Central Broward Animal Hospital Family Team Member Since 2004
Dr. Lara Oms joined Central Broward Animal Hospital in January 2004. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she is the daughter of an ophthalmologist and a pediatrician. While Dr. Oms found human medicine interesting, her love of animals and her experience working in an animal hospital helped her decide to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
In 1996 Dr. Oms graduated from American University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Animal Sciences. She continued her studies at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Oms went on to complete an internship in medicine and surgery at Purdue University.
Now at Central Broward Animal Hospital for more than a decade, Dr. Oms loves and appreciates our friendly atmosphere and family-oriented focus. “It makes it a wonderful place to be when our patients, their parents and our staff are all so close with each other!” she says.
Dr. Oms and her husband Blendi have a beautiful daughter Alexandra, whom Dr. Oms hopes will be a veterinarian one day. The family has two rescue cats, Minina and Piccolina. Dr. Oms adopted Minina from a shelter while in veterinary school and found Piccolina in a trash can. They both hold a special place in her heart and she is grateful for their unconditional love and affection.
Besides spending time with her family, Dr Oms’ hobbies include traveling and experiencing different cultures, reading and going to the beach. Despite no longer living in Puerto Rico, the cuisine of her beautiful native island continues to be her favorite.