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Welcome to Crossroads Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Miami,FL
Call us at (305)-279-2000

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (305)-279-2000!

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At Crossroads we are all pet lovers at heart.

We know that sharing our home with our pets can be an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience.

This is why we treat your pets as integral members of your family and deserving of our best care and commitment.

We offer traditional medical, surgical and dental therapies as well as integrated therapies such as laser and acupuncture.

We take pride in our 29 years of service to our community with a friendly, supportive and professional staff trained in the highest standards of veterinary care.

The doctors at Crossroads are trained and experienced in providing preventive and urgent care for all the stages of your pet's life.

At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Irving Lerner
Miami Veterinarian | Crossroads Animal Hospital | (305)-279-2000

11622 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33176

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Irving Lerner, DVM
    Veterinarian

    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.

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  • Dr.
    Cecilia G. Mendez, DVM
    Veterinarian

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Claudia Trocine
    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”.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "This place is the best one in Miami.
    All the staff is wonderful. Thank you for your love and help for our furry family. Costi (RIP) Bobo, Grecca and Oskar"
    Anne I
  • "Since we moved to South Florida they have been taking care of our babies. They are straight forward and honest. Great and knowledgeable staff."
    Jose A.
  • "I've been going to this office 28 years and would recommend it without hesitation. They have a knowledgable and loving staff. Two of the most talented vets around. Love this place!"
    Rose B.

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed