Dr. Michael Pegelow, DVM
Dr. Michael Pegelow graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with a degree in Zoology with honors. In 2004 he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree also at the University of Florida. He began practicing at Dixie Animal Hospital in 2004. Dr. Pegelow’s professional specialties include veterinary dermatology, dentistry, and internal medicine. When he is not caring for animals at the hospital, Dr. Pegelow enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, daughter, and son. His family also includes an adopted terrier mix named Chewie and a three cats named Rocky, Spot and Data.
Dr. Pegelow also runs the animal adoption program at Dixie Animal Hospital which has found homes for more than 400 cats and dogs since 2006!
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA)
- South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA)
Dr. Jane Smiley, DVM
Dr. Jane Smiley hails from the beautiful city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her family had many pets through the years, and Dr. Smiley also made her rounds of her neighborhood after school every day visiting the dogs who seemed to be neglected and lonely. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in biology and theology in 1993. She graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Smiley then went to Texas for a year-long internship at a specialty/emergency veterinary hospital. That is where she adopted Scooter, an orange tabby and white kitten with severe physical deformities who nevertheless had a big heart, a big personality, and a lot of gusto for life.
Since finishing her internship Dr. Smiley has lived in Cincinnati, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, Berkeley, and Toronto. She earned a master’s degree in theology from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2006, and she is currently working on a Ph.D. in theology at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
When she’s not working as a veterinarian, Dr. Smiley spends much of her time studying and writing for her Ph.D. She also does a lot of bike riding, rollerblading, and swimming. And she enjoys going to the symphony, visiting art museums, and taking her crazy-overgrown-Yorkie-mutt Charlie to the dog park!
Dr. Georgette Servito, DVM
Dr. Georgette Servito received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Servito has done various veterinary assignments since graduating, including providing relief veterinary work in Georgia and South Florida in both small animal practice and emergency clinics. She is a strong advocate for upholding the highest standards of veterinary medicine. With over 28 years in the animal medicine industry, Dr. Servito has made it her lifelong passion to provide the best medicine to meet each patients individual needs.
Dr. Sofia Gaviria, DVM
Dr. Sofia Gaviria is a Native Miamian who loves Miami culture, sights, and activities. Dr. G (as she is commonly referred to) graduated with honors from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She earned her Veterinary Doctorate from The University of Florida and completed a veterinary internship at a 24 hour hospital in Charlotte, NC. Dr. G has worked as a general practitioner for many years in Miami, providing personalized quality care for hundreds of dogs and cats. She has 4 furry children: 3 cats “Brooklyn, Misu, and Lucy” and 1 dog “Coco” who keep her home very lively. Dr. G lives a life of experience outside the vet clinic; she loves trying new things and has a multitude of hobbies including dancing, yoga, fitness, & travel.