Dr. Irene Houllis Juaristic


Education: University of Florida

Hometown: Tarpon Springs, FL

Pets: 2 dogs, Aslan and Erasmus


Dr. Irene Houllis Juaristic was born and raised in Tarpon Springs. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Florida, she started working at Anclote Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2007. While working for Dr. Cochran, she was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in 2009. She stayed in touch and worked summers and during breaks at Anclote Animal Hospital, and did a month-long externship during the summer of 2012 working as a veterinarian-in-training alongside Dr. Cochran. After graduating from vet school in 2013, she was hired as an associate veterinarian, working full time at Anclote Animal Hospital. Her familiarity with the patients, clients and staff has allowed her to make a relatively seamless transition into the practice. When she’s not busy saving lives at work, Dr. J enjoys spending time with her family and her 2 dogs, Aslan and Erasmus. She looks forward to contributing to Dr. Cochran’s legacy as a compassionate, caring veterinarian for the pets of Tarpon Springs.

"Dr. J" as she is lovingly known. bleeds orange and blue and loves all things UF.  She also loves SCUBA diving and has done some work for our local aquarium.


Location Hours
Monday7:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday and major holidays.