Noah Saved Them, We Care for Them!

Malabar Country Vet and Groomer is a low cost, full service, and wellness clinic for small animals in the Palm Bay / Malabar community.

We offer low cost vaccinations, spay and neuters, dental care, treatment of medical conditions, microchip services and grooming, as well as education in all aspects of small animal care. We have added digital radiography and can also offer ultrasound diagnostics.

Our exceptional doctors and staff are highly experienced and committed to providing quality, compassionate care for your pet. Our focus is on keeping your pets healthy through affordable preventative medical and nutritional care from birth to senior citizenship.

We maintain a state of the art clinic with a country flair and good old fashioned friendly service. We look forward to meeting you and your furry family members and helping you keep them happy and healthy.

Jerome & Ann Voldness


Jerome and Ann moved to Florida in 2004 after raising 4 children on a cattle and grain farm in Ohio. That’s when they purchased Malabar Feed and Farm. In 2013 they opened Malabar Country Vet and Groomer ( now Malabar Country Veterinary Clinic). They continue with their mission to be a blessing to their community while living their Christian heritage. Now that they have 7 grandchildren they are semi retired so they can spend more time with family.

Kathy Lovaas

Office manager, Vet Tech with 35 years in the veterinary field.

Russ Lovaas

Vet Tech, Client Service Rep with 25 years in the veterinary field and proudly served his Country as a dog handler in the Air Force. He is also a rabid Florida Gators and Boston Red Sox fan.

Russ and Kathy have their own “Last Chance Ranch” which is home to many special needs rescues, including 9 German Shepherds and where there is never a dull moment.
While Russ can always find a football game to watch, Kathy enjoys volunteering with local wildlife rehabilitators, helping to raise orphaned baby raccoons and other critters.Together, they have felt blessed and privileged to work in a clinic that has such a heart for helping animals and their people.

Dr. Verena Faure

Dr. Faure grew up on her parent’s farm in Bavaria Germany. She graduated from Veterinary School of Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich Germany. Her first 5 years in practice were at a 24 h veterinary clinic in Weilheim, Germany. The clinic was specialized in Surgery, Dentistry and general practice. In 1999 she moved to Melbourne Beach to live with her husband. She graduated from the ECFVG program and became licensed for veterinary medicine in Florida. During her 12 years at the animal emergency clinic she rescued many animals and found them
good homes, but Fang, the German Shepherd puppy with 2 broken legs was too special to give away. In 2013 she transitioned to Malabar Country Vet and has since found great joy in working with patients in need and their “parents”. The passion of helping animals in need and seeing them get better has been the joy in our wonderful profession. In her time off she enjoys hiking, cycling, water sports and time spent with her husband and pets. Her Australian shepherd “Leela” comes with her wherever she is.

Dr. Renee Hadley

Dr Hadley left her home in New Hampshire to attend vet school in Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2009. She spent the next six years at a busy six doctor practice in Denver before moving to Vero Beach. It took another three years before she discovered the small town feel and home-like environment of Malabar Country Vet.

Dr. Christenson

Dr Bostrom

Dr Bostrom is a graduate of the University of Florida and has over 25 years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery . He has a special interest in reptiles and has cared for many different species over his career. Dr. Bostrom lives in Rockledge, Florida with his wife and 3 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 turtles.


Lead Technician
Christiane has been a veterinary technician for over 21 years. She worked in south Florida and Maryland before finding her home at Malabar Country Vet. She works primarily in surgery as Dr Faure’s lead surgical technician.



Becky is a certified veterinary technician. She graduated from Brevard community college in 2008. Before going into the veterinary field, she was a certified pharmacy technician. She loves playing with her 2 dogs Bailey and Rylee. On her down time, she likes to read or go shopping.



Katie is a proud 2016 graduate from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Animal Science. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse, Diesel, who is a 13 year old paint gelding. On her weekends off, she loves fishing the Indian River Lagoon and Brevard County’s freshwater lakes. At home she has many pets that she considers family: chickens, cats, koi fish, a box turtle, one horse, and one black lab named Suzie. She is very passionate about animal health and loves working with pet owners everyday as a veterinary technician. She finds it rewarding to help other pet owners via education on animal health, bettering their pet’s lives and increasing their longevity.



Whitney has always known she wanted to work with animals. It started as a child, with her bringing home every stray she found and every animal free to a good home. She grew up in Pennsylvania and eventually started her own business for animal boarding and doggy daycare. Whitney’s father and she owned property and started to build a farm. They rescued every farm animal you could think of. Some they kept, while others were adopted out. After many years Whitney decided to move to Florida to get away from the cold. She went to school and got a Veterinary Assistant degree. She plans on starting another farm here in Florida. For now though, her husband and her take care of their three dogs: Luna, a Great Dane they rescued as a pup , Buddha their English Bulldog mix who moved with them from PA, and Charles, a French Bulldog they rescued a few years ago from a tough situation.



In 2015, Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology from Florida Institute of Technology. He has volunteered at Brevard Zoo, Wildlife Rehabilitation centers, and even founded his own non-profit wildlife ambulance service. Matt’s pets include 4 dogs, 2 lizards, and 1 Virginia opossum.
Matt’s favorite past times are scuba diving and wildlife photography.


Lead Receptionist

Mary recently relocated to Florida from sunny San Diego. She has lived all over the world from Panama to Iceland and North Dakota to New York. Her interest in animals started at a very young age, thanks to a love for Jack Hanna and a favorite cousin who graduated from Cornell Veterinary School. She has been in the field since 2000. Mary has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Mr. Darcy, a Snowshoe Siamese named Miranda, and two Bearded Dragons, Melvin and Mauricio. She also has two human children – her son is a Sophomore studying Psychology at Azusa Pacific University in California and her daughter is a Business/Pre-Law Freshman major at the University of Southern California. Mary’s favorite part of her job is connecting with clients and their pets. In her spare time, she is usually doing homework. Mary is studying Social Work and Law and hopes to one day integrate grief counseling into the veterinary side of practice.



Elizabeth is fairly new to the Malabar Country Veterinary Clinic family. She recently graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management in 2017. Elizabeth has two dogs which she absolutely adores: a cavalier named Layla and a lab mix named Bentley. Her hobbies include being outdoors, singing, doing home renovations, and eating key lime pie. The thing Elizabeth loves most about her job is that she gets to help animals in their times of need. She also enjoys educating pet owners on how they can get the best care for their pet.



Christine joined the Malabar Country Veterinary Clinic in June of 2018. She has thirty years of experience in the animal health field. Christine enjoys building relationships with her clients and the patients. When not working, she spends most of her time riding her horse and loving her other very special pets.



Janet was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She has been a receptionist at Malabar Country Veterinary Clinic for four years. She currently has three dogs. Dozer, which many of you already know, comes to work with her every day. She also has Sammi & Shayla. All of Janet’s dogs are rescues, as that is the best breed!



Crystal’s passion is taking care of animals. She has a small farm and a Wildlife Rehabilitator License. Crystal obtained her rehabilitation’s license in 1998 from the Florida Fresh Water Fish & Game Commission. In 2017 she started Crystal’s Critter Care and Rescue, Inc – a home based wildlife rehab center. Crystal also pulls elderly or medical case dogs from local shelters. She spends so much time at Malabar Country Vet with her rescues, that when we had an opening for a receptionist, it was a natural leap for Crystal to join us. While she maintains a full time job outside of the animal world, Crystal enjoys working with the animals – it is something she loves and looks forward to doing full time when she is able to retire.