The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida enjoys a roster of experienced emergency focused and qualified doctors. Veterinarians practicing at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida rotate between clinics providing expert care nights, weekends and holidays.
Marc Eisenson, DVM
After graduating from The University of Florida, Dr. Marc Eisenson transitioned to Ohio for veterinary school. He received his DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 2003 and returned back to Florida shortly after graduation to begin his professional career. He spent the beginning of his career as an associate in Fort Lauderdale before making the move to central Florida. Dr. Eisenson has progressed from associate, to medical director, to owner while incorporating emergency work for the past 10 years. He joined the VEC team part time on the weekends 6 years ago. When not working, Dr Eisenson is kept active and busy with his three teenage children. He competes in obstacle course races with his boys, coaches youth soccer, and attends as many sporting events as possible - GO GATORS!!
Jennifer Hamilton, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Hamilton graduated from Purdue University in 2009. She joined the VEC in 2011. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and enjoys Steelers football, horror movies and studying at the Martial Arts Center for Health. Her and her husband share their home with two dogs, five cats, several chickens, turkeys and geese and one mini pig named Misery.
Nick Hubbard, DVM
Dr. Nick Hubbard graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990. Upon graduation Dr. Hubbard worked in a small animal / equine practice until 1994. He is also a member of the A.V.M.A. and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Dr. Hubbard moved to Orlando in April of 1998 to begin working at the VEC.
Pam Kwiatkowski, DVM
Dr. Pam Kwiatkowski is a native of Detroit who graduated from the Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Prior to becoming a veterinarian “Dr. Pam” spent 2 years obtaining her Masters and 4 years toward her PhD in Biology. Dr. Pam’s research during graduate school was in Behavioral Ecology. She was part of the team of biologists in the mid 1990’s that did the land surveys for the building of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Dr. Pam has over 15 years of experience specifically in Emergency and Critical Care medicine. She has also worked and volunteered for spay/neuter clinics and was appointed the Lead Veterinarian for Hurricane Charley relief in 2004 by the disaster rescue program of the United Animal Nations, EARS. In her spare time Dr. Pam is an avid cyclist and traveler. She also enjoys snorkeling, diving, swimming, and cooking. She is currently teaching her Belgian Laekenois puppy, Dareau, how to paddleboard with her.
Alexandria McKemie-Foster, DVM
Dr. Alexandria McKemie-Foster is a 1999 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been working in emergency medicine for 12 years. Although she finds all aspects of veterinary medicine intriguing, she is especially interested in surgery. Dr. McKemie- Foster has 2 children , 2 reptile children, and a husband who keeps her busy at home. Her other interests include golfing, hiking, and knitting.
Taskeen Mirza, DVM
Dr. Taskeen Mirza has been with VEC for over 20 years. Working as an ER doctor has been a lifelong passion for her. She is a proud mom of two beautiful children, two precious dogs and two birds. In her spare time she loves gardening. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Oak Lawn, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI in 1992 with a Bachlor of Arts, major in Biology. From there she headed to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign/Urbana, IL to complete her DVM degree in 1997. After graduation she moved to central Florida to persue her career practicing veterinary medicine. She started in a small animal and equine practice, then transitioned to small animal practice exclusively. In 2018 she joined the team at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida and has loved the transition to emergency and critical care medicine.
She currently resides on a 10 acre farm in Lady Lake with her husband, 3 Australian Cattle Dogs, 2 cats, and 1 horse. She enjoys spending time with her husband at home or at the beach watching sea turtles nest, going to Zumba and Pilates classes, reading, watching movies, and loving on her fur babies.
Steve Schindler, DVM
Dr. Steve Schindler graduated from Penn State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Biology. In 1986 he received a masters in comparative physiology from NCSU, where he also completed NCSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr Schindler started a solo private practice in North-Central Pennsylvania for 12 years. He relocated to Orlando in 2004 and began working for the VEC.
Beth Schoeppner, DVM
Dr. Beth Schoeppner graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Previously she attended Florida State University for her B.S in Biology. Since graduating from veterinary school, she was working in general practice before switching to emergency medicine. She has been with the VEC since 2013. Her special interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, feline medicine, and client education. She shares her home with three felines. She enjoys baking and outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking.
Deborah Sullivan, DVM
Dr. Deborah Sullivan is a 2002 DVM graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently works as a full time emergency clinician with Veterinary Emergency Clinics of Central Florida at the Oakland, Florida location. Her clinical interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. Professionally, Dr. Sullivan is a member of her state and local VMAs, as well as, multiple veterinary continuing education organizations. She is very active in continuing education in her clinical areas of interest. She enjoys staying current in veterinary standards of care and learning new protocols and procedures to provide better care for her patients. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Sullivan is an avid RVer and lives full time in her RV with her husband and their pets. She is also very active in her volunteer work for various nonprofit organizations. It would not be unusual to see her by the side of the road or in a public place/park/beach, picking up trash and participating in clean up of our communities and our environment.
Lori Tilley, DVM
Dr. Lori Tilley graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008 with a B.S. in Biology and received her D.V.M. in 2013 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After working in general medicine for a short period of time, she joined the team at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida in 2013. She excels at diagnosing and treating critical and complicated medicine and surgery cases, and was voted one of Orlando's Veterinarians of the Year by Orlando Style Magazine in 2020. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). She lives in Apopka with her husband, Robert, and dog, Frankenstein.
Teaching has always been an interest of Dr. Tilley. It is a value instilled by both of her parents who were educators. In turn, she enjoys educating future generations of veterinarians as well as the public about animal care. Dr. Tilley is a returning guest lecturer for the University of Central Florida’s Pre-Veterinary Society and has also mentored multiple Society students while introducing them to emergency medicine. In addition, she has taught veterinary students from various universities while they completed their externships. In 2018, she presented on the topic of emergency veterinary care for the National Association of Guide Dog Users. Dr. Tilley also enjoys educating clients and believes in taking the time to make sure they fully understand their pet’s diagnosis and treatment. One of her core values is treating patients as if they were her own, and she makes her recommendations based on this value. Please feel free to ask her all your questions about your pet’s diagnosis and treatment during your visit!
Eric Weiner, DVM
Dr. Eric Weiner has veterinary medicine in his DNA as both his father and grandfather are vets. However even though he grew up following both of them around and wanted to be a veterinarian himself, he took a bit of a detour and attended Hofstra University originally as a music major. Here he worked at a specialty clinic as an ICU and Critical Care assistant, and absolutely fell in love with emergency medicine and the idea of being there for people in a time of need. Eventually realizing his true passion, he switch majors and graduated in 2010 with a BA in biology and dual minors in biochemistry and music. Dr. Weiner attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015, concentrating in mixed animal medicine and surgery. During his clinical year, his favorite rotation was which ever he was currently on. He especially enjoyed spending time at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, where he worked closely with search and rescue dogs, diabetic alert dogs, and even cancer detection dogs. When Dr. Weiner is not working with animals, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing baseball. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they are enjoying their beautiful daughter. In addition they live with their therapy dog Murphy, new adoptee Lady, and two cats, Stella and Luna.