Renata Schneider, DVM:
I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. I moved to the South Florida area in 2002 and have been active on the local avian and exotic animal scene ever since. I completed an internship with Dr.Susan Kelleher at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital. I then managed the medical department of the South Florida Wildlife Center for 3 years. I started Exotic Pet Veterinary Services in 2006 due to the obvious need for a house call service for the very special patients that I had seen during my internship and that came through the doors of the South Florida Wildlife Center. Over the past 8 years I have had the pleasure of serving a dedicated clientele in the tri-county area, while working with the South Florida Wildlife Center.
I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy February 1st of 2010 and then to a precious girl November 16th, 2012. With two young children that need my constant attention, I had to make the decision to stop seeing my wonderful clients as of October 1st, 2012. I will be at the South Florida Wildlife Center, but will only be treating the wild animals! I continue to consult with Exotic Pet Vet’s wonderful Veterinarian Dr.Barbara Tomaras, and I still manage the business. Please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail with any questions or concerns.
Dr. Barbara Tomaras
Dr. Barbara Tomaras grew up and studied in Portugal. After university, she decided to study abroad to experience clinical work with a variety of different species. This led her to externships in Madrid, Tennessee, and Miami. Growing up she surrounded herself with animals, owned dogs, hamsters, different birds, rabbits and even bred parakeets at a young age. After her adventures, she realized that her passions are with exotic animal work, so she moved to Miami to pursue her career. For the past 4 years, while getting her American Veterinary License, Barbara worked as a veterinary technician with Dr. Don Harris at Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center and gained a lot of experience with Exotic Animals. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Dr. Barbara loves her job and tries to make sure every client feels special!
Dr. Octavio Romo, DVM
I grew up and studied in Mexico City. Since the very beginning of vet school I knew I wanted to work with exotic pets, wildlife and zoo animals and after school I had the opportunity to go through different externships in Mexico City, Baltimore and South Florida, all of which helped me realize that I wasnít wrong about my passion for wildlife and exotic pets. Since 2013 Iíve been working with exotic animals in my country, and this year I finally got my American Veterinary License which allowed me to move to back to South Florida and keep doing the job I love!
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Angelia Bartholomew, CVT:
Angelia Bartholomew, CVT. Our veterinary technician has left to travel and broaden her horizons. We all wish Angelia the best of luck with her tour of National Parks in the U.S.A and hope that she will land back in South Florida when she finishes this journey.
Jeremy Henle, CVT:
Jeremy is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in the State of Florida. He received his veterinary technology degree from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL. He also has a bachelor’s degree in both Sports Management and Business from Dakota Wesleyan University. He was born and raised in South Dakota and moved to Florida in 2006 to get away from the cold weather. He has worked in the veterinary field since 2008, is an avid Pit bull advocate and operates Crazy Cavies Guinea Pig Rescue in his “spare” time. His special interests include small exotic mammals, anesthesia and emergency medicine. He lives in Lauderhill with his wife and their numerous rescued and special needs pets.