Dr. Felz, graduated Veterinary School in 2000 from the University of Florida, having completed an externship at the Santa Barbara Zoo as well two externships at the prestigious Angell Memorial Veterinary Hospital in Boston, MA. The first was in cardiology and the second in wildlife & zoo medicine.
Dr. Felz also completed a rigorous Small Animal Medicine, Surgery & Emergency Medicine internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in South Florida. Over her 16 months, she was an integral part of their 17 doctor team. This internship also included regular rotations at Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists here in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Felz has spent many years in veterinary practices around Palm Beach County. In 2012, Dr. Felz accepted the opportunity to purchase Ibis Animal Hospital from the previous owner who was leaving the state.
Some of Dr. Felz’s professional interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, dermatology and sports medicine. She still works regular shifts at local Emergency Practices because she is passionate about helping pets in crisis. Dr. Felz also believes in giving back and is a strong supporter of local rescues.
In her private life she has many interests including her many pets, playing golf, traveling across this great nation with her family and cheering on her children at their sporting events.
Dr. Sando is originally from Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Rochester and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
Following graduation, she moved to South Florida and completed a small animal internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital with a heavy emphasis on emergency medicine.
Upon completion of her internship, she worked in primary care practice for a few years, Dr. Sando also works in emergency medicine.
In her off time she spends her time with her husband and two kids along with her dog Beau, an Australian shepherd and two cats.
Dr. Forrest “Woody” Hayes is a seasoned ultrasonographer. Prior to specializing in ultrasounds and endoscopy, Dr. Hayes owned a small animal practice for 16 years.
Dr. Hayes provides the clients & patients of Ibis Animal Hospital with his 14 years of experience in the use of ultrasonography for advanced diagnostics.
He is passionate about medicine, compassionate, and tireless in the pursuit of a diagnosis.
As one of our Senior Technicians, Angie takes direction directly from the Doctor on call, then leads our Veterinary team in accomplishing their given treatment plan.
She's lived in the Western Communities for more than 30 years & worked in the Veterinary field for nearly 25 of them. Dr. Felz & Angie have been good friends since 2000.
Angie shares her home with 2 Doberman Pinschers, Storm and Harley, and a super sweet Pekingese named Cujo. In her free time she loves fishing and buggy rides with her husband of 30 years and is a loving mother of two young men.
Leigh has been with the Ibis family since 2009 and has worked in the Veterinary field for over 22 years. She has been married 18 years and has three beautiful, talented daughters.
Leigh also shares her home with two wonderful rescue dogs, Bailey and Hanleigh. Bailey, is a Lab mix with the best personality. Her sister, Hanleigh, is extremely loving with just a touch of crazy mixed in.
Leigh prides herself in her work. She really enjoys helping people and their four legged babies alike. Leigh is thankful that the Veterinary field allows her to do what she loves and grateful that she gets to work with amazing people every day.
Jeff has a diverse background having owned & managed a number of businesses ranging from instruction to medical sales. His focus is on improving office efficiency
as well as achieving the highest levels of client satisfaction. He‘s always entertaining suggestions, new ideas, & striving to ensure that our clients feel absolutely taken care of in every aspect possible.
If you ever have anything you'd like us to consider to improve the patient or client experience, or an issue that needs to be addressed please contact Jeff or Dr. Felz.
Katie has had a great love for animals her entire life. She grew up in West Palm Beach and graduated from Wellington High school’s Pre-Veterinary Program in 2011.
After graduation, she started her career in veterinary medicine and joined Ibis Animal Hospital in 2015. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has certifications for both Equine & Canine Massage Therapy.
In her spare time she enjoys hunting, kayaking, paddleboarding and spending time with family and friends. Katie lives happily with her dog, Fancy, two cats, Charlie and Finn, and their very big brother, Moonshine, a 10 year old Quarter horse.
Oscar has been a professional dog trainer for over 28 years. He was trained in Europe and has acquired some of the best training techniques from abroad and here in the USA. His dog training school has imported many K9 officers for both the State Police and Sheriff Departments. He has also trained some top competitors in the United States.
He runs our In-Home Canine Training & will come right out to you for private sessions. Call the office and ask Jeff about our In-Home training for more info.