Karina Aviles

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician, Karina Aviles, and Dr. Polit have worked together for almost a decade. After meeting nine years ago at an animal hospital in Cooper City, the Florida native was happy to rejoin her old colleague at Sunset Animal Hospital a year and a half ago in a part-time capacity.

Though she is pursuing a career in law enforcement pursuant to her studies at Broward College, her love of animals and her warm bond with Dr. Polit drew her to the role, and she relishes the time she spends at the clinic. She describes her favorite element of the job being that she gets to watch animals receive as much love as they radiate to the world. It makes her feel fulfilled to see animals leave the hospital healthy and well once more. “When they feel better, I feel better,” Karina states with palpable joy.

Outside of the animal hospital, she works as a dispatcher for the Broward County Sheriff's Office, and loves to travel. She is the fur-mom of a cat called Doom, his moniker derived from the fact that he is a fat, cuddly, black ball of fur that she affectionately describes as, “The big, fat black cat that is my life.”


Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm