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. Michael Pabon is originally from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. He obtained his DVM from the University of Georgia and then completed a small animal rotating internship at Purdue University. His partner in crime is a very sweet and energetic Australian Cattle Dog mix named Luke. Dr. Pabon has a strong interest in cardiology and is excited to be part of the VCCC team.
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.
Ashley joined us in 2014 as a Client Service Representative She is now our Client Service Supervisor. She was born and raised in South Florida. Ashley attended Coastal Carolina College for her Associate’s Degree in Science. She is constantly striving to improve the quality of customer care for our practice and manages our social media. Ashley is fortunate enough to be the mom to a wonderful little boy, two cats, KeeKee and Storm Trooper. As well as a few amazing dogs, Cooper, Randy, Girl, Whitey, Roach, and Pistol. Outside of work, Ashley spends a lot of time with her family, snuggling with her dogs and cats, at the beach or outside!
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.
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 currently resides in south Florida with her husband, her dog Moana and cat Penny. All 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!
Jackson Bucher worked in veterinary medicine for over 6 years before making the switch from general practice to cardiology in August of 2018. Born and raised in Charleston, SC, he combines some south hospitality with his thirst for knowledge to everything he does.
In his free time, he enjoys cooking, archery, and finding every dog friendly stop to take his Flat Coated Retrieve, Malcolm.
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!
Nandanie is one of our Client Service Representatives. She was born in New York and raised in South Florida. Nandanie attended Sanford Brown College for her Associate’s Degree in Science / Veterinary Science . She joined us in June 2018. Nandanie has a 2 year young precious Pit Bull named Nala, a 10 year young attentive Maltipoo named Cuddles and a devilishly cute 2 years young black cat named Damian . Outside of work, Nandanie spends a lot of time hanging out with her fur babies and family enjoying the Florida sunshine!