Animal Diagnostic & Wellness Center

11816 North 56th Street
Temple Terrace, FL 33617




Our Team




Brenda J. Ernest, DVM, DABVP


  • Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Canine and Feline Practice
  • Board Certification by the ABVP 2002 and 2012
  • Diploma from the British Institute of Homeopathy 1996
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of South Florida 1979


Awards and Accomplishments


  • 2002 Veterinarian of the year from the Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  • Member American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
  • Credentialed in stem-cell therapy (Vet-Stem)
  • Chapter Veterinarian for ferret shelter and rescue groups
  • Authored emergency medicine instructions for Disaster Relief International
  • Taught emergency procedures to police canine units
  • Received the Midas Touch Award celebrating the human-animal bond from the Vero Beach Humane Society

Debbie Genereux, CVT


  • Graduate Veterinary Technician Program St. Petersburg Junior College 1990
  • Certified in Veterinary Hospital Management and Business Administration
  • Hills Pet Food Company field representative


Awards and Accomplishments


  • Received the Veterinary Technician of the Year Award in 1998
  • Past President of the Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  • Past Vice President of the National Veterinary Technician Association
  • Chairperson for technician advancement and technician certification testing from 1998 to 2003
  • Participated in McDonald's pet therapy program
  • Participated in Canine Companions for Independence


Charlene Pla, CVT


  • Graduate St. Petersburg Junior College Veterinary Technician Program 1994
  • Emergency medicine and critical care technician for 8 years


Awards and Accomplishments


  • Past treasurer and secretary for Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  • Current member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Current member of the Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  • Participated in McDonald's Pet therapy program