Dr. Kevin J Fontenot, DVM
Dr. Kevin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 at the age of 23, which at the time, made him the youngest veterinarian in the United States. He practiced for many years in Florida before settling down and making Melbourne his home in 1999.
His areas of expertise includes Small Animal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery and Cancer Treatment.
He is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. In 2014 and again in 2017 he was voted "BEST VET IN MELBOURNE" by the Melbourne Award Program.
He thinks the best part of being a veterinarian is seeing the endless unconditional love that pets bring to our lives.
He has 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 son... 5 children in all. When he's not working or taking care of his family, he enjoys gardening, reading and being challenged to fix things.
Senior Kennel Technician
Alli joined SunShine Animal Hospital in 2016 with 4-years of customer service and veterinary experience. She has been a resident of Melbourne since 2000.
She says the best part of working at an animal hospital is helping to teach clients new skills to help them care for their pets at home and seeing all of the excited animals that come through the hospital
Alli has 2 cats at home and when she's not working or caring for them, she enjoys traveling to new places.
Every staff member completes professional training through ANIMAL CARE TECHNOLOGIES before they begin caring for our patients. This ensures that your furry family member will receive a consistent level of care.
Certified Veterinary Assistant / Supervisor
Heather joined SunShine Animal Hospital in 2011 with 6-years of customer service experience and 3-years of veterinary experience. She has been a resident of Rockledge since 1999, is a member of the Florida Veterinary Technician Association and in 2015 became a Certified Veterinary Assistant by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association
She says the best part of working at an animal hospital is looking into the pet's eyes and being able to see their emotions reflecting back. "The animals are the sole reason why I do what I do. I want to be their advocate and their voice. I take pride in providing the client with professional solutions and reassuring them that their pets will get the best possible care."
Heather has 2 cats at home, Arya and Khalessi and when she's not working or caring for her furry family, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, bowling and going on adventures with her family.
MEET OUR STAFF
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Rae joined SunShine Animal Hospital in 2016 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in biology. She became a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2018. She has been a resident of Melbourne since 2009
She says the best part of working at an animal hospital is helping to provide the best care possible to our patients and helping to educate the clients on how to provide the best home care possible.
Rae has 2 LARGE dogs at home who often spend the day at our office but they can only visit one at a time because they're too bid to fit both of them up front. When she's not working or caring for her pets, she enjoys any outdoor activity.
Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant