MEET OUR VETERINARIANS
Monica Fernandez , DVM
Dr. Monica Fernandez began her career in veterinary medicine in 1988 as kennel assistant at Coral Springs Animal Hospital (located in Coral Springs, Florida). She soon advanced to the position of technician assistant and continued to work there for ten years. It was during this time that she began attending The University of Florida's College of Agriculture. She began working at Knowles Animal Clinic, in Miami, Florida during summer breaks from The University. In 1996, Dr. Fernandez graduated with a bachelor of science with highest honors and began attending The University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000, she graduated magna cum laude with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. For the year following her graduation, Dr. Fernandez lived and worked in Miami, working emergency medicine at Knowles Animal Clinic. In 2001, she moved back to Broward County and began working at Lakeside Animal Hospital located in Plantation. Two years later, she purchased that practice which she continues to own today.
Dr. Fernandez is pictured with her Australian Shepherd, "Trigger." Trig, as he is more commonly known, is not only handsome, he's extremely smart as well, being a star student in his puppy class & excelling with his obedience training. Trig loves to visit us here at the office, so you may have a chance to meet him the next time you're here with your pet!
Crystal Bahr, DVM
Dr. Crystal Bahr was born and raised in Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, obtaining a bachelor of science with highest honors in 2004 and a doctorate of veterinary medicine with high honors in 2008.
After graduation, Dr. Bahr moved with her husband to south Florida and completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Copper City, FL. She worked in the emergency room and general practice at Coral Springs Animal Hospital (located in Coral Springs, FL) until joining the team at Lakeside Animal Hospital in August 2011.
Dr. Bahr and her husband live in Plantation, Fl. They have two crazy beagles named Trixie and Paige, as well as an older greyhound named Teddy.
Dr. Jeff Toll
Dr. Jeff Toll graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.
After 5 years in general practice, Dr. Toll completed a residency in
Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University, becoming board
certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(ACVIM) in 1998. He served one year at Cornell University as a Lecturer
in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Toll was then employed at the Animal Medical
Center in Cooper City, Florida from 1998 to 2007, where he practiced
veterinary internal medicine, supervised canine and feline blood donor
programs, established the first veterinary hemodialysis service in
Florida, performed clinical research, authored numerous scientific
publications, and trained interns and residents. Dr. Toll is a member of
the ACVIM Board of Regents and past president of the ACVIM Foundation.
Dr. Toll lives in Miami Beach with his wife Julie, Kelly the Corgi, and
somewhere between 3 and 10 cats, depending on the day and who is asking.