Meet our Veterinarians and Staff

Ron Tapper, DVM

Dr. Tapper is originally from Anamosa, a small town in Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.

Upon graduation, Dr. Tapper accepted his first veterinary job at Hollywood Animal Hospital where he received excellent training and experience over the next 4 years.

In August of 1988, Dr. Tapper left HAH to open Emerald Hill Animal Hospital, which he has continued to nurture and grow in the same way he’s nurtured the pets and animals he’s served in the community for over thirty years.

Dr. Tapper married his wife Valli, a Hollywood native, just a year before the opening of EHAH, in 1987. Together, they have 3 children, a dog, and 3 cats.

In his spare time, Dr. Tapper’s interests are traveling, skiing, boating, scuba diving, and maintaining his yard (along with palm trees and orchids), watching sports, and spending time with his wife and kids, both human and animal.

Mario Cabrera, DVM

Dr. Mario Cabrera is a second-generation Veterinarian and has been involved first-hand in every aspect of running a veterinary hospital since an early age. Dr. Cabrera was born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba and moved to Miami, FL at an early age… where he has continued to reside ever since.

Prior to attending veterinary school, he served as a veterinary assistant at his father’s practice in Miami. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Cabrera took over his father’s practice. He devoted much of his time to learning new procedures in endoscopy, laparoscopy, orthopedics and soft tissue surgery.

In 2005 he sold his practice and started his own mobile surgical practice.

Lea Stawinski, DVM

Originally from New York City, Dr. Lea Stawinski graduated from Ross Unversity School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Prior to veterinary school, she obtained her bachelors degree in animal science from Purdue University. Dr. Lea’s passion for veterinary medicine was ignited after spending time in South Africa working at a baboon rehabilitation facility.

Dr. Lea has two fantastic pets of her own: Porkchop, a tortie cat, and Sunshine, a chihuahua mix.

Maddy Orcutt, DVM

Dr. Maddy Orcutt grew up in Rochester, NY and attended Rochester Institute of Technology where she received her Bachelor of Science. She then attended Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at the University of Florida.

Dr. Maddy’s main interests are dentistry, soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. When not at work, Dr. Maddy enjoys spending time with her cat Zippo, going to the gym, beach, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.

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