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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 Tessa their young fox red lab puppy  and Ernie the Norwegian Forest Cat, who is the ruler of his kingdom. 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, and dog, Percy Harvin.