Dr. Cole Goracke is a current resident of North Port, but was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He was raised in Punta Gorda, Florida and graduated from Charlotte High School. He began his undergraduate degree at Auburn University, but transferred to the University of Florida where he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Dr. Goracke returned to Auburn University where he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

In his spare time, Dr. Goracke enjoys watching sports and being outdoors. He is an avid Auburn Tiger and Green Bay Packer fan. He enjoys fishing in the beautiful Charlotte Harbor as well as spending time with his girlfriend Amanda. They have one dog, an energetic Labrador Retriever named Abby. He also has a small herd of cattle that he enjoys working with. Dr. Goracke is a member of the AVMA and FVMA.

He is what i think a vet should be, loves animals more than he likes my wallet. Dr.Kris is very caring, area vets should try that approach some time!

- Peg L.

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Dr. Kris Minnich has practiced small animal veterinary medicine for more than 10 years and offers an array of services, such as laser surgery, digital radiology, internal medicine, and grooming. Dr. Kris believes in providing clients and his patients with quality, compassionate, leading edge veterinary care.

Dr. Kris Minnich is originally from Sarasota, Florida where he graduated from Riverview High School. He studied undergraduate at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he majored in Animal Health Technology. Dr. Kris received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2001 after completing his clinical training at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Kris moved back to Florida in 2005 and worked locally for 4 years before opening his own practice. He is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  In his spare time Dr. Kris enjoys fishing, attending Tampa Bay Rays baseball games, coaching Little League baseball, and spending time with his family and pets. His wife, Stacy, works alongside him as his practice manager. They have 3 dogs at home: Lilly, Jackson & Cj.

They care about your pets. If you're just moving to town... trust this vet. You will not over pay or be let down. Great husband and wife team... helping pets...

- Scott G.

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