Sunshine Animal Hospital

Dr. Barrie and Dr. Twilla and our  entire staff are proud to provide quality, compassionate veterinary care. We are confident that you and your pets will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

Sunshine Animal Hospital opened in Town & Country in January, 1980 at the corner of Waters and Hanley Roads. After expanding, and outgrowing our space we moved to our current location on Waters Ave (1/4 mile west of Hanley Road) in June, 1990. We saw Waters Avenue change from a quiet two lane to a bustling six lane road, and our practice grew as well. We currently employ two veterinarians and thirteen staff members, nurses, kennel technicians and reception staff. We are here to help with any health issues your pets may have. We will see you today if you feel your pet needs immediate care.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
  • After Hours Emergency? Call: 813-885-7071
  • Dr. James Barrie, D.V.M.,

    A 1974 Graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Barrie started Sunshine Animal Hospital in 1980.

    His special interests in Veterinary Medicine include dermatology, internal medicine, surgery with a focus on orthopedics and endoscopy.

    When he is not at Sunshine Animal Hospital, Dr. Barrie enjoys Gator Football, and RV camping.
    Dr. Barrie enjoys his own pets, 2 dogs and 7 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1980
    Education:
    Michigan State University
  • Dr. Mark Twilla, D.V.M. Owner

    A 1999 Graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Twilla has been an associate veterinarian at Sunshine Animal Hospital since 2000. Prior to joining us, he completed a one-year Internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists.

    His special interests in Veterinary Medicine include cytology, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

    When he is not at Sunshine Animal Hospital, Dr. Twilla enjoys tennis, fishing, hiking and golf and caring for his own pets, 2 dogs and 3 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Education:
    University of Florida
  • Julie Warshaw

    Employed at Sunshine Animal Hospital since 2000, Julie has worked as receptionist, technician, and  for the last three years as Hospital Manager. 

    Her professional career includes working as a Purchasing Manager for a large optical chain, owning and operating a pet store, and working on a cattle ranch.  She is a licensed Real Estate Agent and she and her husband operate their own Real Estate Brokerage, New Horizon Realty.

    An accomplished equestrienne, Julie also teaches english riding instruction and operates a pet sitting business. When not at Sunshine, or at the barn with her horse, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs and three cats, along with reading and watching professional football and baseball.
  • Randy Walker

  • Estella Castillo

    Estela has been a technician for over 5 years.
  • Alicia Valverde


  • Sarah Abraham

  • Margie Chase

  • Bryan Wyatt

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 17, 2015