Crystal Lake's Staff

Meet our Five Star Staff at Crystal Lake Animal Hospital!

  • 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.

  • 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 33 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 P.

    Rachel is our 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 title. She was asked to stay on and continue to work with Dr. Melgey when he took over the practice in August 2012.

  • Mia R.
    Receptionists/ Vet Tech Assistant

    Mia is one of our Receptionists/ Vet Tech Assistants. She has been with the practice since February of 2018. Mia has loved all animals since she can remember so she decided to dedicate her career to working with them. Before working at Crystal Lake, during high school, she volunteered at Sawgrass Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

  • Obi Wan

    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.

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