Though Dr Triana performs routine examinations and medical procedures for pets, she treats a range of animal ailments inside the rooms of Pet Parade Animal Clinic. She and Dr. Martinez, both bilingual animal physicians, tend to small pets that include dogs and cats and only make them wear tiny hospital smocks when absolutely necessary. The doctors also design prescription diets, perform dental cleanings, provide inoculations, and can prescribe traditional medications from the onsite pharmacy. The team also grooms and bathes their furry and winged patients and houses them while their owners travel. They also offer full service, extensive laboratory evaluations.
Woof Doggy Woof LLC is a certified member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Just as importantly, its staff members are also animal lovers. Thus, they provide walking, pet-sitting, and boarding services with reverence and special care for their charges. They offer walks, runs for dogs that need to expel some extra energy, and specialized visits to dog parks or beaches. Woof Doggy Woof also offers an alternative to boarding in private, cageless boarding services at an insured pet-sitter’s home.
Princess & Duke's Pet Salon caters to dogs of all sizes with grooming and boarding. Grooming services range from a swift shampoo to a comprehensive canine pampering package, including a trim, cologne application, and slide show of mailmen running for their lives. Clients can also solicit the salon's pooch-boarding services or peruse the inventory of toys, clothes, and other fancy pet paraphernalia.
Under the umbrella of Pet Medical Centers, nine Miami-Dade and Broward-area veterinary hospitals provide sophisticated healthcare for furry, feathered, and scaly family members. The hospitals’ specialty services include nonanesthetic dental care, ultrasounds, radiology, and endoscopies. All locations boast surgical operating rooms equipped with windows and cameras to give owners peace of mind, and many of the clinics are equipped with lasers for blade-free incisions. Besides emergency care, the doctors and technicians—some of whom have appeared as specialists on Univision and Animal Planet—perform general wellness examinations and informative nutritional consultations.
Although medical care provides what pets need, boarding services treat pets to what they want. Most locations double as cat and dog hotels, but only one deserves the title of pet resort—at Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical Center, animals enjoy a climate-controlled dog park with a pool, baths with massaging jets, and expansive canine suites with window views.
A certified Level II equestrian with the American Riding Instructor?s Association, voted a top-50 instructor in 2007 by Riding Instructor magazine, Brittany Pledger has the resum? to back up her position as chief instructor at Vantage Point Equestrian. At the beginning of her riding career, Brittany learned to ride by instinct alone, reading her horses? behaviors rather than awaiting indecipherable hoof-written postcards. Seeing the value in this sort of foundation, she teaches riders of all levels to develop a feel for the horse and to recognize its emotions and body language. She leads lessons throughout Vantage Point's 10+ acres of pristine grassland and beneath the roof of the center's main facility. Her ultimate aim is to prepare students for competition in national AA-rated shows, specializing in the disciplines of hunt seat equitation, hunters, and jumpers.
At Miami Doggy Style, master groomer Jose Coraspe primps pups of all breeds and sizes in a full-service dog spa and training facility. Jose carries out basic grooming, such as washes and shampoos with hypoallergenic products, hand drying each pooch’s coat until it’s fluffy and shiny. He also performs specialty services such as ear cleaning, teeth brushing, Pet-i-cures, and hand stripping—the process of removing dead hair by hand, rather than clippers or scissors, to promote new hair growth and a healthy coat. In the training facility, Jose’s fellow staffers help to domesticate dogs by teaching them social skills, obedience commands, and how to tie a tie.