shelton is President of the Board of the Flagler Humane Society, Dr. Shelton is also a founding member of the St. Augustine Regional Veterinary Emergency Center, a co-op after-hours emergency hospital for the region's dogs and cats.
His hobbies include horseback riding and exploring new places.
Stephanie Watko, DVM — Veterinarian
Dr. Stephanie Watko graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 after completing her clinical year at Oregon State. She is originally from Connecticut. An avid traveler, she has participated in veterinary volunteer work in the Caribbean, Central America, and South Africa. She is interested in surgery and large animal medicine, especially equine.
Dr. Watko shares her home with three rescued dogs, Kalia, Samoa, her miniature pig, Nacho, and Kiri, and two guinea pigs. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, running, and riding and competing with her two thoroughbred horses, Reace and Liam.