Dr. Greg Frishman

Dr. Greg Frishman was born and raised in Pinecrest and Coral Gables and attended both Palmetto and Coral Gables Senior High. He attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at the University of Florida, and then earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University.

After receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Frishman moved to Brickell Key while completing a small animal internship. Through his intensive training and experience, Dr. Frishman has developed a philosophy that he feels is critical to providing superior veterinary care: closely understanding the relationship between each pet and their owner allows him to offer our clients the best individualized medical options and the most practical preventative health care plans.

As the veterinarian and owner of Brickell Bay Animal Hospital, Dr. Frishman is passionate about offering the highest quality veterinary medicine in a friendly, compassionate, caring and supportive environment. He and our exceptional team of professionals will work with you and your pet to deliver an individualized health care plan to ensure their optimum health.


Dr. Samantha Minnigan

Dr. Samantha Minnigan grew up in Long Island, NY. From a young age, she was always enamored with animals and has adopted many along the way. Many of the animals she rescued as a child are what motivated her to become a veterinarian. Dr. Minnigan started her veterinary journey by receiving her undergraduate degree from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Here she had a dual major in pre-veterinary science and veterinary technology. Dr. Minnigan worked as a veterinary technician before going to veterinary school. During this time is where she adopted her cat Mila, who would eventually travel the world with her. Dr. Minnigan received her veterinary degree from Ross University in St. Kitts W.I. and she completed her veterinary clinical training at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After Veterinary school, she decided to leave NY and start her career in Miami. Dr. Minnigan’s special interests include surgery, anesthesia, preventive care, and dentistry. When not at work, Dr. Minnigan enjoys the beach, horseback riding, and all the outdoor activities Miami has to offer.


Dr. Mishta Tak

Dr. Mishta Tak is originally from Rockville, MD. She attended the University of Maryland where she received her undergraduate degree in Public Health. She went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Her veterinary interests include preventative care, ophthalmology, and reproduction. She also has a special interest in veterinary acupuncture and enjoys offering a holistic approach to patient care in conjunction with high-quality veterinary medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Tak enjoys cooking, biking, and exploring the Miami food scene with her fiancé. At home, she loves spending time with her 15-year-old Toy Poodle (Sami) and her tuxedo cat (Ollie).


Dr. Vittoria Miller

Dr. Miller was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. She attended undergrad at Michigan State University where she earned a bachelors degree in Genomics and Molecular Genetics. She then went on to receive her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University and was also fortunate enough to do her last year of veterinary school at The Ohio State University.

During Veterinary school Dr. Miller was on the board of The Veterinary Public Health Committee. The committee was responsible for putting on free clinics with the school of medicine in Grenada for locals to get health checks and vaccines for themselves and their pets. Preventative medicine is still one of her biggest interests along with surgery and anesthesia. Her favorite thing about practicing veterinary medicine is getting to know all the wonderful pets and their owners!

Outside of veterinary medicine she loves to play sports and do anything active. She was a walk-on to the Michigan State rowing team during undergrad and although her rowing days are long gone, she still plays soccer and is a part of a women’s league here in Miami. She also loves to run, lift and spend time with her fiancé and their dog and cat, Ellie and snowball.


Dr. Galit Gopin

Dr. Galit Gopin is originally from New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Queens College with a focus in biological anthropology and primate behavior. She then moved to Knoxville, TN where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with Honors from the University of Tennessee. She enjoys all fields within veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in behavior, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Gopin often uses fear free handling techniques in order to assure that all animals feel safe and comfortable in her care.

In her spare time, Dr. Gopin loves to spend time with her Border Collie mix, Ryder. She also enjoys paddle boarding, baking, playing instruments, and reading. She looks forward getting to know the community of Brickell.


Dr. Valeria Arana

Dr. Arana, a Puerto Rican native, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Central Connecticut State University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. Her passion for animals began in her childhood, as she grew up with dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, and birds. She discovered her interest in veterinary medicine through volunteering at local clinics and participating in spay and neuter events. Her commitment to animal welfare intensified after Hurricane Maria, leading her to engage in the rescue of stray dogs and cats. In the breaks between semesters during her veterinary studies, Dr. Arana worked as a veterinary technician, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field.

Dr. Arana is bilingual, proficient in both Spanish and English. Professionally, she has a special interest in preventative medicine, feline internal medicine, and cardiology. Beyond work, she enjoys reading, thrift shopping, and spending time with her partner and her beloved cat, Inej.

Dr. Arana is also a certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian. A certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian (CFV) is a veterinarian who has undergone additional training and certification to specialize in providing veterinary care specifically tailored to the unique needs of cats. These veterinarians are committed to creating a calm, stress-free environment for feline patients and their owners during veterinary visits. They are knowledgeable about feline behavior, health issues, and handling techniques designed to minimize fear and anxiety in cats. CFVs often implement feline-friendly practices such as using pheromone therapy, gentle handling, and providing quiet examination areas to ensure a positive experience for cats at the veterinary clinic.