Our team is here to help you. Our goal is to meet your needs as it pertains to the health and well-being of your pet. Our clients' pets are members of their family, and they expect the same quality healthcare as they would for any other member of their family. When your pet comes to Gulfshore Animal Hospital, they become a part of our family too.
Dr. Dave Ball is a 1984 graduate of the University of Florida. His childhood dream, which he holds dear even today, was to bring people and their pets closer together in mutually rewarding relationships. Dr. Ball believes attaining that goal takes a strong commitment to both personalized client service and client education. His vision was to assemble a team of energetic, talented, and professional veterinary staff in private practice to address all of a client’s veterinary needs and desires. A happy client is a caring client and a caring client has a loved pet.
Dr. Kim Schemmer graduated from the University of Florida in 1986 where she studied extensively under Dr. Richard Halliwell, one of the world’s top veterinary dermatologists. She is deeply committed to patient care and client/doctor relationships. She directs all aspects of the hospital's medical and surgical care. Her goal is to ensure your pet not only receives the best veterinary care, but that your pet also receives the necessary loving care for a full recovery. A loved pet is a healthy pet.
Dr. Bill Swartz graduated from The Ohio State University and practiced for over 40 years in Northern Virginia. He has been doing relief work in Naples since 2008.
He currently serves on the board of Naples Therapeutic Riding Center and is the treasurer of Greater Naples Leadership. He lives with his wife, Mary Lou, in Pelican Bay and has two children and three grandsons with grand-dogs in Baltimore and Atlanta. His Bengal cat, Caymus, is a frequent companion when out for walks.
Being able to enjoy his profession and helping pets in Naples get great health care is a priority.
Dr. Eric Wagner is a 1990 honors graduate of the University of Illinois. Prior to making Naples his second home, Dr. Wagner owned and operated a successful 4 doctor veterinary practice in the Chicago North Shore area for 15 years. Dr. Wagner brings extensive experience in veterinary surgery, medicine, including chemotherapy, and veterinary dentistry to the Gulfshore Animal Hospital professional team.
“I have had a passion for animals as long as I can remember so it just seemed natural to work in the most rewarding field – veterinary medicine. Since 1977, I have had the privilege of loving what I do for a living and will continue to educate as many people as possible of the human – animal bond. It can change your life”
“I enjoy giving back to the animals who have given me so much.”
“Ever since I was young I have had a passion for animals. From childhood pets to my work with exotic animal rescues, I have worked with kittens to tigers and have loved every minute of it. I am both excited and honored to serve the Naples, FL community through Gulfshore Animal Hospital.”
“Animals have always been my passion and if you love what you do, it’s not work. I haven’t worked in years!”
“At Gulfshore I enjoy being a part of other people’s lives and enhancing them by helping their pets. I am thankful to be able to share their joy of getting a new pet, the triumph of beating an illness, and when needed the peace of a final goodbye. Educating people with the possibilities available for their pet enables me to help them make the best choice for care. At the end of the day, seeing the smile on an owners face after letting them know that things will be okay brings me immense gratification.”
“My love for animals began as a young child. The feeling I get from helping them cannot be described in words. Their unconditional love for us deserves for them to be loved and cared for so that they may live a long and healthy life. For that, I love being a veterinary technician.”
“In my twenty plus years at Gulfshore Animal Hospital each day still brings new surprises and joys. It is so very rewarding seeing how happy our clients and pets are with our friendly and caring staff. Hugs to all our furry friends – you are all so special to me in your own way!”
“Animals have always been a part of my life. Working at Gulfshore Animal Hospital has enabled me to fulfill my passion for working with animals. I respect their unconditional love, their trust and faith in me, and I hope to work with animals for the rest of my life. I am truly happy to be part of the team here at Gulfshore.”
“What is a life without animals? For myself, I wouldn’t know.
Animals have been a part of my life since before I could crawl. There isn’t a species I don’t love. Which is why I choose to spend everyday spending my time with what I love. I’ve spent the last 4 years in the Veterinarian Field, between Reception, Kennel, and some Technician training. I’m beyond excited to get to know Clients and their Furry Friends that visit Gulfshore Animal Hospital.”
My passion for animals started as young as I can remember. I was always the child bringing home sick, injured or stray animals trying to nurse them back to health and provide them with comfort. I am so thankful to be fulfilling my passion every day at Gulfshore Animal Hospital. The loving staff here has become my second family and the unconditional love I receive from our patients and the gratification from the clients makes every day worthwhile.
Seven years ago I left the rainy city of Seattle, heading south to beautiful sunny Florida and 15 years ago I made the rewarding decision to join the field of Veterinary medicine and am now a specialist in assisting surgical procedures. As an outdoor enthusiast, I enjoy spending my downtime diving, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and having lazy days at the beach.
Animals have always held a special place in my heart, from a 3 pound Chihuahua to a 1,200 pound thoroughbred. Every day at Gulfshore is another learning experience and I couldn’t be more grateful to work with people who share the same passion as I do. I’ve never wanted to do something where animals weren’t involved, and that’s one of the many reasons I chose to work at Gulfshore Animal Hospital.
Gulfshore Animal Hospital
3560 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103
For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
Fax: (239) 262-1750
Appointments and Emergencies Press "1"
Boarding and Bathing Press “2”
Prescription Refills Press “4”
Doctor and Staff Voice Mail Press “400”
General Hospital Email:
Kelly Hill, Practice Manager: [email protected]
Dr. David Ball: [email protected]
Dr. Kim Schemmer: [email protected]
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays and Holidays Closed