- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
We aspire to provide outstanding veterinary care for animal companions, and up-to-date information and education for our clients. We believe that caring for a patient has to be a team effort involving veterinary professionals and clients that communicate for the patients best interest. Through this team approach we seek to further the human-animal bond and the veterinarian, client, and companion animal relationship.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment for your companion animal today!
Dr. Aman Sukhija
Dr. Aman Sukhija is the Owner and Medical Director of Atlantic Animal Hospital South. He and his wife, Leslie VanWinkle-Sukhija, the Director of Human Resources, strive to provide a welcoming, educational environment for all of our hospital's clients, in addition to a medically advanced, comfortable environment for all of our esteemed patients. He has been previously licensed in Ohio and Kentucky and currently carries a Florida State Veterinary License. Prior to moving to Ormond Beach, he practiced emergency and critical care medicine and surgery at a 24-hour animal hospital in Miami, Florida. Before that, he worked at two of the Midwest's largest veterinary practices, located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Wright, Kentucky.
Dr. Sukhija attended undergraduate school at Indiana University from 1993-1997, where he majored in science and math and minored in biology. He attended Ross University and Purdue University Schools of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2001.
Dr. Sukhija has been involved with many organizations including AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) since 1998. He currently serves as Veterinary Director on the AAHA Board of Directors. He has also been a member of AAVA (American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists) during 2002-2006, VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society) during 2003-2005, SFVMA (South Florida Veterinary Medical Society) in 2005, FVMA (Florida Veterinary Medical Association) since 2005, and the VFVMA (Volusia Flagler Veterinary Medical Association) since 2006, in which he also serves as the President-Elect.
Dr. Sukhija's experience prior to veterinary school includes an internship at the Indianapolis Zoo-African Plains; working as a technician at a private small animal practice; and volunteering at the Bloomington, Indiana Humane Society. Looking back at his childhood, he remembers a life-changing experience when he lost his canine companion, a Sheltie, at the age of nine. Unfortunately, Carter succumbed to a severe gastrointestinal disease and this loss changed Dr. Sukhija's life forever. This was the first human-animal bond experience for him and the one that eventually led to him becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Sukhija has interest in small animal surgery, geriatric wellness, emergency medicine, critical care, and acupuncture.
On December 26, 2008, Dr. Sukhija and Leslie lovingly welcomed the addition of their first daughter, Rhyse, to their family. Their companion animals include an eleven-year-old rescued dog, Nelli from Saint Kitts, West Indies, a four-year-old rescued dog, Laila from Miami, FL, and a one-year-old rescued cat, Shimla from Deleon Springs, FL.
Dr. Amy Long
Dr. Amy Long, DVM is an associate veterinarian here at Atlantic Animal Hospital South. She joined our team in August of 2009 and practices small animal medicine. This includes cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and exotics pets such as ferrets, hamsters, and rabbits. She received her B.S. Degree in Biology from Barry University in Miami, Florida and attended veterinary school at St. George's University on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada. She completed her final year of clinical rotations at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2006. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Volusia/Flagler Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Veterinary Information Network.
While in Grenada, Dr. Long had some very exciting and life-changing experiences. She worked to spay dogs in the rainforest, met a wide variety of interesting people, drove on the left-hand side of the road from the right-hand side of the car, and survived Hurricane Ivan-- a category 5 storm that hit Grenada in 2005. It was the worst devastation she had ever seen. In addition to going without food and having very little water for four days, her apartment was completely destroyed along with all her possessions and text books. After being evacuated from the island, she completed the remainder of her third year of school at Kansas State University.
Dr. Long started her final year of veterinary school at Louisiana State University about one week after Hurricane Katrina. Needless to say, she gained an enormous amount of experience in disaster medicine. Not long after Katrina, Hurricane Rita came through. Some of Dr. Long's patients after that storm included a clumsy horse, a grumpy cow, and an iguana with an attitude. Dr. Long finished her clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in September 2006. Some of her collegiate activities included serving as President of the Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association, the Student Affiliate of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Large Animal Society, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
In her spare time, Dr. Long enjoys arts and crafts, ceramics, kayaking, camping, trail hiking, traveling, movie-going, theater, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She has several 4-legged children. Taz is a stubborn, nine year-old Chow/Labrador Retriever mix with severe orthopedic problems. He accompanied Dr. Long in Grenada for a few terms during school. Teddy is a three year-old Collie/Sheltie/Golden Retriever mix. He was rescued from the flood waters of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Clyde is a three year-old Siamese, also from Louisiana. He had been abandoned after he "got too big" and was no longer a kitten. One day, he walked into Dr. Long's apartment, sat down on the sofa, and never left. Stevie is a two year-old grey tabby. He was found as a kitten with an upper respiratory infection that became so severe it permanently damaged his eyes. He is mostly blind, but that doesn't seem to hold him back. He steals Dr. Long's pens and jewelry, and hides his treasures in his kitty-tent. Baby is a long-haired tortoiseshell, who once belonged to Dr. Long's grandmother. Baby is over ten years old, completely blind, and a fantastic lap-warmer. Casper is the newest addition to the brood. He is a four month-old Siamese mix with a very sad story. He had been a victim of abuse, suffering severe head trauma that left him mostly blind, partially deaf, and experiencing seizures. Despite his disabilities, he loves to play, cuddle, and purr, thus earning him the nickname of Casanova. Dr. Long jokes that she must have a sign over her house only visible to animals that reads, "Stop Here!"