Meet Our Staff - Toledo Blade Animal Clinic - North Port, Fl

Toledo Blade Animal Clinic

2001 Bobcat Village Center Rd
North Port, Fl 34288


Meet our Doctors and Staff


Dr. Kris Minnich

Dr. Kris Minnich has practiced small animal veterinary medicine for over 20 years and offers an array of services, such as laser surgery, digital radiology, internal medicine, and Ultrasound.

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 3 kids and wife Stacy and their two dogs Jackson & Lilly.



Dr. Lauren Schleenbaker

Dr. Lauren Schleenbaker is a Florida native new to the North Port area from Gainesville, FL. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical training at the University of Florida. Prior to veterinary school, she attended the University of South Florida for her undergraduate degree in Biology and worked for the University of Florida as a veterinary technician for several years.

Lauren is excited to be part of the Toledo Blade Animal Clinic team. Her interests include preventative care and dentistry for cats and dogs, and caring for smaller pets such as rabbits and pocket pets. Lauren is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

When Lauren is not busy at the clinic, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time at the beach with her fiancé Joe. At home they have one trouble making cat named Tiki.


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