At Pets First, we’re very proud of our fine veterinarians and staff. We strive to make your and your pets time at our offices friendly and as stress-free as possible. We look forward to meeting you and your pet. Here’s a short introduction of the caring veterinarians you will meet when you visit Pets First Animal Hospital with locations in Estero, FL and Ft Myers, FL.
Dr. Laura Laxton
Dr. Laura Laxton earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has had a passion for helping dogs and cats since she was a little girl. As a small animal veterinarian, she has a focused interest in animal behavior, dermatology, and communication. She is Fear Free℠ certified and cares about your pet’s emotional well-being. She enjoys spending her free time hiking and watching movies with her husband, Matthew, and four dogs, Lindy, Cara, Maggie, and Wilfred. She currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Dr. Llanes graduated Cum Laude from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her doctorate degree in 2017. The year she graduated, she became the sole recipient of the Excellence in Small Animal Surgery award given by the clinicians in Purdue University. As a small animal veterinarian, she has a primary passion for surgery and also has a specialized interest in internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Llanes is very particular about making sure your companion has a fear and stress free visit and employs numerous techniques to make sure they feel comfortable while in the hospital. She enjoys spending her free time traveling, cooking, listening to live jazz, and watching Julio (her boyfriend) create fine art masterpieces. She currently lives in Fort Myers with her two thirteen year old dogs (Coupi and Sihci) and her sun conure (Pelangi).
Dr. Kirsten Isaacson
Dr. Kirsten Isaacson graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She was inspired to become a veterinarian in grade school after reading James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small. She has a special interest in preventative care for dogs and cats. Her hobbies include reading, horseback riding, and walking on the beach.
Dr. Dan Flinn
Daniel Flinn, DVM, grew up in Northwestern Indiana and graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed an internship and surgical residency at ASPCA Henry Bergh Memorial Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Flinn practiced veterinary medicine in his hospital, Jericho Animal Hospital, Syosset N.Y. for 44 years until he moved to Florida with his wife.Dr. Flinn has been active for over 25 years in the United States Power Squadrons (America’s Boating Club) teaching boating safety and education.