Welcome To Our Practice!

Jacaranda Animal Hospital opened it's doors to the pets of Venice in 1986. We understand that your pet is an integral part of your family and as a full service animal hospital we strive to provide the best care for your pet's.

Meet The Team


Dr. Michael Reinhart D.V.M



Dr. Michael Reinhart was born in Washington D.C. in 1953. He lives there with his family until going off to college at the University of Miami in 1975. There he worked as an Associate Researcher at Mount Sinai Medical center from 1976-1978, His professional school was completed at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. From there, he became an Associate at the Bay Shore Animal Hospital in Bradenton for four years before opening his current practice at the Jacaranda Animal Hospital in 1986.


Monica Leighton

Practice Manager

Monica started as a Receptionist back in 1999 then moved to our Practice Manager. Monica was born and raised here in Sarasota County and Monica and her daughter currently live in North Port. She is the owner of Professional Pet Sitting and the weekly "Pet Tip Of The Week" segment provider for the Doggie Diva Radio Show.

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Jackie Steppie


Jackie lives in Venice with her family, their dog Charlie, a Chorkie, and their two cats, Kitty & Lasagna. She is always happy to help you with your pet's and answer any questions or concerns you may have. When she isn't at work helping your pet's she loves spending her time relaxing at the beach.


Emily Zebley

Veterinary Assistant

Emily is a Veterinary Assistant here at Jacaranda Animal Hospital. When she isn't working to help Dr. Reinhart, she enjoys going snorkeling, to see sharks, (her favorite animal) first hand. She also enjoys relaxing, on the couch, with her American Bulldog, Mac

Jacaranda Animal Hospital
725 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, Fl. 34293   (941) 497-1676