Dr. Rachel Lande is excited to be joining the Lakeside Animal Hospital family as our new Chief of Staff. Originally born in New York, she moved to South Florida with her family in 1997. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, graduating cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 2008. Dr. Lande went on to obtain her DVM from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.
Following graduation, Dr. Lande completed a rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she developed a particular interest in surgery. She moved across the country to San Diego for the opportunity to participate in a specialty surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. During her time there Dr. Lande gained invaluable experience in the field of surgery and worked additional shifts as an emergency room doctor. Deciding to move back to Florida to be close to her family, Dr. Lande became the Medical Director at PetPB Pet Emergency Center in Boynton Beach, Florida and has been practicing there for the past two years. Dr. Lande enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but holds a particular interest in surgery, emergency & critical care as well as preventative care.
Dr. Lande lives in Boca Raton with her boyfriend Robert, his 3 young boys and her sweet old Golden Retriever named Madison. In her free time, Dr. Lande enjoys cheering on the Florida Gators, spending time with her family, traveling and staying active figure skating.