JODI L. THANNUM DVM
I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a child. My father was a vet and he instilled in me many of the values and ethics that I have today. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. From there I completed a 15 month internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, FL. It is at that time that my passion for internal medicine and surgery began. I went into private practice as an associate for 8 years. I then fulfilled my life long dream of owning my own practice when I bought Extra Care Animal Hospital in May of 2004. I am so proud of my staff and the high quality of medicine and surgery that we are able to offer to our patients.
Interests outside of my practice include spending time will ALL of my pets. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs named Elvis, Styx, Melvin, Teddy, and Matilda . I also have a Capuchin monkey named "George". I enjoy all sports, especially football, hunting, fishing, and spending time in my yard.
Office Manager & Veterinary Technician
ARLENA LUDY Head Veterinary Technician
REBECCA PUNET Receptionist
Hi! I'm Rebecca! I'm new to the field, but not new to animals.
My dad gave me my first cat when I was eight and she lived till I was 28!
I currently have 2 cats, one of which is a wild child that Dr. Thannum gave me to foster... FOSTER FAIL, cause I ended up keeping him!
My pets and I have been seeing Dr. Thannum for about 20 years.
I absolutely love being the first person to greet you.I promise I will always have a warm smile on my face,
and I'll be ready to help you and your furbaby with anything you need.
DELANEY BINDER Veterinary Assistant
My name is Delaney Binder. I am a senior at Hialeah Gardens High School, and hope to become a veterinarian one day. I have four guinea pigs who I absolutely love- Cappuccino, Basil, Peanut, and Butter cup. I also have two basset hounds and a tank full of fish. I have been helping out here for over a year now, and I will continue to do so as long as I can before I have to leave for college. I am aiming to complete at least 500 hours so that I will earn a Veterinary Assistant Certification before I graduate.
GEORGE Hospital Mascot
I am a Brazilian tufted Capuchin. I tend to be VERY mischievous.
I love helping my mom, Dr. Thannum at Extra Care Animal Hospital.
I like to play with all the pets that come to the hospital.
Everyone always wants to know what I eat. Well, my favorite food is probably blueberries! But I really love carrots too. I eat everything you humans eat, except I can't have a lot of sweets, because us Capuchin's are prone to diabetes.
Thank you for stopping by our page and the next time you are at the hospital please ask to see me and bring me a healthy snack!