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Dr.Bredehoeft-with office cat Jinks

Dr. Michael Bredehoeft (Dr. B.) received his formal training in Hannover, Germany, the second oldest and one of the most prestigious veterinary colleges in Europe. He completed numerous internships in Germany as well as Wisconsin. He intensified his training by working with a Veterinary Dentist in Baltimore, and was Chief of Staff at a local emergency hospital for 5 years. His special interests are laser surgery, including orthopedics, diseases of the elderly patient (geriatrics) and emergency medicine. Dr. Bredehoeft shares his home with his wife Barbara and five children (Yes, there is a lively Gator and Seminole controversy), along with “Polly” their recently adopted black lab  and “Ernie” the Norwegian Forest Cat. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and mountain climbing, sailing, tennis, jogging and biking. Dr. Bredehoeft is a member of numerous national and international organizations, including:

  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • American Veterinary Surgical Laser Society
  • American Veterinary Dental Society
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • German Veterinary Medical Association
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society


Dr. Christine Cunningham attended the University of Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2004.  She received her Veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2008.  After that she practiced at a small animal hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina for 6 years.  Dr. Cunningham went to high school in Jacksonville and is excited to be back home and working with the Switzerland animal hospital team!  Her areas of interest include internal medicine, endocrinology, dermatology and chronic pain management.  When she is not working, she enjoys playing volleyball, jogging and spending time with her husband Mark, three kids, cat “Chester Copperpot” and dog “Percy Harvin.”

Dr. Carla Rodrigues, DVM, CCRP graduated from Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies in 2013. Her interest in rehabilitation began during her clinical year at the University of Minnesota. After 2 years in general practice, she decided to pursue her passion and earn her specialization as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee in 2015. Her main areas of interest are senior patients and arthritis management. With Portuguese being her first language, Dr. Rodrigues is bilingual and feels fortunate to have grown up immersed in the Portuguese culture. She loves traveling and spending time with her rescue dog Stella.