Dr. Bruce Weiner

drbruceDr. Bruce Weiner (Dr. Bruce) graduated from Tufts University, one of the most prestigious veterinary schools, in June of 2000 and moved to Florida to start his new career. After working for several local area veterinary practices, he decided that he wanted to create a practice that reflected his personal philosophies regarding patient care and business ethics. From this dream was borne Dr. Bruce’s Animal Hospital.

Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Bruce was an engineer specializing in laser physics and high tech optical systems. He had previously worked with many different types of lasers and satellite systems utilizing state of the art equipment.

Dr. Bruce currently lives in Davie with his wife Pam (who runs Dachshund Rescue of South Florida) and his daughter Iyanna, a junior at FAU studying to be a forensic scientist. They share their home with 7 dogs and several cats, as well as various foster dogs and 3 horses.
Dr. Bruce’s other daughter; Lydia is married to Chris and has two twin boys that are the smartest little boys ever. Dr. Bruce is very proud to be a grandfather!


Amy Jones

Hi! My name is Amy Jones.

I have been a vet tech for over 10 years and absolutely love working with animals. I feel so lucky to go to a job every day where I not only make a difference for the pets, but also the pet owners. I have always known that showing compassion to both the pet and the pet owner is of utmost importance. I understand that, like my own pets, client’s pets are the most important pets in the world and I strive to be sure that clients know that I understand that.

I worked at 2 other animal hospitals before coming to work at Dr. Bruce’s Animal Hospital and am excited about this new chapter in my life. I live with my son, Bradley, and my boyfriend, Chris. Not only do I love working with animals, but I also have a few of my own: 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 birds. I also volunteer my time to help different rescues with dogs that have no home.  I just had a new baby boy in April!  His name is Eliot.


Hi! My name is Marla.

I was born in a small town not far from Boston.  I had a pet sheep, many cats, chickens, and a German Shepard. I moved to Miami and shortly after graduating high school got my first job at a veterinary clinic. I began by working in the kennel while learning all the aspects of the animal hospital.  I have remained in the field ever since.

I have two cats that I adopted from a rescue shelter.  Pixie is my tiny calico and Tigger-Aye is my big orange tabby.  I am also fostering an elderly dachshund through the Dachshund Rescue of South Florida. His name is Wallace   and he loves cat toys.

I have been working as a veterinary technician for Dr. Bruce’s Animal Hospital since February 2017.  I am proud to be a part of a team that’s truly dedicated to what veterinary medicine is all about.  The medical care is of the highest quality, the animals are treated with love, and the friendly relationship with our clients has a small town kind of feel.


Melinda Hooton

Hi! My name is Melinda Hooton.

I was born in San Diego, California and moved to Florida over 6 years ago.

I am currently an undergraduate student at Nova Southeastern University, working towards my major in Marine Biology and minors in Marine Ecology and Business.

I have always had a passion for animals. I earned my vet assistant certification over 2 years ago, while going through the four-year vet program at West Broward High School. I started volunteering at Dr. Bruce’s in January 2016, and am now working as a vet assistant.

I have two dogs, Ella is a Border Collie and Pointer mix, and Lillie is a Cattle Dog mix, and I also have four chickens.

Haille Berger

My name is Haille Berger.

I was born and raised here in South Florida. I currently go to Broward College where I am studying nursing.

I’ve been working at Dr. Bruce’s Animal Hospital for a little over two years. I began as a volunteer and was offered

a kennel position.

I’ve always loved animals and I couldn’t be happier working with them. I like to know that everyday I’m making a difference in these animals lives. I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge working at the clinic, and it is the main reasons why I love working here.

I have a dog named Teddy, he’s a Shih Tzu mix and I have a few fish.



Hi, my name is Karen

I am originally from Maryland and have been living in Florida for about 25 years now.  I am happily married and we share our home with many fur babies of all kinds.

I decided on a career in animal care and wellness because I love all animals and want to be able to help with their wellness. As the receptionist, I am the first face you see when you come in for a visit and my goal is to make it a stress free experience for you and your pet.

I love working for Dr. Bruce because he is a kind, compassionate and caring veterinarian.

Dr. Bruce's Animal Hospital