Our vets.

Merna Abdo

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Merna Abdo is certified in Fear Free handling and, in addition to emergency medicine, is interested in animal dentistry.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Broward College, Davie, FL
Off duty

Dr. Abdo enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring the city, strolling on trails and spending time with her Goldendoodle named Oslo.

Kim Boyanowski

DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology
On the job

Dr. Kim Boyanowski has served as the past president of the Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, Research Foundation Chairperson of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and as a guest speaker throughout the United States.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Off duty

Dr. Boyanowski is active in various non-profit organizations and her son’s school. She has two West Highland White Terriers, enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

Allison Cannon

DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
On the job

Dr. Allison Cannon likes treating diseases in which medical therapy allows for a return to a normal quality of life, such as Addison’s disease, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and diabetes mellitus. She also finds it gratifying to provide solutions for more complex cases that require managing multiple diseases concurrently.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Dr. Cannon loves horses and rides hunter and dressage. She and her husband have a number of pets: cats Luna, Eileen, Shitter and Gru; pit bull Dottie; rat terrier Stitch; and horses Zen, Phoebe, Rosemary and Candy.

Erica Castaneda

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Erica Castaneda’s clinical interests include cardiology, kidney disease and integrative treatment options for pain management and rehabilitation.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Castaneda enjoys reading, yoga, Pilates and exploring new places to eat with her husband and two dogs, Snoopy and Frankie.

Kevin Frame

BVSc, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Kevin Frame is passionate about surgery. He is especially interested in orthopedics, including arthroscopy, cranial cruciate ligament disease, developmental conditions/angular limb deformities, and fracture repair. He also enjoys reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology and neurology.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry & Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Off duty

Dr. Frame’s interests outside of work include travel, backpacking, snowboarding, live music, basketball and rugby. He has a ginger cat named Brooklyn and a dog named Juno.

Publications & Articles

Keith Frickey

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Heidi Lewis

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Heidi Lewis’s clinical interests include hemodynamic stabilization in blunt trauma patients, acute kidney injury management, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) management, surgical intervention, wound repair and region-specific infectious disease treatment.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, OR
Off duty

Dr. Lewis’ family includes her spouse, their 15-year-old dachshund and a pair of 12-year-old cats. She is looking forward to life in Florida, where she plans to learn to sail, bike to the beach for nice long swims, take guitar lessons and do artsy crafty things in her time off.

Jennifer Liscinsky

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Jennifer Liscinsky is an experienced emergency clinician dedicated to helping pets and their owners. Her interests include trauma, endocrine diseases, and immune mediated diseases. She also has training and experience in wildlife, exotic, and zoo animal medicine.

Education
  • Clinical Rotation, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Off duty

Dr. Liscinsky enjoys traveling and exploring new countries, hiking, tennis, paddleboarding, and scuba diving. She likes to spend time at the beach and volunteer with sea turtle rescue programs. She also enjoys spending time at home with her 4 cats and dog, Crash.

Shreya Patel

MVB

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Shreya Patel finds toxicities, endocrine diseases like Addisonian crisis, lacerations and immune-mediated diseases the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Off duty

Dr. Patel’s family includes her husband, who is a farrier, and their pug, Kevin.

Lynel Tocci

DVM, DACVECC, MS
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
On the job

Dr. Lynel Tocci’s interests include veterinary hematology & transfusion medicine, fluid resuscitation and intraoperative cell salvage, as well as management of polytrauma.

Education
  • Master of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Sagen Woolery

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sagen Woolery is the medical director of our Fort Lauderdale hospital. Her compassion for clients and their pets, diagnostic ability and surgical knowledge make her a well-rounded doctor.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State College, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus
Off duty

Dr. Woolery enjoys traveling, playing tennis, hiking, volunteering with international veterinary outreach programs and spending time with friends and family. She has two rescue Pomeranians named One-Eyed Winnie and Snaggle-Poof.