Director of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Victoria Koehler
Dr. Koehler is originally from New Jersey where she was raised with dogs, cats and horses, whichinspired her passion for veterinary medicine at an early age. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Koehler then went on to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY for her veterinary degree.
After vet school, Dr. Koehler moved down to sunny south Florida where she has been worked in general practice, community/shelter medicine and HVHQSN surgery. She is also certified in canine physical therapy and rehab through the University of Tennessee's CCRP program.
Dr. Koehler’s professional interests include shelter medicine, surgery, wound care and increasing access to vet care. She is incredibly excited to be a part of the Furry Friends team and cannot wait to meet everyone involved with this prestigious organization and to provide the highest quality care to our shelter patients. In her spare time, Dr. Koehler enjoys traveling, hiking, running, paddle boarding, cooking and snorkeling.
She is working on visiting all of the US National Parks - and has visited 33 so far! She lives in Jupiter with her husband, their rescued Golden Retriever, Parker, and fluffy black cat, Luna.
Veterinarian Dr. Brittany Caramico
Dr. Brittany Caramico grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey and after spending years vacationing in Juno Beach with her family, she decided to make the move permanent after Veterinary School. She received her undergraduate degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and received her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Caramico also completed her clinical year at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.Her love for animals has always been a huge part of her life. In fact, Dr.Caramico has known she’s wanted to be a vet since she was 7 years old! Outside of work, Dr. Caramico enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and reading on the beach. She also has an identical twin sister whom she easily convinced to move down to Juno Beach from New Jersey. Her special interests include feline medicine, and dermatology.
Veterinarian Dr. Lesia Bennett
Lesia D. Bennett, DVM, a 2011 graduate of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine enjoys serving her clients & their fur babies as well as the cats & dogs on the adoptions side that patiently await to find their forever home. Trained as an overnight emergency veterinarian, caring for critical patients in several specialty hospitals, Dr. Bennett has been appreciative of a slower pace here at Furry Friends. In addition, she loves caring for the 'entire' patient, from behavioral issues & the human-animal bond to wellness & preventative care to disease processes & end-of-life counseling.
Dr. Bennett is driven to educate her clients & teach her staff, and believes that knowledge, open communication, and empathic patience are the foundation for the trusted veterinary care she practices. However, she acknowledges that veterinary medicine is constantly improving and that there are new diagnostic techniques to learn & and therapeutic methods to hone, and humbly consults with colleagues when unable to determine the next step in diagnosis & treatment. Dr. Bennett is proud to be a part of Furry Friends, and is excited for our future growth and new progress within the greater shelter community.