Weston Road Animal Hospital

4585 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331





Sam Strauss, DVM

Dr. Sam Strauss DVM

Medical Director


A native of New York, Dr. Strauss attended Cornell University as an undergraduate, then completed his veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Since then, he has been practicing small animal and exotic medicine in the cities of Pembroke Pines and Weston.

In 1986, he opened Pembroke Lakes Animal Hospital, where he was the owner and medical director. In December 2005, he relocated the office to a larger facility at the current location, and renamed the office Weston Road Animal Hospital.

Dr. Strauss is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Broward County VMA, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. His primary areas of interest include internal medicine, exotic animal medicine, and animal behavioral problems.

Dr. Strauss's wife Judy, is an operating room nurse. He has two daughters the elder, Jamie, earned a Masters as a Physicians Assistant in Anesthesia from Emory University College of Medicine and works at multiple hospitals across south Florida. The younger, Melanie, attended the University of South Florida and is currently the proud owner and head instructor of Kicks Martial Arts in Cooper City where she teaches martial arts and self-defense. The Strauss family shares a home with two dogs, an African grey parrot, and an indeterminate number of orchids.

Practice Manager

Amy Barron

CVT, FFCP (Veterinary & Veterinary Avian)


Amy began her career in the animal industry at age 19 working with exotic animals in a sanctuary setting. Her intense love and devotion to caring for these beautiful creatures and educating others about animals fueled her passion toward veterinary medicine. She has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. Her educational background includes a degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster College. Amy has held various management positions in a variety of customer service oriented industries. In her spare time she maintains a household of rescued exotic animals and enjoys educating the public about her animals with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership. 

Veterinary Technicians & Assistants


Angelica has a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colombia. She has been in the U.S. for several years working as a technician and developing her skill sets. Angelica loves engaging with our Hispanic clients to bridge the language barrier. She gives every animal compassionate care and individual attention. 


Meigen graduated from a veterinary assistant program through her high school and is currently exploring her options in the veterinary industry. She loves the 'hands on" interactions with caring for our patients. She especially loves German Shepherds and other large breed working dogs. Meigen treats every patient as if they are her family. Since the beginning of her employment with us she has grown and advanced her skillsets exponentially. 


Raishan is working as a veterinary technician as she continues seeking her degree in Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate from Cornell University with a bachelors in Animal Science. She has previously worked as a veterinary assistant and has joined our team to get more hands-on experience before continuing on to her doctorate. Raishan loves our collaborative environment. She enjoys learning and teaching as part of our team. 


Jennifer started in veterinary medicine as an assistant at Banfield. She loves working with different types of animals, but her favorite has become birds. She has a cockatiel that visits the hospital regularly for socialization. 

Stacie, CVT

Stacie has been a veterinary technician for 10+ years. She has worked in various branches of veterinary medicine including emergency, surgery and internal medicine. She currently shares her skill sets with us part-time. 


Sherretha is a certified technician from Ohio. She recently relocated to south Florida and has joined our team on a part-time basis. She also has a certification in massage therapy. However, her passion and true calling has always been working with animals. 

Our Emotional Support Team

Vita, Holly, and Puff are available when needed to provide emotional support to our team members and clients.

They can be seen around the hospital in random places providing cuddles, kisses, rubs and tail wags.

Client Services Staff

 Amy H. 

Amy joins us from Texas, where she had worked in the veterinary field for 3 years before taking time off for her family. Her favorite part about working in the field is watching the puppies grow up. Amy loves the outdoors. In her spare time, she goes off-roading or “jeeping”, kayaking, hiking and running. She enjoys taking on new challenges in the workplace and improving her skill sets.




Melissa has years of customer service experience. She is used to working in a fast-paced, high demand environment. WRAH captured her interest because of her love for animals. She enjoys the environment and ability to bond with people and their pets. 



Kennel  & Spa Staff

Andrew, Groomer

Andrew has been working in the Veterinary field for 15+ years. He has worked in multiple job positions at different hospitals and truly enjoys spending time with the patients. He helps out wherever he is needed, but most frequently is found with a pair of scissors or clippers in his hands. His patience, gentle nature and creativity give his grooming clientele a "spa" like experience. 


Julia has always loved being around animals. She is currently working toward going to college for a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She joined our team to get more hands-on experience with a variety of animal species and learn about basic husbandry. Julia is very attentive to our kennel occupants. She frequently takes extra walks with them and gives them extra attention and play time. 


Kiersten started with us as a volunteer through the West Broward Veterinary Program. Her exceptional work ethic and care for the animals led us to hire her as a part time staff member as she continues to pursue her studies. Kiersten loves spending time with our boarding pets. She is also willing to jump in and help the technician team whenever necessary.


Danielle is just beginning in the veterinary industry. She has always had a passion for animals She enjoys being around the animals and has become fascinated with animal behavior and medicine. She spoils our boarders with extra attention and enjoys the loving responses she receives from the animals staying with us.