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Emergency

Jenny Groover, DVM

Jenny Groover, DVM, DACVECC, NRAEMT

Board Certified Specialist in Emergency Critical Care

Education & Training

  • Emergency and Critical Care Residency at University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology and Biological Sciences at Rice University
  • AEMT, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Learn more about Dr. Jenny Groover

Dr. Groover grew up in Chicago and then escaped the cold to attend Rice University for undergrad where she obtained a degree in Kinesiology and Biological Sciences. She later attended University of Florida to obtain her DVM degree, did a year rotating internship at Michigan State University, and then happily came back to warm, sunny University of Florida to complete a residency in Emergency Critical Care. As a critical care veterinarian, some of her favorite cases are toxicities, especially when she can perform blood purification procedures to remove the toxin and prevent organ injury. Managing sepsis, acute kidney injury, and ventilator patients are also areas of interest.

In her spare time, Dr. Groover loves swimming with her fetch-obsessed lab-mix, Lexi, and going kayaking. She also loves scuba-diving and waterskiing.

Kayla Johnson, DVM

Kayla Johnson, DVM

Education & Training

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at Fetch Specialty & Cancer Veterinary Centers of Brandon, FL
  • Clinical Year at the University of Florida
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology at Xavier University
Learn more about Dr. Kayla Johnson

Dr. Johnson is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Xavier University. She attended veterinary school at Ross University and completed her clinical year at The University of Florida. Her areas of interest include small animal emergency medicine, anesthesia, and sports rehabilitation. She recently completed a small animal rotating internship at our Fetch Brandon location and is now one of our full-time ER doctors.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, and taking her dogs on walks.

Visarion Muresan, DVM

Visarion Muresan, DVM

Education & Training

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science at the University of Cluj-Napoca
Learn more about Dr. Visarion Muresan

Dr. Muresan first completed his veterinary studies at the University of Cluj-Napoca. He later immigrated to Canada where he received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Upon completion of his doctorate, he became an Emergency Veterinarian on the Gulf Coast where he met his wife, Veronica, an Emergency Physician. Dr. Muresan has over 13 years of experience treating complex emergency medical and surgical cases on large and small animals alike. He is passionate about healing pets and seeking happiness for them and their owners.

Dr. Muresan and his wife have three beautiful sons, Stefan, Ryan, and Declan, as well as two wonderful cats, Stormy and Benji. Dr. Muresan is also fluent in 4 languages including English, French, Spanish, and Romanian.

Adam Pfefferle, DVM

Adam Pfefferle, DVM

Education & Training

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at Fetch Specialty & Cancer Veterinary Centers of Brandon, FL
  • Clinical Year at the University of Florida in Gainesville
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences at Louisiana State University
Learn more about Dr. Adam Pfefferle

Dr. Pfefferle is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University where he received a degree in Animal Sciences. He later attended veterinary school at Ross University and completed his clinical year at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He recently concluded a one-year internship at Fetch’s Brandon location where he and his fiancé will be continuing to practice as Emergency Doctors. His interests include Internal Medicine, exotic animal medicine, anesthesia, and soft tissue surgery.

Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys soccer, fishing, hiking, kayaking, reading, and watching movies.

Adam Pfefferle, DVM

Elizabeth Price, DVM

Education & Training

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, FL
EMT, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Price
Dr. Elizabeth Price grew up in Florida and obtained her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida. While in college, she became an EMT leading her to develop a passion for emergency medicine. Dr. Price then packed up her few winter coats and obtained her DVM degree from Purdue University in Indiana. Her interests include small animal emergency and marine mammal medicine.

When not working, Dr. Price enjoys powerlifting, participating in any activity that involves the ocean, and snuggling with her always napping labrador retriever, Snooze.

Oncology

Ian Muldowney, DVM

Ian Muldowney, DVM

Residency Trained in Medical Oncology

Education & Training

  • Three-Year Medical Oncology Residency at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Connecticut
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgical at the Veterinary Specialty Center of
    Seattle
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Learn more about Dr. Ian Muldowney

Dr. Muldowney is a native of California and majored in microbiology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University, followed by a one-year small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle. He then completed a three-year medical oncology residency at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Connecticut. Dr. Muldowney has a special interest in lymphoma, bone tumors, urogenital tumors, translational medicine, and novel therapies. Through an integrative and personal medicine approach, he strives to improve not only the length of life for pets with cancer but their quality of life as well.

In his free time, Dr. Muldowney enjoys spending time with his practice-manager-in-training corgi, Dewey. He loves to run and is a travel enthusiast with a fear of flying. He is also a self-proclaimed cupcake baking extraordinaire.

Jennifer Merkle, DVM, DACVR

Jennifer Merkle, DVM, DACVR (RO)

Board Certified Specialist in Radiation Oncology

Education & Training

  • ACVR Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist (ACVR Diplomate-RO)
  • Radiation Oncology Residency at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Medical Oncology Internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal & Dairy Science at Mississippi State University
Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Merkle
Dr. Merkle is thrilled to be a part of the Fetch team! She completed her Radiation Oncology Residency at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where she received extensive training on stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in addition to many other approaches to cancer treatment with radiation therapy. Dr. Merkle joined the Fetch team in 2021 and is excited to be able to provide her patients with advanced treatments including SRT and IMRT in Brandon, FL. She is also able to provide treatment of small skin tumors with a Strontium-90 applicator.

She received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Merkle then went on to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL, and a Medical Oncology Internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed her Radiation Oncology Residency at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Merkle’s time outside of the hospital is spent with friends and family often playing a good board game or loving on her dachshund mix, Pippin.

Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Merkle

Dr. Merkle is thrilled to be a part of the Fetch team! She received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Merkle then went on to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL, and a Medical Oncology Internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed her Radiation Oncology Residency at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Merkle joined the Fetch team in 2021 and is excited to be a part of Fetch’s mission to care for pets in the highest regard.

On her days off, you can find her watching a Mississippi State football game, enjoying a game of hockey, or sitting down to play a good board game with friends and family.

Jennifer Merkle, DVM, DACVR

Victoria Costa, DVM

Residency Trained in Medical Oncology

Education & Training

3 year Residency in Small Animal Medical Oncology at the University of Louisiana
Medical Oncology Internship at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Oncology Internship at the Animal Cancer Care Clinic Fort Lauderdale, FL
Small Animal Rotating Internship at Blue Pearl Franklin, TN
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada

Learn more about Dr. Victoria Costa
Dr. Victoria Costa was born and raised in New York, where she became a licensed veterinary technician before attending St. George’s University vet school. She completed her clinical training for vet school at the University of Illinois followed by a rotating internship in private practice at Blue Pearl in Nashville. She completed 2 oncology internships, one in private practice in South Florida and one in academia at the University of Pennsylvania. She then moved back to the south to complete a 3-year residency in Medical Oncology at Louisiana State University. As a medical oncologist, she is able to provide clients with options for cancer treatment for their beloved family members. She enjoys the relationships she is able to develop with her patients and their families.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Elsa. She also enjoys cooking and hanging out with/ entertaining friends.

Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Merkle

Dr. Merkle is thrilled to be a part of the Fetch team! She received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Merkle then went on to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL, and a Medical Oncology Internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed her Radiation Oncology Residency at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Merkle joined the Fetch team in 2021 and is excited to be a part of Fetch’s mission to care for pets in the highest regard.

On her days off, you can find her watching a Mississippi State football game, enjoying a game of hockey, or sitting down to play a good board game with friends and family.

Ophthalmology

Kimberly Enderle, VMD, DACVS-SA

Brittany Schlesener, DVM, DACVO

Board Certified Specialist in Ophthalmology

Education & Training

Comparative Ophthalmology Residency at Cornell University (2019-2022)
Comparative Ophthalmology Internship at the University of California-Davis (2018-2019)
Small Animal Rotating Internship at Michigan State University (2017-2018)
Graduated summa cum laude with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (2013-2017)

Learn more about Dr. Brittany Schlesener
Dr. Brittany Schlesener, also known as Dr. Sparkles, graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences with her DVM. Then, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Michigan State University and a comparative ophthalmology internship at the University of California-Davis. Following this, she completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at Cornell University. Dr. Schlesener is passionate about all aspects of comparative ophthalmology. Her primary interests include addressing animal quality of life concerns through canine and feline ophthalmic management and promoting veterinary community education.

While not saving eyes, Dr. Schlesener loves visiting National Parks with her fiancé, Jimmy, and their two animals Minerva McGonagall, a tabby cat, and Belle, a German Shorthaired Pointer. She also loves finding Hidden Mickeys at Disney World, reading a good book or listening to the Stuff You Should Know podcast, and watching The Golden Girls.

Surgery

Kimberly Enderle, VMD, DACVS-SA

Kimberly Enderle, VMD, DACVS-SA

Board Certified Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Education & Training

  • Three-Year Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of California-Davis
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center
  • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris at the University of Pennsylvania
Learn more about Dr. Kimberly Enderle

Kimberly Goodrich-Enderle has lived all over the United States, including Puerto Rico. She graduated from veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to complete an internship at a private practice in Virginia followed by a three-year residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of California-Davis. Her areas of interest include surgical oncology and wound management.

In her free time, she enjoys fishing, cooking, and lounging with her two dogs (Valentine and Diesel) and her deaf cat (Tonks).

Internal Medicine

Gideon Daniel, DVM, DACVIM

Gideon Daniel, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • Hemodialysis/Nephrology Fellowship and Staff Internist at ACCESS Specialty Hospital: Culver City, California
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: N. Grafton, Massachusetts
  • Small Animal Surgery and Medicine Rotating Internship at The Animal Medical Center: New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with high honors at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Clinical Year at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology at University of Central Florida: Orlando, FL
Learn more about Dr. Gideon Daniel

Dr. Daniel graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinician year of training at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuft University. From there, he completed a Small Animal Surgery and Medicine Rotating Internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City; from there he completed his Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. He then went on to complete a one-year fellowship in Hemodialysis/nephrology at ACCESS Specialty Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Daniel has an interest in all aspects of internal medicine but has advanced training in extracorporeal therapies (hemodialysis, therapeutic plasma exchange), minimally invasive procedures, and a special interest in endocrinology.

In his free time, his main hobbies involve any form of exercise (running, hiking, or weight lifting) and of course hanging out with his three pups at home (Harry, Boo Boo, and Jack).

Jocelyn Hogan, DVM, DACVIM

Jocelyn Hogan, DVM, DACVIM

Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine & Medical Director

Education & Training

  • Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Medicine (DACVIM)
  • Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Internship at Louisiana State University
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University
Learn more about Dr. Jocelyn Hogan

Dr. Jocelyn Hogan received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. From there she moved to Baton Rouge, LA where she completed her internship and residency at Louisiana State University specializing in small animal internal medicine. Since completing her residency and obtaining her board certification, she spent 6 years as an Internist in South Carolina before returning to her home state of Florida and joining the Fetch Team. Dr. Hogan enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but she is particularly interested in immune-mediated and intestinal disease in dogs and cats.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children, two pets, and cheering on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.