G. Maureen Bushnell, DVM, Practice Owner
Georgia Maureen Bushnell was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, the youngest of five daughters. She grew up on the bank of the Bayou Teche in an area known for its love of family, good food and the beauty of nature. While older sisters were away at school, Maureen's playmates were the family pets. Patient cats were dressed as babies and pushed in doll carriages and loyal dogs were willing companions in many exciting adventures.
College life brought Maureen to Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1979. As a resident of Tennessee, she attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
Having been taught that a veterinarian's first year of practice sets the standards for the rest of her professional life, the new Dr. Bushnell desired to further her veterinary education and hone her skills in an academic environment. She applied for and was fortunate enough to be awarded an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. The year was spent rotating through the medicine, surgical and emergency services leading a team of senior veterinary students while learning from Georgia's outstanding small animal faculty and staff.
Finally ready for the "real world" of veterinary practice, Maureen moved first to Ft. Myers, Florida then finally to Miami in 1986. In Miami she met and married her wonderful husband, Miami native Gary Haskin. Their daughter, Taylor, is currently a college student.
Maureen took a bit of time off from the practice of veterinary medicine during her pregnancy and Taylor's early years. During this time the family moved to Redland, five months before Hurricane Andrew paid it a call.
Arriving at Redland Animal Hospital in January 1993, Maureen worked only one day a week for the first two years. She then worked part time for another two years before purchasing the practice in 1997.
Maureen currently divides her time between the demands of veterinary practice and practice management, her family and friends, and activities ranging from boating and fishing to dog training and horses. She is on the board of the South Florida Horse Show Association and is a member of the Miami-Dade County School's Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Committee.