Bruce Dejnozka, DVM

November 7, 1955 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 65)


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, uncle and cousin, Bruce Dejnozka. He was called to God on September 15, 2021 in Palm Harbor, FL. Bruce was born in Port Jefferson, NY on November 7, 1955. As a child, he lived in many places as his family traveled extensively. He graduated high school in Flagstaff, AZ and went on to do his undergraduate work at Colorado State. He was always drawn to the beauty of the mountains. Bruce enjoyed running, biking, reading and crossword puzzles. Dr. Dejnozka is a University of

Florida (Go Gators!), College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. He practiced medicine in the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years, most recently at Southpaw Animal Health. His devoted caring and sensitivity of his patients and their owners set him apart as a compassionate practitioner, as well as a highly respected colleague. Patients followed him throughout the years. He touched the lives of many and developed lifelong friendships. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Edward Dejnozka, mother, Mary Dejnozka and sister, Janice Jansky. He is survived by his beloved dog, Gator; brother, Dean Dejnozka (Cindi); sister, Jeanne Lozito (Jim); brother-in-law, Larry Jansky; nieces, Dr. Melissa Lozito, Lindsay Fuentes (Jonathon), Amanda Jansky, Monica Jansky; great nephew, Samuel Fuentes; great niece, Ava Fuentes; and many special cousins and friends. The Tampa Bay Kennel Club has established a veterinary medicine scholarship to the University of Florida in Dr. Bruce Dejnozka’s name. This scholarship will assist the financial needs of qualified 3rd and 4th year veterinary students. 

Memorial donations can be made as follows: 

Online: Tampa Bay Kennel Club Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

By Phone: 1-877-351-2377 (Please reference Tampa Bay Kennel Club Scholarship #025835)

By Check: Make check payable to UF Foundation, Inc. On purpose line indicate for Tampa Bay Kennel Club Scholarship #025835 and mail to:

Advancement Office, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 100125, Gainesville, FL 32610-0125

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