Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Clinic of Brandon in Brandon, FL! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 813-651-0467 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Dareck DeShields

Owner & Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Dareck DeShields completed his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Science at NC A&T State University in 1999. He Received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2003. His professional interests include orthopedics, neurology and soft tissue surgery. He has been an associate with the Animal Clinic of Brandon since 2003, and is now the owner of Animal Clinic of Brandon since 2021. In his spare time, Dr DeShields enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with the Florida Gator football and basketball teams

Dr. Dean Scott

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Dean Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1987. He attended the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his DVM degree in 1993. He spent five years as an Army Veterinary Corps Officer, being stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago and at MacDill AFB in Tampa. He has been with Animal Clinic of Brandon as a full-time associate since 1996.

Dr. Kerry Jackson

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Kerry Jackson completed her under-graduate degree in Biology at the university of Georgia in 1982. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia and graduate in 1988. She practiced in Monroe, Georgia for two years in a mixed animal practice. After moving to Florida in 1990, she opened the Animal Clinic of Brandon in September 1990, originally located at Windhorst Road and moving to the current location on Parsons Avenue in 1998. Her professional interests include surgery and preventative medicine.

Dr. Jackson’s personal interests include being a sports fanatic with professional and college football, baseball and arena football at the top of the list. Water skiing, snow skiing, scuba diving and bowling are also a must!

Our Care Team


Business Manager

Hi My name is Ashlee, I’ve been with Animal Clinic of Brandon for over 10 years! This place is a 2nd family to me.
I enjoy what I do and have always enjoyed being around animals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, arts and crafts, the outdoors, and most of all my pet pig Jimmy Dean! My husband and I would be lost without him.



Originally from Missouri, my husband and I relocated to Florida in 2005. I have been with the Animal Clinic of Brandon since 2008. We have 2 pets, a Min Pin named “Rudy” and a cat named ” Miss Kitty Kat” I really love my job. Its fun and I enjoy interacting with our clients and their pets.


Veterinary Technician

I was born into a military family in March of 1986. I’ve had the great privilege of traveling around the world because of the Air Force. My final move was to here in Tampa. It was here that I met my husband, we were married in 2008. I have kids, cats, dogs and ferrets. Although I have never owned a horse I do love horseback riding. I like to spend my free time with my kids, reading, or watching TV and movies. My love of animals is what led me to working in a vet’s office. I love working with animals and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.



I was born and have live in or around Tampa all my life. I’ve grown up around all types of creatures and always had a passion in caring for animals of all sizes. I admired large animal medicine in Future Farmers of America in high school and then when attending Hillsborough Community College’s Veterinary Technology program, I grew an appreciation for small animal medicine. I am a Certified Veterinary Technician and have been with the Animal Clinic of Brandon since 2015.


Kennel Technician

Hi my name is Sarah. I lived in Brandon Florida my whole life. My family is from here goes back generations, I grew up watching animal planet Steve Irwin was my hero. It’s where I got my love for animals. I also have a playful but mischievous cat named Simba who can turn on tubs, sinks and meows to go on the porch, he keeps me on my toes.