Dr. Ana Doris Ortiz, DVM, CVA
A second-generation veterinarian, Dr. Ortiz (known to most as Dr. O) developed a passion for the care and welfare of all animals at an early age, as both of her parents were licensed veterinarians in Puerto Rico. Dr. Ortiz completed her undergraduate studies at Syracuse University in 1991 and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tuskegee University in 1995. She finished her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee in 1996 and started practicing veterinary medicine the same year.
In 2001 she founded Pet Paradise Animals Hospital to provide veterinary and boarding services to Apopka, Rock Springs, Altamonte Springs, Longwood and Hunt Club areas.
In 2014 she completed her certification as Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida.
In addition to general practice, Dr. Ortiz has worked as alternate staff at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida. Altogether, Dr. Ortiz brings more than 25 years of veterinarian experience with clinical strengths in thorough diagnostic work-ups, dermatology, surgery and alternative medicine. On a personal level, she presents a personable, compassionate demeanor while practicing high-quality medicine. In addition, she is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Dr. Melissa Carter, DVM
Dr. Melissa Carter graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. She focused her studies on small animal medicine and veterinary forensics. She is a Florida native and has worked within the veterinary field from a very young age. Her special interests include rehab/integrative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and hospice/palliative care.
Outside of work, Dr. Carter enjoys kayaking, riding her motorcycle, and spending time with her two dogs, Finn & Nubs, and two cats, Cali & Dani!