Dr. Lisa Ciucci

Special interests include surgery and dentistry

Dr. Ciucci purchased Gardens Animal Hospital in 2015.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and relocated to Florida in 2009 with her family.


She is passionate about caring for all animals and has worked with many local animal rescue groups and volunteered her time at animal shelters.

Dr. Ciucci is happily married with two gorgeous kids one boy and one girl, a beagle named Jackson, a poodle named Triton, and a lab mix named Paisley.  She played volleyball at Southern Illinois University during her undergraduate studies and is also a proud Saluki.  


Dr. Elizabeth Whitsett

Special interests include dermatology, allergies, and behavior

Dr. Whitsett was born and raised in the beautiful Bluegrass State of Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University, where she studied music performance and pre-veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in 2014.


Following vet school, she moved to Florida to complete an internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, where she stayed for an additional year practicing emergency medicine. Dr. Whitsett is passionate about all species of animals and has years of experience working with wildlife and exotics as well as domestic dogs and cats.

Dr. Whitsett enjoys spending time with her husband, two beautiful babies, dogs, cats and chickens! She and her husband share a love for outdoor adventure sports such as rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, and kayaking.

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Dr. Alejandra Gonzalez

Special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry

Dr. Gonzalez was born in the city of eternal spring, Medellin, Colombia. She relocated to Miami with her family and graduated from the University of Miami in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.  She received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.  


Dr. Gonzalez has a particular fondness for geriatric patients, and she loves to educate her clients on ways to improve their quality of life.  She also enjoys forming long-lasting relationships with her patients and their families. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, taking numerous pictures of her three rescued dogs, kayaking, and dancing to Latin music.



Dr. Beth Keser

Special interests include surgery and dentistry

Dr. Keser is living her dream. At the age of 5 she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She is a 1997 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She comes to us as the former medical director of one of the largest high quality, high volume spay and neuter and wellness clinics in south Florida. She has over 20 years of small animal experience with a special interest in surgery & dentistry.

Dr. Keser has an affinity for shelter medicine, with compassion for geriatric hospice medicine.

In her off-time Dr. Keser loves spending time with her son, fiancé their, 17-year-old cat, and 3 rescue dogs one of which is a 3-legged Great Dane puppy. She loves to workout, go to the beach and is very active volunteering at her church.