Meet the Team of Mermaid Vet Hospital
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Mermaid Vet Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Mermaid Vet Hospital Team
We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Dr. Peter Mosites
Dr. Mosites (sounds like “bronchitis”) received his DVM from Ross University in 2015, after completing his clinical year at the University of Minnesota.
He practiced for several years as an ER veterinarian in San Antonio, TX before moving to Florida to open his own relief practice Lone Wolf Veterinary Services, LLC.
He enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife Dr. Reina Hagstrom and their dogs. He also enjoys reading comic books, building LEGO, the Minnesota Vikings and telling himself that someday, he’ll take up surfing.
In addition to his work with Mermaid Vet Hospital, Dr. Mosites continues to practice as a relief veterinarian and serves as a Captain in the Army Reserve Veterinary Corps.
Dr. Reina Hagstrom
She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Idaho to complete her undergraduate degree.
Together with Dr. Mosites, she practiced several years as an ER veterinarian in San Antonio, TX before moving down to Florida.
Although not common among veterinarians, she is especially passionate about pet dental procedures and someday plans on opening a Mermaid dental clinic.
She enjoys traveling, spending time with the family, keeping up with Orange theory, and of course, transforming into a mermaid in the water!
Dr. Vivian Braun
Before going into the Veterinary field, Dr. Braun spent time doing field research with dolphins as well as being an intern zookeeper for birds and reptiles.
Dr. Braun enjoys photography and can be seen taking pictures of birds and scenery on any given day. She is still learning how to properly use the camera settings. On her days off, Dr. Braun can usually be found reading, drinking tea, catching up on TV shows, attempting to help Link defeat Ganondorf, or wandering the beach.
She has yet to master jumping in any video game.
Tiffany has been a technician for 22 years and enjoys it to this day for many reasons. It is anything but monotonous… Most days you never know what’s going to happen despite what it says on the appointment schedule. She enjoys getting to help our patients grow into healthy adults, and help them when they are feeling ill.
Tiffany also takes a special interest in surgery, especially when it means correcting a problem that prolongs our 4 legged family members lives.
Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Together, they go four-wheeling, boating, camping, and host events with their land conservation chapter of NWTF (National Wildlife Turkey Federation).
Sara has been a vet assistant since 2008.
She first realized she wanted a career in the veterinary field when she was 2 years old.
Sara has a passion for surgery, especially dental work. She loves that there is always more to learn and she strives to learn something new every day.
When Sara is not working she is either playing video games or spending time with family and friends.
She has a dog, a cat, 4 leopard geckos, a blue tongue skink, a California kingsnake, multiple fish tanks (both fresh and saltwater), and 2 axolotls.
My favorite part of my job is meeting and caring for all the fur babies and interacting with clients.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time at the beach with my son and relaxing at home with our dog Molly who was rescued in 2017. Oh and I’m obsessed with butterflies and Dachshund!!!
On her day offs she enjoys spending time with her family whether going to an event or just cuddling on the couch watching a movie- she appreciates it all.
She doesn’t own any animals at the moment but your fur babies are her babies.
She absolutely loves working with animals and is so grateful for the opportunity to take care of everyone’s fur babies, especially the cats which have always held a special place in her heart.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hanging out with her cat and family, watching anime and other tv shows, Dungeons & Dragons, all things pokemon, reading, and crocheting.
Cristian De Peralta
Cristian has been in the veterinary industry for 8 years as a Veterinary assistant and receptionist. He enjoys interacting with clients and loving on their furbabies.
He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Vero Beach, FL in February of 2022.
Cristian enjoys playing chess and anything that requires critical thinking. On his off days, he likes to spend time with friends, family, and plays video games.
He currently does not own any pets, but hopes to change that in the near future
Jessica was born and raised here in Florida and loves all things Florida. She and her family moved to the area back in 2000, relocated to the Stuart area for a few years, and then realized they missed the calm of the Vero Area a few months ago. When not at work you can find her loving the outdoors, volunteering with youth organizations, spending time with family (husband, 3 sons, 1 daughter in-law and 2 granddaughters) and friends, or just enjoying a relaxing day at home with her 4 rescued fur babies (Marley – 13 yr old American Bulldog, Buddy – 6 yr old Lab, Lily – 5 yr old Three Legged Boxer, Sophie – 2 yr old Border Collie), unless it’s SEC Football Season…GO GATORS!!