Dr. Anne Luther
Practice Owner, Hospital Director
Dr. Anne Luther was only five years old when she first started riding horses. A few years later, she adopted her first dog. Her passion for the health and well-being of animals hasn’t wavered since those earliest days spent with her beloved companions—Dr. Luther always knew that a career spent bettering the lives of pets would suit her perfectly! Now, she owns and operates her very own state-of-the-art veterinary hospital: Sarasota Animal Medical Center.
Dr. Luther was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. She attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, graduating in 1985, and remained in the area for a few years to work at a mixed-animal practice and an equine breeding farm. Next, Dr. Luther decided to pursue small-animal medicine and surgery and moved to Philadelphia, where she served as the primary surgeon at a busy 24-hour hospital.
A few years later, Dr. Luther relocated to Hampton, New Hampshire with her family and purchased a large multi-doctor animal hospital. She would help pets and their owners there for the next 10 years before moving to the Reno, Nevada area and opening two separate businesses: a full-service practice in Reno and a small acupuncture clinic in Tahoe. Five years later, Dr. Luther sold her businesses and moved to Florida to be closer to her parents—it wasn’t long before she had purchased what would become Sarasota Animal Medical Center. That was more than 11 years ago, and Dr. Luther has been tending to the needs of the area’s pets and animal parents here ever since!
Medically, Dr. Luther enjoys diagnostic ultrasounds and echocardiography. She’s also passionate about alternative medicine therapies, like Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. Most of all, she loves the satisfaction she gets from making a lasting difference in the lives of not only pets, but their entire families.
Dr. Luther has enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including alpine skiing, water skiing, horseback riding, and photography. She lives in Sarasota with her husband, Mike. They have an acoustic duo and perform locally and both have played in a number of local bands. The Luther plays keyboards and is a lead vocalist and Mike plays guitar and bass. She has three grown children and a pair of wonderful grandchildren.