Dr. Meg Formoso
Dr. Meg Formoso is a 1996 graduate of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. Growing up in Plantation, she knew from an early age that she would pursue veterinary medicine.
Active locally, Dr. Formoso is the founder of "Let's Be Vets", an outreach program that brings the joy of animals and veterinary medicine to children at Kids in Distress in Wilton Manors.
She shares her home with lovable Lab, Rex, and the demanding but beautiful Sasha, a Bichon Frise.
Married to high school sweetheart, Juan, she has two children, Diego and Marlena. When time allows, Dr. Formoso enjoys gardening, Gator football, and relaxing with friends.
Dr. Eleonora Romero graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida in 1993. She enjoys educating and working together with clients in order to keep all furry family members healthy. Dr. Romero has resided in Florida since 1982. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She loves spending time with her husband and college sweetheart, Aldo, their two sons, Gabriel and Daniel, and fur babies, Jack and Scrubs(rescued cat siblings)
Dr. Erika Blanco was raised in Kentucky, the "Bluegrass state". She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida in Food and Resource economics and attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. While at Ross, she was very involved with several student organizations and helped start the Ross Student Wellness Committee, an organization that focuses on mental health of veterinary students. Dr. Blanco was awarded the AAHA Proficiency in Preventative Medicine award, as well as the Joseph Wilder Excellence in Surgery award. Dr. Blanco completed her clinical medicine and surgery education at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative care, emergency medicine, exotics, and small ruminant medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Blanco enjoys Olympic weightlifting and competes in Crossfit. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs Donut and Zoey, and their "non-furred" family- a kingsnake, a pacman frog, and many fish in a large freshwater community tank.
Dr. Bufalieri (Dr. B) was born and raised in New York State. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Marist Brothers College. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. After obtaining his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bufalieri returned to the United States and made South Florida his home.
Until recently, Dr. Bufalieri practiced at Wag'n Tails Animal Hospital, a practice he founded and has operated since 1988.
Dr. Bufalieri is a long-time resident of Davie. He and his wife, Mara and daughter, Victoria share their home with 2 rescue cats: Dante and Beatrice.
Karen-Client Care Specialist
Karen started at Nova Animal Hospital in the winter of 2013, but has been working in the veterinary field since 2000, which has given her much experience and knowledge about pets. She is from Dania, FL and lives with eight rescued cats and four parakeets. Her favorite part of working at Nova is caring for new pets and new people.
Asha-Client Care Specialist
Asha joined our team June 2019, she started working in the Veterinary field in 2007. Since then she has worked different positions From Front desk to management. She found out that she is most passionate about implementing new ideas to help better the practice and handling the social media accounts. She also likes to inform clients about pet insurance. In her free time she enjoys party planning and going to theme parks with her husband, son, and daughter.
Haley-Technician assistant/Client Care Specialist
Haley joined the Nova team April 2018, she brings along with her 2 years of technician assistant experience, and 1.5 years of Reception experience. In her free time she loves spending time with her fiance and their two dogs Remy and Riley. She also enjoys her reptiles, she currently has six crested geckos.
Valencia -Veterinary Technician
Valencia is born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. She has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years, and always looks forward to greeting patients and clients. Valencia has an African Grey parrot, and a new pit bull puppy named Erica Kane.
Jasmine- Surgical Technician
Jasmine is our lead surgical tech, she has always had a deep love for animals and a true passion for helping them. From very early on, she knew she would work in the Veterinary medicine field. She also helped save animals across the country for over 10 years. Jasmine is currently completing her AAS in Veterinary Technology. She is happily married with one beautiful daughter. She has one cat named "Miss Mellow". She looks forward to meeting everyone and their pets.
Karina- Lead Technician
After spending 7 years in the United States Navy Karina decided to change careers. She attended Sanford Brown and attained an associate's degree in veterinary medicine. She enjoys above all else spending time with her son Gabriel and her two dogs Henry and Bently.
Courtney was born and raised in Pompano Beach, but her studies took her to Columbus where she graduated in December 2017 from Vet tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus Ohio. She received her Associate's degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, shortly after she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She's been enjoying the veterinary field for over 3 years. When she's not at work she loves spending time with her dog Q-tip and cat Hinata.
Steffi joined the Nova team November 2018, she always knew she wanted to be the voice for pets since she was a child. She loves doing rescues and fosters. She is pursuing a career in pet rehabilitation to further her knowledge in the veterinary field. She owns 6 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 bird of her own. She loves coming to work and learning new things, and very excited to see what the future brings.