About Us

About Us

Brown Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve the Naples FL area for everything pet related. 

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Brown Veterinary Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Meet Our Doctors

Dane Ratajski, DVM

Dane Ratajski, DVM

Although originally from Baltimore, Dr. Ratajski achieved his undergraduate degree at Auburn University in Alabama.  After various pursuits (including spending four years umpiring Minor League Baseball!), Dr. Ratajski ventured down to veterinary school at Ross University on the island of St. Kitts. While in the clinic, Dr. Ratajski most enjoys internal medicine and surgery.  Outside the clinic, Dr. Ratajski is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, kayaking, snowboarding, hiking, and camping. Dr. Ratajski loves to travel, and has been to 45 states and 21 countries.

Paul Harper, DVM

Dr. Paul Harper was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He attended the Ohio State University for his undergraduate education and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, Western New York Veterinary Medical Association, and the Niagara Veterinary Medical Association. His areas of interest include orthopedic surgery (fracture repair, TPLO, MPL, etc), soft tissue surgery, and emergency/critical care.

Tripp Cappelmann, DVM

Dr. Cappelmann “Dr. Capp”  grew up in South Carolina and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Dr. Capp is passionate about both medicine and surgery and offering the absolute best care for all small animal patients.  In his free time he enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities with his family like hiking, fishing, and going to the beach.  He is thrilled to join this great team and excited for all that southwest Florida has to offer!
Dr. Shockley

Chris Shockley, DVM

Dr. Shockley hails from a small Ohio town, where he grew up loving animals, sports, and all things outdoors. He received his undergraduate degree from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, and his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ross University on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. Dr. Shockley practiced in Ohio before moving to Florida. He has special interests in internal medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. He is a member of the AVMA. When he’s not at work you’ll likely find him fishing, volunteering, or at the gym.
Dr. Reece Mezei

Reece Mezei, DVM

Dr. Mezei, originally from Down Under but grew up in Long Island, started her veterinary journey at 18 on the stunning island of Grenada, where she attended a 6 year veterinary program (and fell in love with island life) at St. George’s University. She then decided to cross the globe and finish out her clinical rotations at Murdoch University in Perth, externing across Australia and working with hundreds of different species! In her free time, you can find Dr. Mezei traveling to a different state or country at every spare moment, always looking for an adventure. When she’s not catching flights, her goal is to help every animal in her path, and give patients and clients a warm, unique veterinary experience. She has a passion for emergency, internal medicine, and end-of-life care.

What To Expect

When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Brown Veterinary Clinic in Naples FL have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state-of-the-art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call 239-455-8166 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.

Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam and may include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. We will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Brown Veterinary Clinic for service.

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. We can still work with whatever information you have.

In some circumstances, we will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.

Hospital Tour

Our Policies


For your convenience, we offer “drop-off” appointments. A “drop off” means you could bring your pet at the time that works best for you and leave him/her with us for a couple of hours. Once the doctor has examined your pet, she/he will give you a call to go over the exam findings. You will then be instructed as to what time to pick up your pet. For your protection and the safety of others, we require that pets be placed on a leash and properly controlled or in pet carriers while in the waiting room and exam room.

Payment Programs

When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well. Brown Veterinary Clinic understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into 6 monthly installments. You can either apply at our hospital, where we’ll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval, or apply yourself online at: www.CareCredit.com.

Pet Insurance

Another popular option for your family and pet is insurance coverage. To learn more, please visit our pet health insurance page.

Payment Options

Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients’ needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.

We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) ITEX Checks and cash. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card.