Veterinarians

Dr. Paula Alshouse

Dr. Paula Alshouse

Dr. Paula Alshouse grew up on a farm near Centrallia, Missouri surrounded by animals of all kinds, both large and small. It was there that she realized her desire to dedicate her life to work with animals. Working for her brother-in-law at his animal hospital in Missouri confirmed that aspiration, leading her eventually to the University of Missouri Veterinary College in Columbia, Missouri.

Graduating in 1983 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Alshouse proceeded to work in several animal hospitals in Missouri, Texas and Florida before settling down in DeLand and founding Spring Oaks Animal Care Center in 1988.

She shares her dreams of caring for animals of all kinds with her husband, Alan, a wildlife biologist and former veterinary technician. Together they find their greatest happiness spending time with their Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. Dr. Alshouse is a member of the AVMA, FVMA, and Volusia County Veterinary Association.

Dr. Jim Jackson

Dr. Jim Jackson

Dr. Jackson was born in Muncie, Indiana. He obtained his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, attending on a Naval ROTC scholarship.

In 1993, Dr. Jackson graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the Supply Corps and proudly served his country from 1993 until 1999.

In 1999, Dr. Jackson left active duty to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Following graduation, he performed a one-year rotating small animal internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists (GVS) in Atlanta. His professional interests include diagnostic ultrasound, endocrine diseases, and urinary issues.

Dr. Jackson married his college sweetheart and fellow veterinarian Melissa Monaco in 1994. They are both active members of the Timucuan Weimaraner Club and West Volusia Kennel Club and enjoy spending time with and caring for their two Weimaraners, Thor and Miles, and their four cats: Rigatoni, Cheddar, Emmy Lou, and Mr. Smithers. In his spare time, Dr. Jackson enjoys kayaking, biking, gardening, and appreciating good food and wine.

Dr. Kristin Kultgen Dominguez

Dr. Kristin Kultgen Dominguez

Dr. Kristin has always had a deep connection and love for animals. Growing up in Random Lake, WI, she cared for her childhood dog (a Miniature Schnauzer) and an American Saddlebred horse! At the ripe age of five, she committed to becoming a veterinarian. 

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Kristin has worked as both an equine-only veterinarian, and a mixed and small animal veterinarian since her career began in 2006. Her passions include educating clients and providing compassionate care. She is also certified in Fear Free techniques!

At home, Dr. Kristin and her family have small and large breed dogs, cats, a rabbit, and several different birds and chickens. She is still looking for her next equine companion. Dr. Kristin enjoys relaxing with her husband and two adventure-seeking daughters in her free time, as well as cherishing time spent outside. She often feels her best when she makes time for outdoor activities such as horseback riding, gardening, kayaking, or playing with her family's menagerie of pets. 

Robert Krudop, DVM

Robert Krudop, DVM

Dr. Robert Krudop was born and raised on Long Island, NY. His childhood was spent surrounded by dogs, birds, horses, rabbits, sugar gliders, reptiles and fish. It comes as no surprise that Dr. Krudop has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since he was in kindergarten. In the 9th grade, he shadowed his local veterinarian and fell in love with the field of veterinary medicine and the way that it allows him to serve both animals and people. Dr. Krudop's undergraduate degree was earned at Cedarville University (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology). He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Before earning his license as a doctor and joining the team at Spring Oaks, Dr. Krudop worked as a veterinary assistant in Ohio. His favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being able to help others make a difference in their pets' lives, and he is also passionate about surgery, animal reproduction, and exotic animal medicine. Dr. Krudop shares his home with a German Shorthaired Pointer, a Schnauzer, a parrotlet, and about 100 reptiles that he breeds professionally. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, canine sports, hiking traveling, volunteering, motor sports, and exploring new places.