Great Animal Hospital!!! Loved the staff and the doctors. They made me feel extremely comfortable leaving my baby in their hands. - Tina K.
Over the years, Arbor Pet Hospital has acquired a talented team of pet lovers to support our doctors in their mission of providing quality care to dogs and cats of Fort Lauderdale. Read more about our support staff below and visit our Veterinarians page to meet our doctors!
Jhanne joined our team in June of 2015. Jhanne is married to Andy and has a son named John and recently had a baby boy named Rafael who is 8 weeks old. She also has a Jack Russell named Maya and two Amazon parrots named Paco and Lola. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her son to the park and working out.
Pam joined the Arbor Pet Hospital team in June of 2014, with over eight years of experience in the veterinary field. She considers every day an interesting experience when it involves working with animals. One of the most unforgettable experiences she's had involved witnessing a C-section. She loves working as a veterinary technician and how the practice is like a second family. She also enjoys educating clients on pet health as well as being involved in the various forms of surgery. When she's not caring for pets, she spends time with her husband, Steve, and her two children, Madison and Jackson. She also has three horses, a pig named Hamma, ducks, chickens, a Weimaraner named Dutchess, and a cat named Harriet. Pam also loves to sew and do anything on or in the water.
Kelsey has always wanted to work with animals, and she believes that there’s no better place to do so than at Arbor Pet Hospital. She loves to make our clients happy, and she feels a great sense of accomplishment when our team is able to help an ailing animal get back on the road to wellness. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Nova Southeastern University, and she is the proud parent of a cat named Boots. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys going to the beach and traveling.
Noelia joined team our team in December of 2000. She earned her associate's degree from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and her liberal arts degree from Palm Beach State College, graduating with honors. While a student, she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. As our bilingual receptionist, she serves as our translator and loves interacting with clients, helping them feel welcome and more comfortable at the practice. Although her position involves interacting primarily with clients, she often has opportunities to observe procedures that give patients relief and their owners peace of mind. This always brings a smile to her face. She also enjoys watching the relief that comes over pet owners, once their pets are in the doctors' hands. As an animal lover, Noelia is the proud pet mom of a Beagle named Brody and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie. In her spare time, she enjoys massages, going to the beach, and shopping.
Teresa re-joined the Arbor family in December of 2014 and is our practice manager. After pursuing her love of veterinary medicine and animals, she earned her associate's degree from Broward Community College and her bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Florida (UF). She's also completed continuing education courses in transfusion medicine. While a student at UF, she discovered a rare intestinal parasite in manatees with the assistance of her parasitology professor. She considers the experience one of her greatest accomplishments. Teresa has over seven years of experience as a veterinary technician, including one year of avian research assisting at UF. As one of the receptionists at Arbor Pet Hospital, she welcomes the many learning opportunities that come with every day. She also loves witnessing the clients' appreciation after their pets have been treated. Teresa is happily married to Billy and has two daughters, Madison and Emily. She also has a dog named Tessie and four cats named Mr. Naughty, Crazy, Moosh, and Bud. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, going to the beach, crafting, and doing anything with family.
After "playing vet" as a child, working in the veterinary field became the inevitable career path for Buffy. She joined the Arbor Pet Hospital technician team in March of 1990, after attending college at Nova University as well as numerous continued education classes. With the unpredictable nature of a veterinary hospital, she loves that there's something new every day and that no two days on the job are alike. She also loves the family-like setting of the hospital and being able to assist the doctors in surgery. Buffy is married with a daughter and a son. She also has two dogs named Woody and Dixie and a cat named Frankie. When she's not helping clients and pets at work, she enjoys relaxing at the beach.
Glen became a technician at Arbor Pet Hospital in June of 1998. He is well known for performing X-rays, a task that he finds to be one of his favorites. One of his most memorable experiences involved assisting in the removal of a putrefied egg from in a snake. He shares his home with his wife, Rebecca, and their two children, Dwayne and Brittany. He also has two cats named Zona and Hazie, as well as a dog named Mollie. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Xbox video games. He loves Pomeranians and, if he could, would own hundreds of them.
Theresa has always admired the unconditional love of companion animals and the rare bond they share with humans, which is why she chose to become a veterinary technician. She joined our team in August of 1999 with a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She also regularly attends continuing education classes. In her 23+ years as a technician, she's worked with orthopedic specialists and emergency cases. She also serves as our dental expert and has been performing dental procedures for over 20 years, but her favorite aspects of being a technician are surgery and emergency cases. She also has a soft spot for geriatric patients and considers it an honor to care for them, especially at the end of their lives, when you know they've only made it to where they are because of love.
Theresa shares her home with her boyfriend, Mike, and many pets, including dogs, 2 mini pigs, rabbits, and land tortoises. In her spare time, she works with giant tortoises, including endangered Galapagos Island tortoises. One of her most memorable experiences involved loading a 600-pound tortoise into an ambulance. She also spends her spare time with her boyfriend, bike riding, going to the beach, and doing yoga. Aside from pets, she loves tattoos and elephants. She once rode on the back of an elephant in the jungle of Chiang Mai in Thailand!
Heather began working as a technician at our hospital in May of 2013, after earning her associate's degree from Palm Beach State College, where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has a soft heart and passion for animals and loves dealing with the variety of cases, whether it's preventative or emergency care. She also enjoys working with her peers. Heather is the proud "pet mom" of a pit bull/Labrador mix named Bear and a rabbit named Honey. She got married in September 2017 to Ray and they now have a baby boy named Ray who is 6 months old. In her spare time, she likes to go camping, fishing, and mudding.
Alex joined our veterinary assistant team in June of 2002 after seizing the opportunity to leave his non-animal-related job to pursue a long-time dream of working with animals. He attended El Universidad del Pacifico in Santiago, Chile. He likes being part of the professional team at Arbor Pet Hospital, a team he considers a family. His favorite aspect of being a veterinary assistant is making animals feel like they are his own pets. He has a knack for working with aggressive dogs and is often called upon for this purpose. When he's not at work, Alex cares for his terrier, Teddy Bear. He also loves to cook, swim, work out, and listen to music.
Kasey became part of the Arbor Pet Hospital team in 2016. She’s currently studying Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Kasey has always enjoyed working with animals, and she has aspirations to become a veterinarian one day. She loves that she gets to work with animals each day and be part of such a great team. Kasey has two Basset hounds named Daisy and Lucy, a bird named Marley, and a rabbit named Nibbles. When she’s not working, Kasey can be found reading, painting, or relaxing at the beach.
Sophia joined our team in 2016. The health and well-being of animals has always been important to her, and she loves being able to help our furry patients every day. Sophia has 5 cats that she loves to pieces: Sam, Socks, Kronos, Pudge, and Panther. She graduated from Deerfield Beach High School, and in her free time, Sophia enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with her family.