Susan Kelleher, D.V.M.

Dr. Kelleher is originally from Buffalo, NY. Don’t worry Dolphin Fans, she doesn’t know football well and roots for anybody who scores! She received her Bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Chemistry and Biology from Alfred University in 1990 and went on to veterinary school at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

While in high school and college Dr. Kelleher volunteered at the Buffalo Zoo and gained extensive experience by working closely with the bird keepers. Throughout veterinary school, she was very active in the avian, exotic and wildlife program and spent a lot of time volunteering at the Clinch River Raptor Center. Towards the end of her senior year of veterinary school, she spent two months working with Dr. Jeff Jenkins in San Diego as a student extern.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Kelleher fulfilled her dreams of being warm in the winter by moving to Florida in August of 1995. She spent her first 3 1/2 years in small animal practices in South Florida. As time went on and her following of avian and exotic pets grew, she decided to “take the plunge” and start her own practice. The result…Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital. This has been a dream come true: a quiet atmosphere where Dr. Kelleher can focus all her attention on the special needs of unique pets.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Kelleher enjoys spending time with her daughters Elba and Claire, her son, Myles and husband Greg as well as the family’s furry, feathered and scaly pets. Her pets include a cat, William, an 90lb African Spur Thigh tortoise named Durda, Xander a Blue and Gold Macaw, and an English Budgie, Nathaniel (sorry, no partridge in a pear tree!). She also enjoys baseball, gardening, reading, knitting, biking, geocaching and sewing. She hosts veterinary students from both the USA and abroad for externships at the clinic and is a well known lecturer at both national and international veterinary meetings.

Many of you who have been clients here for a long time may have noticed that somebody is missing….Maggie. Maggie was Dr. K’s constant companion. She came to the clinic daily with Dr. K and enjoyed both giving and receiving attention. Maggie was with Dr. K since June 26, 1990. She helped children get over their fear of dogs, helped with “grief counseling”, keeping tired toddlers occupied while their parents focused on their pet’s needs as well as keeping people company when Dr. K got behind in appointments. Maggie passed away February 23, 2007. She was just 7 weeks shy of her 17th birthday. She is greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dr. K is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and first Saturday of every month for appointments and consultations.

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Veronica Pardini, D.V.M.

Dr. Pardini is originally from Sao Paulo Brazil, where she graduated from veterinary school in 2012. She has always loved the USA and exotic animal medicine, so she pursued different externships in zoos and aquariums all around the country. She loves to work with all animals, and aquatic animals have a special place in her heart!

In 2017 she relocated to Florida for her internship here at Broward Avian and Exotic Hospital, and she enjoyed it so much that she came back as an associate vet in 2018.

In her free time she rides horses, goes to the beach and enjoys watching horror movies with her husband.

She has a screech owl named jack and a horse name Venus back in Brazil and she misses them greatly!

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Dyanne, CVT

CVT

Dyanne is a Certified Veterinary Technician who was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but moved to South Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University in Davie where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. Deciding to pursue a career in animal nursing, she went back to school and graduated from Miami Dade College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2007.

After graduation in May 2007, Dyanne was hired on as a full-time member of the staff. Her passion is working with exotic animals, but she especially loves rabbits and educating people about the joys of having house rabbits.

Dyanne is married to her wonderful husband Alex and they share their home with two adorable rabbits, Keiko and Koji, along with a precocious Timneh African Grey parrot named Gibson. She also enjoys reading, running, mountain biking, watching movies and drinking craft beer with friends.

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Kristin

Veterinary Technician

Kristin was born and raised in South Florida. She graduated from Deerfield Beach High School in 2000. She married Matthew, her high school sweetheart, in October 2006. Together they breed ball pythons and have numerous reptilian pets, one guinea pig and two dogs. She teaches Sunday school for two year old’s at her church.

Kristin joined our practice in April of 2008. She spent the prior 2.5 years as a bird and reptile keeper at Miami Seaquarium. She enjoys yoga, reading, and being outdoors in her spare time.

Kristin and her husband Matthew just welcomed their first son named Bram on New Year’s Eve, 2016.

Jasmine

Office Manager

Did you ever meet someone and just know??? Well we met Jasmine as she made and served us our sub sandwiches and liked her instantly. We recruited her based on her winning smile and ability to multitask with accuracy and speed. She is our homegrown girl, and now heads up our client services. She is compassionate, very bright and always eager to help. She is a Jersey girl who shares her life with her Min Pin mix Porker and her frisky young cat Binx.

Paidel

Veterinary Technician

Paidel was born and raised in Cuba. He moved here back in 2016 and loves exotics almost as much as Dr. K! He has his very own collection of exotic and avian pets. He is most passionate about birds of prey and worked with many of these species back in Cuba. Paidel hopes to one day have his own sanctuary for birds of prey.

Hailey

Veterinary Technician

Richard

Veterinary Technician

Amaris

Client Services

Kiana

Head Of Client Services

Kiana is originally from New Port Richey, Florida, and moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated in August 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Biology/Zoology and a minor in Psychology. She moved to South Florida to be closer to her family and to work with us! She knew she wanted to work with animals ever since she was a little girl. She has previously worked at SeaWorld as a camp counselor and has been volunteering with exotic animals since then. She hopes to eventually help rescue and rehabilitate wildlife and become an advocate for animal/environmental conservation. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family and her dog, Lacey. We absolutely love having her here and she is an essential asset to our team.