Meet Our Veterinarians and Staff of Viera
At each of our locations, we aim to serve you and your pets with fantastic veterinary medicine and personal customer service, and our Viera location is no different! Our veterinarians and staff work to better themselves every day and strive to make your visits the best experiences they can be. Meet our wonderful team below, or please stop in some time. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Erin Coris - DVM
Dr. Erin LeRay Coris was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1976. She moved frequently during her early years, but finished high school in Coral Springs, FL before going on to the University of Florida. There she found a love of science and medicine and began working with both the human Tissue Bank and multiple animal research projects. After graduating from UF’s undergraduate program, Dr. Coris attended University of Florida’s Veterinary School and graduated in 2003. During that time, she met her husband and they both accepted jobs in Brevard County after graduation.
In 2008, she and her husband bought Island Animal Hospital and she moved from Rockledge to join the clinic. Dr. Coris opened the second clinic, Island Animal Hospital at Viera, located in Viera, in the spring of 2012. Her focus is small animal and exotic medicine/surgery, preventative medicine and radiology. She enjoys running, reading, playing the piano and spending time with her husband Matt, their children, McKenna and Keaton, their dog Kaylee, Chamleon Pascal and Moluccan Cockatoo Cricket.
Dr. Erin Coris
Dr. Ian Birkbeck - DVM
Dr. Ian Birkbeck is originally from Orlando, Florida. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2005. While studying biology, he decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After attending the University of Florida in Gainesville and receiving a Master’s degree in business administration, he remained there and enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Island Animal Hospital team in 2011.
When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Paula, as well as reading and fishing. They live in Viera with two dogs and four cats.
Dr. Ian Birkbeck
Dr. Erin Gaudry - DVM
Dr. Erin Gaudry was born in New Jersey and grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2005. After vet school, she completed a one year small animal internship at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services in Louisville, Kentucky and has been practicing emergency and critical care medicine since that time. Dr. Gaudry relocated to Brevard county five years ago.
Her professional interests include feline medicine, internal medicine and emergency and critical care. She enjoys practicing evidence-based medicine while promoting the human-animal bond.
Dr. Gaudry and her husband have three daughters. They share their home with Peyton, a Terrier mix, that Dr. Gaudry bottle-raised. When she isn’t spending time with her family or caring for pets at Island Animal Hospital, she enjoys running and recently completed her first half marathon.
Dr. Erin Gaudry
Our Support Staff
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Sharleen Vargas-Godoy - Veterinary Technician
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Ginalee Haas - Veterinary Technician
Since the very first day she learned what an animal was, Ginalee has wanted to help them and learn more about them. When she was old enough, she made her way to a vet tech program to become a certified veterinary technician. In 2017, Ginalee graduated with an Associates degree in Science and Veterinary Technology from Eastern Florida State College and officially became certified in April 2018 after passing the VTNE. She considers it very rewarding to be there for our clients through thick and thin and seeing our patients’ health progress.
Ginalee has several pets of her own: 3 cats named Snoopy (snowshoe), Charlie (tortoiseshell), and Schroeder (brown tabby); and 2 dogs named Georgia (yellow Lab) and Gracie (mutt). Her favorite activities include relaxing at the beach, playing laser tag and paintball, and spending time with her family and boyfriend.
Lauren Dyar - Veterinary Technician
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Kory Susong - Customer Service Representative
Kory's favorite part about her job at Island Animal Hospital is that the work environment is always positive and upbeat. What makes Island Animal Hospital so special is how the doctors are so caring, as they really go the extra mile for the clients!
During Kory’s free time, she enjoys weekends with her kids and boating. She has a great group of friends that she enjoys hanging out with and having cook outs.
Customer Service Representative