Cade Lavengco, DVM
Louisiana State University
Dr. Lavengco was born and raised in Louisiana. Staying true to the state, he attended Louisiana State University to get his Bachelor’s degree and Veterinary medicine degree. His interest in Veterinary Medicine started at age 12 when he chose to shadow a local veterinarian for a week. After that, he was hooked.
Starting in the kennels he worked his way up through the ranks to finally achieve his goal of caring for small animals. His hobbies include watching LSU football on the weekends and anything outdoors.
Cindy Kanis, DVM
Dr. Kanis relocated to Florida in search of an excellent veterinary practice where she could focus on broadening her experience in small animal medicine. A graduate of the U.S Military Academy at West Point, she spent several years serving our country as a military officer and attended law school during her service. She became a member of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) program and served in that capacity for 2 years. After completing her service, her true passion for veterinary medicine emerged, so she enrolled in the veterinary school at the University of Georgia, and graduated in 2016. Dr. Kanis’s path to becoming a veterinarian began with her love of several budgies, hamsters, cats, and dogs as childhood pets. She is thrilled to be part of the Central Animal Hospital team and looks forward to helping clients work through the challenges of providing the best care for their pets. She considers herself especially blessed to have finally found her true calling, and we are delighted to have her here working as part of our special team.
Dr. Reynolds, DVM
Dr. Reynolds graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After graduation from veterinary school, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to work in a small animal practice. Dr. Reynolds moved to South Florida in 2018 and has been practicing small animal medicine ever since. Dr. Reynold’s interests include surgery and preventative care. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Reynolds loves to travel, hang by the beach, or have a chill day at home with his two Goldendoodles “Kiwi” and “Sulley.”
Anna started volunteering when she was much younger about 6 years ago, eventually joining our staff. Anna is currently enrolled in school with her heart being set on a career in human medicine as a nurse.
Olly is a licensed Veterinary Nurse. She joined our team during the summer of 2015. Most often times, she can be seen assisting both Dr. Stezer and Dr. Lavengco. She has an extensive background in equine (horse) care and continues to follow that passion every weekend at the barn. Olly has one son, one granddaughter, and one grandson.
Years in Practice: 6
Kathy came to us back in 2010 along with the building from Dr. Goby. Kathy is compassionate and has a huge heart for all of the furry kids that come in our doors. At home, she has one dog (she acquired from Dr. Goby) several cats (all rescued) and a husband, She is a grandmother and a free spirit that loves to travel whenever the opportunity arises.
Years in Practice: 10
Jordyn joined our team last year as a kennel technician and has recently been promoted to veterinary assistant. She is currently enrolled in school and is seeking a career as a veterinarian. Jordyn is passionate about all animals but most especially about her 2 bunnies that she has at home.
Karen is our newest addition to the reception staff. She is in school pursuing a degree in environmental science. She loves to read fantasy novels and be home with her 3 dogs and 2 cats. When you don’t find her here or at home, you can find her at her next favorite place Universal Studios!
Eric joined our family three years ago as a kennel technician. Through his passion for the field, he has grown into one of our hardest working vet assistants. He loves to spend his time off working on his drift car and gaining more knowledge in his second passion, mechanics.
Cal is an addition to our kennel team. He is a pet parent to two dogs, Scully the Rottweiler and Mickey the Chihuahua, and two cats, Binx and Matthew McConaughey. He enjoys working with all kinds of animals, and usually spends weekends out at the barn riding horses. Cal loves the veterinary field and is working towards his goal of becoming a registered Veterinary Technician.
Cristian is an addition to our kennel team. He is an avid car enthusiast and animal lover. Cristian currently owns 1 senior dog that he rescued. He is a graduate of Florida Polytechnic University with a degree in business administration.
Dranel is a Veterinary Technician coming to us from the Lead Er where he continues to work part-time. He is currently enrolled in school for his certification. Dranel is from Jacksonville, Fl originally. He currently is not allowed pets but dotes on our office cats regularly.
Bianca is one of our newest members to our reception team. Her bubbly personality and enormous heart shines through with every person she speaks with. She comes to us after working with children as a music teacher for 5 years and has decided it’s time to work with her second favorite love, animals. In her spare time she loves to sing at events and take care of her neighborhood duck, Lucky, who is expecting soon!