Dr. Tacy Rupp moved from the northeast to south Florida in 2000. Seeking refuge from the northern winters, she joined the specialty medical care field here and was the first board-certified veterinary cardiologist based in south Florida. She established the Veterinary Cardiopulmonary Care Center in 2007 and has provided compassionate cardiac care in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties ever since. Dr Rupp also has a special interest in advanced pulmonary medicine and offers complete respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic care.
Dr. Rupp received her DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She performed a small animal internship at North Carolina State Veterinary Teaching Hospital, then returned to The Ohio State University to complete her residency in Cardiology and her Master of Science degree. She remained at Ohio State while serving as a clinical instructor, sharing her passion for cardiology through teaching cardiology to veterinary students.
Dr. Rupp has a menagerie of pets – dogs, cats, birds, a guinea pig, and a rat. This is, in part, thanks to her husband, Dr. Greg Rupp (also a veterinarian) and to her son, another enthusiastic animal lover!
Dr. Machen grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science at the University of Utah in 2003 and received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2009. Dr. Machen spent a year as a rotating intern at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey before completing a 4 year Cardiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She decided to come back to Florida to be near family and the ocean, and has been with VCCC since 2014. Dr. Machen and her husband Kevin share their home with 2 rescue dogs, Sprout and Pitch. She spends her free time discussing getting back into horses, watching Gator sports and being on or in the ocean as much as possible!
Michelle Crall is one of our Client Service Representatives who joined our team in March 2016. She attended Indian River State College and Ultrasound Medical Institute. Michelle feels privileged to help our clients and patients and to be able to work with a team that is dedicated to making a difference.
Prior to joining our team she worked in the legal and real estate industries. She is a mother of four girls who keep her on her toes. In her spare time she loves to dance, spend time in the outdoors and be involved with her church and community.
Noal is one of our Veterinary Technicians who brings to our team over 25 years of experience. He joined our team in August 2016. He has worked in general practice, specialty medicine including Internal Medicine, Radiology, and Emergency / Critical Care. Noal enjoys learning the intricacies of cardiology and is always happy to help our patients and pet parents.
In his spare time Noal enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Nicole, and their pack of 4 dogs: Cora, a Lhasa Apso; Barley, a miniature Australian Shepherd; Hughie, an American Bulldog; and Fourest, a Terrier mix. He and his wife are passionate animal advocates who foster dogs with a local non-profit organization. Noal is also an avid homebrewer and fisherman who enjoys cultivating his aquaponics garden and fish farm!
Kimberly is one of our Veterinary Technicians who joined our team in 2016. She has over 16 years experience in veterinary medicine. Kimberly was born in south Florida and lives in Wellington with her family (husband and two dogs, Betty and Mona), who have invested many years in supporting her compassion and dedication to all of her patients and their families. In her free time she loves spending it outdoor, running, gardening, swimming, or just relaxing!
Alex is the Practice Administrator for VetCCC who joined our team in October 2016. He was born and raised in New Jersey and has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for over 10 years. Alex has worked in general practice, specialty medicine including emergency / critical care, anesthesia and academia. He has a special interest in marketing, public relations and teaching.
Alex shares his home with his dog Tito and in his spare time he enjoys spending quality time with his family, taking Tito to the dog parks, going to the beach, bike riding and going to the movies.
Palesia is one of our talented and compassionate Veterinary Technicians and Assistant Manager. She joined us in November 2014. Palesia has been in the veterinary field for over 9 years. She was born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida. Palesia attended Florida Agricultural Mechanical University for journalism. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, attending concerts and spending quality time with her family.
Ashley is one of our Client Service Representatives/Administrative Assistant. She was born and raised in South Florida. Ashley attended Coastal Carolina College for her Associate’s Degree in Science. She joined us in August 2014. Ashley is constantly striving to improve the quality of customer care for our practice and manages our social media. Ashley has a 6 year young boxer named Cooper. Outside of work, Ashley spends a lot of time snuggling with her dog, at the beach and with her family.
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