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.
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.
I felt a need to help animals ever since I would see them roaming the streets of Puerto Rico where I grew up. I wanted to pick up every one of them up, get them healthy, and find them homes. Being a veterinarian is and has always been my passion. I could not imagine myself doing anything else. I fulfilled my dream at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Thereafter, I completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and have been a small animal general practitioner ever since. I enjoy many facets of veterinary medicine, especially internal medicine, wound management and behavior, but throughout my career I have learned to recognize the need to make the veterinary visit as stress-free as possible and I have recently become a certified fear-free practitioner. I have a very busy personal life, taking care of two young boys (who took this photo of me), four dogs, a cat, four guinea pigs, a goldfish, and a leopard gecko. I feed my soul by practicing photography, yoga, and reading.