Our Doctors

Dr. Soltis, Practice Owner

Dr. Soltis, Practice Owner

Dr. Soltis is a graduate of the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and The University of Miami. Though she grew up just outside of Chicago, she dislikes long winters and headed to Florida for college. She knew shortly after beginning college that the Sunshine State would be her home. After time in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, her family finally settled in Winter Garden and couldn’t be happier.

When not working, Dr. Soltis is spending time with her husband and two boys, usually enjoying the many attractions of Central Florida. Her favorite activities include anything Disney-related, collecting Minnie Mouse ears, and eating delicious food. 

Dr. Gifford, Associate DVM

Dr. Gifford, Associate DVM

Dr. Gifford graduated from The University of Florida in 2002.  She is a life-long Florida resident and takes great pleasure in complaining about the heat, knowing full well she could never live anywhere else.  She also has a long family history in this area.  She was an equine practitioner for quite a while before she gave up hooves and barns for paws and an air-conditioned building.  For her, the best part of being a veterinarian is helping people take care of their pets, no matter the size. 

She and her husband have 2 teenagers and 5 dogs, so they never lack something or someone to clean up after.  Always a project to work on, dog hair to vacuum, a soccer game to go to, or laundry……..

Dr. Dworek, Associate DVM

Dr. Dworek, Associate DVM

Dr. Tara Dworek graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical training at Louisiana State University. Originally from Las Vegas, she has called Winter Garden home for the last 15 years. Dr. Dworek has a passion for feline medicine and also for making every pet’s visit to the vet as stress-free as possible. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is a certified Feline Friendly Veterinarian and a Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional.

Outside of work, she often finds herself spending time at theme parks, catching a play or musical, or simply hanging out at home with her two dogs and two cats.

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