Dr. Stelljes was born and raised in South Florida. It was her life long dream to become a veterinarian. She attended Florida International University for undergraduate and attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, FL., and joined our practice in 2004 as an associate veterinarian. As of Jan 2015, she is the proud owner of South Federal Animal Hospital.
Dr. Stelljes is a member of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association, and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. She has an interest in veterinary dentistry and has attended several post graduate courses to further her knowledge. Dr. Stelljes is married to her husband, Thomas, and have a son (Thomas Jr.) and a daughter (Jessica) together. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her children's school and going to the beach.
Alberto L. Meilan,D.V.M.
Dr. Meilan is a graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Henry Bergh Memorial Hospital in New York City. In 1974, Dr. Meilan joined our practice as an associate veterinarian, and was the owner of South Federal Animal Hospital up until January 2015. He is an active member and past officer of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association , Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Meilan has been married to his wife, Mayra, for 45 years, and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. His hobbies are photography (especially of wildlife), travel, and spending time in the Florida Keys.
Dr. Katz is a native South Floridian. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree and attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for her doctorate. After graduating, she decided Minnesota was too cold to live in full time and moved back to South Florida so that she could enjoy the warm weather and the beach!
Dr. Katz is a member of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has special interests in both veterinary dentistry and veterinary dermatology. In her spare time, Dr. Katz enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, her cat, CJ, and her dog, Remington. Her hobbies include spending time at the beach, yoga, and horseback riding.
Victoria McEwenD.V.M, DACVRBoard Certified Veterinary Radiologist
Following a career as a public school teacher for hearing impaired children in San Antonio, Texas. She returned to school and attained her DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a 1 year radiology internship which was created for her at Gulf Cost Veterinary Specialist in Houston, Texas. Following a 3 year radiology residency at Auburn University, she immediately passed her boards and became a diplomate of ACVR. She has lectured on many subjected from CT to special diagnostics imaging procedures, has a mobile ultrasound practice and is the owner/founder of Lighthouse Radiology.
Dr. McEwen lives with her husband and three 'four-legged' kids in FL. Her special interest include abdominal ultrasound and MRI.