MEET Our Veterinary Team
Meet the Veterinarians and team of Healthy Pets Veterinary Care. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.
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Hi! I’m Sydney, and I grew up right here in Palm Beach County. I enjoy anything outdoors, including hiking and Fishing. My career in the vet industry started in the kennel at age 16. Over the years, I have grown a passion for leadership and Veterinary Management. I feel blessed every day to be part of such a dedicated team here at Healthy Pets!
I look forward to growing in my career, not only with the practice but with our clients and especially our patients!
“Hi! My name is Nikoly! Born and raised in eastern Florida. I’ve been a veterinary technician since 2020. I graduated with my associate’s degree from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado. I have a beautiful Belgian Shepherd named Toby. We love to spend our time going on long walks and having cuddle sessions. I love what I do and am greatly honored to be a part of Healthy Pets!”
Hi loves, my name is Lexi! I’m a born and raised Floridian living my best life with my fur babies (Samantha, Harely, and Thor). I’ve always had such a love for nature and all its creatures (big and small)! I enjoy traveling and getting to see what life has to offer. I’m an extremely passionate vet tech, and I aspire to become a hospital manager one day as well.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies very soon!
Hey there, I’m Natalia. I am originally from Orange County, CA, but man o man has South Florida grown on me. I’ve been in the pet industry since I was 10, starting with farm animals at our family ranch, reptiles, and aquatics in the pet store environment, and now with what fills my heart: Veterinary care. If you can’t find me at work or dance rehearsals, chances are I’m probably hanging out with Mickey and friends at Disney! My rescue reptiles, Spot and Perla, alongside my Kitty Beemer and chihuahua Daisy. My turtle, rooster, and small animals weren’t in the mood for a pic today. Taking in and rehoming pets in need has kind of become my thing because all live animals deserve a chance at a loving home.
Hello, I’m Shelby! I am a third-generation Floridian born and raised in Delray Beach. I love being outdoors, and Disney is by far my favorite place to be. I have three Pitty named Moe, Groot, and Lola and a Calico named Maz who rules the roost. I have always loved animals, so working in the veterinary field has brought me much joy. I cannot wait to meet you and your fur babies!
My name is Katy. I grew up on a horse farm in central Maryland, surrounded by many animals. I moved to Boca Raton to attend Florida Atlantic University. I have a 4-year-old fur baby named Octavia. I love meeting new animals every day and helping them feel better.
Hey, I’m Jessi, and these are my fur babies, Ruger and Aurora. I love being a vet tech and couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I’m passionate about living life to the fullest, traveling as much as possible, and making memories with friends and family.
Dr. Paola Dezubiria
Dr. Dezubiria (Dr. D) was born in Cartagena, Colombia, and moved to the sunshine state of Florida in 2001, where she has remained during her academic career. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in Animal Science. She received her doctorate at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with a certificate in Shelter Medicine and Veterinary Forensics. Yay, double gator! Dr. Dezubiria is interested in feline medicine, surgery, dermatology, and shelter medicine.
During her free time, Dr. D enjoys reading books and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and any activity that has her in the great outdoors. She has two lovely feline children, Snoopy and Simba, who love to spend time outside with their mom.
Dr. Stephanie Tessler
Dr. Tessler was born and raised in Colorado. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2015. Following graduation, she completed her 1-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Veterinary and Referral Centers in Shelton and Norwalk, CT. Dr. Tessler moved to South Florida in 2016 and has been practicing small animal medicine for 7 years.
Dr. Tessler loves spending her free time with her husband, their two children, and two dogs.
Dr. Elizabeth Whitsett
Dr. Whitsett was born and raised in the beautiful Bluegrass State of Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University, studying music performance and pre-veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. War Eagle! Following vet school, Dr. Whitsett moved to Florida to complete an internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, where she stayed an additional year practicing emergency medicine. Dr. Whitsett is passionate about all species of animals and has years of experience working with wildlife and exotics, as well as domestic dogs and cats.
Dr. Whitsett enjoys spending time with her husband Alain, their two toddlers, Noah and Phoebe, and all of their critters (2 dogs – Mocho and Liefie, 3 cats – Arturo, Covie, and Booties, and Rose the Red-footed Tortoise)! She and her husband share a love for outdoor adventure sports such as rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, and kayaking.
Dr. Jay Katz
Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of Healthy Pets Veterinary Care and an Old English Sheep Dog named Max. Dr. Katz excels at working with dogs and cats but also loves seeing “pocket pets” and other exotics. He is interested in surgery, dermatology, pain management, and senior care.
Dr. Katz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts in 2013. Before veterinary school, he studied Philosophy, Religion, and Art History at Boston University. After college, Dr. Katz’s near‐pathologic desire to pet every dog he saw drove him into veterinary medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Katz enjoys traveling, yoga on the beach, basketball, soccer, scuba diving, enjoying the Florida sunshine, and no longer having New England winters in his life.
Hi! I am Courtney. I have been working as a Vet Tech since 2015. My love for animals goes beyond my job. I have fostered 15 cats, and each has found a wonderful forever home. I’m currently a Junior at FAU for Elementary Education. I want to be an Art Teacher! When I’m not cuddling with one of my 4 cats, my nose deep in my sketchbook. Being a part of the Healthy Pets family has given me such joy that I couldn’t have asked for a better workplace!
“Hey, my name is Arjay. I was born in Puerto Rico but Raised all around the USA. I was a military child growing up and have been passionate about foreign and domestic animals for as long as I can remember. I am a vet tech and aspire to make a difference with Healthy Vet Pets one day at a time.”
Culture and Development Leader/Assistant
Hi, I’m Adam. I’m from Chicago, IL. I moved to Florida with my family in 2020. The things I love most in Florida are sea turtles and the ocean. I started with veterinarians at 14 and have always enjoyed working with animals. Often, I would find birds struck by cars and bring them to the local wild bird sanctuary. Now, I volunteer at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. My girlfriend and I do everything with our dog Rusty! He, too, has been to Key West, Niagara Falls, and the Poconos! He’s a regular at our many parks and dog beaches!