About Us

Millie Rosales, DVM, DACVD

Millie Rosales, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Millie Rosales graduated with a Bachelors of Biology and high honors from Florida International University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following graduation, she worked as a general practitioner in Miami for a non-profit small animal clinic. In 2003, Dr. Rosales returned to the University of Florida and completed a two year residency in the specialization of veterinary dermatology. Dr. Rosales is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), a distinction given only to practitioners who have achieved board certification in this specialty. She has also authored several articles and lectured at local and state veterinary associations. Dr. Rosales holds a primary interest in allergic and immune mediated skin conditions in dogs and cats; and chronic (recurrent) ear infections in dogs.

Dr. Rosales has established leadership roles in a variety of professional organizations:
  • Past president of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA)
  • Currently serves in the SFVMA executive board
  • Awarded the Gold Star by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for outstanding contributions to the SFVMA in 2008
  • Served as a board member of the Miami Veterinary Foundation from 2008-2014
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Beyond her dermatology expertise, Dr. Rosales has a strong passion for the care and well-being of pets in shelters and rescue organizations. You will often find her supporting and advocating for local shelter and rescue groups, raising awareness on spaying/neutering and promoting the importance of pet adoption.

A native Miamian, Dr. Rosales values her roots and is fluent in English and Spanish enabling her to serve the Spanish speaking clients of the South Florida area. Away from the office, Dr. Rosales enjoys running, spending time with her family and daughter, and doing art activities.

Nicole Puerto - Veterinarian Assistant

Nicole Puerto

Nicole Puerto is a Miami native. She has been a veterinary technician since graduation from Palmetto Senior High School in 2002. Her vast experience has been through hands-on learning in the field. Nicole has assisted veterinarians in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery and internal medicine. Nicole is Dr. Rosales’ main veterinary technician and manager. She always knew that helping animals was her passion and it is hard not to witness that when she is at work. Once you and your pet meet Nicole, you will be captivated by her warm heart, compassion and caring nature.

When not working, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching football. She is the proud owner of a cute, hairy mutt named Chewy, a street roamer named Gypsy, and two amazing cats named Yoda and Leia. They were all rescued and are a huge part of her life.

Miriam Colon

Miriam Colon

Miriam was born in Miami and has been surrounded by plenty of pets since she was very young. She graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center and then went on to attend Miami Dade College. During her time in college her love of animals became enhanced through volunteer work at the Humane Society, Zoo Miami, and veterinary clinics. Miriam’s desire to be in a career working with animals became a realization in March 2019 when she graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at City College in Hollywood, Florida. She presently works at Miami Veterinary Dermatology as our receptionist scheduling appointments and answering client questions regarding our patient’s needs. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and taking care of her two dogs.