Our vets.

Jamie Barclay

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Jamie Barclay enjoys the challenge of emergency medicine and particularly likes cat bite abscesses because the treatment provides instant relief to the patients.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia Beach VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan

Off Duty

Dr. Barclay enjoys reading, working out and spending time outside, especially snow skiing. She has a husband, two daughters and a cat named Dusty.

Valeria Benitez-Vera

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Valeria Benitez-Vera is an intern in our ophthalmology service. Dr. Benitez-Vera is particularly interested in the formation and characterization of cataracts and finds cataract surgery highly rewarding. She also has a growing interest in surgical modalities for the treatment of glaucoma in canine and feline patients.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Rotation, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Off Duty

In her downtime, Dr. Benitez-Vera enjoys being outdoors (especially on the beach or along trails) with her dogs, Pippa and Henna. Food is her second passion (ophthalmology is her first!) and she plans most of her weekends around restaurant visits to discover hidden foodie gems. To make up for all the food and sweets, she enjoys exercising and playing tennis.

Melissa Chow

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Melissa Chow is an intern in our ophthalmology service.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, East Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Off Duty

Dr. Chow’s family includes one dog and two cats.

Ryan Fincher

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Ryan Fincher’s clinical interests include diabetic ketoacidosis, urinary obstructions, gastric dilatation volvulus and endoscopy, especially foreign body retrieval.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Jennifer Goodman

DVM

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Jennifer Goodman enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Curry Keoughan

DVM, DACVS-LA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery - Large Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Curry Keoughan became interested in orthopedics and surgery in middle school and still considers orthopedic surgery his favorite. Prior to his fellowship in small animal surgery, Dr. Keoughan was board certified in large animal surgery and was a clinical instructor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked all over the world, to include being the equine veterinarian for the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and a senior surgeon in Singapore.

Education

  • Fellowship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospitals, Oklahoma City and Spring TX
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Large Animal
  • Residency, Large Animal Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Nova Scotia Agriculture College, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Off Duty

Dr. Keoughan enjoys sailing, reading, renovating his house and building things. He and his wife, who is also a veterinarian, have three daughters and one son. The family includes dogs Roxy, Hazel and Rose, and cats Halo, Tinsyl and Africa.

Cristina King

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Cristina King is an intern in our ophthalmology service. She is particularly interested in how systemic diseases may manifest through the eye. She finds treatment and management of chronic ocular diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, particularly gratifying.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Licentiate of Arts, Advertising Design, Universidad Veritas, San José, Costa Rica

Off Duty

Dr. King enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and playing the piano. She has two cats, Orchid and Lily Pad, and many freshwater fish.

Kyle Kline

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Kyle Kline is resident in our ophthalmology service. She is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and retinal diseases.

Education

  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Hospital, Clearwater, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Environmental Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Off Duty

Dr. Kline is an avid runner and enjoys spending time near the ocean, kayaking, reading and live music. She has one cat named Summer.

Publications & Articles

Stephanie Lo

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Stephanie Lo is a resident in our ophthalmology service. She is most interested in corneal diseases, especially treating corneal ulcers with medical or surgical therapy.

Education

  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park

Off Duty

Dr. Lo enjoys visiting the beach, going to concerts, traveling, rock climbing, playing tennis, taking her dog to the park and cuddling her cat.

Publications & Articles

Jennifer Mulz

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology

Cardiology

On The Job

Dr. Jennifer Mulz has volunteered her board-certified veterinary skills for a number of years screening the breeding dogs at Southeastern Guide Dogs for the presence of cardiac disease. Her particular clinical interests include chronic degenerative valvular disease, feline cardiomyopathies and treatment of preclinical heart disease to delay the onset of clinical disease.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Internship, Cardiology, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of Maryland, College Park

Off Duty

Dr. Mulz and her husband enjoy any activities involving the water. They have a son and four pets. Komodo, Curry and Rosemary are the three cats, and Harris, a friendly chocolate lab, came to join the family after being diagnosed with heart disease during his guide dog screening at Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Laison Nguyen

DVM

Ophthalmology

Education

  • Residency, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos

Off Duty

A fan of the outdoors, Dr. Nguyen can often be found playing soccer or ultimate Frisbee. He has a German shepherd named Junior.

Jennifer Turner

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Jennifer Turner is passionate about being the advocate for pets in emergency situations, treating everything from laceration repair to endocrine disorders in times of need.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Off Duty

Dr. Turner has two cats, Ida Ayu and I Ketut, and is an aquarist. She enjoys SCUBA diving and travel.

Anja Welihozkiy

DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.