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Vero Beach Veterinarians

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Dr. Randy Divine

DVM / Owner / Expertise in "Ear Disease"


Veterinarian and Hospital Owner Dr. Randy Divine started pursuing his passion of becoming a veterinarian at the age of 15. He was inspired while shadowing his family’s friend and local veterinarian. Dr. Divine has always felt very fortunate that he was able to catch his dream and help thousands of animals.

Dr. Divine earned his bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State College. After college, he went on to University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Divine sat for the boards in seven states and maintains his licensure while practicing in Florida. He is a seasoned veterinarian who brings all of his experiences, time and talent to his practice on a daily basis. Practicing in his state-of-the-art hospital allows him to offer all the best treatments and modalities available for pets. He has many professional interests, and finds a particular passion for orthopedics and dermatology.

Personal experiences with his pet “Maggie,” a Cocker Spaniel drove him to become proficient in and specialize in ear diseases. Thousands of pets have benefited from his ability to diagnose, medically treat, and—if needed—surgically resolve the excruciating pain of ear disease. He has received many referrals for chronic, recurring, non-responsive ear infections; and also for surgical ear resections and for end-stage ablations.

A member of both the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Divine is a huge advocate for pets and feels driven to provide the latest technologies in all of his services. He does orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery and uses his surgical suite on a daily basis with many procedures offered at the hospital. Pain control methods including stem-cell, class-IV laser and Piezo acoustical wave therapies are used on a daily basis at the hospital to ensure pets live the most comfortable and quality lives possible.

Dr. Divine is an avid golfer and member of the Bent Pine Golf Club. He plays regularly and works hard to keep his handicap at 8-9. When not on the links, Dr. Divine enjoys backpacking in the mountains, fishing and playing with his four dogs.

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Dr. Patty Shockency

DVM / Field of study "Stem Cell"


Dr. Patricia Shockency joined Divine Animal Hospital in June 2015. She was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later moved to Florida when she was 19-years-old. Dr. Shockency’s original career choice was to become an elementary school teacher. However, she had horses and dogs and she realized she spent all her excess time reading veterinary articles about diseases and problems. “This made me realize veterinary medicine would give me joy,” Dr. Shockency says. “I have always had a love for animals; however the major and job was not available for women when I started my education.”

After high school, Dr. Shockency studied elementary education at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She earned her Associate degree and continued her education at University of Florida. In 1983, Dr. Shockency earned her Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture. She went on to University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

Throughout her career as a veterinarian, Dr. Shockency has coauthored scientific articles about post-menopausal and osteoporosis bone disorders. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Information Network and Vet Stem. Her professional interests include stem cell therapy, laser therapy, Piezo wave therapy, ultrasound, internal medicine and preventive medicine.

“The most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is the discovery, diagnosing, curing and controlling of the disease process in order to help our pets,” Dr. Shockency says. “In order to do this from baby to adulthood to senior citizen gives me daily joy. There is no other job I found as satisfying and stimulating.”

Dr. Shockency is a Rotary-Paul Harris Fellow. She is the previous owner of Indialantic Veterinary Hospital, and was the previous president and treasurer of the Brevard County Medical Association. She’s also a mentor for Eastern Florida State College’s veterinary assistant program.

At home, Dr. Shockency has a 14-year-old golden retriever named Osito, a 12-year-old Shih Tzu named Lanie, an 11-year-old domestic shorthair named Mateo and a 5-year-old Siamese cat named Tuptem. She has three daughters named Kimberly, Jennifer and Melissa, as well as three grandchildren named Lily, Noah and Isabel. She enjoys spending her free time gardening, reading, and continuing her education in veterinary techniques and updates of veterinary medicine.

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Dr. Robert Alonso

DVM / Field of study "Animal Science"


Dr. Robert Alonso grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and always knew he would one day become a veterinarian.

“I was always interested in science and medicine, but I also wanted to help those who didn’t have a voice,” proclaims Dr. Alonso. “Pets were always a big part of my life, and being able to help them is one of my biggest satisfactions. I find enjoyment in being able to see my patients wagging their tails or purring happily after having seen them go through a rough time.”

Dr. Alonso attended the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez for his undergraduate education where he studied animal science and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012. He then went on to obtain his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, ultimately graduating Cum Laude in 2017.

Over the course of his education, Dr. Alonso developed an interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. He is a member of Phi Zeta, Rho Chapter, and has volunteered for the Human Society of Puerto Rico.

While Dr. Alonso isn’t tending to patients, he enjoys going to the movies, spending a nice night out for dinner, taking a trip to the beach, traveling, kayaking, and bike riding. He also enjoys staying active by jogging, going to the gym, and taking his dogs to the park. Dr. Alonso owns a miniature schnauzer, named Candela, and a Catahoula mix named Luna.

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