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David T. Wise DVM

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. David T. Wise Jr. did his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and graduated in 1969 with a BSA in Agriculture. He also received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia, graduating in 1972. He completed his professional training from 1972 – 1973, with a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City…

EMAIL: david.wise@capna.com

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Emily C. Abraham DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Emily C. Abraham attended the University of Miami from 2006 – 2009, receiving her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, with a major in Biology and double minors in Chemistry and Classics. She was the president of the UM Pre-Veterinary Society, where she organized dog walks, baths and shows to raise money for local pet rescue organizations…

EMAIL: emily.abraham@capna.com

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Javier Canabal DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Javier Canabal received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Agrarian University of Havana, graduating with honors in 1998. He completed his professional training in 2012 at Tuskegee University in Alabama, where he participated in a small animal medical and surgical internship.

Before coming to the United States, Dr. Canabal worked for the JASPCA in Jamaica…

EMAIL: javier.canabal@capna.com

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Jacqueline Pereira DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Jacqueline Pereira received her Associate of Arts in Pre Veterinary Medicine from Miami-Dade Community College in 1984. In 1987, she graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, and in 1992, graduated from the University of Florida Veterinary School.

Dr. Pereira is involved in several organizations, including the AVMA and AAHA…

EMAIL: jacqueline.pereira@capna.com

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Jane Ann Knowles Wise

MEDICAL DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

Jane Ann Knowles Wise was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Everglades High School for Girls.  She was a Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Georgia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1971.  Later that year, she married Dr. David Wise, whom she met at college.

They moved to New York City, where Mrs. Wise was a copy editor for medical journals at Rockefeller University, while Dr. Wise…

EMAIL: jane.wise@capna.com

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Samantha Ehlers DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Samantha Ehlers was born and raised in Miami, Florida. In 2019, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she served as Veterinary School President in 2017. In 2014, Dr. Ehlers graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Science with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Anthropology.

Dr. Ehlers is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).

EMAIL:samantha.ehlers@capna.com

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Carles Canyamas DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Canyamas received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Catholic University of Valencia.

Before working in the United States, Dr. Canyamas worked in 24-hour veterinary hospitals and clinics in Spain, both as a general practitioner and as an ER doctor. In 2015, he assisted in a humanitarian mission as a veterinarian with the United Nations in Lebanon. Currently, he spends part of his time away/vacation doing consultations and emergency veterinary work in Europe.

Dr. Canyamas is a member of the Florida Veterinarian Medical Association (FVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

EMAIL:Carles.canyamas@capna.com

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Brittni Goldberg DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Brittni Goldberg was born and raised in North Miami, Florida. Her undergraduate studies were completed in 2010 at the University of Florida, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, with a Minor in Education. While completing her clinical year at Auburn University, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2014.

Dr. Goldberg is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

EMAIL: brittni.goldberg@capna.com

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James H. Block DVM

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. James H. Block attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1968 and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1972.

Dr. Block has been involved in many organizations, including the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association, where he was President…

EMAIL: james.block@capna.com

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Reinel Hernandez DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Hernandez was born in Colombia, South America.  He attended the University of the Llanos School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1993 from a dual enrollment program.  He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and also maintains a degree in Animal Science.

Dr. Hernandez was appointed to the Colombian Institute of Agriculture, a branch of the Colombian government, where he trained in Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Animals…

EMAIL: reinel.hernandez@capna.com

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Cristina A. Maristany DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Cristina A. Maristany was born and raised in Miami, Florida.

Her love for animals and her thirst for knowledge began when she was a young client at Knowles Animal Clinics and was later solidified when she worked as a Knowles technician during her high school years. She studied biology at the University of Miami and later obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Maristany also studied under Dr. Xie at the Chi Institute to become a certified veterinary acupuncturist…

EMAIL: cristina.maristany@capna.com

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Marina Riera DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Marina Riera was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and did her clinical year at the University of Florida.

EMAIL: marina.rieradomenech@capna.com

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Tracy Scola DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Scola received the Howard Hughes Honors Biology Student Scholarship to the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. During this time, she co-founded the Biology Colloquium, a credited student run course at the university.

EMAIL: tracy.scola@capna.com

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Karla (“Kawi”) Gonzalez-Rodriguez DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Gonzalez-Rodriguez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At 15, she moved to Miami and continued her education at Saint Brendan High School. She attended Florida International University where she graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology. Dr. Gonzalez later moved to the beautiful island of St. Kitts & Nevis where she pursued a degree in Veterinary Medicine at Ross University. She completed her clinical year at the University of Florida in 2018.

EMAIL: Karla.Gonzalez-Rodriguez@capna.com

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Alexander Betancourt DVM, PhD

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Alexander Betancourt attended the Agrarian University of Havana from 1997 to 2002, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors. He also received his PhD in Veterinary Science from the Agrarian University of Havana/National Center of Animal Health, graduating with honors in 2007.

EMAIL: alexander.betancourt@capna.com

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