Millie Rosales, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Millie Rosales graduated with a Bachelors of Biology and high honors from Florida International University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following graduation, she worked as a general practitioner in Miami for a non-profit small animal clinic. In 2003, Dr. Rosales returned to the University of Florida and completed a two year residency in the specialization of veterinary dermatology. Dr. Rosales is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), a distinction given only to practitioners who have achieved board certification in this specialty. She has also authored several articles and lectured at local and state veterinary associations. Dr. Rosales holds a primary interest in allergic and immune mediated skin conditions in dogs and cats; and chronic (recurrent) ear infections in dogs.
Dr. Rosales has established leadership roles in a variety of professional organizations:
- Past president of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA) from 2008-2010
- Served in the SFVMA board from 2008-2014 and chaired in various SFVMA committees: website, newsletter, social and continuing education
- Awarded the Gold Star by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for outstanding contributions to the SFVMA in 2008
- Served as a board member of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation from 2008-2014
- Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
Beyond her dermatology expertise, Dr. Rosales has a strong passion for the care and well-being of pets in shelters and rescue organizations. You will often find her supporting and advocating for local shelter and rescue groups, raising awareness on spaying/neutering and promoting the importance of pet adoption.
A native Miamian, Dr. Rosales values her roots and is fluent in English and Spanish enabling her to serve the Spanish speaking clients of the South Florida area. Away from the office, Dr. Rosales enjoys spending time with her family and daughter, doing yoga and art activities. She can sympathize with her clients as she also owns an allergic white American Bulldog.
Nicole Puerto is a Miami native. She has been a veterinary technician since graduation from Palmetto Senior High School in 2002. Her vast experience has been through hands-on learning in the field. Nicole has assisted veterinarians in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery and internal medicine. Nicole is Dr. Rosales’ main veterinary technician and manager. She always knew that helping animals was her passion and it is hard not to witness that when she is at work. Once you and your pet meet Nicole, you will be captivated by her warm heart, compassion and caring nature.
When not working, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching football. She is the proud owner of a cute, hairy mutt named Chewy, a street roamer named Gypsy, and two amazing cats named Yoda and Leia. They were all rescued and are a huge part of her life.
Caitlin Turndorf is a native Mainer. Her love and passion for animals started at a very young age. Caitlin pursued her interest in animals and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont. Caitlin escaped the cold and moved to Miami in 2009. Caitlin has taken her strong background in animal health and worked with exotic animals and domesticated pets. She worked for a few years at Jungle Island. Most recently she has worked as a technician for a general veterinary practice, a traveling surgeon and emergency medicine. She currently is one of the head technicians for the internal medicine service at Southeast Veterinary Referral Center. Caitlin is Dr. Rosales’ dermatology nurse at the South Miami location on Tuesday and Thursday. When not working, Caitlin likes to keep herself busy with her family, daughter and six pets (two guinea pigs, two cats and two dogs).