Dr. Todd Bliss has been a part of the Animal Medical Clinic staff since 2017. He grew up in Odessa, FL, a rural suburb of Tampa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from USF in Tampa. Dr. Bliss spent 6 years in Gainesville, FL working on his DVM and Master of Public Health Degrees from the University of Florida.
Dr. Bliss was initially drawn to veterinary medicine as a boy with family ties to the Texas beef cattle industry. He focused on studying agriculture and animal husbandry, and was an accomplished swine showman across the Florida county and state fairs. His interests shifted to small animal veterinary medicine as he began working in clinics and saw the beauty of the human-animal bond. Including the time he spent working his way up the veterinary staff ladder, Dr. Bliss has been working with pets for over a decade.
“I work primarily with dogs and cats, but love any furry critter. I will treat mice, rabbits, ferrets, or any other small mammal with the same care and attention. With extra experience and training at Gainesville’s only feline specific practice, I feel I am particularly in tune with feline patients’ needs.”
Veterinary medicine, with its many disciplines, is varied as a profession. Dr. Bliss enjoys all aspects the field but takes particular interest in ultrasonography, surgery, and dentistry. However his favorite part about practicing veterinary medicine is to help people to heal their best friend. In order to keep your family as healthy and happy as possible, he has a special interest in ophthalmology, reproductive health, and feline medicine.
Dr. Bliss and his family are new to the Melbourne area. He moved here with his wife, Emily, and two young sons, Mason and Donovan. Their third son, Luke was borne in July 2020. There is also their middle aged Schnoodle, Sterling and 3 cats, Luvie, Johnny, and June that share time for Todd’s attention. His house is certainly busy and full.
Dr. Bliss is a member of the American Sailing Association and enjoys giving his time to Mason’s school. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, fishing, and working with his hands; whether on his family’s cars, building cat towers, or planting vegetable gardens.