Our Compassionate Veterinary Team in Homestead, FL


Arthur Greene


Medical Director, Primary Veterinarian

Dr. Arthur Greene was always fascinated by puzzles while growing up, and he adored the company of any animal he happened to come across. As he got older, his love of biology started to blossom. What better way to combine his passion for science and his love of pets, he thought, than by working in the veterinary field? Dr. Greene’s dream never wavered—now, he’s the owner and primary veterinarian here at Homestead Animal Hospital!

Originally from New York City, Dr. Greene obtained his DVM degree from a university in Italy before returning stateside to begin his career. He joined the Homestead Animal Hospital family in the summer of 2001 and has been caring for the area’s pets and animal parents here ever since. Dr. Greene is particularly fond of using the clinic’s therapeutic services—including the hyperbaric chamber and therapeutic laser—to change patients’ lives for the better. He’s especially proud when he’s able to help therapy animals who in turn provide services for special-needs children.

Dr. Greene is married and has two wonderful children. The family shares their home with Gracie, a miniature Schnauzer; a young Chihuahua named Abel who was born without front limbs; a Calico cat who goes by Cali; Tucker the Siamese mix; a pair of parakeets; and several tropical fish.

When he isn’t spending time with family or tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Dr. Greene enjoys skiing—he had some of his best runs in the Italian Alps during his time in veterinary school!—and also likes camping, quilting, and antiquing.

Arthur Greene



He attended University of Veracruz, where he earned his degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics in Mexico and received his D.V.M. in 1986. Dr. Toledo practiced small and large animal medicine in the central area of Mexico for 3 years. He then came to the United States where he received full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to practice Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He is married to Annette, and has two beautiful children, together with 5 dogs, named Batman, Felix, Trixie, Champ and May, all rescued. He enjoys running, mountain biking, racquetball and spending precious time with his kids and wife.

Arthur Greene



Dr. Nicole Leventhal was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami, and her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, surgery, and pathology.

In her free time, Dr. Leventhal enjoys spending time with her family, friends, orange cat (Kyo), and rescue dog (Rocky). She has a passion for the outdoors and science fiction. She also loves running, tennis, and pickleball.


Yisel Perez


Practice Manager

Yisel has always been interested in medicine and is a true people person—she went to school to become a massage therapist and help others through the power of touch. Eventually, though, she realized that something was missing. When the time came to seek another opportunity, Yisel thought about another passion of hers: animals. A career in the veterinary world was the perfect fit!

Yisel is from San Bernardino, California, and first joined the Homestead Animal Hospital family in the spring of 2008 after being referred by a fellow staff member. She started as a Client Service Representative before becoming Receptionist Manager, then moved into her current position of Office Manager for the clinic.

Outside of work, Yisel enjoys fishing, spending time with family, and doting on her own pet at home, Chloe.


Cynthia De La Paz


Lead Veterinary Tech

Cynthia grew up right here in Homestead, and her family always kept pets around the house. She spent hours alongside her beloved animal companions, but she never imagined that she would one day work hands-on with pets every day as a veterinary professional! But Cynthia gets to do just that—she’s a Veterinary Technician with the Homestead Animal Hospital family.

Cynthia first started here at the clinic as a Boarding Specialist in March of 2014. In 2018, she moved up to a Veterinary Technician position. She’s been helping pets and their owners in that capacity ever since! Cynthia’s favorite thing to do at the clinic is see clients and their pets one-on-one in the examination rooms, and she’s also fond of the constant learning experience her work provides.

Away from work, Cynthia likes spending her free time relaxing at the beach, swimming in the pool, and enjoying quality time with her family and pets. She has four cats at home named Simba, Dusty, Princess, and Omalley.



Lead Veterinary Tech

Viviana, a native of Homestead, Florida, has always possessed a deep affinity for animals. With eight years of experience in the veterinary industry, she has dedicated herself to the welfare and care of animals. Alongside her professional commitments, Viviana finds joy in various hobbies, including attending car events, engaging in bowling activities, watching movies, and cherishing quality time with her loved ones.

During her leisure moments, Viviana particularly enjoys the companionship of her two Belgian Malinois, Lola and Diesel, who have become an integral part of her life.

Ismael Hernandez


Surgical Veterinary Technician

Ismael was born in Habana Cuba and immigrated to the US when he was 8 yrs old. He has always had an interest in animals. He started working as a veterinary technician in 1993 and has stayed the field almost continuously since. In 2004 after many years of dog ownership and just about a full spectrum of dog breeds and mixes owned, he got his first Anatolian Shepperd, which lead him to seek more knowledge in dog behavior.  After completing an apprenticeship with J&K K9 academy, he can now offer patients and clients help with dogs that have behavioral issues.

He has extensive experience with some exotic pets, and has owned parrots and other hookbills as well as reptiles (snakes, monitor lizards). He has raised Nigerian Miniature goats and fowls. Currently he has a 4 dogs in his family. Sugar (Anatolian Shepperd), Cootter (Walker Hound), Scooby (West highland white ) and Elle, a boxer mix.

When he is not working at the Hospital or as a K9 behavioral modification, he likes to get out into nature and enjoy Airboating in the Everglades or flats fishing in Flamingo or anywhere outdoors.



Surgical Veterinary Technician

Hola I am Lizzete! I was born and raised in the state of Morelos, Mexico, where I studied Veterinary Medicine where I graduated in 2006 as a DVM.  I have always worked with small animals (cats and dogs).  In 2007 I obtained the degree of Master of Science in Biology, where I focused on the reproduction of mammary cancer.  In 2018, I moved to Homestead, and am happy to be part of the Homestead Animal Hospital family.  I am currently working towards obtaining my FL DVM License.

I am passionate about helping others and educating clients!



Veterinary Technician Assistant

Alexis, originally from Cuba, holds a deep passion for animals. With over nine years of experience in the veterinary industry, they continue to expand their knowledge and expertise, learning something new each day. During their free time, Alexis finds delight in playing soccer and football, and eating Flan!



Veterinary Technician Assistant

Anahi has a lifelong love for animals, particularly dogs. Dogs have held a special place in her heart since her childhood, and she cannot imagine a day without interacting with them. Whether she is at home, work, or visiting family and friends, Anahi always has a dog by her side. Currently, she owns five dogs named Max, Lilo, Opie, Loki, and Khalessi, as well as a hamster named Buddy.

With a year of experience in the industry, Anahi is actively pursuing a career as a Veterinarian. She is currently attending school to further her education in this field, aiming to achieve her professional goals in the near future.

In her free time, Anahi enjoys being outdoors, spending quality time with her loved ones, and engaging in the sport of volleyball.



Veterinary Technician Assistant

Alanna grew up in Alaska, cultivating a profound passion and affection for animals. From an early age, her family always welcomed pets into their home, fostering her aspiration to care for animals every single day. Alanna embarked on her professional journey as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic in Texas. Over time, she made the transition to a veterinary technician role, and she has been actively working in that capacity for approximately a year.

One aspect of her job that Alanna finds particularly rewarding is the ever-changing nature of each day. No two days are alike, and this dynamic environment allows her to play a role in healing and comforting her clients’ cherished pets. She has always held veterinarians in high regard, considering them to be the epitome of exceptional doctors who possess the unique ability to diagnose and treat their patients without direct communication from them.

Beyond her professional life, Alanna finds solace and joy in spending quality time with her beloved dog, Zola. Additionally, she nurtures her love for reading and indulges in exploring the outdoors whenever she can.

Client Service Representatives

Crisitn Ponce Rodriguez


Client Service Representative

Cristin always knew that she would love to work with animals, but she found herself in the foodservice industry by the time she became a member of the working world. She never forgot the innate passion she felt for animals and their well-being, though. When Cristin came across the opportunity to work in her dream field—veterinary medicine—she didn’t waste a moment! Now, she’s happy to serve pet owners and their loveable companions as a member of the hospital’s front-desk team.

Cristin is a native Floridian and first heard about an opening here at Homestead Animal Hospital through a friend of a friend. She joined the hospital family in early 2017 and has been a part of the team ever since. One of Cristin’s favorite aspects of her work is the opportunity she gets to meet all kinds of people and pets on a daily basis, and the most rewarding part of her job is seeing pets leave the clinic happier and healthier than when they arrived.

When she’s not here at the hospital, Cristin enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and pets at home. She and her husband share their lives with four cats—Leoncio, Simba, Porky, and Angus—as well as two dogs who go by Marlin and Terry.



Client Service Representative

Alicia, a native of Miami, ventured into the veterinary field in 2019 and has developed a deep affection for it ever since. While she holds a passion for veterinary medicine, she recently graduated from Miami-Dade College, where she obtained a degree in Criminal Justice Technology and Homeland Security. Aside from her professional pursuits, Alicia indulges in various hobbies such as fishing, shopping, and cherishing moments with her family. Her family extends to include two canine companions named Ryden and Mona, who hold a special place in her heart.

Boarding Staff



Boarding Specialist Manager

For Sam, working in veterinary medicine is a family affair. Members of her own family worked right here at Homestead Animal Hospital, and she always wanted to follow in their footsteps! Caring for as many animals as she possibly could is all that Sam has ever wanted to do, and she’s proud to now serve as a member of the hospital’s boarding staff.

Sam joined the Homestead Animal Hospital team shortly after graduating from high school, and she’s been here ever since. She loves to meet a wide variety of animal personalities every day, and she especially enjoys witnessing firsthand the special bonds between pets and their loving owners.

In her spare time, Sam can be found doting on her own dogs at home, playing video games, reading, or listening to music.

Jodi Foisette


Boarding Specialist

Jodi spent several years working as a cashier, but knew that her heart wasn’t really in her job. She wanted to do something she was truly passionate about. When the opportunity came up for her to work hands-on with animals, she knew that she had found the perfect fit! Jodi has been an animal-care professional ever since.

Jodi was born in New York but has lived in Florida for many years. She joined the Homestead Animal Hospital family in early 2010, and has been enjoying every moment since—she loves to make sure that all of the clinic’s boarding pets are comfortable and happy. Jodi also likes jumping in to help out the Technicians when needed, and finds that it’s an incredible learning experience every time.

Jodi’s interests outside of work include playing video games, watching television, listening to music, and doting on her own animal friends at home. She has three dogs: Vader, whose love and loyalty never fail to amaze Jodi; Kyra, whose favorite pastime is playing with her ball; and Pippy, who would sit in her mom’s lap all day if she could.



Boarding Specialist

Ailanys was born in Miami to a family of Cuban immigrants and moved across the state for many years before finally settling down in Homestead in 2014. From a young age, she harbored a strong desire to work in the veterinary field, but she lacked knowledge on where to begin her journey. In 2022, Ailanys graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center with a certification in Veterinary Assisting, granted by the FVMA. Shortly after her graduation, in June of 2022, she embarked on a new chapter at Homestead Animal Hospital, where she has been warmly embraced as a valued member of their family.

Ailanys takes great pride in caring for her numerous exotic animals, including geckos, frogs, and even tarantulas. She also adores her four beloved dogs—Miso, Kayla, Athena, and Sapphire—who bring an abundance of joy and excitement to her life.

During her leisure time, when Ailanys is not in the company of her family, she can be found tending to her other plants and animals, engaging in video games, immersing herself in music, exploring new hobbies, or simply dedicating time to her studies.

Hospital Maintenance

Patricia Serna


Hospital Maintenance

Patricia was born and raised in Colombia, and spent time around everything from dogs and cats to pigs and chickens while growing up. She’s adored animals ever since her earliest days! Now, Patricia is thrilled to work alongside animals and a team of pet-lovers just like herself every day.

After coming to the United States from Colombia, Patricia settled in West Virginia, getting her foot in the door of the animal-care world by pet-sitting whenever she could. After moving to Boston, Massachusetts and working in a plastics factory, the opportunity arose for her to relocate again. That’s when Patricia came to Florida and heard of an opening here at Homestead Animal Clinic through a friend of hers. She joined the clinic team in June of 2018 and hasn’t looked back since!

In her free time away from work, Patricia likes working on arts and crafts and spending time with her bird, Pacho, at home. Pacho is especially fond of singing at abnormal times—Patricia wakes up to his harmonies every single morning!

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At Homestead Animal Hospital, we strive to make a personal connection with each and every patient which allows us to provide the best care possible. You can count on us! We'll be here when you need us most.


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Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed


1250 N Flagler Ave
Homestead, FL 33030

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