Plantation Animal Hospital
50 North University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324-2086
Phone: 954 . 473 . 8090
Fax: 954 . 473 . 8261
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. – 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed
Dr. Isom has been practicing wellness care for animals since he began his apprenticeship with his uncle at the age of 13. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree and his DVM from Kansas State University, and began his veterinary career as a large animal veterinarian. Not long after, he found his true love was with small animals. In 1964, he formed Plantation Animal Hospital, which has grown from a one doctor practice to our current six-doctor hospital.
Dr. Isom served as President of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association in 1977 & 1978. He is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association; he has also been on the Board of Broward Veterinary Association twice. He’s one of those rare people that just love to take care of animals. His special interests are surgery (any and all) and dermatology.
Although a native of California, Dr. McInerney obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts in 1998 and her DVM at Texas A & M Veterinary College in 2001. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association. She joined the Plantation Animal Hospital family in 2002 and specializes in internal medicine, care of geriatric patients, and preventative medicine. She works every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and one Saturday per month.
Dr. Howard graduated from Woodward Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and went on to Kenyon College where he excelled in swimming. He continued his education at Ohio State and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1963. Over the years, Dr. Howard has continued to help the college by volunteering as Head of the Alumni Endowment Drive. After college and marriage, the Howards next destination was Winter Haven, Florida where Dr. Howard accepted an internship in a mixed practice (both large and small animals).
After the internship, he went on to work for Ellis Farms in Walton, Kentucky at an equine/bovine practice. In 1970, the Howards moved to Ft. Lauderdale where he opened a hospital with a classmate of from Ohio State. Then, history was made and Dr. Howard joined Plantation Animal Hospital in 1976 where he and Dr. Isom made an excellent veterinary team with lots of work, fun, and always a sense of humor. But after 28 years together, Dr. Howard decided to retire. (That didn't last long because he missed us.) Fortunately, Dr. Howard has now returned home and is joining us on a tentative part-time schedule. His former colleagues and clients are thrilled to have him back; he holds the distinction of being able to practice quality medicine and tending to his first priority—his family. His special interests include internal medicine, ears, and skin problems.
Dr. Lisa Feinstein was born and raised in South Florida. Always the child carrying the cat around the house or playing out in the yard with the dog, she attended Princeton University (BA Biology) for her undergraduate degree and Tufts University for her Veterinary Degree (DVM) and Masters in Public Health (MPH). When she returned to South Florida, she met her husband and got married. That’s when she started practicing at a clinic in Coral Springs for 8 years before it closed. The doctor is very happy to join Plantation Animal Hospital. She has been on the board of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association for the last 2 years and is a member of the AVMA. Her special interests include feline medicine and dermatology.
Dr. Schwartz was born and raised in Manalapan, NJ before he headed to college at the University of Virginia, and veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a vet for three years in New York City, before deciding to move to sunny South Florida. Dr. Schwartz specializes in surgery, internal medicine, and preventative medicine. He has a 12 year old mixed breed named Audrey and a 14 year old black cat called Nathan.
Attending North Carolina State University, Dr. Gwen Flinchum obtained her Bachelor of Science degrees in Poultry Science and Animal Science. While at North Carolina State she volunteered in the Poultry Science Department on a variety of research projects involving chickens and turkeys. After graduating from college, she went to The University of Florida where she obtained a Master of Agriculture in Avian Physiology and then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Florida College in Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school she participated in externships and research projects to further her knowledge of avian medicine and surgery. Her externships were done at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota and at a Avicultural Breeding and Research Center in Loxahatchee, Florida. Research projects involved the development of a flamingo pox vaccine for flamingos at Sea World and fecal hemagglutination tests for the detection of Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease in parrots. During her senior year of veterinary school, she received the Kaytee Avian and Special Species Excellence Award.
After graduating from veterinary school Dr. Flinchum was hired by Dr. Greg Harrison at an avian exclusive practice called The Bird Hospital in Greenacres, Florida. She worked there for eight years and then started her own practice, All Bird Clinic of the Palm Beaches. All Bird Clinic is also an avian exclusive practice that sees a variety of avian breeds including parrots, doves, pigeons, canaries, finches, and many more types of birds.
She is board certified as an avian specialist by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She is also a Full Charter Member of the International Veterinary Forensics Sciences Association and is on the advisory board of the Wildlife Care Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Flinchum has published a number of articles in avian and exotic medicine journals. Her most recent work was authoring and co-authoring chapters in the avian reference book “Clinical Avian Medicine” by Harrison and Lightfoot.