Meet Our Doctors
Merrill Animal Clinic has been Dr. Woods’ home away from home since he opened the doors 20 years ago. He has thoroughly enjoyed watching the staff become a family as the practice grows. When not in his office, Dr. Woods enjoys going to football games at his Alma Mater - University of Florida, spending time with his wife and children as well as his pets!
Dr. Rogaski is a 2008 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been a member of the Merrill Animal Clinic family since June of 2008. She has special interests in preventative care, behavior, and alternative medicine. Dr. Rogaski believes strongly that there are many different ways to treat disease, she received her certification veterinary acupuncture in December of 2008, and is working toward advanced studies in herbal therapies. If it’s football season, you’ll often find her in Tallahassee cheering on her undergrad alma mater, FSU, or at the stadium downtown, supporting the Jaguars. Her professional memberships include: American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society.
Dr Labinsky came to the practice in 2014. She graduated with her doctorate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and is a full-hearted Gator. She is especially interested in preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, scuba diving and cheering on the GATORS! She has five lovable cats, Nala, Kira, Roxy, Little Man, and Rafiki. She also loves cuddling with her golden retriever, Brantley! Her professional memberships include American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association and Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society.
Dr VanCleve started working at Merrill Animal Clinic in September of 2008. Prior to that, she worked at Southside Animal Clinic, Northside Animal Hopsital, Briar Patch Animal Clinic in Ithaca, NY, and Parkway Animal Hospital. She graduated from Episcopal High School in 1976. She acquired her BA at Princeton University in 1980 and became a DVM at the University of Florida in 1986. Then in 1999 Dr. Van Cleve graduated from the University of North Florida with her masters degree in Education.
Dr. Van Cleve and her Husband, Dr. Alan Weldon have several children. Their daughters are Sarah, Dani, and Polly. And their sons are Murphy and Mac. They share their home with a plethora of animals: dogs, cats, and they also have salamander, 3 gerbils and 5 chickens. In her spare time, Dr. Van Cleve is an avid reader, practices yoga, hikes, and gardens.