About Kissimmee Animal Hospital
Kissimmee Animal Hospital has been a trusted name for compassionate, professional, client-focused veterinary care for over 40 years. As a full-service veterinary hospital, you can count on us for the best medical, surgical, and dental care for your dog, cat, or pocket pet. We take a personal approach with each patient, and get to know you, your concerns, and goals for your pet.
Our doctors and staff are committed to helping you be a responsible, loving pet parent, by providing you with advice and resources about how to care for your pet. In addition to our animal hospital in Kissimmee, we offer outpatient veterinary care out of our satellite facility, Poinciana Pet Clinic.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Gary Borgman, Owner/Veterinarian
Education: University of Missouri
Years in Practice: 43
Dr. Gary Borgman established this practice in 1974. He received his veterinary training at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Following graduation in 1969, he served as a veterinary officer in the United States Air Force at 3rd Air Force Headquarters in London, England. Dr. Borgman has served the local and veterinary communities through membership and active participation in civic clubs, the Chamber of Commerce, his church, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He currently serves the state veterinary association as a member of the Advisory Committee to the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Andrew Prather, Veterinarian
Education: University of Florida
Years in Practice: 17
Dr. Andy Prather was born and raised in Kissimmee and is a descendant of a pioneering Osceola County family. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Zoology (1995) followed by his degree in Veterinary Medicine (2000). Upon graduation, he completed a 13-month rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency/critical care medicine at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Cooper City, FL. Since then, he has been living and practicing in the Central Florida area.
He has known Dr. Gary Borgman since his pre-school years and has been fortunate to work at Kissimmee Animal Hospital both before and after veterinary school. He is married to his wife Lauren, a fellow veterinarian, and has two children, Luke and Anna. His professional interests include surgery and radiology. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, bird watching, fishing, and all sports which involve the Florida Gators.
Dr. Stephanie Volpe, Veterinarian
Dr. Stephanie Volpe was born and raised in New York. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at St. Francis College and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She completed a rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Volpe has special interest in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and small animal ultrasound. She recently relocated from New Jersey to Florida to be closer to family. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking and all things Disney.
Crys, Practice Manager
Years in Practice: 27
Crys was born and raised in central Illinois. After working for a lawyer for several years, she took a job at a veterinary clinic that was just building a new practice. Learning for 13 years alongside those veterinarians, Crys decided to stay in the veterinary field. When she moved to Florida in 2003, she quickly found the same caring and family atmosphere at Kissimmee Animal Hospital. She has had 5 dogs and 2 cats throughout her life. Her only daughter, Brooke, has decided to work in the human medical field. But they both enjoy getting away to the beach whenever possible.
Athena, Certified Veterinary Technician
Years in Practice: 7
Years in Practice: 20
Sylvia was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Even as a child, she had an interest in helping animals. Along with her siblings, they brought home anything and everything with 4 legs that needed a home. Thankfully she had very understanding parents. Sylvia began her veterinary career in 1997 as a receptionist, but quickly realized that working as a technician was where she really wanted to be. She is very interested in Emergency Medicine and worked at the Baltimore Emergency Clinic for 5 years.
She truly values the experience she gained in Maryland. Her family moved to Kissimmee in January 2007 to be closer to extended family, and Sylvia began working at Kissimmee Animal Hospital almost immediately. Sylvia met her husband while serving in the U.S. Army, and together they have 4 beautiful children.
Years in Practice: 8
Tricia was born in Jamestown, New York and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida after high school. She moved back to New York for a few years but she realized she could not deal with the winters anymore. Tricia spent the next 30 years in Ft. Lauderdale with a career in insurance. Together with her husband, they retired and moved to Virginia to be near their daughter Jennifer and 2 granddaughters (Morgan and Marlee) after her son-in-law was transferred there. Tricia took care of her granddaughters and began working at a veterinary clinic in town. When her son-in-law transferred to Florida, she decided to move back as well, now single, to take care of the girls and eventually come back to work in the veterinary field. Tricia’s son, John, lives in Germany and is married with one daughter (Yvonne) and one grandson (Calvin). She has had many cats and one dog in her adult years. She enjoys running and bowling.