Dr. Kelly Waller leads family Pet Medical Center with over 25 years of experience in both veterinary medicine and veterinary malpractice law. Dr. Waller was born and raised in Seattle Washington. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, where she obtained a bachelors of science in both zoology and psychology.
Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she was quickly accepted to the University of Florida college of veterinary medicine. Dr. Waller moved to Gainesville to start the next chapter of her life.
In 1993 Dr. Waller graduated with her doctorate (DVM) from the University of Florida College of veterinary medicine. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Waller went back to the University of Florida college of law. In 1996 Dr. Waller graduated with her JD from University of Florida.
After a 6 month vacation around the world Dr. Waller returned to the United States and moved to South Florida to start her career. She is well known for mostly emergency and critical care medicine along with gentle compassion and extensive education to her clients.
Dr. Waller during her free time, loves to travel. If she cannot be found practicing emergency medicine, she is most likely in another country hiking in the mountains.
Dr. Edin Mehanovic is the founder and former Medical Director of Wonderlake Veterinary. Originally from Bosnia, He began his Education in Europe before moving to the United States to complete his extensive rotations. Dr. Mehanovic practiced between Illinois and Florida for many years. After deciding to live in Florida permanently, he was eager to bring his skills, compassion, experience and innovative skills to Family Pet Medical Center.
With over 30 years of veterinary experience, exceptional leadership abilities, and a renowned reputation, Dr. Mehanovic is able to deliver the highest quality of veterinary medicine at our facility.
Dr. Mehanovic is well known for his surgical abilities and heartfelt professionalism. He has been a mentor for numerous ambitious veterinarians that recently graduated.
His professional interests include Cardiology and Surgery. Dr. Mehanovic advocates on a handful of committees that are constantly improving the field of veterinary medicine. He has created several memorable life changing moments for pet owners
When rarely not practicing Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mehanovic enjoys traveling, biking, and boating.
Dr. Luiz Bolfer was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil, where his love for animals led him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Upon his graduation from veterinary school in 2006, he traveled to the US to pursue his passion for veterinary emergency and critical and cardiology. He did an internship in Small Animal Medicine at The Bobst Hospital of The Animal Medical Center followed by a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Illinois. Upon completion of his internships, he did a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Florida, followed by a residency in Cardiology combined with a PhD in Clinical Cardiology in Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Research. His research focused on gene therapy treatments for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Doberman Pinschers and was published in Nature. Dr. Bolfer is the medical director of a 24-hour Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Orlando, as well as the owner of Central Florida Veterinary Cardiology. Dr. Bolfer enjoys spending time with his wife Lillian and their two children, Lydia and Leonardo.
Dr. Ilaria Monti is a double-boarded European and American veterinarian in South Florida. She was born and raised in Rome, Italy, where she spent most of her life and graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She worked for a year in a multi-specialty hospital in Rome and, upon moving to the United States in 2017, Dr. Monti established in Miami, FL, for five years. She started working in a famous emergency clinic while studying for the EFGVC. Helping with many ultrasounds in an emergency, she became passionate about Diagnostic Imaging and started her new focus, attending a full immersion, seven months long ultrasound class and subsequently an entire immersion cardiology class, where she acquired echocardiography skills. In 2019, Dr. Monti opened her mobile ultrasound service (Vetscan) and started collaborating with an Internal medicine company (VIMG) in South Florida. Together, they were able to serve more than 350 clinics! Her passion for Diagnostic Imaging grew immensely, and she visited many diagnostic imaging departments within the US and Europe, where she could shadow and learn from board-certified radiologists. In 2021, Dr. Monti moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, for a Radiology Internship at Sage Veterinary Imaging. Back in Florida, she found a new innovative ultrasound service tailored to clinicians’ needs, destined to grow exponentially in the next few months.
Dr. Monti boasts vast veterinary and diagnostic imaging knowledge acquired from the European and American continents that she applies daily to her studies, helping veterinarians find answers quickly and efficiently.
Dr. Monti is a proud fear-free practitioner and member of ACVR, AVMA, IVUSS, and Fast-Vet. In addition, she fluently speaks Italian, English, and Spanish. She has six cats, a 6-year-old daughter, and loves traveling the world in her spare time!
Dr. Justin Margolis was born and raised just a few cities away in sunny Boca Raton, Florida. His father was a surgeon and his mother was a nurse, which might have made medicine the obvious choice for him. However, he initially pursued a degree in Business Management. The tragic loss of his beloved dog made him wish he could have been in the operating room to save his life. This event inspired him to become a veterinarian.
He eventually graduated with a business management degree and pursued a pre-veterinary track. During this period, he volunteered at multiple veterinary clinics and animal shelters. He also was the Head Veterinary Technician at Woofgang Veterinary Clinic. Recently, he graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with a deep passion for the general welfare of cats and dogs, especially in the areas of dermatology, anesthesia, and surgery. He is a certified fear-free practitioner.
When he’s not hard at work, Dr. Margolis cherishes quiet moments with his five cats and enjoys long (but not too long) walks with his pug, Otis. On game nights, you can find him rooting for the Dolphins or the Heat, always in good company with a furry friend.
Tor joined our team in 2021 shortly after moving to Florida from Västerås Sweden. Tor is responsible for an overall coordination of a broad range of services/resources that allow the organization to operate efficiently, however his favorite part of his position is sneaking treats to the fur babies that greet him. When he is not working, Tor enjoys traveling to new countries, reading, and cooking shrimp for his cat basil. Tor has fostered and adopted both cats and dogs with his family over the last 15 years, and brings compassion and extensive knowledge of animals to Family Pet.
Kayla B. is one of the receptionists at Family Pet Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelors in biology, and plans on attending veterinary school in the upcoming years. She plans on specializing in ophthalmology. She has dreamed of becoming a vet from a young age, and loves animals. She has two shiba inus and two orange cats.
Labador Bear has spent his life meeting and greeting at various veterinary practices. Bear has a playful personality and loves all types of food. Come visit bear and bring him one of your favorite dog treats he will return the favor with you.