When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet, settle for nothing but the best. That's why you should choose CarePlus Veterinary Clinic for your veterinary needs. Our licensed veterinarian and veterinary assistants were educated at the nation's top schools and offer a wide range of expertise, enabling us to provide your pet with the most comprehensive treatment possible.
Dr. Helen Liao - member of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Place of study
Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Indiana
Dr. Liao obtained her Master degree in Chemistry at Purdue University in 2004. After volunteering at a local animal shelter for a year, she decided to pursue her passion in the animal field by becoming a veterinarian.
After graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, Dr. Liao moved to Florida and worked as a small animal veterinarian. She also took on relief work at various small-animal clinics.
Dr. Liao's love for the animals is the motivation of opening CarePlus veterinary clinic. She firmly believes quality of veterinary care can also be affordable. Her experiences of working with a dermatologist also enable her to better diagnose and treat a variety of skin issues. She also believes in the importance of client education and would take her time in the exam room explaining to the clients regarding to their pets' veterinary care.
Dr. Liao has four non-human companions. She has two rescued cats and also has two small dogs: one is a yorkshire terrier that is a trouble maker; the other is a boston terrier that will give you lots of kisses. When Dr. Liao is not working, she likes to spend quality time with her five pets, cook, and read.
Annelis Portal- Office Manager and Lead Technician-
Annelis has been working in the animal field for 10 years. She received her Veterinary Assistant Certification at Westside Technical Institute in 2008. Since then she has had the opportunity to work at a few veterinary hospitals and has gained a vast amount of experience. She is currently working on a Bachelors degree at a local college. She has many dogs and two cats of her own that she loves and keeps her busy.
Ashley Montanez- Veterinary Assistant-
Ashley is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College in the Veterinary Technician Program. She plans to eventually earn a Bachelor’s Degree in this field. As a child, she grew up around dogs and currently owns a very sweet Pitbull named Lexi. Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and baking.
Maria Cabrera - Veterinary Assistant
Maria received her certification in veterinary assisting at Westside Technical Institute in 2018. She hopes to specialize in the conservation and rehabilitation of African elephants, as well as specialize in large cats. She hopes to be able to begin internships in Thailand and South Africa. She plans to attend the pre-vet program at UCF, to ultimately become a Wildlife Veterinarian. She enjoys hiking, dancing and spending time at the beach.
Rebecca Lowrey - Veterinary Assistant
Rebecca graduated from Westside Technical Institute in 2018, where she became certified as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently enrolled at Valencia College where she is working on her Associates Degree. She hopes to one day transfer to the University Of Florida and receive her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree and become a small animal Veterinarian. Growing up, she has always had a dog in her house and she currently owns 4 dogs: Abby, Buddy, Cooper, and Scout. Rebecca enjoys shopping, riding roller coasters, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Mow Mow- Our First Clinic Cat -
Careplus Veterinary Clinic adopted Mow Mow, shortly after our opening in 2014. She was brought in after a family could not keep her and was afraid she would be put down if they took her to a shelter. We quickly fell in love with those golden eyes and Mow Mow has been our clinic resident ever since. She has her own kennel area equipped with all her luxuries although she spends a lot of her time walking around the clinic when it is safe for her to do so. She may be seen daily relaxing on our lobby chairs or enjoying the view to the outside by our front windows.
Spartacus- Our Second Clinic Cat-
Meet our newest clinic cat. Spartacus was a stray who was found in our area. We took him in, gave him his vaccines, neutered him and started to look for a loving home we could adopt him out to. Little did we know how quickly he captured our hearts and made himself comfortable here in the clinic. Not to mention he gets along great with Mow Mow. This silly boy loves people, and enjoys greeting clients at the front counter. His favorite activities include: chasing his tail, eating, and playing with shiny objects.