Dr. Bob Spiegel Owner, Medical Director As a young boy, Dr. Spiegel was inspired to become a veterinarian when his collie pup, King, had an accidental encounter with a lawn mower. The family veterinarian saved King’s paw, and young Dr. Spiegel was sold on a career as he watched the vet work during their office visits.
Bob was born in Brooklyn, but lived in Philadelphia for his first year. He then moved to New Jersey with his family, where his father worked as a dentist. When it came time to apply for college, Bob didn’t have many options as a New Jersey resident. He ended up gaining admittance to the Italian University in Italy! After learning the Italian language, he completed his studies, graduated, and passed his re-entry exams upon returning to the States. Dr. Spiegel says he’ll forever be in debt to the Italian government for opening their doors to him.
In 2011, Dr. Spiegel was in search of a costal veterinary practice for sale in North Florida. He found the Animal Clinic of Oceanway, refurbished it with new technology and a facelift, and now serves as the Owner and a practicing Veterinarian. He particularly likes primary care and having the opportunity to affect the quality of life of a pet.
Bob and his wife have three girls who live all over the country—one in Richmond, Virginia, one in New York City, and one in Chicago. Luckily, Jacksonville Airport is conveniently nearby! Dr. Spiegel and his wife have a belgian malinois named Nico, loyal companion and active working canine. Dr. David Mersereau Owner, Medical Director Coming Soon! Dr. David Mersereau Associate Veterinarian I was a relief veterinarian that started to help Dr Bob Spiegel during a time of need. I have enjoyed working at theAnimal Clinic of Oceanway so much that I now have joined the team.
I was always fascinated with science in school, especially biology. From frog dissection to making cellular models, Iloved learning how organisms worked. Mix that with my hobby of dogs and veterinary medicine became a naturalfit. I love the challenge of working out a difficult diagnosis and the satisfaction of helping an animal and theirowner.
My dog, Abby, suffered from a rather severe form of epilepsy. She would have many seizures per month despitebeing on medication to control it. Every time she would have a cluster of seizures I would feel the pain andanguish that clients often discuss with me. This helps me to know where my clients are coming from and how tohelp them understand their pet better.
I became obsessed with having a dog in 3rd grade and by the time that I got my first dog, a stray terrier, I startedworking to become a veterinarian. I started working at the local clinic as a kennal hand at 16 and have worked justabout every job since. I went to the University of Georgia for veterinary school and have been practicing smallanimal medicine ever since.
I enjoy helping my clients understand what is happening with their pet and working out a plan to help them.
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where my father was a college professor and my mother was ascience teacher. During high school, when not working at the vet clinic, I could be found in the theatre.