Meet the Team

  • Dr. Raul Mendy

    Years in Practice: 45

    Education: Doctor of veterinaty Medicine

    Dr. Raul Mendy was born in Argentina, South America.  He moved to the U.S.  When he was 26 years old after he graduated veterinary school.  His father was a great veterinarian and Dr. Mendy and his brother took on their father's wonderful profession.

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  • Dr. Cristina Comartin

    Years in Practice: 30

    Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Comartin graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  While in College, she  did an externship in  Sao Paulo, Brazil and in Barcelona, Spain. Before joining the staff at Cooper City Animal Clinic in 2011,  she worked in Miami Beach for around 15 years.

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  • Dr.
    Robert Fernand
    Veterinary Surgeon

    Dr. Robert E. Fernand is the President of Veterinary Surgical Services of South Florida.  Dr. Fernand moved to Florida in August of 2012. For the first 2 years, he worked in the South Florida area, for different hospitals, providing clients and their pets his surgical experience, and passion. He has thus decided to expand his practice and become mobile to offer his services to local veterinary hospitals throughout the South Florida Area.  This will allow Dr. Fernand to bring his surgical skill to the hospital where both the family veterinarian, and client have been accustomed to for years. All surgical equipment needed will be provided by Dr. Fernand. Dr. Fernand is very passionate about animals and strives to give the best solution and treatment to all his patients.

  • Patricia O'Durnin

    Years in Practice: 35

    Patricia was born and raised in Southern Argentina.  She graduated from University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Pat went to University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainsville.  At UF Pat participated in several embryo transfer program with the Department of Theriogenology.  Pat fell in love with Florida and decided to make this her home.  She has been the manager of Cooper City Animal Clinic since 1988. (yes! 35 years).

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  • Alejandro Bencosme
    Dental Technician

    Years in Practice: 30

  • Shawn Cravens
    Veterinary Nurse

    Years in Practice: 30+

    Shawn has been working as a veterinary nurse for over 30 years. He has worked in general and emergency medicine throughout his whole career. When he started at Cooper City Animal Clinic, there was an immediate connection with clients and patients as if Shawn had been here forever. When Shawn is not working he can be found hanging out with his family & working on his motorcycle. 

  • Keila Burton
    Veterinary Nurse

    Years in Practice: 3

    Keila has been with Cooper City Animal Clinic a little over one year. She always knew she wanted to work with animals. Keila believes that every animal should be treated the same with kindness and love. Keila loves all animals as if they were her own. When she isn't taking care of our patients you can find her out enjoying her family and friends.

  • Raquel Leal

    Years in Practice: 18

    Raquel has been with Cooper City Animal Clinic for over 18 years. She prides herself on the relationship she has built with our clients for almost two decades. Raquel has always treated all of our patients with the highest level of love. When Raquel is not at work she loves to travel and be with her family.

  • Alex Strelzik

    Years in Practice: 6

    Alex has been in the veterinary field for 6 years. He has worked with not only dogs and cats but exotic animals as well. He has loved animals since a very young age. Growing up he had tons of pets. He has a 2 year old mixed breed at home named Kingsley. When Alex is not at work, he spends most of his time with his dog. 

  • Raul Mendy Jr.

    Years in Practice: 9

    Raul works in all areas of the clinic while awaiting his acceptance into vet school this upcoming year. He loves building relationships with clients and their pets as if they were his own. You can catch him hanging out with his Bull Terrier, Manchita, when he's not at work. 

  • Vaquinha

    Years in Practice: 15

    Interests: beggin for treats

    Vaquinha is the Clinic's mascot. She actually loves coming to work. You can see her by the front desk with a different dress every day greeting the clients.

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