Joshua Parra, DVM, Medical Director
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Consultations & Tranfers: Monday-Thursday
Dr. Parra is the Medical Director, and Critical Care veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC). He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Following the completion of a rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine, Dr. Parra worked in emergency medicine and general practice for 3 years. In 2002, Dr. Parra completed his three year residency in emergency and critical care medicine at Veterinary Emergency Services in Fresno, California.
Prior to establishing FVRC, Dr. Parra practiced as an Emergency and Critical Care clinician at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, Florida until 2006 where he assisted in the development and growth of their Emergency and Critical Care Department.
Dr. Parra has lectured at both local and national professional meetings throughout Florida and California. He has authored and co-authored publications in the “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care” and “Compendium: Continuing Education for Veterinarians”, respectively. His clinical interests include pulmonary diseases and ventilator support, trauma surgery, and fluid therapy.
Amy Lang, DVM, DACVIM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Consultations & Appointments: Tuesday-Friday
Dr. Lang is a board-certified internal medicine specialist at Florida Veterinary Referral Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Oklahoma City University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Upon completion of her small animal medicine and surgical internship, Dr. Lang accepted a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2009. She received board certification in 2012. Dr. Lang has authored several journal and research articles, book chapters, and has presented numerous lectures. Her special interests include respiratory medicine, autoimmune disease, and multi-disease management.
Leonardo A. Baez, DVM, MS, DACVS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Consultations & Appointments: Monday-Wednesday
Board Certified in Small Animal Surgery, Dr. Baez received his bachelor of science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of his small animal rotating internship and surgical internship, Dr. Baez completed his surgical residency at Mississippi State University.
As a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Baez performs a full range of surgical procedures including orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgery. His special surgical interests include fracture repair, gastrointestinal surgery, and rehabilitation. Dr. Baez has presented numerous lectures on surgical topics such as laryngeal paralysis, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), and thyroid and parathyroid surgery for both state and local associations. Fluency in Spanish.
Laura Breunig, DVM
Assistant Medical Director
Dr. Breunig is the Assistant Medical Director at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC) and a staff Emergency veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care Department. She has practiced in both emergency medicine and general practice for over 17 years.
Dr. Breunig earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. She completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Sacramento Animal Medical Group in Sacramento, California in 1996. Dr. Breunig graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in 1991. She was the recipient of an American Field Service scholarship to New Zealand, 1981-1982, studying animal science and agriculture.
Virginia Glander, DVM
Senior Emergency Veterinarian
Dr. Virginia Glander is the Senior Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Dr. Glander obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1990. She was an Emergency Veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 14 years. Dr. Glander and her family relocated to southwest Florida in 2006, and Dr. Glander has practiced in the Emergency and Critical Care Department at FVRC since that time. Her professional interests include anesthesia, analgesia, critical care nutrition, toxicology, and client education. Dr. Glander enjoys speaking and has given several presentations at veterinary and pharmacy continuing education meetings in Florida.
Her hobbies include artwork, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors by hiking, backpacking, camping, and kayaking. She also enjoys volunteer work and is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster for her son’s Boy Scout troop in Naples.
Cheryl Ankenbrandt, DVM
Dr. Cheryl Ankenbrandt is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Hayley Booth, DVM
Dr. Hayley Booth is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Dr. Booth is a graduate of University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include fostering the human-animal bond and helping pet owners help the companions they love live pain-free and fear-free lives. She also has an interest in wildlife and aquatic animal medicine.
Outside the realm of veterinary medicine, Dr. Booth love beach-combing, kayaking, snorkeling, and photography.
Ashley Caro, DVM
Dr. Ashley Caro is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2017. During veterinary school she traveled to Nicaragua to provide veterinary care to underserved communities, worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Minnesota where she helped to treat over 2000 inpatients, and did an externship at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado where she learned about giraffe orthopedics.
Prior to school she had 4 years of experience working at the Orange County Zoo in California and is interested in pursuing a residency program in Zoological Medicine.
Since moving to Florida she has enjoyed spending her free time on the beach and visiting the local zoos. Her hobbies include travel, scuba diving, sewing, making traditional Japanese geisha dolls, and spoiling her cat Kami Kitty.
Ethan Mosley, DVM
Dr. Ethan Mosley is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Dr. Mosley received his veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2008. After practicing general small animal medicine and emergency medicine in the Chicago area for several years, Dr. Mosley moved to Florida to continue practicing emergency medicine. His professional interests include surgery and ultrasonography.
He shares his home with his 4 children, a chihuahua mix named Pepper, and a cat named Sparta. In his free time, Dr. Mosley enjoys reading, hiking, watching hockey, and spending time with his family.
Lorelei Pentifallo, DVM
Dr. Lorelei Pentifallo is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Dr. Pentifallo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2017 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 2021. Dr. Pentifallo joined FVRC in 2021 and plans to pursue a residency in Ophthalmology. As a Florida native, she enjoys spending time at the beach, visiting local and state parks, and spending time with her family and her dog, Lilly, and three cats, Nevis, Sherman, and Kitt.
Carson Rehn, BVM&S
Dr. Carson Rehn is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Dr. Rehn received her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. She then completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston before relocating to Florida to practice emergency medicine. Dr. Rehn is interested in pursuing a specialty internship and residency in Zoological Medicine. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Rehn enjoys painting, running, traveling, and combing the beach for shark teeth.