Our Vets

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Christian Broadhurst,
Senior Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Christian BroadhurstDr. Christian Broadhurst joined the Clay Humane in June of 2004 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Broadhurst worked part-time with our clinic for 8 years prior to completing vet school and was more than welcomed back as a member of our team of compassionate care providers. Dr. Broadhurst is committed to our mission of spaying and neutering and dedicates himself to ensuring humane treatment for all living things. He volunteers his time to several worthwhile animal causes and works tirelessly toward a goal of seeing Clay County as a no-kill county through spay/neuter and adoption efforts. He has a large family that includes not only his three adorable children, but also four dogs, seven cats, koi, saltwater fish, two leopard tortoises and a ball python!


Dr. Suzy Broadhurst

Dr. Suzy BroadhurstDr. Suzy Broadhurst returned to Clay Humane this month as a staff veterinarian. She is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, with a very diverse background. Originally, Dr. Broadhurst carried out her Masters in medical genetics from the University of Sydney, Australia where she worked in the Newborn screening unit at the children's hospital. She soon returned to school to pursue her true calling in veterinary medicine. She attended veterinary school in Ireland and Scotland where she graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland Veterinary School in 2008. Upon graduation, she started as an equine veterinarian in Kentucky before joining us in 2009 at the Clay County Humane Society. She met her husband Dan through her colleague Dr. Chris Broadhurst (his twin). Dan and Suzy now live in Fleming Island with their beautiful daughter and many pets which include 3 dogs (Lucy the Landseer, Kona the 3-legged lab, Stitch the Springer mix), 2 cats (Butters and Darwin) and a Harlequin macaw named Logan.


Dr. Jessie Burgess

Dr. Jessie BurgessDr. Jessie Burgess recently joined Clay County Humane Society in July 2014, and is very excited to be back home in the coastal Jacksonville area. She attended the University of Florida, earning her Bachelors in Animal Sciences and Zoology in 2008, as well as Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and International Veterinary Medicine Certificate in 2012. Dr. Burgess remained at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a one-year specialty internship in Integrative Medicine, including rehabilitation, acupuncture, nutrition and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Throughout her internship, she received her certification in veterinary acupuncture and further training in herbal medicines at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. She is currently enrolled in courses through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT).

Dr. Burgess is excited to provide service through medicine and surgery to the animals of Clay County. Her professional interests include wound management, reconstructive and minimally-invasive surgery, and rehabilitation and improving quality of life for geriatric and neurologic patients. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Burgess’ other passions include being on the water, spending time with her tripod puppy Penelope Grace, running, college football (Go Gators!!), and international travel, with previous veterinary trips to Belize, Zambia, Honduras, Ecuador and Nicaragua.


Dr. Lauren Gray

Dr. Lauren GrayDr. Lauren Gray joined the Clay Humane team in June 2014. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with a Certificate in Shelter Medicine in 2013, she spent a year working in Virginia before returning to her home state. Dr. Gray grew up in south Florida and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Zoology from the University of Florida prior to attending veterinary school. She is passionate about promoting animal welfare through spay/neuter and humane education. Dr. Gray has 3 animals of her own: a dog, Scout, and 2 cats, Montgomery and Otis.