Meet our A+ Staff
Dr. Christopher A. Melgey
Dr. Melgey was raised on a farm where his love for animals began at a young age. He got a BS at The University of Connecticut and a DVM from Oklahoma State University and currently has over 28 years of experience. Dr. Melgey worked in Connecticut where he owned his own successful practice for many years before moving to south Florida with his family. He purchased Crystal Lake Animal Hospital from Dr. Peter Fleming in August 2012, who established the hospital 38 years before. Dr. Melgey’s main concern is the well being of his patients. His expertise in patient care, surgical skills and intuition are his greatest attributes. He strives to communicate with his clients regarding their pet’s condition so they can make informed decisions about their pet’s medical care. Dr. Melgey always has a soft spot for rescue animals and enjoys helping them get healthy and find their forever home. He has 3 beautiful daughters and 3 grandchildren. At home he is surrounded by dogs, cats and horses.
Tiffany is the Hospital Administrator for Crystal Lake. She has over 12 years experience in the veterinary industry and is a jack of all trades for the team. She brought her talents to the team in December 2013. She was originally trained in Ohio where she is from. There she realized her lifelong love for animals would be a wonderful career path. However, her artistic side took over and she received a BS degree in Interior Design. But her passion for animals prevailed and she has been dedicated to the vet field steadily since 2010. She strives for all animals to get the best veterinary care possible while the clients receive the utmost in customer service. Her desire for constant improvement continues to take Crystal Lake into the future with building the best team, client services and assisting Dr. Melgey with his vision in veterinary care. In her spare time, she, her husband and son enjoy spending time with their friends and family grilling out and enjoying outdoor activities. Currently she has 1 fur baby named Lilly.
Dr. Barry Landau
Dr. Landau was born in New York and moved to south Florida in his early teens. He did his undergraduate studies at The University of Tennessee and The University of Florida in Animal Sciences. He got his doctorate with high honors at Auburn University. He then completed a 15 month internship at Angel Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. He returned to south Florida to practice, eventually opening his own practice in Sunrise, and then one later in Plantation. He managed both of the practices for many years before selling them. He has continued to work in the Boca Raton and Coral Springs area for the last several years. He officially joined Crystal Lake Animal Hospital in March 2015 as a part time associate doctor with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Landau practices medicine in a very similar fashion to Dr. Melgey. He emphasizes on communication with his clients in regards to his patients care. He enjoys internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery and planning vacations....even though they never seem to really happen. He also enjoys fishing and diving with his children in his spare time.
Rachel is our Office Manager and Head Technician. She has been with the practice since 2005. She began her career in the veterinary field with Dr. Peter Fleming, the previous owner of Crystal Lake, as a receptionist. She continued to be promoted until she reached her current titles. She was asked to stay on and continue to work with Dr. Melgey when he took over the practice in August 2012. She loves working with animals and clients and plans on making this her lifelong career. She is a wonderful asset to the Crystal Lake team with her hard work and dedication. In her off time she spends time with her 5 wonderful fur babies, and watches football and baseball, Go Dolphins and Marlins! She also enjoys a nice evening at restaurants and movies or a weekend getaway to Disneyworld.
Jackie is one of our technicians and a receptionist. With her extreme love for animals she joined Crystal Lake in April 2014. Previously she volunteered at the Florida Humane Society for 2 years and worked in hospitality. Her compassion towards the animals is undeniable and her excellent customer service is shown through her hard work and dedication. She is a very upbeat individual and in her spare time, she enjoys boating, swimming and all outdoor activities Florida has to offer. She has 2 beautiful fur babies.
Ava has been our Kennel Assistant since November 2017. She is currently a student at Florida Atlantic University pursuing a degree in Biology. Her love for animals spans her whole life. For as long as she can remember she has known she wanted to pursue a career where she would get to work with them every day. Her goal is to become a veterinarian. As the Kennel Assistant she is committed to providing a clean, safe, and most of all loving environment for your precious fur baby.
Meet our new groomer! Alba will start taking appointments as of January 29th. She has been a groomer for years now and always strives to give the best groom she can. For those of you that knew Casey, Alba trained Casey. So you know you will have a beautiful outcome and a happy pup.
Obi is our beloved house cat. He is adored by all and spoiled beyond belief. You may see him roaming the halls once in a while. But for the most part he hangs out in Dr. Melgey's office on his favorite couch.