Our Doctors and Staff
DeLand Animal Hospital has developed a team of experienced veterinarians and support staff in both of our offices. Our focus is to provide our clients and patients with friendly, compassionate and quality veterinary medicine.
Our veterinarians are ready to handle all routine treatments and surgeries as well as advanced procedures/ surgeries and emergencies. Case rounds are conducted every morning and evening allowing each patient to benefit from the wide range of experience of all our doctors.
Our highly trained staff in both of our offices include a Hospital Director, licensed veterinary technicians, receptionists, and support staff to maintain efficient quality patient/client care. Our staff has many years of experience in the veterinary field and their dedication to the profession is reflected in the compassionate care they give to each and every patient and pet owner.
We continually find ways to keep current in the veterinary field. Therefore, continuing education is importance to us. Our veterinarians and staff regularly attend conferences in order to continue the education process.
Dr. Susan Kluth, DVM
Dr. Kluth was born and raised in southern California, but has lived in Florida for close to 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1995 and graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Kluth has practiced in the Port Orange area since 1999, and her areas of interest include internal medicine and behavior. Her interest in behavior began after adopting Jack, an anxious dog with many behavioral issues related to his anxiety. Dr. Kluth is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Kluth lives in Port Orange with her two dogs, Jack and Rosie, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening and outdoor activities.
Dr. Stacy Whetstone, DVM
Dr. Stacy Whetstone is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Zoology and a graduate from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. She has practiced in South Carolina for the last 12 years and moved to Florida to join Deland Animal Hospital in May 2015. She has 2 cats (Luna and Tallulah), 2 dogs Shep (an Australian Shepard) and Hazel Mae Pearl (a miniature Schnauzer), and 1 husband (Tommy). She is a fanatical Buckeye Football Fan and will be occupied every Saturday afternoon during the fall football season. She also enjoys all things with the ocean and beach, and loves to visit the Bahamas every year to snorkel with the sharks.
Here at DeLand Animal Hospital of Port Orange, we all strive to provide the excellent service you have come to expect from all of us. A major part of the Technicians’ duties is to provide exceptional care to our patients. Visits to the veterinary hospital can be stressful to pets and being hospitalized can be even more stressful. Our philosophy is to provide that care with the least amount of stress possible. This type of care comes from a combination of training in low-stress handling and restraint techniques, keen observation skills, instinct, and a genuine love for our patients. We believe that happy patients are healthier patients and we do everything we can to try to make your pet’s visit as pleasant as possible. It’s important for us to really understand our patients. We genuinely enjoy getting to know their personalities and preferences and our patients become a part of our extended family. After all, our Technicians spend nearly as much time with their patients as they do with their own pets!
We understand that some cats prefer to be examined in the bottom of their carriers, while some prefer to be held close. Some like to explore the room while some prefer to sit quietly in their carriers or on their people’s laps. Some dogs like to be on the table or in someone’s arms, while some prefer to be on the ground. Some pets love lots of kisses and attention, while some do better with very little handling. Some pets need a few extra minutes to get to know us and become accustomed to their new surroundings. We, as Technicians, take all of these things into account with each and every patient we see. Every patient and every situation is unique and we make every effort to adjust to each situation. Does your dog or cat have a special place they like to be scratched? Let us know! Do they prefer a certain type of treat over another? We’re not above bribery, so whatever it takes to make them happy is what we’ll do.
Randi was raised in PA and moved to FL in 2010. She has been in this field for many years from working and helping with her family owned boarding kennel and started as a technician 7 years ago. She also raised rabbits for over 16 years. She lives with her 4 dogs, 2 whippets and 2 Shih Tzu’s. She enjoys her time off by going to the beaching with her dogs and kayaking in different springs around Florida.
Cece is the Deland Animal Hospital of Port Orange window model. She came to live with us in 2014 and has made it her home ever since. She enjoys taking long naps in her cozy bed in the front window and getting her canned food for lunch ( and doesn’t let HER staff forget to get it to her).