Our great team of veterinarians bring almost 100 years of experience collectively, as well as a family approach, to taking care of your beloved pets. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of emergency services to the Jupiter and surrounding communities, with continued specialty services by Dr. Latimer, Dr. Colitz, Dr. Yang, Dr. Ayoub, and Dr. Carpenter.
For Dr. Carmen Colitz, every day is a blessing and an opportunity to use her veterinary skills to improve the lives of animals. Dr. Colitz earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Ph.D. in Comparative and Experimental Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Her research involved the study of ocular embryology and molecular biology of cancer. [READ MORE]
Dr. Federico Latimer earnedhis undergraduate degreefrom Villanova University, and he then completed the first of two Master’s degrees at Penn State University. He earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1984, and a second Master’s Degree in 1984. He then entered private practice in Puerto Rico until 1987. [READ MORE]
Dr. Carpenter grew up in Greenville S.C and served 6 years in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy he completed a Bachelors of Sciences in Biology and Chemistry at Charleston Southern University in 1996. He then received his DVM from Mississippi State University in 2000… [READ MORE]
Dr. Yang grew up in Houston, TX and completed both her undergraduate and professional studies at Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) in College Station, TX. After graduating with her DVM from Texas A&M in 2015, she completed an internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with plans on returning to Texas afterwards. [READ MORE]
Dr. Mark T. Garny graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science while competing for the school on a full scholarship for gymnastics. While a student athlete for MSU, Dr. Garny made Academic All Big Ten Honors each year and was awarded “Most Valuable Athlete” his senior year. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Dr. Garny returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, WI continuing to gain experience in various fields of animal welfare. [READ MORE]
Dr. Jennifer Ayoub grew up in Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Framingham State College. She then left the cold northeast and moved to Louisiana where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2008. [READ MORE]
Dr. Katz is a South Florida native who moved to Philadelphia, PA for school – completing both undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He also spent time doing translational research with the Center for Resuscitation Science. Upon graduation from veterinary school, he completed a Rotating Internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Following that internship he has been a staff Emergency and Critical Care doctor both at Coral Springs Animal Hospital and later at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Dr. Katz has been working part time for us over the past year and has recently become a full time clinician in our Emergency Department.
Dr. Katz has a dog (and full time trouble maker) named Macallan (“Mac”). When not at work, he loves traveling, cooking, snorkeling, and fishing. He is a lifelong Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins fan.
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