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.

Michelle

Michelle Santana

Michelle, was born in Santa Monica, California but raised in Miami, Florida. Since young she always knew she wanted to take care of animals. Michelle comes to our team with a wealth of experience. She has been in the veterinary field since 2008, and is now pursuing her certificate of veterinary technician degree thru Penn Foster. Michelle has worked in general practice and a cat-only hospital. During her free time, Michelle likes kayaking, camping and running. She loves to relax and unwind after a long work day with her four cats and three dogs.

Kim Perez Veterinary Technician

Kim Perez

Kim was born and raised in Miami. She grew up in a very busy household with quite a few pets. As a child she enjoyed watching nature documentaries and reading about animals with her dad. As involved and passionate as she was about animals and nature, Kim never imagined having a career working with them. While attending undergraduate classes at Florida International University, Kim decided to volunteer at the Everglades Outpost in Homestead taking care of wildlife and exotic animals that were abandoned or confiscated by Florida Wildlife Commission. It was there that she realized that working with animals was her passion. Kim quickly learned that being able to build relationships with animals and learn their behaviors, one was able to tell when they were not acting normal or sick. After almost 2 years of volunteer work with wildlife and exotics at the Outpost, she wanted to explore veterinary medicine. She applied for a job at Miami Pet Emergency in 2006 as a veterinary assistant and quickly learned the skills of a veterinary technician. Since then, she has worked in veterinary hospitals in Miami, Homestead, and the Florida Keys. Kim has experience in management, emergency medicine, canine reproduction, general practice, and now excited to step foot into the specialty field of dermatology. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and their owners, one of the cornerstones of our practice.

When not at work she likes going to concerts, photography, and hanging out with her family. At home she has four french bulldogs (Dooks, Mirah, Eevee, and NutNut), one Great Dane (Rufio), two cats (Matilda and Hero), and a little blue parrotlet named Ponyo.

Sy

Sy Urdaneta

Sy has been in the veterinary field for over 17 years. He is a seasoned technician with a variety of skills that range from anesthesia monitoring, surgical assisting, dental prophylaxis, wound care, and radiology. Sy has both general practice and emergency medicine experience, as well as working with multiple specialty veterinary practices. Sy is currently enrolled in Miami Dade College pursing a degree in mass communications and journalism, his goal is to influence others to be a better version of themselves. He loves working on his fitness and he puts a lot of effort and dedication to his education. Sy enjoys the outdoors, playing the drums, singing karaoke and spending time with his family and his sphinx cat, Blue.

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.