Staff Veterinarians

providing expert care during pet emergencies

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

Jennifer Hamilton, DVM

Nick Hubbard, DVM

Alexandria McKemie-Foster, DVM

Taskeen Mirza, DVM

Dr. Kathie Robinson, DVM

Steve Schindler, DVM

Deborah Sullivan, DVM

Lori Tilley, DVM

 

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Marc EisensonMarc 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!!

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Jennifer HamiltonJennifer 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.

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Nick HubbardNick 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.

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Alexandria McKemie-FosterAlexandria 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.

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Taskeen MirzaTaskeen 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.

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Dr. RobinsonDr. Kathie Robinson
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.

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Steve SchindlerSteve 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.

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Deborah SullivanDeborah 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.

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Lori TilleyLori 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!

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