Surgery Team

Alexis Torre

DVM
Emergency & Critical Care Doctor
Certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Dr. Alexis Torre is a Texan transplant. She completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduating from veterinary school, she returned to San Antonio and completed an equine internship at a referral hospital. She then followed the show horses to Florida and worked as an equine sports medicine veterinarian for many years before making the switch to small animal emergency medicine and joining JPESC. Dr. Torre enjoys the complex medical cases that she sees in the ER as well as the pace. She is also certified in veterinary chiropractic and is excited to offer this service at JPESC.

In her spare time, Dr. Alexis Torre enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband caring for their horses, “Olga and Funkmaster Flex”, donkey, “Don King”, pig, “Piggy Smalls”, dog, “Girlfriend”, and cat, “Gilbert”. She is an avid show jumper and has high hopes for Funkmaster Flex in the show ring. Dr. Torre is one of 3 doctors in her family. Her father and brother are human ER physicians so you could say ER medicine runs in the family!


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Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Jamie and “Seamus”

Thank you, thank you. I have brought Seamus to Dr Colitz for years ever since he became diabetic and lost his eyesight and have received nothing but warm greetings and great care. Unfortunately this morning at 2:30am Seamus had a stroke and lost use of the left side of his body, the last thing I’ve ever wanted is for my companion of 14 years to be in any pain or discomfort. Deciding it was his time, I called the emergency center for availability and then arrived shortly thereafter to a warm welcome from Kelsey, Rachel and Will. They along with Dr. Alexis Torre were helpful, comforting and professional in how they handled me and Seamus in the most traumatic time in our lives.

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Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Jamie and “Seamus”

Thank you, thank you. I have brought Seamus to Dr Colitz for years ever since he became diabetic and lost his eyesight and have received nothing but warm greetings and great care. Unfortunately this morning at 2:30am Seamus had a stroke and lost use of the left side of his body, the last thing I’ve ever wanted is for my companion of 14 years to be in any pain or discomfort. Deciding it was his time, I called the emergency center for availability and then arrived shortly thereafter to a warm welcome from Kelsey, Rachel and Will. They along with Dr. Alexis Torre were helpful, comforting and professional in how they handled me and Seamus in the most traumatic time in our lives.