LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital in Cooper City is a group of board-certified doctors who represent a collaborative effort between individual specialty practices to provide comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate referral services to primary care veterinarians and their clients. LeadER believes in the group approach, and we readily utilize the expertise of all of our specialists in challenging cases. Furthermore, we believe that our animal hospital is an extension of the professional and compassionate care that you receive from your primary veterinarian. We are committed to open and full communication both before and after patient evaluation.


Our Board Certified Specialists

Jason E. Horgan, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC, Medical Director

Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery), Diplomate, ACVECC (Emergency & Critical Care Services)

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Karen Marin, DVM

Practice Limited to Surgery

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Nick A. Schroeder, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

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Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Internal Medicine)

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Armando Villamil, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Oncology)

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LeeAnn Ablin, DVM

Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery), CCRP, Certified Veterinary Acupuncture

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Marco Ruffato, DVM, DACVAA, cVMA

Diplomate, ACVAA (Anesthesiology)

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Stavros Pavlides, BVetMed

Diplomate, DACVECC (Critical Care)

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Our Services

LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital offers the most highly skilled and comprehensive array of veterinary specialists under one roof along with advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment. LeadER offers cutting-edge specialty services including but not limited to:

  • Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • Balloon dilation for pulmonic stenosis and esophageal strictures
  • CT, Ultrasound and digital radiography 
  • Endoscopic and rhinoscopic procedures
  • Radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Fluoroscopy/tracheal stent implantation
  • Intensity modulated radiation treatment
  • Long-term ventilator therapy
  • Radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Ultrasonic surgical aspirator for brain and spinal surgery
  • Limb-sparing surgery
  • Advanced orthopedic surgical procedures
  • (Arthroscopy, fracture fixation, and TPLO)