Calusa Veterinary Center

Meet Our Calusa Veterinary Center Specialist

Calusa Veterinary Center has staffed with board-certified veterinary specialists who provide advanced specialized care to meet your pet's medical needs.

Dr. Augusta Pelosi

Dr. Pelosi was born and raised in Italy. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Universita' di Pisa and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Erasmus program) and earned her DVM degree from the Universita' di Pisa. Upon moving to the United States in 2001, she has obtained the ECFVG certification. Dr. Pelosi completed a small animal rotating internship at the Cumming's School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.


She continued her education with a surgery and cardiology residency at Michigan State University where she remained as a professor in cardiology until 2016. She is board certified in both surgery and cardiology. She has taught veterinary students, interns and residents for over 10 years, she has contributed to research advancement in cardiac surgery and has being actively involved in several academic leadership positions. Dr. Pelosi also created and directed the Michigan State University - open heart surgery team. She has since relocated to Southern Florida, worked locally before creating her own practice, the Veterinary Heart Institute (VHI). She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota - Department of Surgery. She has worked as both a surgeon and cardiology consultant for several companies. She has authored several publications and book chapters. Her primary focus is cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. She is actively involved in several committees within ACVIM and ACVS.

Drpelosi-team-350x233.jpgOutside of work, she is a certified yoga instructor (RYT200, completing her RYT500), she loves teaching and practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time with her family (Sofia and Zeno, and two cats Micio and Bella) traveling, cooking, and learning languages. She fluently speaks Italian, English, Spanish and basic Portuguese, French and Catalan.

Our Doctor believes in treating every patient as if it was her own pet. She is a highly trained, experienced animal lover who is devoted to giving patients the best care possible.

Dr. Raquel Fuentes

Raquel Fuentes is an internal medicine veterinary specialist with us at Calusa Veterinary Center. Raquel graduated from her alma mater, School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. After becoming a veterinarian, she moved to California where she completed both general and internal medicine internships.


She is currently licensed and practicing here in Florida. We are so excited to have her and her team join us.

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