Redland Animal Hospital

Redland Animal Hospital is a full-service practice that strives to offer excellent care to our patients. We understand the uniqueness of each pet, and we are committed to working with each pet owner to help ensure his or her pet’s overall wellness. Our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment are important to the care we provide, but that is only part of our story. You and your pet will be treated with care, compassion, and professionalism, which are critical to the friendship we hope to build with you. Call today to learn about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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  • Mon: 8:00am - 7:30pm
  • Tues-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • G. Maureen Bushnell, DVM, Practice Owner


    Georgia Maureen Bushnell was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, the youngest of five daughters.  She grew up on the bank of the Bayou Teche in an area known for its love of family, good food and the beauty of nature.  While older sisters were away at school, Maureen's playmates were the family pets.  Patient cats were dressed as babies and pushed in doll carriages and loyal dogs were willing companions in many exciting adventures.

    College life brought Maureen to Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1979.  As a resident of Tennessee, she attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.

    Having been taught that a veterinarian's first year of practice sets the standards for the rest of her professional life, the new Dr. Bushnell desired to further her veterinary education and hone her skills in an academic environment.  She applied for and was fortunate enough to be awarded an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia.  The year was spent rotating through the medicine, surgical and emergency services leading a team of senior veterinary students while learning from Georgia's outstanding small animal faculty and staff.

    Finally ready for the "real world" of veterinary practice, Maureen moved first to Ft. Myers, Florida then finally to Miami in 1986.  In Miami she met and married her wonderful husband, Miami native Gary Haskin.  Their daughter, Taylor, is currently a college student.

    Maureen took a bit of time off from the practice of veterinary medicine during her pregnancy and Taylor's early years.  During this time the family moved to Redland, five months before Hurricane Andrew paid it a call.

    Arriving at Redland Animal Hospital in January 1993, Maureen worked only one day a week for the first two years.  She then worked part time for another two years before purchasing the practice in 1997.

    Maureen currently divides her time between the demands of veterinary practice and practice management, her family and friends, and activities ranging from boating and fishing to dog training and horses.  She is on the board of the South Florida Horse Show Association and is a member of the Miami-Dade County School's Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Committee.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1983
    Education:
    University of Georgia
  • Elizabeth Novy, DVM, Associate Veterinarian


    Dr. Elizabeth Novy, a Dallas native, graduated from Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation Dr. Novy moved to the west coast of Florida with her husband, working for four years in a small animal practice in Port Charlotte. In 2008, Dr. Novy moved to Miami and began providing relief veterinary services so she could care for her growing family. Dr. Novy's family consists of her three young children, an eight year old Boxer mix, a 2 year old Field Terrier and three cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kym Graham- Practice Manager

    Kym grew up on the west coast of Florida in the small town of Punta Gorda.  Her love of animals and the outdoors was obvious from a young age.  Whenever she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she enthusiastically replied a veterinarian!   
    Redland Animal Hospital became a part of Kym's life when she was searching for a veterinarian that she could entrust with the care of her pets and knew from the first time that she met Dr. Bushnell that her animals were in great hands.  She was offered a job in 2004 as a technician and was guided into a management position.  Caring for the animals and educating their owners is where her passion remains.      
    When Kym is not working her main source of entertainment is her son, Bryland.  In between all their outdoor activities they have fun with their three dogs, Mr. Nubbs, Shrek and Dixie, their cat Man Man.  They also do what they can to help foster stray dogs and find them forever homes with the help from This Is The Dog, a local rescue group.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Melissa Wilson-Management

    Melissa and her 4 siblings spent their childhood growing up in Winston-SalemN.C. During her early adulthood she moved to Cutler Ridge and has been a Floridian since 1996. Her lifetime love and passion for animals lead Melissa to obtain her Certified Veterinary assistant Accreditation in 1997. Through her journey in the field of Veterinary medicine she has made it a well declared one, including previously working at RAH from 2001 to 2006 as their head technician. Family is her priority as she loves and enjoys her husband and 8 year old son D.J. The furry and feathered family members are Rocky (Belgian Malanois), Merry (K9 mixed), Sparch (Shepherd-mix), Cloud (umbrella cockatoo), Mija (green winged macaw), and last but not least Zazu (African-grey). All of her animals were rescues that needed someone to love. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Jamie Accursio-Account Manager

    Jamie has lived in Homestead, Florida most of her life. She graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Family and Child Development. When she moved back to Homestead after finishing college, she found a growing passion for animals. She began working with a rescue organization called This is the Dog, which led her to become a client at Redland Animal Hospital. In 2013 she became an employee at RAH. She started off as a receptionist, then began working as a veterinary technician/assistant and now is our office manager.  She has one fur-baby, Abby, that she rescued in 2012. In September 2016, she welcomed her new pride and joy into her family, her daughter, Madison. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Roxana Rodriguez-Head Receptionist/Technician

    Roxie has been a part of Redland Animal Hospital since 2006. She was born and raised in Miami.  She has obtained a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, and when she's not helping those in need she's at RAH giving love and care to our four legged friends. Roxie has an immense amount of love and compassion for helping those in need. She provides continuous and consistent care.Roxie has experience and knowledge in all areas of our practice!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Jessie Canizares-Technician/Multi-media Director

    Jessie is a Miami native, born and bred in Kendall. She's been a veterinary technician since the tender age of 16. She shares her life with her partner and 2 cats; her black cat named Mouse and the love of her life her brown tabby named Chicken. She has various exotic animals from avian to reptiles. Jessie has a tender and special way with felines as they are her passion. She also worked in a specialty vet for felines for 2 years while living in georgia. She volunteers at various rescue organizations.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Brittney Del Rio-Certified Veterinary Technician

    Brittney was born and raised in miami, Fl and has always had a passion for animals. She recently graduated from the Miami Dade Veterinary Technology program and expects to take the VTNE in November to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Brittney also has an A.A. in Pre-veterinary medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine from laboratory diagnostics, surgery, dentals, and x-rays to patient-client interaction. Prior to becoming a part of Redland Animal Hospital, Brittney was once a client at RAH and enjoyed the quality and care provided by the staff and doctors so much that she decided to join the team. Brittney also plans on continuing her education to pursue a career as a Veterinarian.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 04, 2017