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 2018. 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 in 2010.
Dr. Suarez attended the University of Florida, and she graduated in the top 20% of her class in 2015. Her areas of professional interest include soft-tissue surgery, emergency medicine, 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 is usually busy spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, who were born in 2019 and 2020 and keep her on her toes. She also is a dog mom to a Miniature Schnauzer rescue named Gracie (who comes to work with her every day), and a Bengal cat named Cafecito. Dr. Suarez also enjoys gardening (especially orchids), working on learning Spanish, and spending time outdoors and at the beach.
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.
Dr. Mariana Berruecos is an Associate Veterinarian at South Kendall Animal Hospital. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and double minors in chemistry and psychology. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2023 and graduated with Magna Cum Laude and a certificate in Shelter Medicine.
Her areas of professional interest include internal medicine, surgery, and preventative care. She is Fear Free certified, employing gentle and stress-reducing techniques to ensure that pets and their owners feel comfortable during their visits.
Dr. Berruecos is fluent in both English and Spanish having been born in Mexico City and spending her childhood in Mexico, Argentina, and Miami. Her love for both animals and science led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In her free time, Dr. Berruecos enjoys spending time with her family and her two Westies Roxy and Mia. She also loves yoga and outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, swimming, and going to the beach.