Dr. Christine Cassidy (DVM)
Veterinarian and Owner
Dr. Cassidy purchased Eustis Veterinary Hospital in September of 2009 after doing relief work here for over 10 years. She is a Florida native born in Tampa.
Dr. Cassidy has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was three years old and visited a veterinary clinic where her aunt worked. In high school she spent her summers working at Upper Keys Veterinary Clinic in Islamorada, FL. She obtained her undergraduate chemistry major in 1992 at Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated Cum Laude in 1996 with her DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine.
She has served on the Orange County Animal Services advisory board for the last 6 years. She is a member of the AVMA and AAHA. Dr. Cassidy currently has 20 cats, 3 dogs, 1 horse and 2 fish tanks. She has been married for 13 years and has an 11 year old daughter. When she is not at work she likes to spend time with her 4-legged and 2-legged children.
Dr. Wendy Buster
Dr. Buster joined Eustis Veterinary Hospital in 2014. She is a native Floridian & grew up on a farm in Jennings, FL. She has loved working with animals from a very early age. She began working in the veterinary field in high school when she worked at Huston Veterinary Clinic in Jasper, FL after school and over summers. While on breaks from her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, she would work at Valdosta Veterinary Hospital in Valdosta, GA and ride with the local large animal vet at Alapaha Veterinary Services in Jennings, FL and the surrounding North Florida/South Georgia area. After graduating Valedictorian of the Hamilton County High School class of 1998, Dr. Buster entered the University of Florida's Vet School Early Admissions Program, graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, emphasis on Animal Biology with honors in 2001 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude in 2005.
She practiced at Valdosta Veterinary Hospital from 2005-2006 before moving to Orlando where she practiced at the Animal Clinic of Windermere from 2006-2014. Dr. Buster is a member of the AVMA and the CFVMA. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and oncology. She currently has 1 dog, 7 cats, and a peacock. She has been happily married to her husband, Jeremy, for 8 years. When not caring for her four-legged friends, she likes to camp, fish, crochet and spend time with her hubby and furry kids.
Patient Care Coordinator
Cheryl was born in Orlando, Fl on October 31. She lived in Orlando until 1971 when her family bought property in Sorrento, Fl, at which they still reside.
Cheryl attended school in Mt. Dora from 1971 - 1981. She participated in many activities, with her favorite being softball and volleyball, before graduating in 1981.
The summer of 1981 she began her career in the business management field and continued on that path until December 2009, when, due to the economy, she was forced to look for new career.
This brings us to her present employment at Eustis Veterinary Hospital, which, in her words, is a gift and a blessing, as her whole life has been centered around animals. She showed horses as a teenager and has always owned, what she calls, "4-legged loves".
Cheryl's heart has always been with the well-being, quality care, and safety of her pets, so working at a veterinary hospital is just a completely natural position for her to be in. Cheryl has been with us at EVH since June 2010.
Patient Care Coordinator
Leslie has been with Eustis Veterinary Hospital since April 2011 and has had a love for animals since she was a little girl.
Leslie has always had a passion for animals and wanted to work with dogs, so she decided to attend a school in South Carolina for Detector Dogs. She specialized in Narcotic and Explosive Detector dog training. After graduating, in 2003 Leslie opened her own training facility and kennel in SC.
A member of Therapy Dogs, Inc. since 2007 with canine partner, Hensley, Leslie volunteered every Thursday at a local school to tech Pre-K 4 year olds about safety. She loves to educate the kids and together her and Hensley enjoyed an yearlong relationship with the children.
Leslie says, "Working at EVH as a Patient Care Coordinator now allows me the opportunity to learn more about the animals, their health, and interact with them and their owners. I enjoy my job and look forward to meeting you and your best friend when you come into our office. Animals can teach us so much, we just have to watch them and listen. "