Dr. Bouchelle founded Intracoastal West Veterinary Hospital in 2015 and the hospital opened its doors in July 2016.
Dr. Bouchelle was a native of Jacksonville, FL where he stayed through high school. He then attended the University of Florida with Dual Majors in Chemical Engineering and Microbiology & Cell Science with a Minor in Chemistry. He started his veterinary training at Oklahoma State University and then transferred to finish his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Florida in 2003. He performed an externship at the Kissimmee Animal Diagnostic Laboratory reviewing microbiology, anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and electron microscopy. His other externship brought him to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he focused on Clinical Pathology and wrote about Neonatal Isoerythrolysis in Foals. After graduating from the University of Florida in May 2003, Dr. Bouchelle practiced throughout Florida – Jacksonville, Beach, Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, and Yulee. In 2010, Dr. Bouchelle became licensed in California and practiced throughout the San Francisco Bay area. After Returning to Florida in 2013, Dr. Bouchelle made Jacksonville his final stop. Dr. Bouchelle’s special interests included: Dermatology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, and Cardiology.
In his spare time, Dr. Bouchelle had an interest in traveling, road trips, and national parks. He enjoyed gardening and home improvements. During the fall, he had an enthusiastic interest in Southeastern Conference Football and his alma mater the University of Florida Mighty Gators. Dr. Bouchelle tried to attend as many home games at Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Stadium as he could. Throughout his life, Dr. Bouchelle had many pets that he has cared for since the age of eight: Freshwater fish, Hamsters, Rabbits, Gerbils, Iguanas, Dogs, and Cats. Dr. Bouchelle always had a passion for animals and treated all of his patients as if they were his own, a value shared with Dr. M and Dr. Green.