About Us

Dr. Molina decided to be a doctor in veterinary medicine at age 12.

He completed a bachelors degree in Biology and research in the university of Puerto Rico.

He graduated in 2004 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts W.I., after a year of clinical rotations in University of Florida, Gainesville.

He is licensed as doctor in veterinary medicine in Florida, and New York.

He spent his first year of practice studying under top veterinarians in Long Island, NY then relocated to Sarasota, FL where he has been practicing medicine since 2005.

During the period of 2005 to 2011, he developed his skill set working in various emergency hospitals, and privileged positions as a surgeon. He is known as the “go to” doctor for proper anesthesia, and pain management in the area. He excels in the field of veterinary dentistry, and currently entertains several advanced cases for his patients and many referrals. Medicine is another area where our doctor is very strong, and he takes particular interest in feline/canine dermatology, diabetes/cushings/thyroid illness, senior arthritis early detection/therapy and pain management.

Dr. Molina sees exotic pets including reptiles, koi fish, ferrets, rabbits, avian medicine limited to parrots, african greys, and smaller birds.

Dr. Molina is an excellent educator, and likes to share with his pet owners “what is the disease, and explain the steps taken to best help at home.”

West Coast Veterinary House Calls and Clinic was formed in 2011 in Venice, FL where we practice medicine and surgery and still offer house calls.

Our goal is to always help your pets live a long healthy life.  We achieve this daily by staying current, taking every case as our own, and practicing honestly and respectfully.

Melissa Shone AKA “Shoney”, LVT
Veterinary Technician

Was born in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Medaille college in Buffalo, Ny with an Associates degree in veterinary technology after graduation she passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination and became a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) She worked at Laurelton animal hospital in NY from 2002 until 2006 when she moved to FL. She worked at Island Animal Hospital from 2006 until 2013.

She has owned a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, a leopard gecko and rats. She is currently “owned” by 2 dogs Ripley (aka the most beautiful dog in the world) Brutus and 3 cats Rudy, Snotter (yes that is his real name!) and Jake. She is an avid reader and fan of the walking dead tv show and enjoys photography.

Carla Stumpo Taitz
Veterinary Technician

Carla came to us from South Jersey, but was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA where she received an A.S. in paralegal studies and a B.A. in Psychology.   After a successful career as a paralegal in Philadelphia for more than 25 years, her life-long love of animals guided her back to school for veterinary technology.  She worked for 12 years at a busy 5-doctor practice in Marlton, New Jersey where she assisted the veterinarians with everything from routine vaccinations and pet husbandry to emergency medicine.  She also assisted the staff cardiologist in performing echocardiograms. She has a special interest in animal nutrition and that interest along with her love of cooking sparked the development of homemade dog biscuits for her dogs.  She and her husband, Harold, live here in Venice and are owned by two Havanese and a senior Norwich terrier.