Pines West Animal Hospital

Pines West Animal Hospital, located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, has been delivering quality and compassionate companion animal care since 1995. We are here for you every day of the week with the main purpose of providing cutting edge veterinary medicine to your beloved family member.

Veterinarian's Oath

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health and the advancment of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and confidence.


  • Doctor Berg, Practice Owner

    Dr. Steven Berg earned his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 1975 from  Pennsylvania State University, his Master's degree in Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Veterinary degree in 1982 from the University of  Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing in Miami for 13 years, he founded, along with Dr. Meacham, Pines West Animal Hospital in 1995. His special interests are internal medicine, dermatology and oncology. Dr. Berg and his wife Michele have a daughter practicing obstetrics/gynecology, a son practicing dentistry, and two Poodles that are so smart they don't need to practice. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 07, 1982
  • Doctor Meacham, Practice Owner

    Dr. Lori Meacham earned her Bachelors degree in Chemistry in 1983 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1987 at North Carolina State University. Following graduation she practiced in Miami until 1995 when, along with Dr. Berg, she founded Pines West Animal Hospital. Dr. Meacham has a special interest in feline medicine and soft tissue surgery. She lives with her husband, daughter and has lots of adored pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987
  • Doctor Ramirez

     Dr. Jessica Ramirez was born in Queens, New York and was raised in South Florida. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Miami. Afterwards, she went to Michigan State University, where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida, and has been practicing in South Florida ever since. Her special interests include internal medicine, emergency and critical care, oncology and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Ramirez is fluent in Spanish and enjoys running, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She has two four legged children: a 14 year old mixed breed dog named Beauty and a 7 year old cat named Alonso.