Dr. Amber grew up in South Florida and started working at a veterinary clinic when she was 16 years old. She attended Florida Atlantic University (Go Owls!) and after graduation, took a 3-month break and did an internship with chimpanzees. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and clinical training at the University of Florida Veterinary School.
After practicing for several years, Dr. Amber realized the need for more comprehensive pain management in her patients. This is when she became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Dr. Amber is a member of the American Association of Rehab Veterinarians, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Amber is also the district captain for government relations for the ASPCA.
As the founding veterinarian of Treasure Coast Animal Rehab and Fitness, she is able to dedicate her time and attention to improving the quality of life of her patients and the quality of the family bond.
Elizabeth Fletcher, CVT, CCRP grew up in New Jersey before pursuing her Marine Science degree in San Diego, California. After graduation, she worked for the Navy-Marine Mammal Program for 6 years, training, conducting research, and working closely with the veterinary staff for the program's dolphins and sea lions. Distance from family brought Elizabeth and her husband back to NJ, which transitioned her from marine mammals to small animals. Elizabeth became a certified veterinary technician, and quickly found her love for specialty veterinary medicine. After several years of running anesthesia for neurological and orthopedic cases, she focused on pain management and got her Canine Rehabilitation Certification from the University of Tennessee. She is currently pursuing her certification to become a certified veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP).
Elizabeth and her husband recently relocated to Florida, where they plan to set their roots. They currently share their home with a 6-year-old Australian White's Tree frog name Parker. Elizabeth is a lover of all animals, with a special place in her heart for huskies. When Elizabeth is not working you can most likely find her outside stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, biking, swimming at the beach, running, boating, hiking .... being active in some way. She also cherishes time spent with her husband, family, and friends.
I am a South Florida native who spent many years in the Northeast before moving back to the “no snow zone”. After 20+ years in human healthcare, I decided to focus on the more technical aspects of care and graduated from Indian River State College with an associate degree in electronics engineering technology, including biomedical electronics and photonics (the science of light). Fast forward a few years, and the experience of nursing several of my dogs through various illnesses and end of life care led me to change focus from providing human care to animal care. Along the way I have obtained training in companion animal laser therapy, canine Hospice and Palliative Care, Pet First Aid, and CPR. I enjoy exploring the beautiful outdoors with my husband and our 2 “grey muzzles”, Ralphie & Lola.