Dr. Magaldino was raised in Key West, Florida. Growing up, she brought home stray and injured animals; blackbirds, box turtles, ducks and stray dogs, to name a few. As a child, Dr. Magaldino’s family always had a dog, but she got her first cat, Humphrey, while in college. It was during this time that she found she wanted to be medically knowledgeable and capable of caring for Humphrey during his life. She started to volunteer at vet clinics and realized the gratification of being able to help others with the same human/animal bond she had for her own pets. A career in veterinary medicine became her goal. Dr. Magaldino went to undergraduate at University of Florida and graduated from UF in 1992. She spent her first year of practice undergoing an intense year of specialized training during an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital. She joined Sanlando in 1993, became a partner in the practice in 2002, and owner in 2007. She is married to Mike Magaldino, who is the Practice Manager, and they have a daughter, Alexandra. The Magaldinos share their home with Jasmine, a Chihuahua. Jasmine enjoys coming to work every day, and you can usually find her in the office, snuggled in her bed. Dr. Magaldino’s hobbies are paddle boarding, attending her daughter’s dance competitions, biking and RV camping.
Dr. Franklin joined our staff in 2005. She obtained her B.S. & Masters in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma. Later she attended Oklahoma State University for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Tabbie moved to Florida in 2004 for an internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, jogging, & yoga. We are happy to have her on our team.
Dr. Liz Bolbach was born in Toledo, OH. Since she was a small child she could be found doing exams and bandaging her stuffed animals; being a veterinarian has been a life long dream. Dr. Bolbach is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 3 years working in Warner Robins, GA before joining the practice in late 2012. Her husband, Jason, retired after 20 years in the Air Force in 2011 and they have one daughter, Katrina.
Dr. Bolbach lives on a farm with her two horses, Stormy and Mackenzie. She also has 4 dogs and 4 cats, including a partially paralyzed dog with his own wheelchair.
Her clinical interests include feline medicine and surgery.
During her free time, Dr. Bolbach enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her husband and daughter at Disney World.
Dr. Jessica DeAcetis was born and raised on Long Island, New York. From an early age, she knew that becoming a veterinarian was the only occupation that would do. She completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University prior to moving out to California to pursue her veterinary education at Western University of Health Sciences. After graduating, Dr. DeAcetis completed an intensive one-year general rotating internship followed by a one-year surgical internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, New York. Since then, she has worked in emergency as well as general practice. In July 2014, Dr. DeAcetis joined the team at Sanlando Springs Animal Hospital. Her main veterinary interest is in soft-tissue surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys running, yoga, and horseback riding.
Dr. Allison completed her Bachelors of Science degree at Georgia State University in Atlanta and relocated to the greater Miami area with the intention of doing her graduate work in shark immunology. This career goal began to shift when she stopped to rescue an abandoned dog and her puppies near a turnpike toll stop one afternoon. Several rescued dogs and cats later, she began work at a veterinary specialty group/emergency room for several years before deciding to apply to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2006 and has been working in the Central Florida area since.
Having nursed two of her own dogs with terminal illnesses, both of whom exhausted treatment options in traditional Western medicine, she sought alternative treatment modalities to help keep them comfortable and improve their quality of life. Inspired by her experience, she wanted to be able to offer this medicine to her own patients. In 2015 she started her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and is currently studying Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. With this training she is excited to be able to offer her patients the best of what both Western and Eastern medicine can offer through integrative veterinary medicine.
Dr. Allison lives in Lake Mary with four cats, a rescued Chiweenie, Nuno, and chihuahuas, Shorty and Lucille. In her free time, Dr. Allison and her partner, Warren, like to socialize with friends while taking in the local music scene. She has recently taken up yoga and Tai Chi, and Halloween is her favorite season.