Our Veterinarians

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Sara Adelman
MS, DVM
Ophthalmology
Dr. Sara Adelman is an intern in our ophthalmology service and has a special interest in glaucoma.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Master of Science, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Adelman spends her free time hiking with her great Dane, Adelaide.
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Jamie Barclay
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jamie Barclay
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Jamie Barclay enjoys the challenge of emergency medicine and particularly likes cat bite abscesses because the treatment provides instant relief to the patients.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia Beach VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Barclay enjoys reading, working out and spending time outside, especially snow skiing. She has a husband, two daughters and a cat named Dusty.
Dr. Katarina Bennett is board certified in exotic companion mammal medicine. She is holding a gray and white rabbit.
Katarina Bennett
DVM, DABVP (ECMP)
Avian & Exotics Medicine
Katarina Bennett
DVM, DABVP (ECMP)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine
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Dr. Katarina Bennett enjoys surgery and working with owners on husbandry issues because they are one of the most prevalent causes of disease in exotic animals.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice)
  • Residency, Exotic Companion Mammal, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Internship, Exotic Animal Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
Dr. Bennett’s life goal is to run a marathon. She lives with her cat, Neil Patrick Harris.
Dr. Jennifer Daly is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is sitting with a black dog.
Jennifer Daly
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jennifer Daly
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Dr. Jennifer Daly has a particular interest in respiratory critical care and received a research grant in that field. The majority of her research has been in high flow nasal cannula oxygen administration with the goal of giving veterinary patients more options prior to requiring mechanical ventilation as an intervention. She also enjoys the complexity of polytrauma and sepsis cases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Emergency and Critical Care, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Center, PA
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Dr. Daly likes hiking, biking, running, paddle-boarding or swimming with her husband and Doberman Ostera. She competitively trains Ostera in obedience and protection and enjoys spending time with other people who do the same. The family also has a cat, Marble.
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Kourtney Dowler
DVM
Ophthalmology
Dr. Kourtney Dowler is an intern in our ophthalmology service. Her clinical interests include corneal and retinal diseases and all types of ophthalmic surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Dowler enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and watching documentaries. She has a longhaired dachshund named Rumour and a cat named Isla who has cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition in which the cerebellum of the brain fails to develop properly.
Dr. Shane Falero is part of our emergency medicine training program.
Shane Falero
DVM
Intern
Shane Falero
DVM
Intern
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Dr. Shane Falero is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. He finds cardiac diseases particularly interesting and also enjoys treating Addison’s disease.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Coastal Carolina University, Conway SC
Dr. Falero attributes much of his success to the support of his dog, duck tolling retriever Garth.
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Ryan Fincher
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Ryan Fincher
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Ryan Fincher's clinical interests include diabetic ketoacidosis, urinary obstructions, gastric dilatation volvulus and endoscopy, especially foreign body retrieval.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, New England Animal Medical Center, West Bridgewater MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Fincher's family includes his wife, son, and two cats, Maggie and Marley. An outdoor enthusiast, he likes kayaking, scuba diving, and playing soccer and beach volleyball.
Dr. Jennifer Goodman is a doctor in our internal medicine service. She is sitting by a window with two yellow labs.
Jennifer Goodman
DVM
Internal Medicine
Jennifer Goodman
DVM
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Jennifer Goodman enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, MSPCA Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, Gaithersburg MD
  • Internship, Wildlife Medicine, Kenya Wildlife Service
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, N Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Earlham College, Richmond IN
Dr. Goodman and her husband have twin girls, and the family enjoys the beaches and outdoor life around Sarasota. The family has a yellow lab named Monkey.
Dr. Samantha Haas is a doctor in our oncology service.
Samantha Haas
DVM, MS
Oncology
Samantha Haas
DVM, MS
Oncology
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Dr. Samantha Haas worked for over ten years as a veterinary technician before entering veterinary school. Her particular clinical interest is diagnosing and treating canine lymphoma because it can be so responsive to treatment.
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Residency, Oncology, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Some of Dr. Haas' favorite activities include fishing, boating, hiking, camping and horseback riding. She also likes the arts and was a ballet dancer for 16 years and performed in musical theater. She has three cats and three dogs.
Dr. Kristen LaCroix is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Kristen LaCroix
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kristen LaCroix
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Kristen LaCroix enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. LaCroix has visited every continent except Antarctica. She loves working with wildlife and has been fortunate to be able to do so during some of her travels. Loki is her cat from St. Kitts.
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Kerrie Lewis
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Kerrie Lewis
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Board Certified in Anesthesia and Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
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Dr. Kerrie Lewis comes to BluePearl from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada. Prior to that she was an assistant professor at Massey University in New Zealand. Within her field, her particular clinical interests include cardiac procedures, exotic/wildlife anesthesia, respiratory physiology, renal physiology, acid-base disorders and neuromuscular blocking agents.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Veterinary Science, Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Hollywood Animal Hospital
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Niagara University, NY
Away from the hospital, Dr. Lewis enjoys swimming, running, playing piano and reading. Mr. Hitchens and Peepers are her two Canadian cats.
Dr. Daniel Linden is board certified in veterinary small animal surgery.
Daniel Linden
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Daniel Linden
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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Dr. Daniel Linden combined his two passions, surgery and oncology, when he pursued a fellowship in surgical oncology. Trained by a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and a surgical oncologist, he brings that team approach into his practice. Well published in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Linden has also been a referee for a number of those journals. His research interests include sentinel lymph node mapping and liver tumors, and his clinical interests include all aspects of surgical oncology, as well as thoracic surgery, head and neck surgery and reconstructive procedures.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Auburn University, AL
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Delaware, Newark
Dr. Linden has a golden retriever named Deuce, a terrier mix named Lucy and a cat named Bethany Hamilton.
Dr. Laison Nguyen is a resident in our ophthalmology service. He is kneeling next to a large tan and black dog.
Laison Nguyen
DVM
Ophthalmology
Dr. Laison Nguyen is a resident in our ophthalmology service.
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • 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.
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Amy Oliver
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amy Oliver
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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As an emergency veterinarian, Dr. Amy Oliver’s particular interests include stabilizing critically ill patients, managing acute trauma and performing wound repairs.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Dr. Oliver enjoys fishing, beachcombing and anything nature related. She has two cats, Molly and Renatta, and a saltwater reef tank.
Dr. Lesleigh Redavid is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Lesleigh Redavid
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Lesleigh Redavid
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Dr. Lesleigh Redavid finds it rewarding to treat cases of septic abdomen, electrolyte abnormalities and diabetic ketoacidosis. Other clinical interests include cultures and antibiotic use, anesthesia/analgesia management, central line placement and osmolarity calculations.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, New England Animal Medical Center, West Bridgewater MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
With the goal of seeing every continent, Dr. Redavid has travelled to Italy, Greece, South America and most of the United States. She also enjoys yoga, exercise, kayaking, theatre and spending time outside with her husband and son.
Dr. Robert Schick is board certified in veterinary dermatology. He is sitting with a tan dog on his lap.
Robert Schick
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Dr. Schick has practiced veterinary dermatology in the Atlanta area since 1988. He was the first board-certified veterinary dermatologist in Atlanta and the first to utilize the CO2 laser.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal & Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
An avid Florida Gator fan, Dr. Schick often flies his own plane watch the team play. He also volunteers his time with the Veteran’s Airlift Command and Angel Flight organizations to help transport military personnel in times of special need.
Dr. Anja Welihozkiy is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. She is kneeling next to a large dog.
Anja Welihozkiy
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Anja Welihozkiy
DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
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Dr. Anja Welihozkiy began her veterinary career at a small animal practice in her home country of Germany. She worked in veterinary research at the University of California, Davis before becoming an ophthalmologist. Dr. Welihozkiy finds glaucoma and corneal disease to be especially interesting and likes the challenges of cataract surgery and corneal grafting procedures.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine TA, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Dr. Welihozkiy likes travel, photography, hiking, biking and reading and can be found volunteering her time at shelters, aquariums and zoos. Her full house includes a husband and son, husky mix Jones, and two tuxedo cats, Floyd and Django.