Meet our doctors & staff



Dr. Susanne Sullivan was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida where she rode horses and cared for many dogs and cats.  After graduating from high school, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism. Dr. Sullivan worked as an advertising executive in Miami, Florida but quickly decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. While applying to veterinary school, she completed a second bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida while working as a full-time veterinary technician.  In 2005, Dr. Sullivan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  She began working as an associate veterinarian at Ellenton Animal Hospital in 2005 and became a business partner to Dr. Dana Walstad in 2015.  She and her husband, Greg, became the sole owners in 2018 after Dr. Dana retired. The Sullivan’s have two children, Chase and Lucy and currently have two rescue dogs, Marbles and Brutis.



Dr. ZachDr. Zachary Pearl comes to us from Miami, Florida. He spent his undergraduate years at Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. Shortly afterwards, he ventured to the island of Grenada to attend veterinary school at St. George’s University. Dr. Zach met his wife, Morgan, in his veterinary class and they graduated together in 2016. Both Dr. Zach and Dr. Morgan are now proud members of the Ellenton Animal Hospital team, joining the practice in 2018. They live in Bradenton with their son, Dylan, two dogs, “Goose” and “Willow”, as well as two cats, “Sirius” and “Azzy”. Dr. Zach has a special interest in preventative medicine and sincerely enjoys building relationships with clients and their pets through all their life stages. In his spare time, Dr. Zach enjoys scuba diving, playing the drums, and traveling.



Morgan Pearl site picDr. Morgan Pearl grew up in Indianapolis, IN. She spent her undergraduate years at Saint Mary of the Woods College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She also spent time working as a veterinary technician and volunteering at an animal shelter prior to being accepted into St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morgan met her husband, Dr. Zach, in veterinary school and they graduated together in 2016. Both Dr. Morgan and Dr. Zach practiced veterinary medicine in Ohio for a few years and moved to Florida after their son, “Dylan”, was born.  Dr. Morgan has a special interest in surgery and dentistry for companion animals. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with her family, which includes her two dogs (Goose and Willow) and two cats (Sirius and Azzy).



Ellenton Animal Hospital Staff



Top: Dr. Anne, Dr. Susanne, Greg, Cheyenne, Garfield held by Zach , Caleb, Stephanie, Dr. Dana,  Byron, Remy, Ashley G, Dusty, Dr. Sara Jo
Bottom: Angela, Kellie, Jackie, Kristy, Roze, Katherine, Ashley P, Cheryl

Not Pictured:  Dr. Zack, Dr. Morgan,