Meet The Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    Kattis Stengard
    DVM, CVA, Owner

    Dr. Kattis Stengard was born in Sweden and grew up mostly in Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, she enjoyed working with horses, dogs and cats here in Vero Beach.Dr. Stengard then moved to Boston to join a larger small animal medicine and surgery Hospital. During this time she completed training in Acupuncture through the rigorous International Acupuncture Society and has been Certified since 1999. Dr. Stengard incorporates Acupuncture for many different types of ailments as it speeds healing and comfort. After 10 years in Massachusetts, Dr. Stengard and family returned to warm and sunny Vero Beach to open a housecall practice benefitting pets happiest in the comfort of their homes. When the need came to expand in 2008, Dr. Stengard bought Pinewoods Animal Hospital and renamed it Vero Beach Veterinary Hospital. Here she enjoys seeing all types of pets from dogs and cats to birds and marmosets. 'Our practice is warm and friendly and we welcome our clients and their pets here. We offer everything from routine care to highly sophisticated medical and surgical treatments. Our excellent, well-educated team treat our patients with the highest degree of respect always ensuring their comfort and care come first. We hope you come visit us and enjoy the experience!'

    Education
    Virginia Tech, Biology 1991
    University of Florida, DVM 1995
    IVAS, CVA 1999

    Licenses 
    Florida since 1995
    Massachusetts since 1996


    Accreditation
    Florida since 1995
    Massachusetts since 1996

    Acupuncture Certification
    IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) since 1998
    AAVA ( American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture ) since 1998

    Marine Mammal Rescue Volunteer Veterinarian
    Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University

  • Dr.
    Darrell Nazareth
    Associate DVM, CVA

    Dr. Nazareth received his veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool in England. He practiced in Australia, New Zealand, and England before coming to the United States where in practiced in New England and then Florida. He brings extensive knowledge and experience to Vero Beach Veterinary Hospital in both the medical and surgical fields with a mastery of many soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures. In 2008, he became fully certified in veterinary acupuncture and enjoys incorporating holistic care regularly into his practice. Dr Nazareth is kind, compassionate, and highly dedicated to always practicing the highest level of care for each individual pet. If you haven’t met him already, you’ll find Dr. Nazreth to be friendly, extremely motivated, passionate, and always with an ended amount of smiles.  

  • Dr.
    Seth Schwartz
    Associate DVM

    Dr. Schwartz grew up playing sports and performing musicals in the greater Philadelphia area. Choosing the academic path, he attended the University of Maryland, College Park and received a B.S. Degree in animal science. Dr Schwartz went to work at the National Institute of Health as an aquaculture specialist, then on to earning his Veterinary Medicine Doctoris (VMD) degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Here he received special training in ultrasound and cardiology. His special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, cardiology and behavior. He values creating lifelong client-doctor relationships and is a proud advocate for all pets. Dr Schwartz is excited to be providing exceptional health care and a kind heart to the pets at Vero Beach Veterinary Hospital.

  • Dr. Sonya Myers
    Traveling Sonographer Specialist

    Growing up in Florida, Sonya spent the weekends snorkeling on the reefs of south Florida and camping in the woods in the center of the state. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Zoology and continued her studies at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2008. She then joined a busy small animal private practice where a high case load and complex medical cases allowed her to develop and hone her skills as a clinician. Dr. Myers has always had an interest in ultrasonography since graduating vet school and utilized the technique as a general practitioner prior to becoming a full time sonographer. Her clinical experience allows her to integrate the information from the ultrasound with her general knowledge of internal medicine to reach comprehensive assessments and treatment recommendations.Dr. Myers is married to her husband Ron with their daughter Nali and new baby boy, Ira. Together they have two dogs, Kona and Switch, and two cats, Mowgli and Chavez. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the woods, swimming in the ocean, and playing music with her husband.

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Monday:

8:00am

500pm

Tuesday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Wednesday:

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5:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

7:00pm

Friday:

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5:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am

12:30pm

Sunday:

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