Dr. Dawn Logas
Dr. Logas graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and practiced in San Antonio, Texas for three years while her husband completed his residency in pediatrics (for people). They returned to Ocala and Dr. Logas began her dermatology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After finishing in 1992 she stayed on part time as assistant professor of dermatology. After the birth of her second son in 1993, she founded the Veterinary Dermatology Center in Winter Park. She finally tired of commuting to both Gainesville and Winter Park and fortunately for us, retired from the University in 1998. Dr. Logas is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and continues to serve on several committees for the college. She and her husband are now officially “empty nesters,” but their sons, along with two grand-dogs, are frequent visitors. Dr. Logas currently has just one dog Ruby, a 12-year-old black lab who spends as much time as possible in the pool with a tennis ball in her mouth.
Dr. Marcia Schwassmann
Dr. Schwassmann graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and practiced in south Florida for five years before returning to Gainesville for her dermatology residency. After completing her residency in 1996 she moved to Orlando and joined the Veterinary Dermatology Center. Dr. Schwassmann has served on the executive board of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and continues working on several committees. She is also a member of the organizing committee for the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum. She shares her home with Dakota, a labrador retriever (a rescue with bad allergies of course!), and a very old cat named Mickey. Mickey still rules the house and enjoys sleeping on the dog beds so the big dogs cannot use them.
Dr. Katherine Doerr
Dr. Doerr graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, followed by a rigorous internship at the University of Pennsylvania. She then moved across the country for her dermatology residency at the University of California, Davis. After practicing in the Bay Area of California for some years, she and her husband decided to relocate back to Florida. They have a Golden Retriever/Labrador mix named Hank, and a tortoiseshell cat named Noodles, who also made the cross-country journey! In her free time, she enjoys surfing, fishing, biking and yoga.
Hilary has been with the Veterinary Dermatology Center since 2012 and been working in the veterinary industry since 2006. She loves working with dogs and cats and especially loves talking with and educating their people. She graduated from Florida State University and is a big Seminoles fan but her UF doctors don’t hold that against her! Outside of work, Hilary enjoys pet sitting, watching sports, reading, going to the beach, and playing trivia. She has no human children but is wild about her fur and scale babies: three cats – Jameson, Kirin, and Mariah – a bearded dragon named Oy, a ball python called Olivia, and several fish tanks.
Judy has been in the veterinary field since 1985 working in several different capacities in general practice. She earned her degree in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College in 2009, and became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). She has a strong interest in specializing so she joined the Veterinary Dermatology Center in 2017. Outside of work Judy enjoys nature photography, birding, kayaking, and butterfly gardening. She shares her home with her husband Allan, their Boston Terrier Lucy, and four cats: Lanie, Rocki, Thobias, and Vito Andolini Corleone.
Vicky joined the Veterinary Dermatology Center in January 2011. She has been a veterinary technician since 1998, working with both small and large animals. She shares her home with her husband Kip and their 4 year old daughter Riley. They are way outnumbered by their 2 horses, 1 miniature horse, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 ducks (who enjoy chasing the dogs when they go swimming in the pond). Vicky is currently fulfilling her lifelong dream of competitive barrel racing with her quarter horses, Blue and Josie.
Nicole has been a veterinary technician since 1994. She moved to Florida from Chicago in 2011 and joined the Veterinary Dermatology Center in October 2012. She shares her home with her Fiance Erik, their 1 year old son, Roman, Nicole’s 9 year old son, Landon, their adorable but stubborn English Bulldog, Churchill, and a Box Turtle, Beaker. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys being a mommy, watching her son play baseball, reading comics, going to comic and horror conventions, and of course she loves Batman and zombies.
Ally has worked in veterinary medicine on and off since 1995. She has worked in general practice, emergency medicine, specialty hospitals and most recently Neurology at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. She joined the team at the Veterinary Dermatology Center in April 2014. Outside of work she enjoys music, fishing, auto racing, going to the beach and checking out new restaurants. She shares her home with her 2 cats, Martin and Vito (who act like dogs trapped in a feline’s body!)
Hometown: Glenn Ellyn, Illinois
Pets: Annie Bananie MAD, Meatball, TBC Rude Awakening ADCH, Q-Tip, Marque De Ace of Spades and Wildwoods All Spice.
Nancy came to work for the Veterinary Dermatology Center in 2012. She shares her life with her artist husband, Jackson, two Border Collies, a Chiweenie, Papillion, Miniature Sheltie and a cat. Nancy has trained dogs for the past 15 years and all of her dogs hold numerous Agility titles. She also rode and showed three gaited and five gaited American Saddlebreds.
Jena is originally from Boston, MA and moved to Florida in 2014 to be closer to family. She spent several years working in human medicine and joined the veterinary world after relocating to Florida. She shares her home with the love of her life, a Lhasa Apso named Chewy, as well as feline siblings, Miss Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega. In her spare time Jena can be found checking out local live music, having Netflix marathons and being the world’s greatest aunt to her adorable nephew.
In Loving Memory
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend and colleague. Cindy passed away on February 12, 2014 from influenza. She had been a member of the Veterinary Dermatology Center family for the last 10 years. She was an outstanding veterinary technician. She was our “go to” person for the computer and she was always thinking of ways to improve the practice. We will miss her intelligence, her out of the box thinking, her kind heart toward animals and her experience. But most of all, we will miss HER and her infectious laughter. We love you Cindy. Rest in Peace.
Dawn Logas, DVM
Cindy moved to Florida in 2000 & has been with the Veterinary Dermatology Center since 2005. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years including many years as a technician at the Animal ER in both Suburban Maryland & Central Florida. In her free time she enjoys training her working Border Collies, raising chickens, ducks & geese and competing in stock dog trials across the south eastern US.