Marta Lista, DVM
Dr. Lista earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2000 and her B.S. from the University of Miami in1996. Dr. Lista was selected by the Dean of the University of Florida as one of two practicing veterinarians in the state of Florida to serve on the College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee. She is a former president of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA). She currently sits on the board of directors of the SFVMA and the South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF). Dr. Lista has lobbied in Tallahassee and locally in support of the advancement of animal rights as well as the veterinary profession. She currently heads the legislative task force of the SFVMA. Dr. Lista has a strong commitment to our community. Her community service includes work with the Junior League of Miami, the Cat Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Humane Society and Miami Dade County Animal Services. She volunteers her time to help local rescue groups reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter surgeries. With the help of her wonderful staff, Trail Animal Hospital performs over 100 sterilization procedures for local groups every year. Dr. Lista participates in career days for local elementary schools including Epiphany and Sunset Elementary. She has lectured at the University of Miami and Florida International University regarding veterinary medicine and is a mentor for local college students attempting to gain admissions to veterinary school.
During her career Dr. Lista has been the recipient of numerous outstanding veterinary awards. In 2005 and again in 2006 she was recognized by her colleagues as South Florida Veterinarian of the Year. On April 17,2009 the Florida Veterinary Medical Association awarded Dr. Lista the Gold Star Award. This is awarded for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine in the State of Florida. Recently, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed her as a member of the Deans Circle of Excellence.
Dr. Lista runs with Foot Works and competes in local 1/2 marathon and 5k races. She also is a member of the Hammerheads Triathlon group and enjoys biking and swimming. Dr Lista has a boat captains license and enjoys spending time on the beautiful Biscayne Bay. She was born and raised in our community attending St. Kevin Elementary, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and the University of Miami.
Angela Guevara Nieveen, DVM
Dr. Guevara-Nieveen stepped into the field of veterinary medicine at the age of 16 when she underwent a medical externship program in veterinary medicine in high school. She went on to graduate from theUniversity of Miami with a bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in mathematics. While at UM, she helped start the first pre-vet society alongside other students. While here, she was also part of the Alpha Epsilon Delta (Honors Medical Society) and the Marine Mammal Stranding Team. She later went on to pursue her degree in veterinary medicine at University of Florida and proudly graduated as a veterinarian in 2008. Since her graduation, Dr. Guevara has had experience with general practice, emergency and specialty hospitals, and corporate settings. She enjoys all aspects of medicine with a predilection for endocrinology, soft tissue surgery, and client education. Her family consists of a wonderful husband, a curious and sweet 4-year old daughter, a brand new baby girl, and an ever-supportive mother. She recently had her 16 year-old Labrador Natasha cross the rainbow bridge.
C.Perry Smith, DVM Retired
After attending the University of Florida, Dr. C. Perry Smith received his DVM from Auburn University in 1964. Following graduation, he was drafted by the U.S. Army where he served as Veterinarian and Captain. He bought Trail Animal Hospital in 1968 from Dr. Stoddard and owned Trail Animal Hospital until 2008, when he retired from full-time veterinary work, after 40 years of veterinary service to our community. Now, Dr. Smith spends most of his time on his ranch in Immokalee Florida, where he maintains over 500 head of beef cattle. He remains as our senior veterinary consultant, friend and occasional unannounced, yet very welcomed, visitor/ veterinarian at Trail.
Throughout Dr. Smith's career, he has been active in both the local and state veterinary associations. He served on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA) for over 20 years in the capacities of President, Secretary for the Committee of Continuing Existence and in Miami Dade Animal Services Committee. Dr. Smith served as President and Treasurer of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation. The South Florida Veterinary Medical Association awarded Dr. Smith a Lifetime Achievement Award and two Dedicated Service Awards for his numerous contributions to our association and our community. Dr. Smith was the District 6 representative of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) from 1991-1995 and served as FVMA President from 1996-97. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the State of Florida Veterinary Medical Association. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the single most prestigious award that can be awarded to any veterinarian in the state of Florida.