A Punta Gorda Animal Hospital Serving Port Charlotte & Fort Myers

Dr. Sandra Vesper, DVM

Dr. Vesper grew up in Rochester, NY.  She earned a BA from University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio. She earned her veterinary degree at Purdue University in Indiana.  After a year of residency, she moved to SW Florida and entered into small animal practice in 1992.  Her special interests include:  dentistry, family practice, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery.  Dr. Vesper and her daughter are the proud owners of a English Springer Spaniel, Penny.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, going to church, and reading.

Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM

Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM is a veterinary dental specialist and sees patients by appointment, Atlanta Georgia, Orlando & Punta Gorda, Florida.   He is a 1987 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Beckman is past president of the American Veterinary Dental Society and is a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Veterinary Dental College and a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management making him the only person in the world with those credentials. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the field of veterinary dentistry, oral surgery and pain management and is a world renowned international speaker.  He and Lecia, his wife of 31 years, and their 28 year old daughter Lauren enjoy gardening, cooking, nature photography, scuba diving, fitness and golf.


2004 – Candidate for the American Veterinary Medical Association/Delta Society national award for Veterinarian of the Year

2007 – Alumnus of the Year by the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

2010 – Honored by his peers and Pfizer Animal Health as the Fellow of the Year for the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry for his contribution to education in the field of veterinary dentistry.

2012 – Received the prestigious Miltex Award of Excellence in Veterinary Dentistry.

Dr. Beckman’s CV