The multiple veterinarians at Boca Veterinary Clinic bring decades of experience in treating your pet. We have pretty much seen and treated it all. The unique personal experiences of each of our vets add to the level of care they provide to your pet. Together with the BVC team and high tech equipment, our vets provide an unmatched level of care for your dog & cat. Below is a brief bio on some of our doctors.
Dr. Lesley Hack, Veterinarian
Dr. Lesley Hack graduated as a veterinarian in 1987, from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She established and directed her own practice in South Africa until she moved in 2002 to Boca Raton. She then became Medical Director of Cypress Wood Animal Hospital. In 2007, she joined Calusa Veterinary Center. In 2010 she established Boca Veterinary Clinic an animal hospital in South Florida. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Hack has developed a wealth of experience in managing complex medical and surgical cases. She believes that a pet is an integral part of a family. She enjoys establishing warm, friendly relationships with her patients` human families.
Boca Veterinary Clinic was established to fulfill her dream of providing an excellent, sophisticated level of care to the pets of Boca Raton, in a warm and caring environment. The emphasis is on superb patient care, delivered with compassion and understanding. She also deeply committed to animal rescue, as shown by our mascot, the rescue mastiff Goliath.
Dr Hack lives in Boca Raton with her husband, two sons, one daughter, and, of course, Goliath. A dedicated workaholic, she enjoys spending her rare time off relaxing with her family.
Dr. Jessica Reum, Veterinarian
Dr. Reum grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, on a small hobby farm with her horses. Her interest in veterinary medicine was sparked at a young age when the local veterinarian helped to treat her colicing horse. From that time on, she spent much of her free time volunteering with that same local vet, her sights already set on veterinary school.
Dr. Reum attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate studies. During undergrad she majored in zoological sciences. Dr. Reum spent her college summers at Michigan State where she continued her research and summer classes. By the time she was through her second year, she had completed all the classes required to apply to veterinary school. Before finishing her bachelor’s degree in zoology. She was accepted to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine .
Due to her scholastic achievements, Dr. Reum was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences in 2008 before she finished vet school. Dr. Reum graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2011. After finishing vet school, she was chosen from a highly competitive field of veterinary applicants to complete an internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa.
She spent this internship year managing complicated cases side-by-side with veterinary specialists. Some of the specialties include internal medicine, surgery, critical care, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology and dermatology.
She also gained extensive experience with emergency medicine and surgery during this year.
Following her internship year, Dr. Reum’s appreciation for client relationships pulled her back into private practice and she joined Boca Veterinary Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, cooking and spending time with her dog Harper at the dog park.
Dr. Erica Bello, Veterinarian
Dr. Erica Bello is a native of New Jersey. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University in 2002. Dr. Bello received her veterinary degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed a year of clinical work at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduating, Dr. Bello was selected by Hollywood Animal Hospital in Florida to take part in their small animal veterinary internship. She rotated through emergency and critical care, surgery, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. Following another few years of small animal experince Dr. Bello joined Boca Vet. She is looking forward to providing your family with excellent veterinary care.
Dr. Stacey Riff (West), DVM
Dr. Riff, grew up in Massachusetts. She did her undergraduate at Emory University. Dr. Riff attended Veterinary school at the University of Florida. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduating, she participated in a rigorous internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Her internship focused on dogs and cats. Dr. Riff practiced ER and critical care medicine in South Florida before joining Boca Veterinary Clinic in 2016. Her primary interests include general wellness care, critical care, medicine and soft tissue surgery… and her dog, 3 cats and 2 turtles.
Dr. Michael Chouster, DVM
Dr. Chouster, was born in Ukraine and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He graduated with his first bachelor with honors in physics at the University of Toronto. His second bachelor’s degree is in Biology from Concordia University. He obtained his veterinary degree from, the Ontario Veterinary College, the oldest vet school in North America. Dr. Chouster completed rigorous small animal rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. His intership concentrated on medicine and surgery. There he gained extensive experience treating dogs and cats. Dr. Chouster then joined Boca Veterinary Clinic. His primary interests are veterinary internal medicine, ophthalmology and wildlife medicine. On weekends he often kit surfs at the beach or goes diving.
In summary, the doctors of Boca Vet Clinic cannot wait to meet your furry family member. Feel free to ask our vets about their extensive educational background. Contact us today to make an appointment.