Our Veterinarians

 

Dr. Laura Grigsby

 

About Dr. Grigsby
Dr. Laura Grigsby comes from Florence Alabama. She wanted to be a veterinarian since 1st grade. She graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and has been with Northlake Animal Hospital since. Her areas of interest are surgery, dentistry and preventative medicine. She is a member of the FVMA, AVMA, Palm Beach Veterinary Society and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association. She is the veterinary advisor for Genesis Assistance Dogs.
Dr. Grigsby is married to her high school sweetheart and has a son in San Diego in medical physics and a daughter who graduated in biology at FSU. She enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, fishing and her pets. She likes to swim with Indiana Jones (a golden retriever) and to play with her cats Jack Sparrow and Angel.
Fun Fact: Dr. Grigsby was once in a nationwide TV ad with Jack Nicklaus and the Bush’s Baked Beans dog. She counts this as her “15 minutes of fame.”

 

Dr. Jay Katz

 

About Dr. Katz
Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of an Old English Sheep Dog named Max as well as Healthy Pets Veterinary Care. Dr. Katz excels at working with dogs and cats – but loves seeing “pocket pets” and other exotics as well. He has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, pain management and senior care.
Dr. Katz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts in 2013. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Katz studied Philosophy, Religion and Art History at Boston University. After college, Dr. Katz’s near‐pathologic desire to pet every dog he sees drove him into veterinary medicine. In his spare time Dr. Katz enjoys traveling, yoga on the beach, basketball, soccer, scuba diving, enjoying the Florida sunshine and no longer having New England winter’s in his life.

Our Veterinary Team

 

 

Melissa

 

About Melissa
Hi, I’m Melissa and I was born in West Palm Beach but was raised in Muncie, Indiana. I went to the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology in November of 2014. I moved back to my hometown and became a certified veterinary technician in the state of Florida in March of 2015. I have experience with small animal, exotic, and large animal medicine. I have two senior rescue fur children, Danzig and Annie, and a bearded dragon, Harvey Dent. In my free time I love to go to the beach, the movies, and volunteer with animal rescue organizations.

 

Dawn

 

About Dawn
Hi, I’m Dawn and I’m the Client Service Manager for Northlake Animal Hospital.
I’ve been helping pet’s and their families at NLAH since 200. I work hard to give all our clients and patients personal attention, while sneaking as many extra treats to the furbabies at checkout as I can.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends and most importantly my furry family members – Gizmo, Armani and of course my kitty Bobbi Kristina.

 

Pat

 

About Pat
My name is Pat and I’ve been a veterinary technician for 30 years and still continue to enjoy helping animals on a daily basis. I am proud to have been working with Dr. Grigsby since 2009 and work very hard to make every animals experience here at Northlake Animal Hospital as calming and pleasant as possible.
I originally moved to Florida in 1982 with my husband, and am happy to have had him by my side for 40 years. Our cat Zippy, who unfortunately had his leg amputated at 8 weeks old, remains an essential addition to the family!

 

Esther

 

About Esther
Hello! I’m Esther and although I’m originally from North Carolina I have lived in Florida most of my life. I’ve been working in the veterinary industry for over 17 years and I’ve been with Northlake for 10 years as a Patient Care Advocate.
Outside of work, my interests lay with my family, which includes my husband of 30 years and our identical twin daughters – and 4 grandchildren!
At home I have a “golden child” named bugs (a cocker spaniel) and a frisky feline named Cow.

 

Tara

 

About Tara
Hi! I’m Tara and I’ve been a proud member of the Northlake Animal Hospital team since 2012, although I came with 7 years experience!
I was born and raised in South Florida although I lived in Tennessee for 7 years, working as a veterinary technician for both small and large animals.
I have always has a love for animals and knew I would wind up working in the veterinary field. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, boating, food festivals and going to Disney World as often as possible.

 

Tereza

 

About Tereza
Tereza is the newest addition to our team. She spent most of her life in Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She moved to North Palm at the end of 2012 with her 8 year old Lab mix, Mila. When she is not working, Tereza enjoys cooking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about joining our team and getting to know all our wonderful clients and their pets.

Dr. Laura Grigsby

Dr. Laura Grigsby comes from Florence Alabama. She wanted to be a veterinarian since 1st grade. She graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and has been with Northlake Animal Hospital since. Her areas of interest are surgery, dentistry and preventative medicine. She is a member of the FVMA, AVMA, Palm Beach Veterinary Society and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association. She is the veterinary advisor for Genesis Assistance Dogs. Dr. Grigsby is married to her high school sweetheart and has a son in San Diego in medical physics and a daughter who graduated in biology at FSU. She enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, fishing and her pets. She likes to swim with Indiana Jones (a golden retriever) and to play with her cats Jack Sparrow and Angel.

Fun Fact: Dr. Grigsby was once in a nationwide TV ad with Jack Nicklaus and the Bush’s Baked Beans dog. She counts this as her “15 minutes of fame."

Dr. Jay Katz

Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of an Old English Sheep Dog named Max as well as Healthy Pets Veterinary Care. Dr. Katz excels at working with dogs and cats – but loves seeing “pocket pets” and other exotics as well. He has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, pain management and senior care.
Dr. Katz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts in 2013. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Katz studied Philosophy, Religion and Art History at Boston University. After college, Dr. Katz’s near‐pathologic desire to pet every dog he sees drove him into veterinary medicine. In his spare time Dr. Katz enjoys traveling, yoga on the beach, basketball, soccer, scuba diving, enjoying the Florida sunshine and no longer having New England winter’s in his life.

Our Veterinary Team

Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa and I was born in West Palm Beach but was raised in Muncie, Indiana. I went to the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology in November of 2014. I moved back to my hometown and became a certified veterinary technician in the state of Florida in March of 2015. I have experience with small animal, exotic, and large animal medicine. I have two senior rescue fur children, Danzig and Annie, and a bearded dragon, Harvey Dent. In my free time I love to go to the beach, the movies, and volunteer with animal rescue organizations.

Dawn

Dawn is our client service manager. She has been at our hospital since 2000. Dawn works hard to give all our clients the personal attention they need in order to better the healthcare of their pets. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three dogs - Dolly Jean, Armani, Gizmo, and her cat, Cha Che.

Pat

Pat has worked as a veterinary technician for over 25 years now and continues to enjoy helping animals. She has a very special way with them and was pleased to join our staff in 2009. Pat came to Florida in 1982 with her husband. They have been together for 35 years. Their cat Zippy, who unfortunately had his leg amputated at 8 weeks, remains a welcome addition to their family.

Esther

Esther has been in the veterinary industry for over 10 years and is going on her fourth year with us as a Patient Care Advocate. She is originally from North Carolina, but has lived in Florida most of her life. Her interests lay with her family which includes her husband of 25 years and their identical twin daughters. Her granddaughter, Emily, is the newest addition to their family. She has her "golden child" at home, Bugs, her cocker spaniel and Precious, a beagle. Esther helps make up our great team here at Northlake Animal Hospital.

Tara

Hi! I’m Tara and I’ve been a proud member of the Northlake Animal Hospital team since 2012, although I came with 7 years experience! I was born and raised in South Florida although I lived in Tennessee for 7 years, working as a veterinary technician for both small and large animals. I have always has a love for animals and knew I would wind up working in the veterinary field. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, boating, food festivals and going to Disney World as often as possible.

Tereza

Tereza is the newest addition to our team. She spent most of her life in Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She moved to North Palm at the end of 2012 with her 8 year old Lab mix, Mila. When she is not working, Tereza enjoys cooking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about joining our team and getting to know all our wonderful clients and their pets.