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Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

6877 Old Highway 441 S, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital Building

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About Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Mount Dora, FL

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Dr. Beau Delaporte and the staff of Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital are always working to keep you and your pets very happy. This has been the goal of the hospital since it was originally founded by Dr. Bill Delaporte in 1985. Our mission is to provide you and your pets with service of the highest quality, keeping your companions healthy and giving you piece of mind. We are a family run, full-service veterinary hospital. We pride ourselves in really getting to know our clients and their needs.

We offer all services for cats and dogs at our hospital. Included are annual vaccinations, wellness exams, dental care, outpatient care, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, all laboratory exams, etc... We benefit because we are located close to several referral hospitals to greatly increase the level of care given in our area. Also, we are currently the only veterinary hospital in Lake County to offer Laser surgery for our patients. A new painless, bloodless option for our surgical patients. Laser declawing is standard for cats now. Call us if you have any questions!

We believe that it is through communicating with you, the pet owner, that we can both work together to give your pet a happy and healthy home environment. Pets are an impo rtant part of all our lives, and we want nothing more than to ensure that your friends remain with you for a long, long time.

You're always welcome at Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital; we hope that you will join us sometime.

Meet Our Team
Dr. Beau Delaporte - Veterinarian - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Beau Delaporte, DVM - Dr. Beau became interested in veterinary medicine while working for his father at his veterinary hospital in Altamonte Springs, FL, growing up. After high school, he attended Auburn University for undergraduate and post-graduate study. He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelors in Animal Sciences and in 1998 from veterinary school. He then purchased Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital from his father in 1999 and has run it ever since. Dr. Beau and his family have dedicated their lives to animals and hopes to one day pass the practice to one of his six beautiful children. His furry family includes a Mastiff lab rescue named Dakota, a poodle mix named Gipetto, a Golden Retriever named Finn and three cats named Mon Cheri, Kit Kat and Twilight. Dr.Beau may be our boss and the doctor but he is also our friend and a huge reason why most of us stick it out when times get tough. A father, a husband, veterinarian/owner to many, and a friend to the rest. We love his company every single day!

Dr. Martinez - Associate Veterinarian - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Maria Martinez, DVM - Associate Veterinarian - Dr. Martinez, a small animal-focused vet was born and raised in Mexico. She has always held a great interest in caring for many species of animals. She has a Bachelor's in Animal Science and a Master's in Ruminant Nutrition from New Mexico State University where she met her wonderful husband Justin. While obtaining her Master's degree, Dr Martinez gained a great understanding and respect for the research and work involved in making nutritionally balanced diets that will maintain a pet's overall health lifelong. Her strong passion and love for animals led her to obtain her DVM at Kansas State University. Dr. Martinez is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, helping clients and pets during these last 5 years as a practicing veterinarian.She enjoys working with dogs, cats, and has some experience with exotic pets as well.

When Dr. Martinez isn’t busy helping pets, she enjoys spending time spending time with her family, and enjoying the sun and theme parks in our Sunshine State!

Jane Ketcham, DVM - Associate Veterinarian - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Jane Ketcham, DVM - Associate Veterinarian - Dr. Jane Ketcham grew up in Volusia County, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stetson University in DeLand. Upon graduating, she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Florida. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her boyfriend and watching movies with her two cats, Huey and Sweet Pea.

Jan Merchan, DVM - Associate Veterinarian - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Jan Merchan, DVM - Associate Veterinarian - Dr. Jan Jose Merchan Bello was born in the island of Puerto Rico. Dr. Merchan was raised on a culturally enriched Hispanic household being son of a Puerto Rican mother and a Colombian father. Dr. Merchan has a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus. After months working as a veterinary technician in an emergency clinic, Dr. Merchan got accepted into Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. Last May, Dr. Merchan completed his doctorate degree with highest honors. During his academic career as a veterinary student, Dr. Merchan obtained several academic achievement awards and scholarships. Dr. Jan Jose Merchan Bello has multiple interests within the veterinary field including surgery, internal medicine, diagnostics imaging and preventive care. In addition to small animals, he loves and enjoys equine veterinary medicine. Dr. Merchan takes pleasure in spending time with his family and friends. During his free time, you will find him playing basketball, at the beach, working out at the gym, or planning his next trip destination where he can experience new culinary delights.

Jessica Warden - Surgery Technician/Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Jessica Warden - Office Manager - Jess joined our team October 2018 after moving to Central Florida in 2017 with her 2 dogs (Sasha and Khaleesi) and 2 cats (Christian and Michi). Jess was a veterinary technician for 8 years and has a special interest in client education. Now, as our Office Manager she's always going the extra mile for our clients and patients! She can often be spotted assisting the receptionists or technicians throughout their day. Jess enjoys spending her days off on the beach or at Disney!

Alicia - Lead Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Alicia - Lead Veterinary Technician - Alicia joined our team in 2020, after 14 years of experience in the veterinary field! She moved here with her husband for Puerto Rico and has quickly made Florida her home! Alicia is always here for her team and offers a caring and gentle management style. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies: Ying, Yang, and Bali.

Alicia - Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Tiffany - Veterinary Technician - Tiffany joined our team in 2020 and quickly fell in love with our hospital! She began her career as a kennel technician at boarding facilities that lead her to the path she desired to care for animals. She enjoys the complexity of emergency and critical care and is currently focusing on anesthesia and laboratory skills. Tiffany is always lending her team a helping hand and loves to teach others the skills she has acquired. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but also the owners. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and cooking.

Alicia - Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Jasmine - Veterinary Technician - Jasmine joined our team with a love for animals and quickly found her calling. She started in reception and is now a part of our nursing team where she is working hands on with all of our different furry friends! Jasmine always has a pep in her step and offers a smile to all our clients and their fur babies!

Kim - Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Kim - Veterinary Technician - Kim is one of our Veterinary Nurses and has been at Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital since October 2020. She is not new to the veterinary field, however. Coming from a 9-year tenure with a large animal shelter in New Jersey, she has experience helping a variety of different animals. She lives happily in Eustis with her Pomeranian Eevee. She spends her free time reading, hiking and exploring everything that Florida has to offer. Her passion is to rescue geriatric dogs in need.

Shyanne - Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Shyanne - Veterinary Technician - Shyanne joined Mount Dora Vet in September 2021. She has been around animals all her life, her mom being a Veterinary Technician herself! Shyanne enjoys spending time with her many pets or exploring Florida nature. She has been a great addition to our team and is always willing to help anyone in need!

Lauren - Veterinary Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Lauren - Veterinary Technician - Lauren joined our team in July 2021. She has been in the veterinary field since 2019 and is eager to learn! Lauren has always been an animal lover from being in 4-H, FFA, competing in rodeos and Poly Club. She loves spending time with her family and riding her horses, as well as taking care of her 20+ reptiles! Lauren hopes to one day be a Herpetologist.

Holly - Surgery Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Holly - Surgery Technician/Veterinary Technician - Holly has been a part of our team since 2012. She came to us after working for a local vet for 13 years! Holly assists our Doctors with any surgeries along with helping in the exam room, running our in-house lab, taking radiographs, and helping anywhere she is needed. Holly has a bubbly and sweet personality. Between her and her husband, John, they have four beautiful children, three dogs, two cats, and a snake.

Lauren - Kennel Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Lauren - Veterinary Technician - Lauren has been a part of our team since early 2019. She received a Veterinary Assistant certificate in 2017 and she plans to further her education and obtain her Veterinary Technician certificate. In early 2020 she was promoted to Veterinary Technician! Lauren loves all animals and has a heart of gold. Lauren is known for always having a smile on her face and loves to help any and everyone around her!

Jessica - Veterinary Technician/Surgery Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Jessica - Veterinary Technician/Surgery Technician - Jessica joined our team in February 2020 after moving to Central Florida from her hometown in New Jersey. She started as a veterinary technician 7 years ago. Jessica has been a great asset to the team and can be found assisting the doctors in surgery or in the exam room showing our furry patients some love! She now lives in Eustis with her husband, two dogs (Iris and Lemmy) and her 2 cats (Leonard and Moo). Jessica loves to discover new things to do around Florida, especially if it is at the beach!

Kayla - Lead Receptionist - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Kayla - Lead Receptionist - Kayla has come to us from the nursing field where she took care of elderly adults and helped with special needs children for the last ten years. She was born in Pottsville, PA but moved to Orlando in 2006. Kayla is an animal lover and has two Shiba Inus, one cat, and two goldfish. Kayla is married to her wonderful husband, Mark. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Avah and Brianna. Kayla loves to travel and craft in her free time.

Kelsey - Receptionist - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Kelsey - Receptionist - Kelsey came to us with 4 years of veterinary assistant experience. She has been with us since December 2019, after transferring over from Sanford. She has 3 dogs, 5 cats, one goat named Esther, and a horse named Rio. When not assisting clients at our reception desk, Kelsey can be found riding Rio or at a horse show!

Toni - Receptionist - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Toni - Receptionist - Toni moved from Chicago to Florida in 2018 when she fortunately became part of our team. Toni came to us with 20+ years of veterinary background. Toni has 1 dogs, a cat, and a parrot. In her free time she loves to hang out with her family! We are thankful for Toni and the knowledge she brought to our clinic.

Micala - Receptionist - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Micala - Receptionist - Micala joined our team early 2019. Micala has been in the veterinary field since January 2018 where she started out as a veterinary technician. Micala has two dogs and a cat. Micala is very laid back and loves to hang out by the pool on her days off.

Taylor - Receptionist - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Taylor - Receptionist - Taylor has found her way back to us as a receptionist to be back in the veterinary field doing what she loves. Along with her passion of animals she has three fur babies of her own. A yellow lab named Gracie, a chocolate lab named Cooper and an Australian Shepard named Remi. If she's not working, she is either with her dogs, at the gym, or shopping. Taylor aspires to obtain a degree in Animal Science.

Lydia - Kennel Technician - Mount Dora Veterinary Hospital

Lydia - Kennel Technician - Lydia joined our team in 2021, as a kennel technician, and has proven how dedicated she is to the animals and clients she works with! She is very eager to learn and is always absorbing as much information from our technicians as she can. Lydia always offers a smile to each and every client she meets! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fur baby, Lucy.