Kirkman Road Veterinary Clinic – We’re Family

At our practice, your pet’s health and happiness are our top priorities. Dr. Alicia Eliscu and her team of experienced, compassionate veterinarians are dedicated to providing our clients with the best options for their pet’s medical needs.

Dr. John Porter founded our clinic in 1988 on the principles of high quality, patient-first care. We continue to honor his legacy by extending our complimentary services to the surrounding community through our partnership with Canine Companions for Independence.  We believe our family oriented mindset and our strong emphasis on client communication is the key to our 33 years of success.

When your pet visits our hospital, they will have access to regular wellness examinations, diagnostic testing, complex surgical and dental procedures, emergency medicine and much more. We encourage you will take a few minutes to learn more about our hospital and why you can trust our team as your animal care partner.

Alicia Eliscu, DVM
Dr. Eliscu graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science in 1998.  She has worked at Kirkman Road Veterinary Clinic since 2000 and loves what she does!  With a special interest in surgery and dentistry, no request is too big or too small for Dr. Eliscu – her main focus is helping patients live happy, healthy lives.  When Dr. Eliscu is not at KRVC, you can find her spending time with her husband, three awesome daughters, Gunnar – her golden retriever, and her two cats, Loki and Stoney.

James Ebner, DVM
Dr. Ebner received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado State University.  Upon graduation from CSU, Dr. Ebner practiced in Loveland, Colorado for several years before moving to Florida to join KRVC in 2002.  You can often find Dr. Ebner researching treatment options for his patients – he’s always interested in learning and providing the best pet care for his patients.  His special interests include internal medicine, Epilepsy and diabetes.  A fun fact about Dr. Ebner is that he went to school with Dr. Eliscu at CSU!  Away from the clinic Dr. Ebner enjoys spending time with his giant schnauzer, bicycling with his wife, and gardening.

Katherine Savardi, DVM
Dr. Savardi enjoyed growing up in Annapolis, Maryland and first came to Florida to attend the University of Florida (Go Gators!) for her undergraduate degree. Following her completion of vet school at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked in Cincinnati, Ohio for over two years. Lucky for us – and our clients and patients – Dr. Savardi has been with KRVC since 2018 when she moved back to Florida with her husband, 3 cats and her released CCI Golden Retriever, Kat. She enjoys soft tissue surgery, emergency care and internal medicine.

Andrea Calzada, DVM
Dr. Calzada is a graduate of Virginia – Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.  She joined our KRVC family in May of 2020.  Dr. Calzada’s special interest is in exotic medicine – birds, reptiles and pocket pets.  And as can be expected, Dr. Calzada has reptiles, frogs, fish, birds, sugar gliders, dogs and a cat of her own!  She looks forward to caring for your pets, with and without fur!

Lynette Pichardo, DVM
Dr. Pichardo was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where she graduated from veterinary school in 2012.  She became an accredited veterinarian in the United States in 2014 and joined our practice in July of 2020.  Dr. Pichardo’s special interests include veterinary dentistry – often joking it’s because both her father and grandfather were human dentists!  Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Pichardo is here to assist our Spanish speaking community with the healthcare needs of their pets.