With decades of combined experience in the field, our veterinarians and veterinary professionals alike possess the excellence and the experience to care for your pet.
Each of our veterinarian’s posses their own unique lens and levels of expertise, which they proudly bring to the care of each and every pet. By combining their experience, Bayview Animal Hospital comes prepared to handle a huge range of veterinary issues, from standard checkups to unique analysis and treatment.
Read on to learn about our team of veterinarians and just why they’re so dedicated to providing excellence in veterinary medicine:
Dr. Rudd Nelson
Dr. Rudd Nelson is originally from Iowa and received his undergraduate degree from Wartburg College. He received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State in 1999. He is married with three children and resides in Lighthouse Point. His non-biped kids include 13 dogs (Wolfgang, Smith, William, Stuart, Miranda, Cece, Enviata, Ruby, Daphne, Barbie, Flea, Peanut, and Sophia), a cat (Sister), two rabbits (Alejandro and Rupert), a hedgehog (Henry), and two aviaries with a wide variety of finches. When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Rudd enjoys trips to Iowa for activities involving John Deere tractors and fishing in the Everglades with his family.
Dr. Jon-Paul Carew
Dr. Jon-Paul Carew gained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology in 1997 at FAU, before graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. His clinical year was completed at The University of Georgia.
Dr. Carew was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in Coral Springs, Florida. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in South Florida since October 2001. Carew joined the staff of Bayview Animal Clinic in January 2014. Dr. Carew enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine including surgery and exotic medicine. He has a special interest in pain management and anesthesia. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, scuba diving, photography and spending time with his three terriers Royal, Calypso and Finn.
Dr. Summer Heyerly
Dr. Summer Heyerly joined the family full-time at Bayview Animal Clinic in June 2017. Dr. Summer Heyerly (who prefers to be called Dr. Summer) previously practiced at another animal hospital in Fort Lauderdale for six years. She also still actively volunteers at the Humane Society of Broward County. Dr. Summer is from Ossian, Indiana and went to undergrad at Purdue University where she graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences and Organizational Leadership Management. She then went on to get her Veterinary Medicine Degree from St. George’s University. She graduated with academic honors, Phi Zeta, from St. George’s University in 2011.
Dr. Summer strives on practicing high quality medicine in a family-like atmosphere. She treats her patients like they are her own pets! In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, paddleboarding, running, playing golf and reading. She also enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers on Sundays! Dr. Summer has five pets of her own; a Rottweiler and a Shih-tzu, and three rescue cats.
Dr. Krista Seraydar
Dr. Krista Seraydar is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a certificate in shelter medicine. She also spent her undergraduate years at the University of Florida where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entomology and Animal Sciences. Dr. Seraydar is originally from South Florida and was raised on small farm, which served as the inspiration for her career path.
Dr. Seraydar believes that every pet is part of the family and deserves to be treated as such. She has a special interest in shelter medicine, dermatology, and behavior. In her free time, she enjoys fostering kittens, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband Casey, their Catahoul Leopard Dog Elsa, and their three rescue cats Patchouli, Theo and Beans.
Dr. Kate Cappe
Dr. Kate Cappe was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. She received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from California Polytechnic State University in 2010.
Dr. Cappe attended Oklahoma State University for veterinary school. While there she served as president of Omega Tau Sigma, a professional veterinary fraternity. She also served on the executive board of the Canine Practitioner’s Club. Dr. Cappe was the Nestle Purina student representative, and still serves as a professional ambassador and consultant for Purina today. Her special interests include canine reproduction, endoscopy and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Cappe is also currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration.
Dr. Cappe enjoys the company of her Pembroke Welsh Corgis Hank and Daphne, rescue kitties Hugh and Oliver, three tortoises and two ball pythons. In her free time she enjoys surfing, playing soccer and riding her horse Wesson.
Dr. Jose Diaz
Dr. Jose Diaz was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology/Zoology at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. Dr. Diaz obtained his veterinary degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and Nevis and completed his clinical year at Kansas State University. His professional interests include ophthalmology and radiology.
During his free time, he enjoys travelling, going to the beach and spending time at home with his two cats, Blue and Cuca and his two dogs, Willow and Diamond.
Dr. Alyssa Murray was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Go, Packers!). She attended undergrad and graduate school at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, studying Animal Science and Endocrinology.
She has been practicing veterinary medicine in South Florida since graduating from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Murray loves all aspects of being a vet, but especially surgery, neurology, rescue/shelter medicine and enhancing the quality of life for our geriatric babies. She is always striving to learn, being an active member of FVMA, AVMA and The Society for Marine Mammology.