Surgery Team

Alex Padron

DVM, Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Alex Padron completed his undergraduate studies at Florida International University and obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at St. Georges University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed his clinical rotations at Oregon State University. Following his graduation, he completed a one-year general rotating internship at Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Padron then went on to perform four years of advanced surgical training with an internship and residency at Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates, Richmond VA.

He completed his surgical residency in 2016. During this time, Dr. Padron has had great exposure to all aspects of orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, and neurologic surgery. In addition to loving all aspects of orthopedic surgery, his special interests include minimally invasive surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, laryngeal paralysis, and intervertebral disc disease.

Before having kids, his career path took him and his wife, Maggie, to live in Grenada, West Indies, Oregon, California, Arizona and Virginia before settling back in their home state of Florida. He and his family love to explore new places and cultures while traveling and being near or on the water. As a native Floridian, Dr. Padron loves spending his free time outdoors and fishing the productive waters of FL and island hopping in the Bahamas. When not on the water or tending to the surgical needs of his four-legged patients, Dr. Alex Padron also enjoys cooking at home, spending time with family, supporting local restaurants, and playing with his two crazy yellow labs Molly and Mahi.


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Janelle and “Star”

Both wonderful Doctors!! Dr. Padron saved my dog’s life and removed a huge mass from her belly and removed her spleen. So grateful to him and the staff for the extra time we now have with her. It’s because of the team at Jupiter Pet ER that our sweet girl is smiling again and chasing lizards!!

Dr. Latimer has also made the lives of the shelter dogs and cats at Furry Friends so much better with the work he has done for them to help them have a better life and live pain free.

The whole staff is beyond great!!

Belinda and “Dillinger”

I had a terrible situation where my beloved dog Dillinger was attacked by another dog and I have never seen an injury like it- I could see all in his chest, bones muscles everything! I didn’t think he would make it. Dr. Padron saved his life. They were not even sure if Dillinger was going to be able to keep his leg. Happy to report that Dillinger is walking on it and even wagging his tail as he continues to recover over there. The entire staff there is beyond compassionate, I honestly just cannot day enough nice things about these people. They have been 100% honest with me in managing my expectations and I feel so blessed to have brought Dillinger there. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend. Everyone I dealt with was AMAZING. Thank you Dr. Padron and Kelly and Nikki and Zack and Christina everyone!!! (I am sorry for the names I cannot recall, I was very distressed when I brought him in and had to call back for the Surgeon’s name. These guys are the best- nobody’s better!

Update: Two weeks post-op and Dillinger is doing great! Everyone continues to be amazing as I take him in for his follow up and I am just so very grateful for Dr. Padron and everyone at this wonderful facility.

Steve & Mary Ann and “Rocco”

We were first referred to Jupiter Pet when our regular vet diagnosed our little French Bulldog Rocco with a failing gallbladder. He had to be cleared by a cardiologist due to his age and a heart murmur. Once cleared the cardiologist said he needed the surgery ASAP. Thankfully Dr. Latimer was able to take him right away. He saved our little boy and was a pleasure throughout as was the whole staff. A year or so later Rocco started having some mobility problems so we brought him back in to be looked at. After diagnosis we were handed off to Dr. Yang and she took care of our Rocco and helped him to have mobility into his senior years. Sadly the day came where we found ourselves in the ER on a Sunday having to make the decision none of us want to make. Dr. Katz’s kindness and understanding helped us to accept the inevitable. We were losing our little boy. As we held our Rocco for the last time who walks in? Dr. Yang. She came in on her own time to grieve with us. I can’t begin to explain how much that meant to my wife and I. Dr. Yang now takes care of our Leeloo helping to keep her as mobile as possible during her senior years. Thank you Dr. Latimer, Dr. Yang, Dr. Katz and to everyone at Jupiter Pet for all you have done for our family. We are forever grateful.

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Janelle and “Star”

Both wonderful Doctors!! Dr. Padron saved my dog’s life and removed a huge mass from her belly and removed her spleen. So grateful to him and the staff for the extra time we now have with her. It’s because of the team at Jupiter Pet ER that our sweet girl is smiling again and chasing lizards!!

Dr. Latimer has also made the lives of the shelter dogs and cats at Furry Friends so much better with the work he has done for them to help them have a better life and live pain free.

The whole staff is beyond great!!

Belinda and “Dillinger”

I had a terrible situation where my beloved dog Dillinger was attacked by another dog and I have never seen an injury like it- I could see all in his chest, bones muscles everything! I didn’t think he would make it. Dr. Padron saved his life. They were not even sure if Dillinger was going to be able to keep his leg. Happy to report that Dillinger is walking on it and even wagging his tail as he continues to recover over there. The entire staff there is beyond compassionate, I honestly just cannot day enough nice things about these people. They have been 100% honest with me in managing my expectations and I feel so blessed to have brought Dillinger there. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend. Everyone I dealt with was AMAZING. Thank you Dr. Padron and Kelly and Nikki and Zack and Christina everyone!!! (I am sorry for the names I cannot recall, I was very distressed when I brought him in and had to call back for the Surgeon’s name. These guys are the best- nobody’s better!

Update: Two weeks post-op and Dillinger is doing great! Everyone continues to be amazing as I take him in for his follow up and I am just so very grateful for Dr. Padron and everyone at this wonderful facility.