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Medical Director - Dr. Nermin Massoud

Dr. Massoud officially joined our team September 9, 2010 as a relief vet while our primary veterinarians were on vacation. Prior to that, she donated her time as a volunteer for the SPCA, spaying and neutering our shelter friends.
Dr. Massoud received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1995 from Alexandria University in Egypt. Relocating to the United States in 2000, she and her husband decided to start a family. She continued her education and received her DVM in the United States in 2007 from Tuskegee University of Alabama.
Dr. Massoud performs spays and neuters for the SPCA as well as seeing clients for wellness exams, treatments, diagnostics and routine care. Dr. Massoud takes great pride in her position and profession and enjoys nothing more than caring for the pets of Brevard County. Her primary experience and interest is in the care of canine and feline family members.
On a personal level, she enjoys swimming, reading, spending time with her family and all types of sports.

Dr. Megan Larive

Dr. Larive was born and raised in southern Louisiana. She decided that she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 7 years old and never looked back. Dr. Larive attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences in 2013. She then attended the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine where she focused on Shelter Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016. Dr. Larive moved to Florida the day after graduation to begin working at the SPCA Clinic. Her primary interests include surgery, preventative medicine, and raising infant kittens. Outside of work, Dr. Larive enjoys reading, visiting the theme parks of Orlando, and spending time with her cats, Asher and Dottie. She makes frequent trips home to Louisiana to visit family and enjoy Cajun cuisine. Dr. Larive also loves sports and is an avid LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints fan.



Dr. Anik Chavez

Dr. Chavez completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in 2007. A year later, she moved to Scotland for vet school and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. She returned to Florida and worked for Animal Services and the Humane Society in Miami before moving to Brevard in May. She shares her life with her rescue dachshund, Loki.








Dr. Iulia El-Gendi

Dr. El-Gendi (or Dr. E as we call her) was born in Romania and moved to New York when she was 9 years old. She received her BS from Stony Brook University in 2011 and went on to St. George’s University and University of Florida to complete her DVM.

Dr. E and her husband live in Orlando with their beloved kitty Clementine. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing badminton, and sightseeing with her husband.