Meet the Doctors
Get to know the exceptional team at Animal Doctors of South Tampa. We’re dedicated to providing your pets with state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care.
Dr. Kendall Putnam, DVM
Veterinarian, Medical Director
Dr. Kendall Putnam was born in Columbus, Ohio but was raised as a Florida girl. She grew up in South Florida where her love for animals started with her pet Chinchillas. Dr. Putnam played college volleyball for the University of Tampa where she achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She took off for the island of St Kitts to accomplish her dream of becoming a Veterinarian at Ross University.
After enjoying almost three years on the island, she finished her final year of Vet School at another UT, University of Tennessee. Dr. Putnam was eager to make it back to Tampa where she now lives with her perfect puppy Marsha.
Dr. Mallory Howes, DVM
Dr. Howes joined the Animal Doctors of South Tampa team as a full-time veterinarian in July of 2020. She grew up in DeKalb, IL and for as long as she can remember has wanted to become a veterinarian to help animals and their families. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and she earned her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. Dr. Howes has a dog named Bear. She enjoys running with Bear, boating, and time spent with family and friends.
Dr. Andrea Blanar
Dr. Dre joined Animal Doctors of South Tampa in February of 2022. She grew up in East Brunswick, NJ, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts and Nevis, where she met her island dog, Sky. Dr. Dre completed her clinical year at the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Dre enjoys spending time with Sky as well as her cat Birch. She loves cooking, hanging out with her family and friends, and traveling.
Dr. Laura Rasche
Dr. Rasche was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She grew up working at the Georgia Aquarium, where her love for animals was sparked, especially for those with fins. She is a proud “Double Dawg” as she attended the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and veterinary school. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in Biology and Marine Sciences. Throughout vet school, she loved getting experience with a diverse array of species, including working with dolphins, birds, reptiles, and fish. Working with these unique animals showed her the importance of animal husbandry and educating owners on how to best take care of their loved ones, no matter if they have fur, fins, scales, or wings.
After graduating from vet school, she realized she needed to be closer to the ocean and found her way to Tampa. She has a sassy blind Shih Tzu named Lila.
In her free time, Dr. Rasche enjoys scuba diving, going to the beach, trying all the fabulous restaurants of Tampa, and traveling the world.