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 five non-human companions. She rescued three 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 8 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.
Alex Kaufman-Long – Receptionist –
Alex graduated from Westside Tech’s Veterinary Assisting program with honors in 2015. He has been enrolled at Valencia College since 2007 & wants to become certified as a vet tech. As a kid, he grew up around Rottweilers & hound breeds, and has a mastiff mix as a family pet. He enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and watching sports.
Mandy Da Costa - Veterinary Assistant-
Mandy has always loved taking care of and rescuing animals since she was a little girl. This is what made her decide to attend the Veterinary Assisting Program at West Side Tech. That gave her the opportunity to do a career she loves. She has been in the field for almost 2 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their handsome son. They enjoy playing with their pit bull Shorty and going to car shows. They recently lost their other pit bull to cancer, they miss their Turbo dearly. He was an amazing part of the family.
Mow Mow- Our 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.