Dr. Jennifer Salpeter
Dr Salpeter started Brick City Cat Hospital in April 2000 to offer the only cat exclusive veterinary care facility in Marion County. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1989. While at the University, she did research in medical microbiology and immunology. She received her under graduate Biology degree from Tulane University graduating with high honors in 1984. Prior to Brick City Cat Hospital, she worked for 10 years at Ocala Veterinary Hospital and part time for 1 year at All Cat Heath Care Clinic in Gainesville, Florida.
While at Brick City Cat Hospital, she helped Dr Gookin publish the 1st paper on Histiologic Features of Associated with Tritrichomonas Foetus Colitis in Domestic Cats- helping to uncover an emerging cause of diarrhea in young cats. In addition, she has contributed to research in Histiocytic diseases in Cat at the University of California Davis.
She loves all aspect of feline medicine but focuses on internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, and cardiology. She is a member of the local Marion Veterinary Medical Association, a founding board member of PETS-(Pet Emergency Treatment Service)- the organization of local veterinarians that was formed to bring an after hours emergency clinic to our county in association with the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Assocation, American Veterinary Medical Association and The American Association of Feline Practitioners.
She lives in Ocala with her Husband, Herb,- her children, dog and 2 cats.
Dr. Tecla Myrick
Dr. Myrick and her family moved to Ocala from Gainesville, FL in 2015, and is delighted to be on the BCCH team. She is a 1994 graduate of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and member of the Alpha Psi Veterinary honor fraternity. She taught veterinary students about shelter medicine and surgical techniques at the UF CVM Veterinary Community Outreach Program. Feline medicine and behavior, shelter medicine, and teaching are a few topics she is passionate about. She prioritizes veterinary treatment to balance diagnostics with quality of life that includes both feline and human family members.
She and her husband reside in Ocala and have two daughters, 3 dogs, and 1 guinea pig. (Her husband is allergic to cats so she loves coming to BCCH and getting her "feline fix".) She enjoys hiking with her dogs and biking on the Santos trail.
Specialist Doctors and Services
We are excited and fortunate to have these specialists come to Brick City by appointment to expand our services and use their expertise for our patients health needs.
Dr. Isis Sanchez: Surgeon
Dr. Sanchez performs specialized surgery as needed here at Brick City Cat Hospital. She practices exclusively in referral surgical services, traveling to many clinics in the North Central Florida region.
Her chief areas of interest are in plastics and reconstruction, oncologic surgery, wound management, urologic surgery, and cardio-thoracic surgery. She received her undergraduate degree at Utah State University and her DVM at the University of Florida in 1982. After interning at UC Davis and being a Surgical Resident at Auburn University, she received her Master of Sciences in Veterinary Surgery at Auburn, and a Diplomate from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991. From 1997 to 2000 Dr. Sanchez was Chief of a Soft-Tissue Surgical Service at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York, NY. While there she taught small animal surgery and received the Carola Warburg Rothschild Human/Animal Bond Award. She was certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2014, and studied therapeutic massage and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Sanchez enjoys hiking, backpacking, reading, fencing, swimming, and rowing. She has hiked on all the major mountains along the Cascade Range. Her children are Pancho, a Chihuahua mix, and Muddy, a Siamese mix, both of whom are rescues. Throughout her career Dr. Sanchez has worked with multiple rescue organizations performing pro bono surgery to help homeless animals rehabilitate and find good homes.
Dr. Davin J. Borde, D.V.M.: Cardiology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Dr. Borde is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.
He completed a three year cardiology residency at the Veterinary Heart Institute and has written several book chapters and lectured across the United States and the Caribbean.
Dr. Suzanne Brannan, DVM, CVA: Acupuncture
Dr. Brannan graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. In 2004, she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, completing the Small Animal Acupuncture course at the Chi Institute. Dr. Brannan has continued her education in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) completing courses in Herbal medicine, Food Therapy, and Tui-na at the Chi Institute.
She is currently on faculty at the Chi Institute and working on her Master's degree in TCVM. When not teaching or working as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association of TCVM, she enjoys treating patients in her house call acupuncture practice, gardening, and spending time with her family and pets.