Azaliah “Liah” Breuer: Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor
Azaliah Breuer has been working at Dixie Animal Hospital since January of 2007 but has been in the veterinary field for about 13 years. She became the Assistant Supervisor to the Laboratory and Kennel in March of 2013 and then the Laboratory and Kennel Supervisor in May of 2015. Her love for animals came from her upbringing in Puerto Rico where she grew up taking care of pigs, cows, donkeys, horses and other farm animals. Along with a happy family, “Liah” cares for multiple animals including three dogs (Bowser, Tic Tac, and Pez), two cats (Saki and Mango), a mouse named Fuzzy and a ball python name Mousie. She enjoys many water sports such as kayaking and extending her animal care knowledge as a pet sitter for many of our clients.
Matthew Weich: Assistant Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator
Matthew Weich is a homebred Miami native, who expresses so with his various activities. He started working at Dixie Animal Hospital in January of 2010, working his way up to Assistant Laboratory and Kennel Supervisor as of May of 2015. Matt shares ownership of four rescued pets; a Jack Russel mix named Bandit, Nanette a Ridgeback mix and two cats named Samson and Gizmo. His true passion is photography, currently undertaking an apprenticeship when he is not working with us. His love for Miami is expressed through his photographic works, often opting for pictures of the many scenes in the area. Matt’s devotion to Miami is also evident in his fondness for the Miami Marlins.
Antinique Chinn: Assistant Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor
Antinique Chinn joined Dixie Animal Hospital in August of 2013 but has been working in the animal health industry for the past 10 years. With her hard work and commitment to our facility, Antinique's efforts earned her the title of Assistant Technician Supervisor in August of 2016. A Miami native, Antinique graduated from Miami Edison Senior High in 2001 and then graduated from The English Center in 2003 with a Veterinary Assisting Certificate. She spent the last 10 years working for Animal Emergency Clinic taking care of multiple critical care patients each day! While Antinique enjoys working with animals and coming to work daily, she uses her off time to relax in the sun often choosing to go day fishing for the local delicacies. Antinique does not currently have any pets but spends affectionate time with the kittens we have for adoption here at the clinic, contemplating whether or not to take one home.
Vicki Schuling has been proudly working at Dixie Animal Hospital since 1971. Prior to living and working in South Florida she grew up in Elizabeth, Colorado where she began her love for animals. Out west she worked with large animal veterinarians taking a special interest in horses. Vicki remembers, in detail, the events of Hurricane Andrew as it tore through Dixie Animal Hospital and was an integral part of the rebuilding process. When she is not spreading her love for animals around the hospital she enjoys gardening and working on art projects including painting animal portraits and designing ostrich eggs. Vicki has four cats of her own (Stud, Honey, Sweet Pea, and Scooter) and often takes care of many of our clients cats while they are away, treating them as her own.
Jules Kreisberg, CVT
Jules Kreisberg joined the Dixie Animal Hospital team in September 2014. Prior to joining Dixie Animal Hospital, Jules graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Miami Dade College in July 2014. She has since earned the title of Certified Veterinary Technician; CVT. Her passion for animals has been her driving factor in pursuing veterinary medicine. In the past, she has volunteered with the Cat Network, assisting them with their Meow Mobile. Jules also spent time volunteering at Zoo Miami with the children's Summer Camp program. She owns one Boston terrier named Dexter who is extremely spoiled, but hopes to bring more Boston terriers into her life in the future. With her free time, Jules enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, reading, and going to concerts. She enjoys traveling to far-away lands such as Ireland, and hopes to continue to travel in the future, particularly to her dream destination, Italy.
Chris Kostic, CVA
Chris Kostic joined the Dixie Animal Hospital team in July of 2015, but has been volunteering at Dixie Animal Hospital for several years. Chris is currently a Biology Major at Miami-Dade College. He has a passion for exotic animals. He wishes to become a Veterinarian specializing in exotics. Chris has a spoiled cat named Gator and five geckos named Timmy, Daytona, Treix, Grand, and Sunshined Speckle Monster. When he is not studying or working at Dixie Animal Hospital he likes to play video games and hang out with friends.
Jesse joined Dixie Animal hospital in September 2016 but has been working in the animal health industry for the past 6 years. Jesse is currently a Biology major at Miami-Dade College on his way to earning his nursing degree making him one step closer to achieving his M.D. In the past, he has volunteered at Friends Forever Rescue assisting with hospital care. He will stop at nothing to help all pets ill or injured. His unrestricted love and passion for animals keeps him motivated to move forward and overcome all obstacles. He owns two spoiled Labrador Retrievers name Leo and Lily. With his free time, Jesse enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Claudia Gutierrez is relatively new to working in the animal industry, working in various sectors since June of 2017, but has aspirations of becoming a veterinarian. Claudia has been working with Dixie Animal Hospital since December of 2018. She was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico before moving to Miami to pursue opportunities in veterinary medicine, following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Surrounded by animals since a young age, Claudia has always had a passion for the animal kingdom and the conservation of different species. With her recent position title of 'Nurse', it has filled her with a sense of purpose. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Environment Studies at Florida International University where she is a member of the Pre-Veterinary Society. With the Pre-Vet Society, Claudia volunteers for community-driven events such as the CATTI event, SPCA volunteering and Dumond Conservancy. She was also recently accepted into a zoo veterinary medicine program being held during the summer in South Africa. As a natural pet lover, Claudia is a pet parent to five animals; a Siberian Husky named Boston, a German Shepherd named Agatha, a Golden Retriever named Savannah, a Basset Hound named Fiona, and a Persian cat named Simba.
Alexis Andre has been a veterinary nurse for 3 years and loves how rewarding it is to help care for other people’s furry family members. She recently began working with Dixie Animal Hospital in February of 2019. Alexis was born and raised in Miami. Animals have been her passion for as long as she can remember; she has worked with and helped raise several exotic animals including primates, reptiles, and big cats such as lions, tigers, jaguars, and even ligers. Currently Alexis has a dog named Nala and 2 cats named Camo and Aurora who are extremely spoiled. In her free time Alexis enjoys boating, fishing, or anything outdoors.