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SVRC's staff brings over 60 years of combined expertise in a wide array of services. We have a bilingual staff, speaking both English and Spanish.

 

Terry Carro, DVM, DACVIM
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)

Dr. Terry Carro is a native from Puerto Rico. After finishing her BS in biology she received her veterinary degree at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She followed her training with an internship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a Veterinary Internal Medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and has been providing specialed Pet care in the South Florida Area for over 20 years.
Dr. Carro has a special interest in blood disorders like anemia and bleeding disorders, infectious disease and intestinal problems.
Dr. Carro is is married with 2 children, and enjoys boating, tennis and traveling. She is fluent in English and Spanish.


Stephanie Correa, DVM
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

A native of South Florida, Dr. Correa obtained her veterinary degree at the University of Florida in 1996, and continued her training with a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York. She began her oncology residency at the AMC and completed it through Louisiana State University, staying on an additional year as a Clinical Instructor in Oncology while becoming board certified. Dr. Correa shares her home with her husband Tony, her three children, a golden retriever named Saint, a chocolate lab named Speed, and three cats: Mabel, Dice and Nutmeg. Dr. Correa also enjoys writing a weekly column for the Palm Beach Post addressing cancer questions.


Millie Rosales, DVM, DACVD
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Rosales is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), a distinction given only to practitioners who have achieved board certification in this specialty. She has authored articles on ear infections, mange and ringworm conditions in dogs; and lectured on topics such as Allergic Dermatitis and Otitis Externa. She also provides veterinary specialized care in allergic and immune medicated skin conditions in dogs and cats; and chronic ear disease in dogs.
She is the past president of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA). In 2008, Dr. Rosales was awarded the Gold Star Award by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for her outstanding contributions to the SFVMA. She is a board member of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation, and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Florida Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Rosales is a native of Miami and is fluent in English and Spanish.


Dr. Robert Swinger, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003.  After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Cooper City, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship in 2005 and residency in 2009 at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinics in Miami, Deerfield Beach, and West Palm Beach. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital outside of Chicago and developed a successful ophthalmology service where he continues to actively consult. In 2011, Dr. Swinger launched Animal Eye Guys within the Hollywood Animal Hospital and in 2012, joined the Southeast Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Swinger enjoys teaching and taking active roles in the hospital’s internship program. His special interests include surgical and medical management of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and corneal physiology. Dr. Swinger enjoys spending time with his family; his Pug, African Grey parrot, and saltwater fish; and enjoys fishing, cooking, and traveling. 


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Robert Prošek , DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of  Veterinary Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Companion Animals

Dr Robert Prošek was born in the Czech Republic and grew up in South Florida. Dr Prošek is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Companion Animals. He is board-certified in cardiology and the president of Florida Veterinary Cardiology. Dr Prošek has published over forty peer-reviewed journal articles, many book chapters and lectured on various topics of cardiopulmonary disease extensively. Dr Prošek was an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida for 4.5 years, and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Cardiology at the University. Special interests include advanced diagnostics of cardiopulmonary diseases and novel medical and interventional/surgical therapies of these diseases, with individualized treatment for each patient.


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MARCO RUFFATO, DVM, CVMA
Emergency & Critical Care Staff Doctor
Anesthesia and Analgesia Residency Trained

Dr. Marco Ruffato was born and raised in Italy. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Padua in 2003 and completed an internship in London and Canada. He has worked internationally between UK, Canada, Italy and USA. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ruffato enjoyed working with horses and developed strong skills in equine orthopedic surgery. In 2009 he completed his residency in anesthesia and analgesia at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Dr. Ruffato started Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Specialists (VAAS) in 2013 and will be bringing his expertise in pain management, anesthesia for critical care patients and intensive care medicine to SVRC. Dr. Ruffato is also Certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. He enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing and snowboarding.


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RAQUEL FUENTES, DVM
Practice Limited to Internal Medicine

Dr. Raquel Fuentes attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison. After becoming a veterinarian she moved to California where she completed both a general and an internal medicine internships. Later on, she continued training in Internal Medicine while living in Michigan, where she trained in ultrasound, endoscopy, and management of patients with chronic and critical illnesses.
Dr. Fuentes has made Florida her new home over the last year and looks forward to meeting and caring for all her new patients.


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Rebecca Lin, DVM, CCRT
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Rebecca Lin was born and raised in Maryland. She obtained a BA in French from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and her DVM from Cornell University.
After graduation, Dr. Lin completed a general internship at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.
In 2009, she completed a three-year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania and relocated to South Florida to begin her career as a veterinary surgeon. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been a practicing surgeon for the last 6 years. She is also certified in canine rehabilitation.
Dr. Lin's professional interests include Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Lin is married, has two children and two cats, and enjoys being active with her family, cooking, traveling and reading.


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Cherlene Delgado, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Born in Chicago, IL and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Cherlene Delgado returned to the States to pursue veterinary medicine. In 2004, she joined the ophthalmology department at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Missouri. As a technical assistant, she became fascinated with the world of veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Delgado received her veterinary degree in 2009 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri in 2010. She then relocated to Madison, Wisconsin where she completed a three-year residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2014. Dr. Delgado practiced in the Chicagoland area from 2013 to 2015 and joined Animal Eye Guys in South Florida with her favorite little man, a Brussels Griffon named Chico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVRC MIAMI
(at The Pet Emergency Room)
6394 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33143
Tel. (305) 666-4142

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