Dawn Dateno, VMD —Chief of Staff
Dr. Dawn Dateno, our Chief of Staff, is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to her career in veterinary medicine, she was an officer in the US Navy. She is currently a retired CDR from the US Navy reserves, with 12 years active duty and nine years in the reserves. She and her family relocated to the Tampa area from Raleigh, North Carolina, approximately five years ago. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, dermatology, and surgery, including dentistry.
Dr. Dateno lives in the area and enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends, going to the beach, travelling, cycling, and most outdoor activities. She currently shares her home with two dogs, two cats, and recently adopted a special needs kitty from Suncoast Animal League called, Stevie.
Lynn Danesi, VMD
A 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lynn Danesi began her career as a large animal veterinarian visiting farms in New York. After a few years she discovered a keen interest in emergency medicine, from which her passion for small animal medicine was borne. Today, Dr. Danesi exemplifies the high quality of care we expect, and we are proud to have her practice with us at Animal Health Care Clinic.
In addition to a VMD degree, Dr. Danesi also has a Master's degree in Animal Nutrition from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Arts from Sweet Briar College. She has four dogs, Stella, Finn, Fergie and David, and a cat, Stanley. Her hobbies include traveling around the world and CrossFit.
Ed Haeussner, DVM
Dr. Ed Haeussner earned a DVM degree from the University of Florida in 1998. After graduation, he furthered his education by completing a rigorous one-year internship in emergency medicine and advanced specialty care at Florida Veterinary Specialists. He has practiced in the Tampa Bay area ever since.
Dr. Haeussner and his wife are both native Floridians with numerous extended family members in the area. They live in Palm Harbor with their two daughters, a dog named Rosie, two cats named Jitterbugs and Ella, a Guinea pigs named Harry, a hamster named Lily, and a box Turtle named JoJo. In his almost non-existent free time, Dr. Haeussner enjoys spending time with his wife and children, exercising, researching family history, and watching the Florida Gators.
Rebecca Moretti, DVM
Dr Rebecca Moretti is a 2006 graduate of Michigan State University. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After graduating from Indiana University of PA, she worked as a veterinary technician for 2 years in Florida then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to Florida and began practicing emergency and general medicine at a 24 hr veterinary hospital.
With over 12 years of experience, Dr Moretti is passionate about the importance of preventative care. Her professional interests include dermatology, wound management, soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
As a Fear Free certified practitioner, she always considers the emotional well-being of her patients. With her practical approach, she believes quality veterinary care should be made available to all pet owners as affordability as possible.