Our Veterinarians

Dr. Nathan Gimbal
Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Gimbal was born on a U.S. Army post in Vicenza, Italy, and was raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From a young age, he had a passion for animals and was always interested in science and how things worked. He is now a full-time Veterinarian, Business Manager, and the Owner of Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital!

Dr. Gimbal worked at a vet’s office during his undergraduate studies, where he learned to care for the clients as much as the animal patients. He then went to American University in the Caribbean to receive his DVM, and finished his clinical requirements at the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Jensen Beach with his wife to be closer to her family.

As a veterinarian, Dr. Gimbal enjoys dermatology because of its complexity, and dentistry because it helps pets live a good long life. He also loves helping pets stay healthy and getting clients through the tough times.

At home, Dr. Gimbal lives with his wife—also a veterinarian and owner of a neighboring animal hospital—and their three daughters. They have two dogs and three cats. When time permits between his work and family life, Dr. Gimbal likes golfing, jogging, and going to the gym. He’s slowly learning Spanish and also finds economics and coin collecting quite interesting.
Dr. Janna Legg
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Janna Legg spent much of her childhood around dairy cattle and show steers while growing up in Palm City, Florida—her family owned and operated a dairy farm, and she was active in the 4-H and the Future Farmers of America organizations for many years. Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Legg knew that she wanted to do her part to better the lives of animals. Veterinary medicine was the obvious choice! She’s proud to now serve as an Associate Veterinarian here at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital.

Dr. Legg attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies in animal science, also pursuing a specialty track in animal biology at the same time. After graduation, she took a job with a small-animal clinic in Gainesville, where she gained invaluable experience and was fortunate to receive expert mentorship that serves her well to this day. Next, Dr. Legg enrolled in the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in the spring of 2016 with her Doctorate and a certification in food animal medicine.

Dr. Legg relocated to San Marcos, Texas after her collegiate career, practicing on dogs, cats, and farm animals at a mixed-animal clinic there for two years, before returning to Florida in the summer of 2018 and joining the Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital family shortly afterward. She is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Christian Veterinary Mission, and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association.

When she isn’t helping pets and owners live better lives here at the hospital, Dr. Legg enjoys cheering on her favorite Florida Gators sports teams, getting lost in a good book, tending to her plants, making crafts for her Etsy shop, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her own pets at home. She shares her life with two wonderful Black Lab mixes: Brooks, who served as Dr. Legg’s stress-reliever during her veterinary school years, and the goofy Briggs, who joined Dr. Legg’s family during her time in Texas.
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    • JoAnn Yelichek-HuntJoAnn Yelichek-Hunt

      I have nothing but good things to say about the staff at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital. They are so kind, caring and knowledgeable.

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    • Mary JacksonMary Jackson

      We have been clients for many years. We consistently receive great care for our pets, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We always recommend Ocean Breeze for vet care and boarding!!

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    • Patricia Tallia PengitorePatricia Tallia Pengitore

      we are newcomers to Ocean Breeze and Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital. Under the worst possible conditions of Corona virus the staff made us feel so comfortable and protected. My yellow lab Buckley was treated with kindness and respect. Dr. DeFabio was informative, thorough and easy to talk to. I welcomed his comforting manner but more importantly so did Buckley.

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    • Mindy S SatMindy S Sat

      We took our dog and the staff was so friendly and down to earth. Yes I would refer Ocean Breeze for vet care.

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    • Laura GeigerLaura Geiger

      I want to make an official post commending Dr Julie Santagata Paulsen and Dr Nathan Gimball and their team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital...

      While Dr Gimbal was away, I was frantic when i came in to see them. Dr Paulsen put my heart and mind at ease. Dr Paulsen is compassionate and has a terrific bedside manor. This all occured during a very upsetting time for me with my 18 year old dog Tina.. when Dr Gimball returned he reviewed Tina's chart from her visit with Dr Paulsen and both of them agreed on the diagnosis. Dr Gimball performed Tina's surgery and the surgery went fantastic ! Tina looks and acts like a spring chicken !! You should see her, her face looks less stressed and there's a sparkle in her eyes again !!

      Between Dr Gimball and Dr Paulsen, I have complete confidence in both vets and their staff !! I cannot say enough about them and Ocean Breeze Animal hospital.

      If your a fan of Dr Gimball, you will love Dr Paulsen !! She is a wonderful addition to Ocean Breeze and I'm thrilled shes there !

      I thank them from the bottom of my heart !!

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    • Kim FloodKim Flood

      Great vets and staff ! Binx was impressed too !!

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    • Pamela BalisteePamela Balistee

      They have cared for my Shih Tzu, Oreo, since I have had him. All of the staff is friendly, and professional. They take time with me to explain everything. I would recommend.

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