VCA Wiles Road Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Bianca Feliu

    A native Floridian, I am lucky to share my home with quite a menagerie including 3 dachshunds, 3 rescue kitties, a hedgehog, a bearded dragon, a dart frog and a large saltwater aquarium.  I have a special interest in exotic medicine and when I'm not working you can usually find me fostering a stray or in the kitchen baking.

    Ever since I was a little girl I have loved all kinds of animals and I knew I wanted a job working with them when I grew up. Now that I am all grown up I love animals even more and wouldn't dream of working anywhere other than with animals. Being a veterinarian technician allows me to help animals in so many ways. I know that each day I come to work I am making a difference in an animals' life in some way or another and that makes me feel complete. Animals have taught me how to really love, strive, fight and be passionate about my job. All animals need someone to be their voice and who better than me.


  • Technician

    Michelle Escott

    I am a native Floridian and can't think of anywhere better to live than here in sunny South Florida with my pit bull Blueberry.  When I'm not at work, I like to spend time at the beach fishing, snorkeling and diving. 

    Ever since I was a little girl I knew animals were my calling. I know how it feels to be on the other side of the exam room table-questions that need to be answered and decisions that need to be made. I do this to help owners make those important decisions: help them cross the line and teach them to be better pet owners, as well as helping my patients walk out healthy and comfortable. It gives me immense happiness knowing I did the best job possible, so when I go home at night I can rest assured my furry or feathered friends have received the best loving care they deserve.


  • Technician

    Stacy Hudak
    School: Florida State University, BA, Biology w/ minors in Chemistry and Literature

    I have always loved animals and have been interested in Veterinary Medicine.  I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry, Literature, and Religion. I'm currently attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

    Outside of working at the hospital, I spend my time with 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a ball python.  I enjoy reading, hiking, any outdoor activity, as well as dog training.

    I work in the veterinary field because it is the perfect fit for me; it combines my love of animals with a challenging work environment where I can continually learn and grow. It also supports my career choice goal of becoming a veterinarian.

    Also I love a challenge, even in the day-to-day activities, from discovering what is wrong with our patients to the challenge of forming a treatment plan and following through. Learning about medicine and science has always intrigued me- from learning about organ systems to the parasites that infect them. I enjoy meeting new people- especially people that love their animals as much as I do. In the veterinary field, it’s not just about helping animals, but also helping their people. Of course, my love of animals ties everything together. I love all animals- whether they are dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes, lizards, or fish. Animals brighten my day and have impacted every facet of my life. I couldn't imagine going to work and doing anything else.


  • Technician

    Leana Lopez
    School: Flagler College

    I am from New Jersey and moved to Florida in 2011. I have a boyfriend of 2 years who also works in the veterinary field so it's always fun to share stories on how our day went. I have a Yorkie named Mason and two beta fish, Magenta and Buddha. Mason is 3 years old; he loves to swim and chase ducks for hours. I went to Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida on a basketball scholarship and studied Medical Assistant with Ultrasonography. I like to go to the gym when I'm not working and play basketball with my boyfriend. I enjoy reading books, watching movies and tv shows, and traveling to Louisiana and New Jersey to visit my parents and my sisters.

    Ever since I was a little girl, I was always attached to dogs. My childhood dog was a Cocker Spaniel named Brandy. The day I knew I wanted to work in the veterinary field was when my family and I decided to put her to sleep. She was 13yrs old, blind, and couldn't walk anymore. I wanted to know why this was happening, how did it get this bad and what can we do to help her? From that moment on I wanted to start helping animals in any way that I possibly can. Given that I started my degree in human medicine I am glad that I decided to follow my passion instead.


  • Technician

    April Melio

    My Why:
    When asked why I have chosen to work in this field, I say I couldn't imagine not working with animals. From a little girl all I ever wanted was to help all the animals I could. Animals have always given me a smile on my face and love in my heart. Now as an adult I get the chance to be able to give back that love and compassion. I love being a veterinary technician, Everyday I get to care for pets and educate clients. I chose to work for VCA Wiles Road because they are just as passionate about their care and medicine for animals as I am. The staff at VCA Wiles Road has made me feel like family, as a veterinary technician that is extremely important to be able to flourish and pass that vibe onto all the clients and pets.


    I am a native New Yorker, born and raised in Woodside, Queens. I moved to Florida in September 2000, tired of the cold and wanting a change. What's not to like, beautiful sunsets, white beaches, friendly people and awesome wildlife.

    Currently, I have 4 dogs , 4 cats and a tank full of fish. When not at work, I love spending time with family and friends, taking my dogs to the dog park, going to the gym and doing anything that gets me moving and outdoors.

     Being a veterinary technician I have learned so much, not only the medical side of the field but the compassion side as well. As a veterinary technician, we learn to not only to be a nurse but a shoulder to cry on. My continuous goal is to educate current and future pet owners on how to care for their animals, how to become/stay compliant as pet owners so that their animals can live long, happy and healthy lives.  I believe that through educating the public, we can make this world a better place for animals to not just exist, but to be loved and cared for, that by teaching and educating pet owners on how to avoid the many preventable diseases, we have been successful with a major portion of the job. 

    With over 20 years experience in the animal field, I love what I do and wouldn't change it for the world; it is my career and passion in life. Being able to get up every day and do what I love is priceless, something that not many people get to do and helping animals has always been my number one priority in life.


  • Technician

    Courtney Rinehart
    Veterinary Tech School: Veterinary Technical Institute of Pittsburgh

    Born and raised in North Canton, Ohio, I moved to Florida in 2009.  I share my home with a wonderful pit bull named Romeo and my cat Pierce.  In my spare time I enjoy fishing, four wheeling, jet skiing and listening to music.

    As long as I can remember I have wanted to work with animals, not only because I love them but to be able to help them. Being a technician is not for the faint of heart and many skills and limits are tested on a daily basis. There is a poem that does an amazing job at putting what we do everyday in perspective.
     

    I am…A nurse, an anesthesiologist, an x-ray technician, a candy striper, a maid, a janitor. A surgery assistant, a loving hand, a pharmacist, a teacher, a mortician, a coroner, a shoulder to cry on, a friend to cry with, a sucker for a furry face, a lover of all pets, a face to lick, a midwife, a delivery nurse, a Lamaze coach, a dental hygienist, a mediator, a vets best friend, a pets best friend, a babysitter, a physical therapist, a mother/father, a play mate, a chew toy a protector.
     

    I can…Make the pain go away, save a life, see what’s wrong, clean anything, ease a mind, fill drug orders, show the right way, end suffering, give kisses, clean teeth, help someone to do the right thing.
     

    I have…A strong stomach, a big heart, a thoughtful mind, the strength to do the right thing(even when it hurts), the ability to fall in love in 5 seconds and have the deepest love for all creatures.
     

    I am a technician.
     

    This job may make you exhausted, stressed and a little dirty sometimes but I would’t change it for the world. Because not only do I get to do what makes me happy, I can be something more for my patients, a friend and a voice.

     

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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 at 954-752-1879.

Our hours are:

Monday  7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday thru Friday 7:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
                                                                                                                     

If it is after hours, please contact:

Pet Emergency Center  located at 7110 N. University Drive  @  954-726-0998

Pet Emergency Center located at 921 E. Cypress Creek Road @ 954-772-0420

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