Anclote Animal Hospital

Meet Our Team

Meet our dedicated veterinary team ensuring healthy pets, happy owners, and successful visits every day at Anclote Animal Hospital in Tarpon Springs.

Irene Houllis Juaristic

DVM, Co-Owner

Dr. Irene Houllis Juaristic was born and raised in Tarpon Springs. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Florida, she started working at Anclote Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2007. While working for Dr. Cochran, she was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in 2009. She stayed in touch and worked summers and during breaks at Anclote Animal Hospital, and did a month-long externship during the summer of 2012 working as a veterinarian-in-training alongside Dr. Cochran. After graduating from vet school in 2013, she was hired as an associate veterinarian, working full time at Anclote Animal Hospital. Her familiarity with the patients, clients and staff has allowed her to make a relatively seamless transition into the practice. When she’s not busy saving lives at work, Dr. J enjoys spending time with her family and her 2 dogs, Aslan and Erasmus. She looks forward to contributing to Dr. Cochran’s legacy as a compassionate, caring veterinarian for the pets of Tarpon Springs.

"Dr. J" as she is lovingly known. bleeds orange and blue and loves all things UF.  She also loves SCUBA diving and has done some work for our local aquarium.

Wesley Cochran


Dr. Wesley Cochran was raised on a farm in Michigan where he enjoyed the outdoor life, with a special interest in fly fishing. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Central Michigan University. His compassion for animals led him to Michigan State University, where he graduated with high honors, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978. After founding and selling 2 successful practices in Michigan, he founded Anclote Animal Hospital in 1985. Since then, Dr. Cochran has been compassionately caring for generations of pets in Tarpon Springs and the surrounding areas. Dr. Cochran still has roots in Michigan, where he keeps a cabin to enjoy the many outdoor activities.

Dr. Cochran loves fly fishing and has been mastering the sport for years, he particularly loves catching bone fish on a fly reel.

Steven Botinas

Practice Manager

Bio coming soon!


Veterinary Technician

Megan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up on a farm in Chicago and someday hopes to have a small farm of her own. Her dream is to be an Equine Chiropractor as her favorite thing to do is spend time with her horse, Bling. The best part of her job is nursing patients back to health and being there for pets and their owners during difficult times.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Shelby is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been in the industry for ten years. She has a passion for Veterinarian medicine and making a difference for pets and their owners. She has four dogs and in her spare time she loves to travel and be outdoors!


Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

Angela is a certified  Veterinary Assistant and is a Biology Major at USF, aspiring to become a Veterinarian. She is getting close to graduation and juggling school working and multiple jobs. Even though she is busy, she still gives her all to your pet. You will find her smiling face working as a technician on the weekends, and filling in as needed. Angela loves to travel, ask her about her recent trips to Thailand, Italy and Greece.


Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

Ashley started at Anclote as a student volunteer for two years and has been a part of our team for almost 7 years. She is a certified  Veterinary Assistant and she is attending college full time with the aspiration of becoming a Veterinarian, and we know she will achieve her goals! Ashley is an excellent team player and you all find her working all over the clinic.  She knows every pet that comes in the door and is passionate about providing the best care possible. Ashley loves Rays baseball, hiking and paddle boarding.


Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

Dominique is an enthusiastic employee and her love of animals is evident in everything she does. She has been extensively cross trained within the clinic, and is an incredibly reliable employee. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant, and has a bachelors in Biology from USF.  She plans to attend Veterinary School, and hopes to someday possibly return to Anclote Animal Hospital as a Veterinarian. She has been with us for almost 9 years and knows and loves all of your pets. Dominque is also an athlete, she used to play football.  She is also able to speak Dutch!


Kennel Technician

Jordan loves working with her coworkers! She spends extra time making sure that each animal is taken care of as if they were her own pet! She hopes to be a Chiropractor and enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work.



Bio coming soon!

Ashley D.

Kennel Technician

Bio coming soon!



Bio coming soon!

Join the Anclote Animal Hospital Family Today!

Located on Pinellas Ave (Alt Route 19) off of Klosterman Rd. Just 0.6 miles South of Tarpoon Springs Golf Course and 1.7 miles East of Klosterman Point.

Phone: 727.934.0814


  • Monday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed