Dr.Kattis StengardDVM, 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!'
Virginia Tech, Biology 1991
University of Florida, DVM 1995
IVAS, CVA 1999
Florida since 1995
Massachusetts since 1996
Florida since 1995
Massachusetts since 1996
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 NazarethAssociate DVM, CVA
Dr. Nazareth received a Biology degree from the University of Scranton and his veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool in England. In 2008, he became fully certified in veterinary acupuncture and enjoys incorporating holistic care regularly into his practice. He is a certified Stem Cell Therapist. Dr. Nazareth is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society of the United States and the National American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association.
Dr.Michelle StengardDVM, DACVO
Dr. Michelle Stengard is our consulting ophthalmologist. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She went on to complete an internship in 1997 at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. At the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michelle Stengard finished a residency in Ophthalmology in 2000. During her residency, she published research in the area of medical treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Michelle Stengard practiced ophthalmology at Animal Eye Specialty Clinics of South Florida in West Palm Beach before relocating to the Tampa area in 2003. Dr. Michelle Stengard is a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. (Visiting Veterinarian)
Dr.Seth MitchellTraveling Sonographer Specialist
Dr. Mitchell grew up in the Adirondacks with two older brothers. His family was very active and loved to ski, snowboard, water-ski, windsurf and anything else that got them outside. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He attended veterinary school at Ross University in St Kitts, where he met his wife, Bonnie. They were married in 2006, graduated in 2007 and were practicing in upstate New York before moving to south Florida in 2012. He has a strong interest in surgery and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work, Seth is an avid runner, road biker and kite surfer. He and Bonnie have three young daughters and are often at the beach jumping the waves and building sandcastles.
Dr. Sonya MyersTraveling 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.