Dr. Spencer L. Ratnoff
Veterinarian / Owner
A resident of South Florida since 1986. Spencer received a Bachelor degree of Science in Animal Science from Rutgers University in 1976. Then continued to fulfill his dream of helping animals by attaining his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Araneta University in 1981. Dr. Ratnoff has traveled through Asia and Europe for his continued studies in Veterinary Medicine. Today he goes annually for continuing studies to seminars and conferences nationally. These studies are in Exotic Animal Care, Ultrasound, Laser Surgery, Laser Therapy and the use of Digital Telemedicine. Some awards that Dr. Ratnoff was privileged to get include American Top Veterinarian in Emergency and Exotic Medicine in 2006, and the Who's Who in 2007-2008. Dr. Ratnoff is a outstanding and ethical member of AVMA, BVMA, FVMA, and VECCS. He lives in Pompano Beach with his wife Laurie who shares his love of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician. They have pets of many kinds, from a Miniature Poodle, 2 Dachshunds, 3 Papillons, to multiple rescues like a Pit Bull, a German Shepherd, rescued cats, hamsters, a Parakeet, a Love Bird, a Macaw, to reptiles like Bearded Dragons. It is not unheard of him to foster or rehab rescues at the practice or at his home. Referred to as Spencer and Laurie's version of Noah's Ark. Also not unusual for Dr. Ratnoff and his wife Laurie to help judge Pet Skunk's that have been descented as a unique hobby for sure.
Office Manager / Groomer
Kelly has been employed at Oakland Park Animal Hospital since 1997. She started out in the Veterinary Profession at the age of 14. Her mother knew she was going to be working with animals as a career. So she volunteered her time at the Humane Society of Broward County. Kelly was placed in the Animal Hospital to take care of the dogs and cats that had surgery earlier that day and give TLC to them, instead of cleaning kennels. Kelly started at Oakland Park Animal Hospital as working as a Technician Assistant then went to a Technician and now she is the Office Manager as well as the Groomer. She has a Husband and a 6 year old Daughter who is showing a interest to follow her mothers footsteps in the animal profession. Kelly's family has a Jack Russell that was adopted from Oakland Park Animal Hospital 13 years ago, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, and 2 Long-haired Dachshunds, a cat and a hamster.
Kennel/Veterinarian Technician Assistant
Christina Franks was born and raised in South Florida. After graduating from Pompano Beach High School, I attended Broward County College and obtained an Associates in Arts degree. I am a complete nerd that loves reading books, watching TV, and listening to music. I hope to travel to Japan one day and tour the country. My love for animals is evident from my cheerfulness ambient attitude.
Veterinary Technician & Receptionist
I'm a animal lover at heart. I've always wanted to be the voice for those In need. And of course for those who are most misunderstood (breeds). I'm a mother to 3 fur babies: Tigger (cat ) Amy (cat) and my newly adopted foster Skye (cat). Lastly, I am a mother to my beautiful 3 year old daughter: Sophia. I hope one day to finish my career In becoming a Veterinarian. But for now, Veterinarian Technician will do! I wake up every morning to stand on my feet for more than 6-7 hours a day, have an endless amount of scratches, bruises and bite wounds. Only to know I made a difference and saved lives. I have a passion for animals, I love what I do, I do it to be their voice , not for the money!