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. He welcomes any questions or concerns you may have about your pet’s health and well-being and is available for appointments Monday-Saturday.


Dr. Sofia Gaviria

Dr. Sofia Gaviria is a proud Miami native who is thrilled to be back home after several years of study and training. She attended The University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. After graduating, she worked as a veterinary technician in a small animal practice in Miami where she continued to fall in love with the veterinary field. Afterward, she attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Florida. Go Gators! She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in a busy 24-hour practice in Charlotte, NC. She lists dermatology, dentistry, cytology, and integrative medicine as her special interests.

She has a variety of hobbies which include but are not limited to yoga, acrobatic yoga, salsa dancing, bachata dancing, cooking, camping, water activities, and traveling. She is always searching for new, exciting hobbies to explore.

She has two female mixed breed dogs and three female domestic shorthair cats that live with her in Miami.


Dr. Stephanie Perez

Dr. Stephanie Perez was born in San Juan but is native to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. It was there, at the age of 12 that she met the love of her life as her father brought home a Corgi puppy named Texas. He stole her heart and fueled her passion to become a veterinarian. After completing high school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Iowa State University and the University of Puerto Rico. From there she attended Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, W.I. During this time, Dr. Perez wanted to gain additional veterinary experience so she joined an orthopedic surgical extern program at the AMC in New York. She also did volunteer work in Costa Rica and Nicaragua where she assisted in preventative medicine and neutering surgeries for the pets of many different communities. After the completion of three years at Ross University and a year at Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Perez received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and preventative medicine. Outside of the medical field, she enjoys watching movies, spending time with family, traveling, and working out. She has two female dogs, a Shih Tzu named Lily and a Yorkshire Terrier named Camila.

Dr. Sam Ehlers-Lopez is a life-long Miami native. After graduating from Carrollton, she attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she received her Bachelors in Animal Science. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of Grenada, where she was the first student body president for the veterinary school. She spent the first two years of her veterinary career practicing intensive, high-quality, emergency medicine.

Dr. Ehlers-Lopez is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). She is also certified with the USDA and can provide the services necessary for travel.

Her veterinary interests include preventative care, surgery and anesthesia, emergency medicine, and dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, entertaining her friends and family, and exploring new places. Her little family includes her husband Chris and her two fur children- Omen & Remy.


Dr. Sam Ehlers-Lopez

Dr. Sam Ehlers-Lopez is a life-long Miami native. After graduating from Carrollton, she attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she received her Bachelors in Animal Science. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of Grenada, where she was the first student body president for the veterinary school. She spent the first two years of her veterinary career practicing intensive, high-quality, emergency medicine.

Dr. Ehlers-Lopez is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). She is also certified with the USDA and can provide the services necessary for travel.

Her veterinary interests include preventative care, surgery and anesthesia, emergency medicine, and dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, entertaining her friends and family, and exploring new places. Her little family includes her husband Chris and her two fur children – Omen & Remy.


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).