Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Rachael Johnson
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Johnson grew up in Oswego, New York until moving to the Philadelphia area for undergraduate studies. She earned a bachelor’s degree with biology major in 1995 from Swarthmore College. After time off from her studies to work and travel, she returned to Philadelphia to study veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Continuing her migration south, she moved to Miami and joined our practice in 2002. Her family includes three dogs, (Manu, Ellie, and Lilah), husband (Alvaro), daughter (Micaela), and son (Mateo).

Dr. Johnson studied biology and pre-med in undergrad, but developed a love for veter...

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Stefane Benitez
Hospital Manager
Stefane grew up in Brazil and spent her summer vacations at her grandmother's farm, where she developed her love for all types of animals. Stef moved to Miami in 2010, joined VCA in 2013 and has been a part of the VCA Alton Road family since 2021.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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