Our Veterinarians

Samantha Aumann
DVM
Critical Care
Dr. Samantha Aumann is a critical care resident and is particularly interested in feline medicine and surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Aumann likes to backpack, hike, kayak and watch movies with her husband. They have three cats: Zelda, Gypsy and Cricket.
Helga Bleyaert
VMD, DACVS
Surgery
Helga Bleyaert
VMD, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Helga Bleyaert has extensive experience and specialized training in minimally invasive surgical procedures such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy. She also has completed specialized training in total hip replacement, tibial tuberosity advancement procedure for anterior cruciate ligament tears, and external skeletal fixation.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Marion DuPont Equine Center, Leesburg VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Bleyaert enjoys horseback riding, hunting small sea creatures at the beach with her children and woodworking in her garage.
Maxie Bowen
DVM
Critical Care
Dr. Maxie Bowen is a resident in our critical care service. Her particular interests include neonatal and pediatric medicine, wound management and trauma.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, University of Georgia, Athens
Some of Dr. Bowen’s favorite pastimes include running, baking and crafting. She has four dogs and three cats.
Dr. Kristine Brown is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kristine Brown
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Kristine Brown is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her clinical interests include surgery, avian and exotic medicine, and nutrition, especially discussing how it can be used as a therapeutic tool.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Dr. Brown is originally from Minnesota. She has two cats she calls the ying yang twins – Jiji is all black, and Rocky is all white.
Dr. Amanda Burke is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is in a wetsuit in a pool with a beluga whale.
Amanda Burke
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Amanda Burke is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Prior to vet school, she was a zookeeper and worked with many different species to include giraffes, ostriches, zebras, gazelles and red river hogs.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Dr. Burke and her girlfriend keep a miniature zoo at home including dogs, cats, fish, snakes and a crested gecko.
Dr. Sarah Camlic is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Sarah Camlic
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Sarah Camlic is a small animal and medicine intern with an interest in surgery and exotic animal medicine.
  • Doctor of of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Binghamton University, NY
Dr. Camlic has two tuxedo cats, Duncan and Domino. Her hobbies include running, cooking, painting and Krav Maga, a type of self-defense training.
Rebecca Cassidy
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Dana Clark is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is with a tiger that is intubated and under anesthesia.
Dana Clark
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Dana Clark is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She enjoys toxicity cases and working with wildlife, in addition to small animals.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Clark and her husband have one dog, four cats, a rabbit and a tortoise. She loves the sunshine and observing wildlife.
Jen Coyle
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Jen Coyle
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Coyle manages a large caseload of pets with cancer, with the goal of extending their lives while providing a good quality of life.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, Auburn AL
Dr. Coyle loves her all-orange family: a golden retriever named Murphy and two cats, Aubie and Ellie. She loves college football and is an avid Auburn fan.
Dalal Hares
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Dalal Hares' clinical interests include surgical emergencies, thoracic surgeries, trauma and critical care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Detroit MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
A fan of outdoor activities like kayaking, horseback riding and scuba diving, Dr. Hares admits that her favorite pastime is traveling to new places around the world. She has a Manx cat named Cleopatra.
David Hoch
DVM
Emergency Medicine
David Hoch
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. David Hoch's special interests include transfusion medicine; metabolic disorders like diabetic ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome DIC/SIRS; and surgery involving foreign bodies, splenectomies, gastric dilatation volvulus GDV, and C-sections.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL
Dr. Hoch and his family share their house with a variety of pets: dachshund Paxton, Chihuahua Lola, a Pacman frog, two pythons and three African cichlid fish tanks. An avid golfer, Dr. Hoch hopes to one day finish 18 holes using only one golf ball.
Kelsey Human
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Kelsey Human is a resident in our surgery service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St Matthews University, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Human enjoys activities with her husband, especially training at the gym, hiking, rock climbing, rollerblading, watching documentaries and cooking. Fascinated by small ruminants and camelids, she hopes to have a hobby farm one day to raise them. The family has two Bengal cats, Bonsai and Koi.
Dr. Eleanor Itzkow is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Eleanor Itzkow
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Eleanor Itzkow is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with interests in avian and exotic medicine, internal medicine and dentistry.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Itzkow has two large fluffy dogs and an aged Amazon parrot.
Dr. Michalina Kenig is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Michalina Kenig
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Michalina Kenig is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
Dr. Kenig likes the outdoors, especially hiking or going to the beach. Other favorite pastimes include cooking, exploring new cities and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team.
Kelly Kezer
BVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Kelly Kezer
BVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kelly Kezer’s clinical interests include lymphoma, osteosarcoma and histiocytic sarcoma, and she is excited about new treatment options, to include targeted and combination therapy and immunotherapy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Haverford College, PA
Dr. Kezer enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with her dogs – a golden retriever named Charlie and Eddie, a Labrador.
Dr. Danielle Lang is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Danielle Lang
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Danielle Lang is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. In addition to small animals, she is interested in zoo and exotic animals. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, emergency care and integrative medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Lang spends time away from the hospital hiking, going to the beach, painting, and playing the violin and ukulele.
Andy Leung
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Andy Leung likes trauma cases and wound care. He also finds diabetic ketoacidosis cases rewarding.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Dr. Leung’s favorite pastimes include traveling, recreational sports, and playing music and attending concerts.
Andrew Lichtig
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Melanie Madsen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Melanie Madsen
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Melanie Madsen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Tampa, FL
Dr. Madsen enjoys meditation, watching documentaries and geocaching. She has a Great Pyrenees named Bear and a Maine coon cat named Waylan.
Dr. Andrea Marquiss is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is holding a bird.
Andrea Marquiss
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Andrea Marquiss is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with an interest in surgery, wildlife and exotics.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Miami University, Miami OH
Dr. Marquiss has a variety of interests including outdoor sports, video games, art, foreign languages and horticulture. She has three rats for pets.
Dr. Kathy Martinez-Rodriguez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kathy Martinez-Rodriguez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Kathy Martinez-Rodriguez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kathy Martinez-Rodriguez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biodiversity, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Martinez-Rodriguez is fluent in both Spanish and English. She enjoys the beach, yoga and sipping tea or wine. She adopted a cat in Grenada named Zeus.
Dr. Rachel Melvin is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Rachel Melvin
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Rachel Melvin is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She enjoys zoo and exotics medicine, surgery, and treating wounds and abscesses.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Melvin taught herself to crochet, braid paracord and sew surgery caps. She has two cats, Smudge and Ouija.
Laison Nguyen
DVM
Ophthalmology
Dr. Laison Nguyen is an intern in our ophthalmology service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos
A fan of the outdoors, Dr. Nguyen can often be found playing soccer or ultimate Frisbee. He has a German shepherd named Junior.
Dr. Nicholas Olson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Nicholas Olson
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Nicholas Olson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He is particularly interested in surgery.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Management, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Olson enjoys camping and cheering on the Florida Gators with. His wife and son. Their furry family members include two cats, two dogs and a horse.
Melanie Otte
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Melanie Otte
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Melanie enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Otte’s family includes two dogs and three cats.
Cameron Owens
DVM
Ophthalmology
Dr. Cameron Owens is an intern in our ophthalmology service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Owens enjoys watching Auburn football, adding coffee mugs to his ever-growing collection, listening to old and new records on his record player and playing board games with friends. He has a lab/terrier mix named Izzie and a cat named Paddington.
Dr. Ashley Patterson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is hugging her brown dog.
Ashley Patterson
MPH
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Ashley Patterson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include emergency triage and trauma.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor of Science, Emergency Administration and Planning, University of North Texas, Denton
Dr. Patterson spends her free time hiking and snowboarding. She has a cat and a dog who she loves to train.
Mallika Prabhakar
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Mallika Prabhakar is an intern in our internal medicine service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Dr. Prabhakar is an avid tennis player and fan. She is trained in voice and piano and is learning to play the guitar. To unwind, she cooks and bakes. Cookie is her Rhodesian ridgeback/yellow lab mix.
Alejandra Príncipe Martínez
DVM
Internal Medicine
Alejandra Príncipe Martínez
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alejandra Príncipe Martínez is an intern in our internal medicine service. She particularly enjoys treating gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Príncipe Martínez considers the water her happy place, enjoying the beach, scuba diving and snorkeling. She also likes to hike and play video games. Carmelo is her island cat from Grenada.
Dr. Rick Samu is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He is holding a brown pelican with his hand over the beak.
Rick Samu
BVM&S, MRCVS
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Rick Samu is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons – United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Cincinnati OH
Dr. Samu likes keeping fit with soccer and hockey and playing piano and drums for relaxation. He is also passionate about traveling and has been to over 20 countries.
Dr. Sherrie Satmary is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Sherrie Satmary
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Sherrie Satmary is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Passionate about going to the gym, Dr. Satmary also likes outdoor activities with her dog Jack, like hiking, fishing and horseback riding.
Simone Schechtmann
MVB
Ophthalmology
Dr. Simone Schechtmann is an intern in our ophthalmology service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Boston College, MA
A fan of travel, bilingual in Spanish and conversational in French, Dr. Schechtmann has studied in Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Paris and Dublin. She loves playing tennis and is interested in current events, foreign films and classical music.
Dr. Kali Sherman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kali Sherman
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Kali Sherman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She enjoys treating toxicology cases and wound management.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal-Dairy-Poultry Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Away from the hospital, Dr. Sherman’s favorite pastimes include photography and time with her beagle.
Dr. Will Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Will Smith
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Will Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. His particular interests include surgery and zoo/exotic medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Smith relaxes by playing video games, ukulele and guitar. He grew up on a farm and gets a big dose of farm animals when he goes home.
Dr. Autumn Vetter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Autumn Vetter
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Autumn Vetter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Particularly fond of cats, she likes treating feline chronic kidney disease. Endocrine disorders in both dogs and cats are also a special interest.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magazine Journalism, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Vetter and her husband have seven cats, a Great Pyrenees mix (who thinks he's a cat) and a crested gecko named Ichabod. They love cheering on the Georgia Dawgs. Other favorite pastimes include running, cycling, hiking and crocheting sweaters for her pets.
F. Robert Weeren
DVM, MS, DACVS
Surgery
F. Robert Weeren
DVM, MS, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Robert Weeren has been a surgeon in a specialty hospital setting for over 20 years and was the chief of surgery for the majority of that time. He is skilled in all aspects of the field to include orthopedic, thoracic, soft tissue and reconstructive surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL
Married with two daughters, Dr. Weeren loves traveling with his family. He’s also an avid SCUBA diver and instructor and a saltwater fishing fanatic. The family has three French bulldogs, Dexter, Fiona and Bridgette, and a cat named Sophia.
Dr. Janine Wing is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Janine Wing
VMD
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Janine Wing is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She enjoys diagnosing and treating metabolic disorders like diabetes and Addison’s disease, and treating toxin ingestions.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, West Chester University, PA
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Wing met her husband in college. She loves running and reading at the beach.