Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Expert treatment. Compassionate care.

Thorough. Careful. Talented. This is a team of driven veterinary behavioral experts united by one mission: taking care of your pet the way we would take care of our own. Improving the quality of your life together. For today and tomorrow.

Dr. Lisa Radosta

Dr. Lisa Radosta

Fear Free Certified

DACVB, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist

Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, she worked as a primary care veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. She completed a 3-year residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and passed the board examination later that year. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row. 

In 2005, she went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to volunteer in the efforts to help animals stranded by Hurricane Katrina. She has owned Florida Veterinary Behavior Service since 2007.

Dr. Radosta is a sought-after national and international speaker. She has written chapters for textbooks including Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat; Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics. 

She has published scientific research articles in Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science, The Veterinary Journal, and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior and written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, and AAHA Newstat. She is the section editor for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She served on the Fear Free Advisory Board and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force. 

Interviews with Dr. Radosta have been published in: Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, O Magazine, Catster, Good Housekeeping, Sun Sentinel, Washington Post, Real Simple, WebMD, and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, News Channel 25 (West Palm Beach, WPBF), Mitch Wilder’s Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, News Channel 10 (Miami, ABC), and Steve Dale’s Pet Talk.  

Dr. Radosta has participated in tracking, obedience, herding, and therapy dog work with personal dogs–always Rottweilers. Currently, she shares her life with a wonderful husband, Scott, and her daughter, Isabella as well as Maverick, her Labrador Retriever, and Chewie her cantankerous black cat.

Dr. Lisa Radosta is one of only 90 veterinary behaviorists in the world. She is also a world-class lecturer, author, and teacher who has helped hundreds of pets with emotional and behavioral issues. 

Dr. Alison Gerken

Dr. Alison Gerken

Fear Free Certified

Resident, Clinical Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Alison Gerken graduated from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. During veterinary school, she served as her Class President and as the President of the Behavior Medicine and Animal Welfare Club. Following veterinary school, she completed a one-year internship at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists where she then worked as an emergency clinician for another year.

Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Gerken pursued many adventures including working as an outdoor guide in Wyoming, teaching wildlife conservation in rural Africa, working as a zookeeper for several big cat sanctuaries, and coming face-to-face with a jaguar while backpacking solo in the jungles of Belize.

Dr. Gerken started her residency under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Radosta in 2019. She is accompanied on this journey by her two kitties, Hetch-Hetchy (pictured) and Lily, whose snuggles make studying so much more fun. 

Dr. Megan Petroff

Dr. Megan Petroff

Fear Free Certified

Resident, Clinical Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Petroff is a South Florida native, originally from Cooper City. She went to the University of Florida for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She graduated from veterinary school in 2015. She worked as a primary care veterinarian in the Stuart area after graduating from veterinary school. She worked as a relief veterinarian in 2017. She is well known in this area for practicing high-quality medicine with a Fear Free approach.

She recently won the AAFP young veterinarian scholar award in 2019. 

She shares her life with a senior dog, Tico. She has serious street cred in behavior as she has worked very hard on behavior modification with her own dog, Tico to help him to overcome his anxiety. She and Tico are one of the dog-handler teams that you will see on the Dog Nerds courses. 

​She loves SCUBA diving, surfing, watercolor painting, and spending time with her dogs.

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Dr. Pamela Colareta

Dr. Pamela Colareta

Fear Free Certified

Resident, Clinical Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Pamela Colareta graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, completing her clinical year at The Ohio State University.  

Following veterinary school, she pursued a one-year rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Dr. Colareta’s interest in behavior started when she adopted a very fearful puppy, named Hank. This led to working as a Veterinary Assistant for Dr. Radosta for 2 years prior to leaving for veterinary school. 

​Dr. Colareta shares her life with two dogs, one perfect cat, and a fiancé who shares her love of veterinary medicine. In her free time, she likes to surf, explore new places, and cuddle up with her cat and a good book.

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Dr. Erica Grier

Dr. Erica Grier

Resident, Clinical Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Grier is from Montreal and moved to the United States for veterinary medical school in 2016. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She then completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Purdue University before beginning her residency in behavior medicine.

Dr. Grier has always been fascinated by the way animals think and learn. She is an animal trainer certified through Karen Pryor Academy and has a special place in her heart for trick training and horseback riding. She loves seeing animals and people have fun learning together. 

Since moving to Florida, she and her partner have been enjoying the weather with their two pets – a Border Collie named Kipper and a cat named Babs.

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