Dr. A. Barbara Antz-Hanson
A native of Saint Petersburg, Dr. Antz-Hanson graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, majoring in Microbiology and Cell Science as well as Animal Science. In 1990 she graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Antz-Hanson owned and operated Animal Hospital of Pinellas Point from December 2003 until December 2018. Out of necessity, she relocated the practice to the Historic Kenwood District and Grand Central District of Downtown St. Petersburg in December 2018 and rebranded the practice as Grand Central Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Antz-Hanson is very excited about the move and all the improvements made to the practice in order to provide better care and service to her patients and clients.
In addition to Companion Animal Medicine, Dr. Antz-Hanson has 26 years of experience in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. She served on the board of the Pinellas Animal Foundation for several years encouraging pet care in local schools and the community. She is also an active member in professional veterinary associations such as the FVMA, AVMA and PCVMA.
As a teenager, Dr. Antz-Hanson’s passion for veterinary medicine developed out of her love and care for horses. In order to have a horse she had to work at the stables every morning Monday through Friday feeding twenty or so horses then cleaning their stalls. It was during this time in her young life that she decided she wanted to know the answers to the problems she saw some of the horses developed and she wanted to be able to care for them. Through the encouragement and mentoring by a local veterinarian, she finally realized her dream come true when she received her acceptance letter to start Veterinary College in 1986 and graduating with her Doctorate degree in 1990.
Dr. Antz-Hanson is married, has five adult children, twelve grandchildren, one cat (Samantha) and two dogs (Lola and Copper).