About Crossroads Animal Hospital
Crossroads Animal Hospital at Kendall is a family-owned and operated full-service veterinarian hospital offering the highest quality care tailored to your pet's needs in an impeccable and friendly environment.

We are conveniently located in the Crossroads Shopping Center at the SE corner of Kendall Drive and S.W.117th Avenue in Miami, Florida. We are easily accessible from the Florida turnpike and surrounding neighborhoods.

Dr. Irving Lerner established our hospital in March of 1985 with a commitment to excellence in veterinary care. 

Our dedicated staff of pet lovers will care for your precious pet like they were part of our family.

Our Mission

Irving Lerner,  DVM

Dr. Lerner is a Miami native who graduated from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, it's third graduating class. His medical interest is in preventive medicine and surgery. He is also President of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation, http://sfvet.org.

Cindy, his wife of thirty-four years, is a licensed attorney and her greatest concern is serving the public interest. She has served our community in many capacities in the past and is currently the Mayor of the Village of Pinecrest. They have three grown children and a grandchild. 

The Lerners share their home with three dogs, Oscar, Topo Gigo, and Noodles and two cats, Simba and Kitty. 

"I care about my clients, their pets, and my staff. Most of my employees have been with me for many years which gives the practice stability and familiarity that our clients do appreciate. Being a veterinarian is special and with it comes much responsibility. Being able to serve people and their beloved pets is an honor and a privilege."
Meet Our Team
We aim to use our knowledge and skills for the benefit of our community and for our precious animal friends. 

We will succeed through the protection of animal health, the prevention of animal suffering, and the promotion of both public health and the human-animal bond.
Cecilia M. Gordon, DVM 

Dr. Gordon was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, completing her hands-on clinical training at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Dr. Gordon is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, having received her training at The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. 

Prior to leaving for vet school Dr. Gordon was employed by Crossroads Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician. We are proud to have her back, working with us as a doctor!

Dr. Gordon has a beautiful and very talented teenage daughter. She is currently owned by 2 dogs and 5 cats. 

She enjoys her spare time by spending it with her friends and family, reading, working out, and training for half marathons !

Suzy Gorlow - Office Manager 

Suzy has been a vital part of “Team Crossroads” since 1992. Most of our clients have spoken to her at one time or another and she can always be counted on to help them in whatever way she can. She has special interest in client education and tries to keep things flowing smoothly in the office.

Suzy is mom to a handsome son, and the keeper for the small zoo at her house. She has 2 Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian Mastiff), a Patterdale Terrier, a kitty named Cootus, a parrot named Big Bird, as well as 6 chickens and other assorted small birds. Her other hobbies include photography and spending time with her son and her dogs. 

You can visit her webpage to learn more about her dogs at www.tangaloafilabrasileiro.webs.com.

Andrea Marulanda - Receptionist 

Andrea has been with Crossroads since 2002. She is one of the friendly voices that you will hear on the phone when calling. She has been in the veterinary field since 1997.

Andrea is also known as our resident “momma cat”, managing to find time in her busy work schedule to bottle raise the orphaned kittens we get ready for adoption. 

In addition to being one of our full time receptionists, she is also a full time mom with 3 handsome boys! She shares her home with 2 rescued dogs, Vada and Arthur Milton Jackson, as well as her small colony of kitties! 

Her hobbies include being a baseball mom and teaching her dog Vada new tricks. 

Robin McCarthy - Technician 

Robin (aka “Mac”) has been with us since 2006. Having a passion for animals since being a young girl, she has been working in the veterinary field since 1999. You can feel confident that your pet is in good hands when under her care.

Robin enjoys assisting the doctors on the more challenging surgeries as well as being one of the technicians who perform dental cleanings to keep your pets teeth sparkling clean! 

She is owned by a few kitties, and in her spare time, her hobbies include cooking, gardening and fishing.

Claudia Lopez - Technician

Claudia (aka “Kitty”) joined the Crossroads family in 2011. She has been in the veterinary field since 2009 and spent several years prior to that volunteering for Zoo Miami and various animal shelters.  She is also our resident “Schnauzer Whisperer”. 

Claudia is currently working toward her CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) degree!

Claudia’s pack at home includes 2 Miniature Schnauzers, a Chinese Crested, and a swamp dog named Powerline. 

When she’s not working, she enjoys 4-wheeling, fishing, running and photography. 

Megan Upshaw - Technician

Megan is the newest addition to the Crossroads Family! She joined the team in 2013 after interning with us for several months. 

Megan graduated high school with her veterinary assistant certificate. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biology with the intention of attending veterinary school afterwards.

Before realizing her love for animals (particularly Cocker Spaniels) Megan was a gymnast, having much success on the balance beam. When she is not studying, she spends time snorkeling, boating, or just on the beach. 

Megan is owned by her 2 rescued Cocker Spaniels, Cassy and Juju Bee. They also share the house with a colony of cats too numerous to count! 

Sandi Banks - Technician

Sandi is an import from England. She's been working in the Veterinary field since 2001 & has been with Crossroads since 2005. 

Sandi is known as the Doxie whisperer due to her great love of dachshunds. She has a special interest in the nursing aspect, especially the senior patients or rescues who need extra care. She also has valuable experience in emergency & critical care & enjoys performing canine dental procedures.

Sandi loves living in South Florida & spending time with her family outdoors kayaking, fishing and biking. She is passionate about fostering for Dachshund Rescue South Florida. 

Sandi and her family have 2 miniature dachshunds of their own plus a Jack Russell Terrier and a black Lab.

Robin Kramer - Kennel Assistant

Robin is the longest member of “Team Crossroads”. She started working with Dr.Lerner in 1985, only 6 months after he opened the doors to Crossroads Animal Hospital. Chances are you have met her at least once. 

Robin loves taking good care of the boarders here at camp Crossroads, as well as lending a hand whenever and wherever needed. 

Robin is a proud mother to her daughter Ashley and they share their home with their dogs, Lucky Lady and Chewy, as well as their 2 cats, Boo and Mary. On her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, bicycling and she also loves to cook. 
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            11622 North Kendall Dr., Miami, FL 33176
Animal Hospital at Kendall

Crossroads Animal Hospital at Kendall
​11622 North Kendall Drive
Miami, Florida 33176

Phone (305) 279-2000

Family owned and operated since 1985
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Mon-Fri  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
       Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 
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Call (305) 279-2000