Dr. Katz graduated in 1976 with a BS degree in fisheries biology from the University of Michigan. He earned a Master of Science degree in aquaculture and fish health management in 1979 from the University of Idaho. After several years of employment in fisheries and animal nutrition research, Dr. Katz received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1986.
Dr. Katz received his acupuncture certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1993. He advanced his certification in veterinary Chinese herbal medicine sponsored by the IVAS organization in 1997. He is a current member of AVMA, FVMA, IVAS, AAVA, and AAHA.
Dr. Raul Ortiz-Umpierre was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George's university in 2005.
Dr. Ortiz has also received his acupuncture certification through The Chi Institute and China's National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. He integrates traditional medicine along with Chinese medicine for treatments of different ailments.
Stuart Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary practice in Stuart, FL specializing in small animal health care. We also offer a holistic approach incorporating nutrition, herbal medications, and traditional Chinese acupuncture. The Doctors and Staff of Stuart Animal Hospital recognize, honor, and nurture the special and unique bond between the pet and the owner. We will do everything medically and emotionally possible to maintain the optimum quality of this bond. We recognize that this relationship is the driving force that motivates all of us to deliver quality health care to our patients.