Originally from Grand Ledge, Michigan, Dr. Theresa Weir always wanted to move to Florida. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007 and moved here shortly after. Dr. Weir joined the South Kendall team in June of that same year, became the Medical Director in December 2017, and became the owner in 2020. Her areas of professional interest include feline medicine, dentistry, and surgery. Dr. Weir says that she has had a lifetime love of animals and enjoys interacting with clients, building relationships, and educating pet owners in order to help them provide better homes for their companion animals.
At home, Dr. Weir has two cats, Bones and Shu, and a dog named Dash. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, Finn and Liam, going to the beach, and in shore and beach fishing.
Dr. Angela Suarez is an Associate Veterinarian at South Kendall Animal Hospital and has been with the practice since September 2018.
Dr. Suarez was inspired to work in the veterinary field when she volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation center. She found herself always seeking more information and knowledge about the animals physically, mentally, and behaviorally. This natural curiosity translated to small animal medicine, and inspired Dr. Suarez to be the warmhearted and highly-experienced veterinarian she is today.
Born and raised on the Space Coast of Florida in the small town of Merritt Island, Dr. Angela Suarez knew she was going to live in a big city when she grew up. She attended the University of Miami and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and double minors in chemistry and psychology.
Dr. Suarez continued to pursue a career in canine and feline medicine at the University of Florida, and she graduated in the top 20% of her class in 2015. Her areas of professional interest in soft-tissue surgery and emergency medicine began developing early. Today, she also has professional interests in dermatology and dentistry. Above all, Dr. Suarez finds fulfillment in being able to help a sick or injured pet return to a life of health and happiness with their family.
Following graduation, Dr. Suarez completed an intensive one-year internship in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital to further develop her skills and strengthen her knowledge. When her internship was complete, she continued to work at the practice until she and her husband made the decision to return to Miami.
When Dr. Suarez is not seeing pets at South Kendall, she finds opportunity for self-care by working in the garden (especially with orchids) and upgrading her recently purchased home with her husband, spending time at the beach, relaxing with friends, and working on becoming fluent in Spanish (to keep up with her husband!)
She has three forever friends who call her mom; Cavalli, a Bengal cat she has had since her college years; Jason, a rescue Bengal cat; and Gracie, a rescue miniature schnauzer. Dr. Suarez met Gracie for the first time in 2013 when she was admitted to UF after being hit by a car. Following orthopedic surgery for a broken pelvis, Gracie was adopted by a rescue volunteer who unfortunately passed away in 2017. Gracie was a perfect fit for the Suarez family and now enjoys a lavish backyard with daily doses of hugs and kisses.
Dr. Diane McCombie is an Associate Veterinarian at South Kendall Animal Hospital. She attended the University of Miami majoring in both biology and marketing in 2011, and went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2015. Dr. McCombie completed a small animal internship at the Hollywood Animal Hospital, and her areas of professional interest include emergency and internal medicine.
Dr. McCombie believes her love of both animals and science was the perfect mix of passions which inspired her to become a veterinarian. In fact, one of her first veterinary experiences was at South Kendall Animal Hospital in 2009 as a volunteer. One of Dr. McCombie’s favorite parts of working in the veterinary field is improving the lives of animal patients and the families who care for them.
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Dr. McCombie now lives in Downtown Miami with her Beagle mix, Olive, orange tabby cat, Mango, and Siamese mix, Coconut. In her spare time, she enjoys any activity on the water. A fun fact about Dr. McCombie is that she can speak fluent Spanish!
Dr. Restrepo began working in the veterinary field in 2015 as a receptionist and eventually a veterinary assistant before she began vet school. Throughout her childhood, Dr. Restrepo spent her summers in Colombia visiting family and caring for horses and cows at a local barn. Those summers taught Dr. Restrepo about how much humans physically and emotionally depend on animals. Her passion for veterinary medicine bloomed from there and Dr. Restrepo knew she wanted to help improve the health and welfare of animals every day. Dr. Restrepo’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is providing quality care to her patients and creating lasting relationships with pets and their owners. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Dr. Restrepo lives with her fiancé and her hound dog named Louie and her cat named Lupita! In her free time, Dr. Restrepo enjoys gardening, reading, baking, and spending quality time with her family.
Located Southwest of Downtown Miami, directly off of U.S. Route 1. We are right below the Palmetto Golf Course.