Surgery Team

Joe Katz

VMD
Emergency & Critical Care Doctor

Dr. Joe Katz is a South Florida native who moved to Philadelphia, PA for school – completing both undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He also spent time doing translational research with the Center for Resuscitation Science. Upon graduation from veterinary school, he completed a Rotating Internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Following that internship he has been a staff Emergency and Critical Care doctor both at Coral Springs Animal Hospital and later at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Dr. Katz first joined us over two years ago and has become the Director of our Emergency and Critical Care Department.

Dr. Joe Katz has a super cute dog (and full time trouble maker) named Macallan (“Mac”). When not at work, he loves traveling, cooking, snorkeling, and fishing. He is a lifelong Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins fan.

Some facts about Dr. Katz: he can juggle fire, he absolutely loves sushi, and his favorite drink of all time is an Old Fashioned. He also loves pigs, and was first a swine major in vet school before switching to small animal medicine. He loves his role now, but he misses working with pigs because of their awesome personalities.


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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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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.