Rachel Meyer, DVM, Medical Director
Having joined our staff in 2012 all the way from Seattle, Dr. Rachel Meyer is enjoying the Florida sunshine! Having graduated from Stanford University with honors, Dr. Rachel, as she likes to be called, spent a number of years in Washington DC lobbying for animal welfare organizations. She then attended Cornell University in upstate New York where she graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she completed a rigorous internship in Santa Cruz, California. She then practiced emergency medicine and surgery at a 24 hour practice in Seattle for many years before deciding she needed some sun and sea in her life.
Dr. Rachel lives in Hollywood with her husband, her animals, and spends her free time swimming in the ocean. Dr. Rachel loves interacting with her many beloved clients, welcoming new humane society adoptions into a family, and discussing preventative care with pet owners. She is particularly interested in emergency medicine, geriatric pet care, and end of life/hospice care.
Although you would never guess it when you meet me today, I was very shy as a child. My parents would often find me with a dog or cat rather than playing with other children. I felt they could understand me better than anyone, and I was convinced I could commnunicate with them in some special way.
Every day I would walk in my neighborhood and say hi to all my dog and cat "friends" I knew and loved. I was also lucky enough to have my own animal family at home, ranging from guinea pigs, to rabbits, to lizards to birds, to dogs and of course all of the many cats who have blessed my life.
As the years progressed, I realized that I needed to work in a field where people understood the connection we have with animals. One of my favorite things about my job is sharing stories of animals who have changed our lives, and how they will live in our hearts forever.
Animals are the purest form of love that exists, and to work with people who understand that truth brings me happiness every single day.