Our Veterinary Team

Ranch Animal Hospital takes pride in the care and compassion that our team provides to our clients and patients each and every day. Take a look and meet our team below!

Dr. Ocean Cohen · Medical Director

Dr. Ocean Rose Cohen was born in New Jersey but grew up in Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with several research publications and a bachelors degree in biology. She then attended the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts, where she focused on soft tissue surgery and infectious disease research prior to graduating in 2015.

Her hobbies include playing softball, reading, and traveling. She currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with her cat Whiskin. Dr. Ocean enjoys both medicine and surgery but her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is building lifelong relationships with both her clients and patients. She looks forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Ian Marks · Veterinarian

Dr. Ian Marks grew up in Plant City, Florida and received a bachelor’s degree from Barry University and a doctorate degree from St. George’s University. He always knew he wanted to become a healthcare provider. Initially, Dr. Marks wanted to pursue human medicine; however, having a Dad as a veterinarian, he chose to follow in his dad's footsteps and am very happy that he did.

Dr. Marks loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a passion for emergency medicine, laser surgery, and geriatrics.

When not working, he enjoys fishing, boating, being outdoors, and traveling.

Dr. Jaleesa Scott · Veterinarian

Dr. Jaleesa Scott grew up in Stafford, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree at Ferrum College and then graduated from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Scott has worked in general practice ever since, and loves working with birds and pocket pets. She brings Fear Free Certification to Ranch Animal Hospital as well.

When not working, Dr. Scott can be found under the sea (scuba diving), at the beach, kayaking, or completing a puzzle. You may also catch her at Disney World or Universal Studios!

Dr. Kellie Fridlund · Veterinarian

Dr. Kellie Fridlund was born and raised in the Clearwater, FL area. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the University of Florida and worked as a veterinary technician throughout college.

Then, Dr. Fridlund went off to the University of Glasgow in Scotland to study veterinary medicine. Being able to combine travel and education has been a dream for Dr. Fridlund; allowing her to complete externships in places such as Belize, Turkey, South America, and New Zealand.

Dr. Fridlund knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since childhood; she even started her own pet-sitting service in her neighborhood before her parents allowed her to get a dog.

Her special interests lay in internal medicine, cardiology, and ultrasonography.

When not caring for her patients, she can be found spending time with her two dogs: Avie (Viszla), and Lyla (Australian Shepherd mix), as well as her two cats, Raja and Shanti. She also loves exploring new cities, hiking, paddle boarding, yoga, SCUBA diving, and snowboarding.

Our Veterinary Support Team

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Joshua Bogusz · Practice Manager

Joshua was born in Carbondale, Illinois, moved to Wisconsin when he was 4, then moved to Florida in 2003 at age 13 and has been here ever since! He went to school at Lakewood Ranch High School, the local community college State College of Florida, and finished his Bachelors in Business at Walden University. Before stepping into the vet field, Joshua built his professional career in the food and beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/supply chain industries, amassing over 10 years experience in a Business Operation Manager role.

Joshua holds a Six Sigma certificate, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a is member of the National Society of Leadership and Success

Joshua is known as being professional, honest, having and enforcing accountability, being fair, and managing people while having high morale. He is very servant minded when it comes to managing people, and strategic minded when it comes to building a business.

As a kid, Joshua's dream job was to be a scientist, study life in space, and travel to distant planets and moons. Anything space related is still a big interest of his.

When not at work, Joshua is either with his family and friends, or spending time exercising, lifting weights, or walking his dog.