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Clinic just for spaying and neutering opens

Published March 20, 2007


Come April 2, Clearwater and Pinellas County will have their first spay/neuter clinic.

Dr. Josepha Supow had planned to open such a clinic 10 years ago. But early on she found her new clients needed medical services more than spaying and neutering. The business became the Animal Health Care Clinic.

Today, the clinic at 1710 Drew St. has five veterinarians, including Supow. Now she says she is ready for that spay-neuter clinic.

"In celebration of my 10th year, I've decided to open a separate clinic and dedicate it 100 percent to spaying and neutering," Supow said. "It will be the first clinic in the county just for spaying and neutering dogs and cats."

It will be named Spay and Neuter Clinic of Pinellas County and will occupy a suite next to the Animal Health Care practice.

A Philadelphia native, Supow is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary College and directed the Humane Society of Baltimore County before moving to Pinellas County 10 years ago.

Cat spay prices will start at $35 and cat neutering at $25. Dog spaying will start at $40 and dog neutering at $30. Clinic hours will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays with extended hours to 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. It will be closed Saturday and Sunday. The new clinic's phone is 447-7387.

FrankCrum appoints James M. Carr as CFO

James M. Carr has been promoted to chief financial officer of FrankCrum, a Clearwater-based company that provides employer solutions and staffing solutions for organizations and their employees.

In addition to his new position, Carr will continue in his previous position as chief financial officer of Frank Winston Crum Insurance. A graduate of Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., Carr has a degree in business administration and has been a certified public accountant since 1999.

Established in 1981, FrankCrum is at 100 S Missouri Ave., Clearwater.

Wells Fargo Insurance promotes Rasmussen

Lynn Rasmussen has been promoted to vice president of the personal insurance division and private client group at Wells Fargo Insurance Services, 311 Park Place, Clearwater. She has been with the agency for seven years, the past three as a manager. As a certified insurance counselor, she has more than 20 years of experience in personal insurance.

Sylvan Learning Center hires Ball as director

Sue M. Ball has joined Sylvan Leaning Center, 34808 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, as the center's director. She will be responsible for the center's day-to-day operations, including staffing, curriculum, and parent-teacher and community relations.

She has a master's of education degree in career and technology education from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and 15 years' experience as a teacher. She is a certified SchoolNet Trainer and since 1998 has taught teachers how to integrate technology, curriculum and instruction in the classroom.

The learning center provides in-center and live, online tutoring at home to students of all ages and skill levels. Its teachers provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test preparation for college entrance and state exams. There are more than 1,000 Sylvan Learning Centers throughout North America.

Clearwater contractor wins $5.7M projects

Creative Contractors, 620 Drew St., Clearwater, has been hired by Pringle Development to build clubhouses for its Lakes of Mount Dora and Heritage Communities in Lake County.

The $4.7-million, 18,000-square-foot Lakes of Mount Dora clubhouse includes a card room, computer lab, library, crafts center, billiards room, exercise room, multipurpose room with a performance stage and 7,000-square-foot pool. The $1-million, 4,500-square-foot Heritage clubhouse in Leesburg includes a library, fitness center, multi-purpose room, pool and wrap-around porches. The projects are to be completed later this year. Burke, Hogue & Mills Associates of Lake Mary is the architect.

Old Harbor Bank promotes four

Patty Renwick, MaryKay Kruse, Cindy Smith and Mandy Mills have received promotions at Old Harbor Bank's Countryside office at 2605 Enterprise Road, Clearwater.

Renwick, who joined the bank in 2003, has been promoted to vice president, loan operations manager. She has 28 years' banking experience and previously worked with Mercantile Bank and Republic Bank. Kruse has been promoted to vice president, compliance and bank secrecy officer. She joined the bank in 2004 as assistant branch manager and has 11 years' banking experience.

Smith has been promoted to vice president, deposit operations manager. She joined Old Harbor in 2003 and has worked in the Tampa Bay area banking community since 1980. Mills has been promoted to banking officer, senior accountant. She joined the business last year as senior accountant and has 30 years' banking experience.

Prudential Tropical names branch manager

Sandy Cotterman has been named managing broker of Prudential Tropical Realty's Clearwater office, 609 S Fort Harrison Ave. She joined the company three years ago and bring more than 30 years' management experience to the position.

A native of Elm Grove, Wis., she had an extensive career in public relations/marketing and health promotion before pursuing real estate. She is the author of the national YMCA's Way to Weight Management.

Her local memberships include Morton Plant Mease Hospital Foundation's Women in Philanthropy.

[Last modified March 20, 2007, 00:42:50]

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