Federal Animal Hospital



Federal Animal Hospital

“until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
— Anatole France

currently underconstruction 





Routine Primary Care









Diagnostics and REFERRAL 




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Our Team


Linda Lord Jaffe~Doctor/Owner (1998)

Born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jaffe moved to Florida in 1988. She has a BS in Agriculture as well as a BS in Arts and Sciences from the University of Kentucky, and a DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

She began working in the veterinary field in 1981. She was an associate for two different multi-doctor practices in Miami before purchasing Federal Animal Hospital in 1998 from Dr. James Kitzner who founded the practice in 1985, and moved into the current building in 1990.

Dr. Jaffe is married to Alan, a realtor with Colwell Banker, and has two children, Lauren and Victoria. Lauren is becoming a photographer, a skill that she developed from her mother, and Victoria is following the Medical School path at the University of Florida. Rounding out the family are three cats, Johnny Rocket, Willie, and Romeo. Dr. Jaffe finds little time for hobbies but still finds time to travel with her family every summer. 

Randi P. Cohen~Doctor (2003)

Dr. Cohen was born in Massaqua, New York. She moved to Florida in 1985. Dr. Cohen is married to Greg Cohen and has two beautiful daughters, Gabby and Samantha, and a son named Lucu. Her hobbies include running, playing soccer and tennis, but most of all spending time with her family (four- legged members included!) She has three dogs, Coby, Lucy, and Charlie. 

Upon receiving her DVM from the University of Florida in 2002, Dr. Cohen joined a large multi doctor hospital in Palm Beach County. There she gained extensive experience in many areas including surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Cohen has been on staff here at Federal Animal Hospital since 2003, and has done relief work at other practices in Martin and Palm Beach Counties.

The Head Technician~Karin (2002)

arin graduated from Essex Agricultural and Technology Institute with an associates degree in animal health technology, and has been a veterinary technician since 1996. Karin has two children and three pets, a rescued greyhound, a spoiled chihuahua, and her shadow of a cat. When not working, Karin's hobbies consist of lifting heavy things; she is a strongman and power lifter, and also teaches bootcamp classes at her gym.

Cristy Spittler ~manager (1994)

Cristy was born in Omaha Nebraska and moved to Florida with her mother, brother and step father in 1983. She spent her summers working in the family grooming shop in Stuart and shortly after completing high school moved to Worcester Massachusetts to manage Daltons Cherrywood Kennel a year and a half later Cristy moved back to Florida and came to Federal Animal Hospital in June of 1994. 

James~Technician (2011)

James has been working in the veterinary field for 11 years. He has a daughter named Isla Mae and two dogs. He is currently studying to become a master diver.

 Natasha~Technician (2014) 

Natasha has worked with animals her entire life

Bobby ~ Technician (2013)



Gio~Technician (2014)

Gio was born in Miami. He started his first job at an animal hospital at the age of 15. He enjoys cooking  gardening, and often brings in food for the hospital staff.

Jen~Technician/Reception (2007)


Sandy~Reception (2004)

Born and raised in Florida, Sandy lists her hobbies as "my children, grandchildren and my labradors, and trying to grow roses (but they usually die!") She graduated from Martin County High School in 1971 and over the years has taken computer classes at IRCC.  Sandy has worked with animals most of her adult life.  She has worked as a volunteer with the Southeastern Guide Dogs for the last 23 years, and has enjoyed all the people and puppies that have passed through her life for those years, (lots of people and  lots and lots of uppies!) Sandy has 2 children (Tom and Shannon), 1 husband (Tom,) and lots of grandkids!


Heather~Reception (2015


Amy~Reception (2017)


Shannon~Reception (2016)


Jean~Kennel Technician/Office Assistant (2014)

Jean is also  native Floridian. She graduated from Martin County High School, and studied Outdoor Recreation at Unity College in Maine. She is a former Library Assistant at the Hobe Sound Library, and has worked at Federal Animal Hospital on and off since 1997. She shares a home, i  Stuart, with her father, and three cats.

Amber~Kennel Technician (2017)  

Amber~Kennel Technician (2017)


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Federal Animal Hospital

1 (772) 287-5009

8300 SE Federal Hwy

Hobe Sound, Fl. 33455

Email~ fedah@bellsouth.net