VCA Stirling Square Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Missy

    I am a single mother of 5 beautiful children, the youngest, Jalissa pictured here with me.  We also have a cat named Leah that was a foster kitten I decided to make a part of our family.  I have been with my VCA family since 2005.

    My first job was with the Humane Society of Broward County.  I started at an entry level and worked my way up to veterinary technician.  I was exposed to all kinds of behaviors that dogs and cats can show.  Some of the "bad" ones are simply misunderstood and those are the ones I enjoy working with the most.  We have some kind of connection and understanding for one another. I once took in a pregnant dog that was abandoned at the shelter so she could give birth at my house instead of in a kennel.  It put a smile on my face at the shelter seeing the dogs and cats go home with their new families as their new companions for life.

    After coming to VCA, I felt how different it was right away.  I learned how to perform dentals, take x-rays and assist in all kinds of surgeries and emgergency procedures.  There is nothing like sending home a patient that was sick and is now feeling better. Seeing the love and relief on an owner's face is a great reward.

    I enjoy what I do because we are the animal's eyes and voices.  I have this motherly instinct in me which is why I try my hardest to make sure that our patients are healthy and our clients are happy.


  • Technician

    Anais

    As a child growing up in Puerto Rico I took in so many stray kittens and puppies that I would find in the neighborhood and hide them from my parents, feed them, care for them, and then beg my parents to let me keep them.  I always had a passion for helping animals.  I've always felt animals have the most sincere and purest form of love and loyalty.

    In 2007 I started working for VCA and my passion for animals came into full force.  I could finally help animals and work with them on a daily basis.  In 2009, I took in a little puppy that turned out to have many medical problems.  I've had her since and even through all the medical complications I've been through with her, if I could go back in time and choose a different puppy, I would have still chosen her, "Pinky".  She is a constant reminder of the reason why I do what I do.  If I can make all the difference n her life then I know I can make a difference in any other animals's life.  I've had a few cats, rabbit, nursed baby kittens, fostered kittens, and many dogs over the years.  But I currently reside with two, "Pinky" and her biological mother "Mama".  The love that I have for them is unconditional and I know that their love is as well.  That unconditional love is what keeps me doing what I do.


  • Technician

    Kelly

    My first job ever was a kennel position at the Humane Society of Broward County.  The animals were such a comfort to me that the work hardly felt like work at all.  It was then that I decided that whatever I was to do from then on would be working with animals.  I got a job at a VCA in Chicago and there they trained me as a technician.  I then found VCA Stirling Square.  This is more than my job, this is my passion and this work team, my family.  I feel very blessed to be here and part of this team and hope you and your pet experience the warmth and care that is held in this special place, VCA Stirling Square Animal Hospital.


  • Technician

    Michelle

    I was 19 when I started working for VCA Stirling Square.  Prior to that I worked at the Humane Society of Broward County.  I remember the first euthanasia I had to help with, it was on a puppy that was very sick and there wasn't anything we could do to help him.  I remember holding this small baby in my arms, I was crying and I felt bad that he didn't get a chance to even have a life.  In time, I realized with every life lost whether it was their time or not, there are so many more we can save and help live longer and happier lives.  My co-workers are more than co-workers; we are family.  Every animal that comes into our hospital, no matter how small or big, naughty or nice, become part of our family as well.  We work together with passion and commitment to make sure we help the ones that can't help themselves.  And that's why I do what I do.  Even on hard days I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.


  • Technician

    Michelle C.

    Ever since I was a little kid, I knew that somehow, I had to work with animals.  I grew up around all sorts of pets, from dogs to birds to fish to the occasional lizard or two.  When I was 10 and took in my first kitty - a stray that followed me around in a park - I found my best friend.  That cat, Luna, is still my best friend today.

    I vounteered and worked at the Humane Society of Broward County taking care of the cats.  While there, I met a rambunctious orange kitten that had not found a home after two weeks in the shelter, so I gave him his forever home and gave my Luna a little brother.  I brought that kitten to VCA for his checkup and met Kelly, who encouraged me to apply for a job.  I was hired here at VCA Stirling Square and given the opportunity to receive cross training as a technician - my dream job.  Working at VCA has been a dream come true.  Here, I'm given the opportunity to work with all sorts of cats and dogs, and their families who pledge to give good care to them.  I couldn't ask for a better team of co-workers.  There's nothing I'd rather do than to spend my day getting sloppy wet kisses from dogs and happy purrs from cats! 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

We refer after hours emergencies to Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists located at 3217 NW 10th Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fl.  They are a 24 hour critical care referral hospital.  Phone number is 954-641-1100.

Alternate emergency service at St. Francis Emergency Animal Hospital located at 6602 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Fl.  Also a 24 hour critical care referral hospital. Phone number is 954-962-8564.

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