Westshore Animal Hospital
Meet Our Team
Meet the Veterinarian and Team of Westshore Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Get To Know Our Team!
We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Dr. Alexis de Gale
Dr. Alexis de Gale graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Following graduation, she moved to New York City where she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners. After completion of the internship, she returned to Florida and worked at a small animal hospital in Orlando for 4 years. She then moved to Chicago in 2013 and worked as an emergency veterinarian for 2 ½ years. While she loved living in a big city again, she was eager to return home to Florida.
She practiced in Wesley Chapel, FL for many years and is excited to have a hospital of her own in her very own community in South Tampa! Dr. de Gale looks forward to meeting new people and their pets and building lifelong bonds with them. Her special interests include dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and emergency/critical care. She is passionate about teaching and often has students shadowing her at the hospital. She is an assistant professor with the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and has served on the Admissions Committee for UF’s vet school for several years. Dr. de Gale received AAHA’s prestigious Changemaker Award in 2020 for her contributions towards changing the lives of future and current veterinarians.
In her free time, she can be found spending time with her husband Alex, and sons Leo, Henry, and Everett. She enjoys reading, bike riding on Bayshore Blvd, kayaking, and playing volleyball. She loves all things Florida Gators and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning! Her pets include a pug mix dog named Kiki, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog named Kevin, and two Diamondback Terrapin turtles.
Alex de Gale
Alex is our fearless leader and hospital manager. He is originally from the Caribbean island of Grenada but grew up in Miami after moving there just before his first birthday. Alex had dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits, lizards, fish, turtles, and just about any other animal he could get his hands on as a pet throughout his childhood.
After attending Florida International University in Miami and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Alex worked behind the scenes on concert tours, TV specials, and large public events around North America and Europe. He eventually settled down in Florida and became the staff planner for an aviation company that provided airlift support for the US government in austere environments.
In 2014, Alex made it full circle back to his love for the care and treatment of animals, when he took a manager position with a group of specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in the Chicago area. Alex moved back to Tampa in 2015 to be closer to family. He has been a veterinary hospital manager in the Tampa area since 2015 and he is excited to call Westshore Animal Hospital home. His own family includes his wife Alexis, three sons, Leo, Henry and Everett, a pug-mix dog named Kiki Supermodel, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog named Kevin, and several Diamondback Terrapin turtles.
Craig lived in Illinois since the 90s then moved alot growing up. He attended tech school at Joliet Junior College and earned his CVT in 2011. Craig is also Fear Free certified. His goal while working is to work towards practice management. Craig and Dr. de Gale worked together at a large specialty and emergency hospital in Chicago. He liked working with her so much that he moved to Florida to work with her again. He currently lives with his wife, Tara, and his 2 daughters, Kenadee and Charlee. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, music, and comedy
Holly is a born and raised Tampa local. Since childhood, she has always surrounded herself with animals of all kinds and has been passionate about their care. She was hired at her neighborhood veterinary hospital at 18 years old, and there discovered her love of veterinary medicine. She attended Hillsborough Community College and earned a scholarship for academic excellence while in their Veterinary Technician program. Holly graduated and passed her national board exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in 2020. Her professional interests include cytology, internal medicine, and client education. When not at work, Holly is most often found in front of her sewing machine or at the dog bar with her husband and two pups – Marmalade, the Staffordshire Terrier, and Toast, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Client Service Representative
Jessa grew up in a small town called Mount Washington, Kentucky. Her pets include an amazing Boston terrier named Bossman and many reptiles, from snakes to tortoises. Her hobbies include painting, makeup, camping, hiking, fishing, and amusement parks. She is a compassionate, friendly face at the front desk, and she enjoys being a part of a good cause. Her ultimate goal is to open a nonprofit special-needs rescue for animals.