DVM, Medical Director
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Consultations & Appointments: 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.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
Consultations & Appointments: Wednesdays & Thursdays
Dr. Herring is a board-certified Veterinary Radiologist at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC). He received advanced training in diagnostic ultrasound, echocardiography, radiography and nuclear medicine. He taught at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1985, Dr. Herring moved to the Baltimore-Washington area, where he became the first veterinarian to offer abdominal ultrasound. In 1995, he co-founded RADIOCAT Iodine-131 treatment for feline hyperthyroidism. In 2006, Dr. Herring joined FVRC to establish and direct both the Radiology Department and RADIOCAT service.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Consultations & Appointments: Tuesday – Friday
Dr. Riordan is a Board Certified Internal Medicine specialist at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. Upon completion of her small animal medicine and surgical internship, Dr. Riordan accepted a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida in 2003. She achieved board certification in 2006.
Dr. Riordan has authored several journal and research articles, and she has presented numerous lectures over the years in both California and Florida. Her special interests include infectious and metabolic diseases. Prior to joining FVRC, Dr. Riordan practiced in southern California until July 2011 when she and her family moved to Estero Florida.
Leonardo A. Baez
DVM, MS, DACVS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
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.
Juan C. Sardinas
DVM, DACVS, ECVS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Sardinas grew up in Miami and graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Miami. He received his veterinary doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota. He went on to complete an internship at the University of Missouri and his surgical residency at Tufts University & Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. Dr. Sardinas has also been a faculty member at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is boarded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). Dr. Sardinas performs a wide variety of soft tissue, orthopedic, and minimally invasive surgeries. Fluency in Spanish.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Oncology
Consultations & Appointments: Tuesday – Friday
Board certified in Oncology, with over 9 years of experience treating cancer in companion animals, Dr. Kraiza leads the Oncology Department at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
Dr. Kraiza received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and completed a residency at Tufts University. Prior to joining FVRC, Dr. Kraiza practiced as a veterinary oncologist in Connecticut and later in South Carolina. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Kraiza has authored numerous publications in oncology and has lectured to professional veterinary associations, both locally and nationally.
Dr. Kraiza’s top priority for her patients is balancing a high quality of life with ongoing cancer treatment. She loves meeting new clients and strives to tailor each treatment to their pets’ specific needs. An initial consultation includes client education about cancer biology, cancer staging, patient prognosis and available treatments.
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.
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.
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.
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 under served 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.
Dr. Jamie Gerlach is an Emergency veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. To compliment her experience in emergency and urgent care, Jamie has also worked with a bird rescue and traveled to the Galapagos with a research team focused on the Galapagos Tortoises. She has done multiple public speaking events and is interested in pursuing a residency in Aquatic Animal Medicine.
Jamie has an advanced certification in SCUBA diving and enjoys hiking and paddle boarding. She is also an enthusiastic traveler, having recently visited several countries including Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, to name a few.
Dr. Bill Moore is a staff Emergency veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care Department at Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-hour Emergency Hospital (FVRC).
A graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, he has been practicing in emergency medicine, surgery, and general practice for over 27 years.
Dr. Moore is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. His professional interests include pain management, critical care, ultrasonography, nutrition and behavior. He enjoys educating pet owners to help them provide the best care for the animal companions they have brought into their family.
When not at work, Dr. Moore enjoys being active and outdoors whether it is biking, hiking or being on the beach. He also enjoys tackling home improvement projects.