OUR TEAM

Veterinarians

Dr. Ted Oliver

Dr. Ted Oliver

Veterinarian

Hi, I’m Dr. Oliver, a graduate of the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine. I have been a practicing veterinarian for more than 20 years in the central Florida area. I enjoy all aspects of my job and look forward to helping you and your pets with all of their veterinary needs.

Dr. Raul Candelario

Dr. Raul Candelario

Veterinarian

Dr. Candelario is a graduate of the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine.  He did his clinical year at Michigan State University.  He joined the Newman team as a technician in 2018 and stayed on as a veterinarian after officially obtaining his license in March of 2019.  He has a love for animals and looks forward to helping you!

Dr. Ariel Smith

Dr. Ariel Smith

Veterinarian

Dr. Ariel Smith grew up in Lake Mary and graduated from Lake Mary High School.  She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.

Dr. Dario Pinzon

Dr. Dario Pinzon

Veterinarian

Dr. Pinzon was born in Colombia where he attended and graduated from vet school in 1996.  He moved to New Jersey after graduation and worked for a veterinary ophthalmologist for 10 years before moving to Florida in 2006.  Dr. Pinzon owned and operated his own mobile veterinary clinic in the Kissimmee area for 4 years and became part of the Newman Family in 2009.  In his free time, Dr. Pinzon and his wife enjoy traveling.  Together, they have 2 mixed breed canine children, Mateo and Poly.

Dr. Miok Lim

Dr. Miok Lim

Veterinarian

Dr. Joni Goldstein

Dr. Joni Goldstein

Veterinarian

Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  She moved to Central Florida after graduation and has been practicing veterinary medicine in the area ever since.  She has a special interest in emergency medicine and shelter medicine.  She currently lives in DeLand with her “special needs” cat SusieRoo and her dog Newton.  When not at work, she spends her time at the gym and reading.

Technicians

Carrie

Carrie

Hospital Manager

My name is Carrie. I’ve been employed with Newman Veterinary Centers since July of 2008. I have been working the veterinary field since 1993. I take pride in providing the best care possible for your pets and assuring you and your four-legged family member have a positive experience here at Newman Vets.

Amanda

Amanda

Technician

I have worked in the veterinary field since 2007 starting my career with the Air Force Military Police dogs in Guam.  I take great pride in caring for your beloved pets.  I truly love our clients’ fur babies as if they were my own!  When not caring for your furry friends, I am spending time with my 15 year old son Dominick and wonderful husband Lee.  We enjoy car shows, Hot Rod events and the Florida sunshine.  I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

Henry

Henry

Technician

Henry has been working in the animal medical field since moving to Florida in 2001.    She grew up in rural Missouri.  She has always had a passion for animals and some might say she was a “cat hoarder” by the age of 10.  She excels at strengthening the human-animal bond through client education.  (Word in the street is that she is a cat whisperer!)  Outside of saving animal lives, she’s an avid gardener and occasionally enjoys binge-watching documentaries.  Fun Fact:  Her real name is Melissa!!

Tara

Tara

Technician

Hi, my name is Tara and I’ve been working in the veterinary field since January of 2017 and have enjoyed every minute of it!  I have 4 fur babies of my own – 3 dogs Bella, Bender and Little Bear and 1 kitten Buddy Boy.  I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping care for your fur baby!

Elizabeth Z.

Elizabeth Z.

Technician

I have been working in the veterinary field for over 2 years.  I take pride in providing the best care possible.  Working with animals has always been a passion of mine and I am so excited to have a career doing so.  When I’m not working at Newman’s, I am busy being a mom to two little ones.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and your fur babies!

Jordan

Jordan

Technician

Jordan joined the Newman Family in 2017 and has been working as a veterinary technician since 2018, learning more and more every day. He can’t wait to work with you and your pet soon!

Melissa

Melissa

Technician

I have been a registered Veterinary Technician since 1992.  I started my career in California and move to Florida in 2010 when I started with Newman Veterinary Centers.  Since that time I have been a technician and practice manager for many of our clinics.  I also run a martial arts school with my husband David called Darkwolfmma in Orange City and made the decision last year to run our gym full time and scale back to a technician again with Newman Veterinary Centers. I am an avid Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor.  I have a “zoo” at home with 2 dogs “Chewie and Vader” 2 cats “Bill and Ted” 2 Gekkos “Gator and Mango” and 6 Ball Pythons “Vanessa, Shelby, Mr. Hetfield, King Julian, Callisto, and Elvira.  I have 2 awesome kids Alaina and Christian. I love taking care of your fur babies and have a special interest in dental procedures.  I am also Fear Free Certified and do my best to give your pet a stress free visit.

Carolina

Carolina

Technician

I have been in the Veterinary field for 6 years and at Newman’s for a little over 3 years. I truly love coming to work and have a particular interest in canine dentistry and critical care. At home I have a 4 year old daughter, a 1 year old son, 2 dogs, 1 cat and my children’s father.

Harold

Harold

Technician

Hi there! I’ve been in this field for 5 1/2 years now. As anybody can tell I LOVE animals with all my heart and I’m here to make your furry baby feel like home and feel better when he/she is sick. Come right up! We will welcome you always!

Elaine

Elaine

Technician

I’ve been working as a technician since graduating from a veterinary technician program in 2012.  I have been at Newman’s since March of 2018.  I am a true animal lover with 4 dogs and 4 cats at home ranging in ages from 6 months to 14 years.

Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H.

Technician

I’ve been a dedicated member to Newman Veterinary Center since 2008.  I have been in the veterinary field for 15 years now.  My interests in the field include intensive care, rehabilitation and preventative medicine.  I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

Noelia

Noelia

Technician

I moved in 2017 from Puerto Rico and have worked for Newman’s ever since.  I have been working in veterinary medicine since 2012 including working with exotic and primates.  I studied at the medical science campus in the University of Puerto Rico.  I am passionate about research and learning.  In my spare time, I love going to the beach, travelling and spending time with my family.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Technician

I’ve worked in the veterinary field for 5 years now.  I am originally from a small town in Wisconsin and I’m the definition of a crazy cat lady.  I have an exceptional love for all animals and like to spend my free time watching horror movies and visiting haunted places!

Adrienne

Adrienne

Technician

Hi, I’m Adrienne!  I’ve worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years as a groomer, receptionist, and technician.  I joined the Newman family in 2014 and there is no place I’d rather be than making sure our clients and their fur babies feel like a part of our family too.  When I’m not working, you can find me at home with my 2 dogs, 2 cats and my African Grey Parrot cheering on my Ohio State Buckeyes, out listening to live music or enjoying Florida’s great beaches.

Kennel Technician

Christina

Christina

Kennel Technician

College student. Animal lover. I have 5 cats, 2 dogs, 2 birds, and 2 rabbits. I’ve worked at Newman’s Veterinary for 1 year as a kennel technician. I’ve been interested in the medical field for a couple of years, so it’s amazing that I have the opportunity to work with and learn from such a passionate group of individuals. I can’t wait to get to know your pets.

Receptionists

Lani

Lani

Receptionist

I have been in the veterinary field since I was 18 years old.  I prefer emergency medicine and have worked on the night shift for several years.  I love pet rats and ferrets and my favorite breed are Schnauzers.

Sarah

Sarah

Receptionist

I am originally from a small town in Higganum, Connecticut but moved to Florida in 2012 with my husband and 2 dogs.  I have a love for all animals and enjoy going to the dog beach and spending time with my family and friends.

Julie

Julie

Receptionist

I’ve been working in the veterinary field since 2012 and I started working at Newman’s in the spring of 2018.  I currently share my home with Foxy (everyone’s favorite tripod) and several cats that Foxy would rather not acknowledge.

Jessica

Jessica

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Jessica.  I’ve been working in the veterinary industry since 2007.  I take great pride in ensuring that our patients and clients have a positive experience while here at our hospital.  When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family or soaking up the beautiful Florida sunshine.