Our caring staff works together to give your pet the best care possible.

Mission Statement

Making a difference by going above and beyond in veterinary care and client service.

Core Values

Compassion, Knowledgeable, Team oriented, Integrity, Respect



Frances Ramirez, DVM, MSBA

Dr. Ramirez graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Then she completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida. She became an associate veterinarian at COVC in 2002 and fell in love with the practice. In 2005 she obtained a Masters in Science of Business Administration at the University of Florida, while she continued to practice veterinary medicine. In June of 2007 Dr. Ramirez purchased Country Oaks. She has 2 beautiful children and 4 dogs that keep her busy when not in the clinic. Dr. Ramirez has a special interest in internal medicine, veterinary dermatology, and veterinary dentistry. She is originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.


Ali Fritz, DVM

Dr. Fritz graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and she joined our practice in October of 2017/ She is originally from Ocala, Florida and returned to this area after graduation. She loves dogs and cats and has a few horses too. She likes to show her horses on her time off. Dr. Fritz and her husband have a son and we are very happy to have them as part of our COVC family.

Dr. Greg Bishop

Dr. Bishop has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1986 and is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
He practiced veterinary medicine for the last 30 years and retired in Florida. After a year of retirement, he decided he missed small animal medicine and we are lucky enough to have him join our team. Dr. Bishop joined COVC in 2015 and enjoys playing basketball and fishing when not seeing patients.

He is extremely knowledgeable, a great surgeon, and is passionate about his love of veterinary medicine.

Amy Bearman DVM

Dr. Bearman graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and operated her own practice from 1979 until the fall of 2018. Some highlights of her career were being honored as Veterinarian of the Year by the county humane society and serving on the Ethics Committee of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. After assisting the doctors who purchased and carry on her practice in Michigan, she joined COVC in the summer of 2019.

She has three grown children and 5 grandchildren, as well as Cappy the Sheltie. She and her husband enjoy living in The Villages, and also all that Florida has to offer.

Laura Geschke, DVM

Dr. Geschke graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, completing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined our practice as an Associate Veterinarian in September 2019. While at home, Dr. Geschke enjoys working on embroidery, reading, and spoiling her adorable cat named Mischief (who lives up to his name!).






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