Dr. Elizabeth J. Mann
Dr. Elizabeth J. MannDr. Elizabeth J. Mann, D.V.M., spent her childhood in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan running around in creeks and forests with her sister and brother. She wanted to be an "animal doctor" since she was 5 years old, even though her pets were mostly wild reptiles, fish, and insects that she caught outside. Dr. Mann's parents encouraged her interests by taking her to the zoo quite often and getting her lots of books on animals. Her parents still live in Michigan, and she loves visiting in spring and fall, for the beautiful colors and fresh air.
Dr. Mann graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a bachelor's degree in biology. Then, after 21 years in the Midwest, she was ready for some heat and sunshine and moved to Los Angeles, California, where she cared for the horses of the rich and famous and learned to surf! After her time as a California Girl, Dr. Mann headed to the Bayou State where she attended Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge. In veterinary school Dr. Mann's passion for caring for companion animals was realized. She excelled academically and was active in the student body at LSU, serving both as class president and delegate to the student body House of Representatives for the AVMA. Outside of school, Dr. Mann became a true southerner as she found a love for crawfish boils, bread pudding, and LSU Tiger sports!
After graduating, Dr. Mann wanted to stay in the warm weather and be near water, so she moved to the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She was in general practice for many years before deciding to join the excitement as one of our emergency doctors! Dr. Mann lives with her husband, Dan, and her 4 pets. She has two rescue cats, Gator and Yum Yum. A rescue dog Buddy, who is a Chihuahua/terrier mix, also is part of the family along with a pure-bred German Shepherd, Hector, because she couldn't resist his cute face. In her spare time, Dr. Mann enjoys running, staying active, the beach, reading, playing guitar, and writing music. She also enjoys travelling and loves having her family visit.
Dr. Mann feels truly blessed to be able to wake up every day and enjoy her profession. She loves caring for companion animals, and loves even more being able to send home happy and healthy pets. Dr. Mann is thrilled to be on staff at Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota, where she gets to combine her passion and knowledge, with highly trained staff and advanced medical equipment, to provide excellent and compassionate emergency care.
Dr. Elizabeth J. Mann