Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic

131 W. State Rd. 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708

(407)327-0878

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Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic - Our Doctors

Dr. Chris Sims

Dr. Chris Sims grew up on a farm in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. He has always loved animals, and taking care of them was a daily routine on the farm. He decided at a young age that veterinary medicine would be a good career choice, so he planned his college education to accomplish his goal.

Chris attended the University of Kentucky as a pre-vet animal science student. He then went on to Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine and received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1992.

After graduating, Dr. Sims returned to his rural hometown in Kentucky and focused his practice on dairy and beef cattle, and horses. His patients also included occasional sheep, goats, pigs, buffalo, ostriches or llamas, so he got to experience treating a wide range of farm animals!

In 2005, Dr. Sims moved to Florida to work with the USDA.  Missing his work with animals, he joined a small animal practice the following year. He purchased the Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Jerry Eans in 2011.

Chris and his wife, Carla, have been married since 1989. They have two beautiful daughters, Olivia and Leah. Completing their family is Teddy, a sweet little toy poodle.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Shari Walker

Dr. Shari Walker is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, and received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Asbury University in 2007.  She went on to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Dr. Walker joined Dr. Sims and the staff of Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic after graduating in the Spring of 2012.

Dr. Walker is passionate about serving God through small animal medicine, reaching out to people and their pets, and helping enrich the lives of all her four-legged patients.

When she is not at work, she enjoys shopping, scrapbooking, watching Kentucky basketball, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Walker is married to her wonderful husband, Jeff. They have a Chihuahua named Winston and four cats, Gabby, Nemo, Willow, and Bo.
 

Dr. Dawn Blackburn

Dr. Dawn Blackburn graduated from Murdoch University in Australia with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) in 2010. She worked for the Department of Agriculture (Australia) in 2011, and then in a country mixed animal practice for two years where she worked on many species of animals, ranging from pets to farm animals to wildlife like kangaroos!

Dr. Blackburn has been at Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic since early 2014. Her special interests include veterinary preventative medicine and public health.  She graduated with a Master of Science (Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health) from the University of London in 2015.

She is married and has a calico cat who was adopted from a shelter in Australia years ago. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking and camping.

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