Dr. Turkell, a graduate of Araneta University in the Philippines, has founded multiple veterinary practices over his career, including Calusa in 1990. Today, Dr. Turkell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association Council of 100. He has special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, exotic animal care and holistic pet health. Dr. Turkell was the host of the WPBR radio show "Pet Talk" and was the co-producer of the feature-length documentary by Jane Louder, "Why Do They Treat Them Like Animals?" Dr. Turkell lives in Delray Beach with his wife Penny, his red-headed and fun-loving Poodle named Charlie Bunny, two very large iguanas that live in the palm trees, and all the other creatures that make living in old Delray Beach what Dr. Turkell calls 'a wonderful nature trip.'
Dr. Krawitz graduated from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa, in 1983 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree. He worked in several multi-doctor practices before building his own hospital in South Africa. In 1986, Dr. Krawitz earned his Florida license and moved to the sunshine state in 1993. The same year, he joined Calusa Veterinary Center, becoming a partner in 1995. Boasting broad experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Krawitz has expertise in internal medicine and general surgery. In the late 1980s, Dr. Krawitz gained interest in alternative methods of practicing medicine, leading him to study homeopathy. In 1997, he became a certified veterinary homeopath. Dr. Krawitz lives in Delray Beach with his wife Jeanette, their animal-loving daughters Shannon and Ashton, doggy Pavel, and bird Petey. Dr. Krawitz is a sports fanatic and is an avid Miami Dolphins fan.
Dr. Javier M. Fuentes is originally from Colombia. He attended La Salle University in Bogota, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1992. After graduation, he completed a one year internship in various veterinary specialties in the Colombian Amazon. Dr. Fuentes has dedicated the last 10 years obtaining special training and professional interest in small animal dentistry, surgery and exotic animal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Dental Society and the American Heartworm Association. Dr. Fuentes and his wife, Ana, have two beautiful children, Nicholas and Emily, who share their parents' love of animals. There are early signs they may be following in their parents' footsteps! The Fuentes family shares their lives with feline, Jeanne Marie, three dogs, Miley, Morgan and Charlie and tropical fish.
A native of Montreal Canada, Dr. Cindy Krane graduated from McGill University prior to attending Purdue University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She also completed externships at the Baltimore Aquarium and Washington, DC National Zoo. Prior to joining the team at Calusa Veterinary Center in 2006, Dr. Krane began her career practicing in large multi-doctor hospitals in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Currently, Dr. Krane resides in Boca Raton with her husband, Steven. She is also a very active and involved mother to her children, Lexie and Ryan. The Krane family enjoys spending time with their dog Chalupa (Chihuahua), 5 cats, 2 hermit crabs, chameleon, frog and frequent rescue animal-du-jour from the hospital.
Dr. Bridget Dermott graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with Cum Laude honors. She also received education in clinical veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Dermott is working towards becoming a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT), and has professional interests in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation, acupuncture, and general practice medicine. Her hobbies include painting and photography.
Dr. Nadrea Sookhoo graduated from veterinary school at the University of the West Indies in 2006. With over 10 years in practice and working in many different states, including a completed ophthalmology externship and internship in Canada and another ophthalmology/emergency medicine internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Michigan, Dr. Sookhoo and her family have decided to make Florida their home. Dr. Sookhoo joined Calusa Veterinary Center in June 2018. Dr. Sookhoo's four-legged family at home consists of two toy poodles, "Bella" and "Jasmine", "Bun Bun" the bunny, "Baby" the Tortoise, and "Godzilla" and "Lizardo" the Leopard Geckos. Her 2-legged family consists of her Michigan native husband and their daughter. In her spare time Dr. Sookhoo loves to dance and enjoys singing. She plays the piano and recently has been learning to scuba dive to enjoy the waters off the Florida coast.
In 1996, Dr. Siddharth Ranade earned his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Fergusson College, University of Poona in India. He then continued with graduate studies at the Bryamjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Poona, India. Relocating to the United States in 1998, Dr. Ranade attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 2005. While attending Ross University, Dr. Ranade completed his clinical year at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a course in wildlife rehabilitation and relocation in South Africa with Dr. Cobus Raath (2004). Dr. Ranade has rounded out his career with several practices in Manhattan, the Bronx, as well as Florida from 2007-2012. Dr. Ranade is licensed in New York and Florida as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. In September 2013, Dr. Ranade began working at Calusa Veterinary Center where he enjoys working and is eager to continue practicing.
Marisa Holst earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, attended Louisiana State University for her clinical year training, and is Fear Free Certified. Her areas of professional interest include emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Holst says the best part of being a veterinarian is the success stories and sending pets home happy and healthy. She currently lives in Lake Worth, Florida with her dog, Meeko, and cats, Leo and Cleo. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys traveling to see her friends and family, being creative, cooking, and playing ice hockey.
Dr. Jacob McLeod is an Emergency Veterinarian at Calusa Veterinary Center. Dr. McLeod earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 2020. He began working in the veterinary field as an ER Veterinarian in Virginia Beach and is Fear Free certified. Dr. McLeod’s areas of professional interest include ultrasound, emergency medicine, and surgery. Dr. McLeod grew up caring for several dogs, cats, and other animals and knew he wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. The best part about working in the veterinary field, according to Dr. McLeod, is being able to provide animals and owners with more precious time together when circumstances may put them in a tough position. Originally from Northern Wisconsin, Dr. McLeod moved to Virginia when he began working in the veterinary industry and recently relocated to Florida. In his free time, Dr. McLeod enjoys fishing, hunting, attempting to surf, and exercising. In addition to his passion for veterinary medicine, Dr. McLeod loves traveling (usually to the mountains or a new beach) and has a major weakness for Sour Patch Kids.
Dr. Margaret Johnson is an Emergency Veterinarian at Calusa Veterinary Center! Dr. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University in 1991 and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Johnson began working in the veterinary field in 1987 as a kennel assistant and bather and worked her way up to where she is today. Dr. Johnson began working with animals when she was 10 years old, primarily working with horses and cattle. In college, Dr. Johnson worked in the farrowing house of a swine research center, thinking that she wanted to be a large animal veterinarian. However, when she attended veterinary school and volunteered in the ICU, Dr. Johnson found her true calling. According to Dr. Johnson, the best part about working in the veterinary field is finding ways to improve the lives of other sentient beings on this Earth. Dr. Johnson finds great joy and fulfillment when she can help an animal by relieving their pain and improving their overall health. Dr. Johnson grew up in a military family, so she has lived all over the United States, primarily on the East Coast, and now resides in Florida. In her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys going to the ocean, gardening, diving, boating, and spending time with her two children and six grandchildren.