Dr. Anjanette Cabeza, DVM Dr. Anjanette Cabeza was born and raised in Panama. She began working in the field of Veterinary Medicine since the age of 12 years old as a volunteer at a US Military Clinic in Corzal, Panama. She moved to the US to attend Colorado State University to complete her Undergraduate studies. She graduated from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 with the Upjohn Award of Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine. Dr. Cabeza has 20 years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery, with her primary interest in internal medicine. The most rewarding part of her job is being able to help people and their pets in their time of need. She is a member of the International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, the AVMA, FVMA and the SFVMA. She is a USDA Accredited Veterinarian. For the past 16 years Dr.Cabeza has owned and operated a successful veterinary practice and will soon be re-opening a newly built Doral Pet Resort. For many years her practice has been focused on emergency medicine, that is open 24 hours to serve Doral and it’s surrounding cities. Additionally she is also certified to perform Stem Cell Procedures and Penn Hip Certifications. She recently attended an Endoscopy Course and is now certified to perform Endoscopy Procedures.
Dr. Cabeza is also the founder the Cabeza Foundation, which is a foundation that has a primary goal to provide financial assistance to pet owners whose pet has a life threatening condition, and with medical care would have a chance to return to normal function. She created the Memory Lane Sidewalk located at the Trails and Tails Doral Dog Park, in which proceeds from the brick sales go towards the Cabeza Foundation to assist people financially with their sick pet. She is a very active and influential member of the South Florida Veterinary Community. She has twin children by the names of Ashley and William. She owns a few pets, a Border Collie named Misty, a cat named Tiger, 2 hamsters and fish.
Dr. Joy Carter, DVM Dr. Joy Carter has been an associate with Doral Centre Animal Hospital for since 2010. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Born and raised in Georgia, she has lived in Miami for the last 5 years. She is a USDA Accredited Veterinarian. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and surgery. She enjoys participating in CrossFit competitions and regularly trains at Live Free CrossFit; she also has a level 1 Crossfit Certification. She has 4 animals: 2 cats ( QT & Zeppelin), a Pomeranian ( Gidget) and an English Bulldog (Munson). The aspect of her job here at the Doral Centre Animal Hospital that she values the most is being able to work with great staff and support team. She feels that having the ability to save lives is what is the most gratifying part of her job as a Veterinarian.
Dr. Cristian Perales, DVM Dr. Cristian Perales has been an associate with Doral Centre since March of 2013. In 1998 he earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Concepcion in Chile and has been working in the U.S as a Veterinarian since 2009. Dr. Perales chose to enter the field of Veterinary Medicine because of his devotion to help sick animals. For 6 years Dr. Perales received special training alongside board certified surgeons, as well as special training in veterinary dentistry. He is a member of the SFVMA and the AVMA. Dr. Perales’ main interest of Veterinary medicine is surgery and dentistry. What he considers to be his favorite aspect with working at the Doral Centre is being able to work with a great team that knows how to provide good, quality service. The most rewarding part of his job is being able to see his patients reach a full recovery. He very much values the appreciation and gratitude he receives from their owners.
Dr. Lisa Diptee, DVM Dr. Diptee has been an Associate with the Doral Centre Animal Hospital since 2013. Dr. Lisa Diptee attended St. George’s University and the University of Georgia, she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She decided to enter the field of Veterinary medicine to improve the quality of lives of our loved ones, our pets. She owns two pets herself, they are both Shih-Tzu’s by the names of Bailei and Precious. Dr. Diptee is a member of the AVMA and SFVMA. The area of medicine that interests her the most is Neurology and Acupuncture. The aspect of her job as a Veterinarian that she values the most is educating clients, as well as being able to build professional relationships with other Doctors in the field. The part of her job that she finds most fulfilling is being able to have the opportunity to practice quality medicine with her patients.
Dr. Natalia Taylor, DVM Dr. Natalia Taylor joined our team in Summer 2016.. She did her undergraduate in Animal Science from University of Florida and graduated from the University of Florida College of Vetererinary Medicine in 2013 She is a USDA Accredited Veterinarian, member of AVMA and also has a certification in Shelter Medicine. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and surgery.
She says “What I love the most is helping animals and also helping people understand what is going on with their pets and how to best care for them at home.”
She currently has 2 rescue dogs, Cafe and Capone, and a cat Pepina. On her time off she enjoys spending time with her Husband and her pets. She also enjoys Cross-fit, cooking, painting, and reading.
Dr. Diane McCombie, DVM Dr. Diane McCombie is a true South Florida girl, born and raised in the heart of Miami. Born into a Cuban-American household, Dr. McCombie speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Dr. McCombie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami with a double major in Biology and Marketing. Go Canes!! Looking to experience snow and the changing of seasons, she went on to obtain her DVM at The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Dr. McCombie had the opportunity to fulfill one of her dreams to travel to Thailand and work at an elephant hospital and sanctuary. After graduating vet school, she continued to further her skills and knowledge by completing a grueling internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Hollywood Animal Hospital.
Dr. McCombie’s professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, as well as practice management. She is a member of the AVMA and is USDA accredited veterinarian. On her time off, you can find her soaking up the sun on the beach or doing water sports. Dr. McCombie has three fur-babies; Olive, a rambunctious beagle mix, Mango, an affectionate orange tabby, and Coconut, an adventurous Siamese mix who was one of Dr. McCombie’s first patents at the beginning of her clinical year during vet school.Dr. McCombie is excited to be part of the Doral Centre Animal Hospital family and to be serving her south Florida community.
“Everyone who works is extremely nice. I really liked the Doctor my dog had, not only was she knowledgeable but you could tell she genuinely cared. Thank you guys for taking care of my puppy Elvis!”
- Monica A.