Robert A. Marrazzo, D.V.M.
People often ask me, 'Why cats?' Throughout his life Dr. Marrazzo has had, and continues to develop a growing passion and love for cats, as well as an appreciation of their unique nature. He has dedicated his professional career to their care, and to learning more about them. After graduating from Cornell University, he attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was mentored by Dr. Michael Schaer. He received his degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, and was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Award for academic excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery.
After graduation, he actively sought out positions and externships that allowed him to work with leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. He has practiced in both internal medicine, and neurology / neurosurgery practices, and also has an extensive background in emergency medicine and surgery, and critical care.
Dr. Marrazzo is a Fellow of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and a Fellow of the International Association of Cat Doctors. He is an active supporter in local, state and national feline organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association, Cornell Feline Health Center, The Veterinary Laser Surgical Society, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. He is most proud of his long affiliation with the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and has served on the Executive Board of that organization. He is active locally having volunteered at the Humane Society, and is a Past-President of the Pinellas Animal Foundation. He has been a regular contributor to Ask-A-Vet newspaper column, Healthy Cat Journal, and the Eastlake Heron.
Dr. Marrazzo enjoys continuing education and regularly attends seminars and conferences across the country each year focusing on the latest advancements in feline medicine and surgery. He also enjoys being an educator, not only for his client's. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Medical Technology at St. Petersburg College, where he taught veterinary emergency and critical care.
He is allowed to share his home with his cats Sammy, Princess, Louie, and Jombie.
Dr. Marrazzo loves the outdoors. He is an avid bicycle rider, enjoys kayaking, boating, reading mystery novels, and has special interests in history and archeology. Did we mention that he LOVES cats? >^..^<