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.
Dr. Samantha Aumann is a resident in our critical care service. She is holding a cat in her arms.
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.
Dr. Terri Baldwin is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. She is holding two small furry dogs in her arms.
Terri Baldwin
DVM, MS, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Terri Baldwin
DVM, MS, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Terri Baldwin finds restoring vision through cataract removal surgery particularly rewarding. She also enjoys repairing eye injuries to save an eye, and diagnosing systemic disease by evaluating the eyes and helping to save an animal’s life.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Baldwin and her husband have two children, one of whom has autism, so she stays active as an autism advocate. She enjoys playing in the hand bell choir at her church, swimming, needlepoint and playing Sudoku. The family has four dogs and five cats.
Dr. Helga Bleyaert is board certified in veterinary surgery. She is holding a small tan and white dog in her arms.
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.
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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
Intern
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.
Amanda Burke
DVM
Intern
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
Intern
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.
Dr. Rebecca Cassidy is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Rebecca Cassidy
DVM
Intern
Dr. Rebecca Cassidy is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her interests include avian and exotics, neurology and endocrine disorders.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL
Dr. Cassidy enjoys painting and drawing. She has three dogs, a leopard gecko and a snake.
Dr. Dana Clark is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Dana Clark
DVM
Intern
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.
Dr. Lauren Cochran is a doctor in our internal medicine service.
Lauren Cochran
DVM
Internal Medicine
Lauren Cochran
DVM
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Lauren Cochran’s research experience includes boxer colitis, pancreatitis, and nutritional management (including effects of esophageal feeding tube placement) in cats with chronic kidney disease. Her primary clinical interests include gastroenterology, renal and lower urinary tract disease and immune-mediated disease.
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Biological Science & Animal Science, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Cochran enjoys riding horses, as well as traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking and cheering on Georgia and Auburn. Her mixed breed dog is named Tater.
Dr. Courtney Conklin is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Courtney Conklin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Courtney Conklin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Dr. Jen Coyle is board certified in veterinary oncology. She is sitting with a golden retriever.
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.
Dr. Nadine Cross is part of our emergency medicine training program.
Nadine Cross
DVM
Intern
Nadine Cross
DVM
Intern
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Dr. Nadine Cross is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She especially enjoys working with feline patients.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Elmira College, NY
  • Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology, Alfred State College, NY
Dr. Cross loves to go hiking or geocaching with her dog but on rainy days can be found snuggling with her two cats and a cup of tea.
Dr. Trysta Dionne is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Trysta Dionne
DVM
Internal Medicine
Trysta Dionne
DVM
Resident
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Trysta Dionne is a resident in our internal medicine service. Her clinical interests include endocrine disorders, renal disease and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Dionne enjoys working out and going to the beach. She has a dog named Benson.
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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. Dee Ann Dugger is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is holding a small dog in her arms.
Dee Dugger
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dee Dugger
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Dugger enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Masters of Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Bachelor of Arts, Graceland University, Lamoni IA
Dr. Dugger’s hobbies include spending time with her pugs, sailing and photography.
Dr. Sloane Everett is a resident in our cardiology service. She is sitting with a large brown and white dog.
Sloane Everett
DVM
Cardiology
Sloane Everett
DVM
Resident
Cardiology
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Dr. Sloane Everett is a resident in our cardiology service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classics, University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Everett likes to cook, travel and spend time with friends. Her cat is named McLemore.
Dr. Merrick is board certified in veterinary cardiology. He is sitting with a large dog on his lap.
Merrick Fultz
MA, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Merrick Fultz
MA, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
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Prior to veterinary medicine, Dr. Merrick Fultz worked in the comparative medicine department at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a resident in our cardiology service.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Cardiology
  • Residency, Cardiology,BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Master of Arts, Literature, College of Charleston, Charleston SC
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Economics, Elon University, Elon NC
Dr. Merrick enjoys golf, tennis, assorted outdoor activities, any kind of international sporting event and spending time with his friends and his Mississippi shelter dog, Miss Wendy.
Dr. John Gicking is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. He is sitting with a black and tan dog.
John Gicking
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
John Gicking
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Dr. John Gicking enjoys all aspects of critical care medicine and can often be found training others and presenting continuing education to the veterinary community.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of South Florida, Tampa
Dr. Gicking enjoys K9 sports, including agility and obedience. He also spends time outdoors, scuba diving, and participating in competitive chili cooking.
Dr. Natalie Goolik is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is sitting with a white long-haired dog wearing a tie.
Natalie Goolik
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Natalie Goolik
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Nat Goolik enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine and has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Indiana University
An avid runner and sports fan, Dr. Goolik faithfully cheers on the Hoosiers. She loves cooking but admits that when she cooks, she tends to use every dish in the kitchen. She has an Australian shepherd named Brody.
Dr. Wendy Gwin is board certified in veterinary radiology. She is holding two small dogs.
Wendy Gwin
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Wendy Gwin
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
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Dr. Wendy Gwin enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn AL
Dr. Gwin’s family includes four dogs named Pup, Dino, Siman and Jake. Her interests include exercising, music and art.
Dr. Chelsea Gyure is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is holding a long-haired puppy in her arms.
Chelsea Gyure
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Chelsea Gyure
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Chelsea Gyure enjoys the variety of cases, challenges, and fast-paced, organized chaos that is emergency veterinary medicine. She finds neurologic and toxicity cases to be particularly gratifying.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN
Dr. Gyure enjoys all types of outdoor exercise, traveling, singing in the shower, coloring, Netflix, cleaning, shopping and all things Disney. Her Dutch mix rabbit Beatrix is named after Beatrix Potter.
Dr. Bradley Harris is a resident in our critical care service. He is sitting with a large dog.
Bradley Harris
DVM
Critical Care
Bradley Harris
DVM
Resident
Critical Care
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Dr. Bradley Harris is a resident in our critical care service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Tulsa, OK
An outdoorsmen, Dr. Harris can often be found running, camping and fishing. He also enjoys watching Cardinals baseball and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Peter Helmer is a board-certified avian medicine veterinarian.
Peter Helmer
DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine
Peter Helmer
DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Avian Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine
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Dr. Peter Helmer came to BluePearl with almost 20 years of experience in both small animal and avian and exotics medicine. He lectures at national conferences on topics such as avian orthopedics, radiology and physical exam. His special interests include senior pet care, especially long-lived birds, orthopedics, surgery and treatment of rabbit and rodent dental disease. Dr. Helmer treats birds of all types, including backyard poultry; non-venomous reptiles; amphibians; and small non-domestic mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, hamsters and rats.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario
Dr. Helmer’s home is filled with the kind of a menagerie of animals you might expect from an avian specialist: there is golden retriever Davis, Shih Tzu Fergie, and cat Boots, plus a Derbyan parakeet named Big Bird and a yellow-naped Amazon parrot, Sonny, who is almost as old as Dr. Helmer is. His favorite pastimes include kayaking, fishing, growing orchids, cooking and enjoying fine wine.
Dr. Kelsey is a resident in our surgery service.
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. Anthony Ishak is board certified in both veterinary cardiology and internal medicine. He is sitting next to a very large brown dog.
Anthony Ishak
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Anthony Ishak
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Anthony Ishak enjoys all aspects of cardiology and internal medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Master of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dr. Ishak’s family includes two dogs named Stanley and Pumba, and two cats named Ramses and Siptah.
Dr. Eleanor Itzkow is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Eleanor Itzkow
DVM
Intern
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. Meghan Johnson is a resident in our critical care service,
Meghan Johnson
DVM, CVA
Critical Care
Meghan Johnson
DVM, CVA
Resident
Critical Care
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Dr. Meghan Johnson is a resident in our critical care service. Her particular clinical interests include liver diseases, sepsis and trauma.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center, Fairfax VA
  • Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two mutts. Her favorite pastimes include kayaking and exploring the city looking for quality caffeinated beverages and curry.
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Megan Johnson
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Megan Johnson
VMD
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Megan Johnson's particular clinical interests include feline urethral obstructions, renal failure, trauma and shock.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA
A diehard sports fan, Dr. Johnson’s favorite teams are the New York Mets and Tampa Bay Lightning. She loves biking and hiking and enjoys playing cards, reading biographies and watching World War II movies. Caleb is her Siamese cat mix.
Dr. Curtis Kane is a doctor in our oncology service. He is holding a small tan dog.
Curtis Kane
DVM
Oncology
Dr. Curtis Kane enjoys all aspects of oncology.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Kane enjoys spending time with his family, which includes four dogs. He is also a soccer fanatic.
Dr. Tara Keaney is part of our emergency medicine training program.
Tara Keaney
DVM
Intern
Tara Keaney
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tara Keaney is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is particularly interested in the role of ultrasound in an emergency setting.
  • Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stony Brook University, NY
The proud mom of rescued pup Zahra, Dr. Keaney is a fitness advocate and enjoys travel and going to the beach.
Dr. Michalina Kenig is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Michalina Kenig
DVM
Intern
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.
Dr. Kelly Kezer is board certified in veterinary oncology. She is sitting with a golden retriever.
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. Michael Kimura is board certified in veterinary neurology. He is sitting with a large black and white dog.
Michael Kimura
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Michael Kimura
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
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After veterinary school, Dr. Michael Kimura worked in his native Japan as a family veterinarian for two years. He enjoys all aspects of neurology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Internship, Neurology, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Kimura enjoys fresh water fly-fishing, hiking, camping, tennis and cooking Japanese cuisine.
Dr. Danielle Lang is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Danielle Lang
DVM
Intern
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.
Dr. Melinda Larson is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is sitting next to a chocolate lab.
Melinda Larson
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Melinda Larson
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Melinda Larson is especially interested in endocrine diseases, as well as abdominal ultrasonography and endoscopic procedures such as gastroduodenoscopy, cystoscopy and rhinoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dr. Larson enjoys running, reading or spending time with her Labrador retriever and two cats. She also enjoys traveling to Arkansas to visit her family.
Dr. Sylvia Lee is a doctor in our surgery service. She is holding a large dog in her arms.
Sylvia Lee
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Sylvia Lee sees surgeons as “fixers,” and the types of surgical cases she especially likes to “fix” include advanced orthopedics, oncology and regenerative medicine for chronic osteoarthritis. She also finds minimally invasive surgery gratifying.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Surgery, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Lee's favorite pastimes include trail running and cooking (but not baking). She has two animal companions, boxer mix Bailey and cat Slinky.
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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.
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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. Andrew Lichting is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Andrew Lichtig
DVM
Intern
Dr. Andrew Lichtig is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with an interest in ophthalmology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Lichtig and his wife have two children and three cats. His interests include ice hockey, yoga, guitar and woodworking.
Dr. Melanie Madsen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Melanie Madsen
DVM
Intern
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. Andrew Marquiss is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Andrea Marquiss
DVM
Intern
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
Intern
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. Erick is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. He is sitting next to a large white dog.
Erick Mears
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Erick Mears
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mears has been with BluePearl, and its predecessor, Florida Veterinary Specialists, since 1997.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University, Stanford CA
Erick enjoys spending time with his family and Bosco, the family cat.
Dr. Rachel Melvin is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Rachel Melvin
DVM
Intern
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.
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.
Dr. Thao Nguyen is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Thao Nguyen
MVB
Emergency Medicine
Thao Nguyen
MVB
Intern
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Thao Nguyen is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Nguyen enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, baking and cheering on the Florida Gators. She is a proud dog mom of Cakeiyo, a Maltese, and Rua, the “golden Irish” she brought back from vet school in Ireland.
Dr. Nicholas Olson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Nicholas Olson
DVM
Intern
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.
Dr. Ashley Patterson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Ashley Patterson
MPH
Intern
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.
Dr. Tessa Phillips is a resident in our surgery service. She is holding a tan puppy in her arms.
Tessa Phillips
DVM
Surgery
Tessa Phillips
DVM
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tessa Phillips is a resident in our surgery service. Her particular clinical interests include all soft tissue procedures, minimally invasive techniques (arthroscopy/laparoscopy) and wound and skin reconstruction.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Centre, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Phillips' hobbies include cycling, hiking, traveling, motorcycles and playing guitar.
Dr. Alejandra Principe Martinez is an intern in our internal medicine service.
Alejandra Príncipe Martínez
DVM
Internal Medicine
Alejandra Príncipe Martínez
DVM
Intern
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. Michael Reems is a board certified veterinary surgeon. He is sitting with a long-haired dog.
Michael Reems
DVM, MS, DACVS
Surgery
Michael Reems
DVM, MS, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Reems has particular interest in both surgical oncology, including cancer removal and reconstruction, and minimally invasive surgery arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy. He has performed urinary bladder stone, lung lobe tumor, adrenal gland/mass, cryptorchid retained testicle, and gall bladder removals minimally invasively, in addition to prophylactic gastropexy fixation of stomach for prevention of gastric-dilatation volvulus and laparoscopic liver biopsy. He has also completed specialized training in circular external skeletal fixation fracture repair, and tibial tuberosity advancement TTA and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy TPLO procedures for anterior cruciate ligament tears.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Master of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Internship, Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Davidson College, North Carolina
Dr. Reems volunteers examinations and surgical treatments for service dogs. He enjoys spending time with his wife, a criticalist at BluePearl, cat Fat Bobby, and dogs, Emma and Maggie. His favorite pastimes include saltwater fishing, mountain biking, and fly fishing.
Dr. Miryam Reems is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is sitting with a chocolate lab.
Miryam Reems
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Miryam Reems
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Miryam Seems enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Reems’ family includes cats named Fat Bobby and Sagan as well as a dog named Emma.
Dr. Richard Samu is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Rick Samu
BVM&S, MRCVS
Intern
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
Intern
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.
Dr. Kali Sherman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kali Sherman
DVM
Intern
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. Heather Siemon is a resident in our surgery service.
Heather Siemon
BVM&S, BVSc
Surgery
Heather Siemon
BVM&S, BVSc
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Heather Siemon is a resident in our surgery service. Her clinical interests include total hip arthroplasty, fracture repair and neurosurgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, San Antonio TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Siemon and her husband have a dachshund named Nico and a dachshund mix, Lulu. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, cooking and photography.
Dr. William Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Will Smith
DVM
Intern
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. Alan Spier is board certified in veterinary cardiology. He is sitting with an almost white Labrador retriever.
Alan Spier
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Alan Spier
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Before coming to BluePearl, Dr. Alan Spier was an assistant professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He enjoys all aspects of cardiology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Texas, Austin
An avid — and vocal — Green Bay Packer fan, Dr. Spier enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Dr. Steven Tutela is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Steven Tutela
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Steven Tutela
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Steven Tutela enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Tutela enjoys lifting weights and the endless outdoor activities found in Florida, although he admits to missing family and friends back in New Jersey.
Dr. Eric Van Eerde is a doctor in our radiology service.
Eric Van Eerde
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Eric Van Eerde
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Eric van Eerde’s particular interests include hand-on modalities such as ultrasound, as well as building relationships with referring veterinarians through telemedicine. He also enjoys working with a variety of animals and feels fortunate to have been able to take images of a number of species at the local zoo during his residency.
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. van Eerde enjoys travel, woodworking and Florida Gator sports. He and his wife have two sons, and a number of pets: miniature schnauzer Daisy, Florida brown dog Demodexter, Havanese Boo, and a green-cheeked conure bird named Kiwi.
Dr. Catherine Vetter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Autumn Vetter
DVM
Intern
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.
Dr. Clarence Williams is part of our emergency medicine training program.
Clarence Williams
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Clarence Williams
DVM
Intern
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Clarence Williams is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, Mercy College, NY
Dr. Laura Wilson is a board certified veterinary dermatologist. She is seen her with her two dogs, one on her lap and a larger one by her side.
Laura Wilson
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Laura Wilson
DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Wilson loves to work closely with pet owners to determine the underlying condition(s) affecting their pet and creating the best treatment plan for both the pet and owner. Her particular clinical interests include auto-immune conditions, ear infections and surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, Animal Dermatology Clinic, Tustin CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, William & Mary, Williamsburg VA
Dr. Wilson enjoys riding mountain and road bikes and taking on DIY projects. She even overhauled a 1914 house in California. Dog walks and paddle boarding are two other favorite pastimes.
Dr. Janine Wing is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Janine Wing
VMD
Intern
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.
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Jessica Yousif
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jessica Yousif
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jessica Yousif enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Monroe Veterinary Associates, Rochester NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Yousif’s favorite pastimes include photography, soccer, weight lifting and creative writing. She is also an avid Chicago sports fan. Her pets include greyhound Shandy and cat Roti.
Dr. Nadine Znajda is a doctor in our dermatology service. She is skiing with a black and tan dog and a white cat.
Nadine Znajda
DVM
Dermatology
Nadine Znajda
DVM
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nadine Znajda enjoys all aspects of dermatology.
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
In addition to spending time with friends and family, like so many of us in the veterinary world, Dr. Znajda enjoys her many pets.

Technicians (VTS)

Melissa Siekanic is a certified veterinary technician with additional board certification in emergency and critical care medicine.
Melissa Siekaniec
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Melissa Siekaniec
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Melissa cites the wide range – and often unexpected nature – of cases in emergency and critical care as the best part of her work. “I find it extremely exciting, not knowing what is going to walk through the door,” she says.
Karen Wiley is a certified veterinary technician with additional board certification in cardiology.
Karen Wiley
CVT, VTS (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Karen Wiley
CVT, VTS (Cardiology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Karen enjoys interventional procedures to correct defects that cause congenital heart diseases. She also enjoys helping patients with acquired heart disease live longer and more comfortably. Her family includes a pug, Chihuahua and four cats, and she loves traveling and watching her son play baseball.