Dr. Pedro F. Armstrong was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended Iowa State University for pre-veterinary studies. In 1996, he was admitted to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 2000.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Armstrong did a one year rotating veterinary internship in VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. In 2001, under the mentorship of Mark E. Hitt, DACVIM, he completed a three-year internal medicine residency at the AVIM in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2008, he co-founded The Southeast Veterinary Referral Center and The Pet Emergency Room in Miami, which he sold in 2016. In June of 2014, Dr. Armstrong partnered with Dr. Xavier Meaux to form Mobile Pet Imaging, a revolutionary mobile high-definition CT scan and fluoroscopy service in a mobile unit. In 2016, Dr. Armstrong founded The Veterinary Internal Medicine Group, providing Internal Medicine Mobile Services throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.
Dr. Armstrong is interested in endoscopic procedures (gastrointestinal and respiratory), imaging techniques (abdominal ultrasound, CT scanning) and non-invasive procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsies. He has a special interest in conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas), urinary system and endocrine system (diabetes, Addison's disease, Cushing’s disease, etc).
Dr. Armstrong has lectured on topics of veterinary internal medicine locally, nationally, and internationally. In 2019, he became an Idexx Key opinion leader to help expand his influence on the future of veterinary medicine.
In addition to attending yearly meetings for specialists, Dr. Armstrong has attended advanced courses designed for internal medicine specialists to learn about new procedures, advanced techniques and new therapies. He is also a member of The Comparative Gastrointestinal Society.
He is the proud father of three and enjoys boating, fishing, biking, and swimming.
Dr. Armstrong is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Monti will be helping expand VIMG’s mobile ultrasound services. Her addition means expanded availability and hours—even Saturday appointments!
Dr. Ilaria Monti was born and raised in Rome, Italy. She earned her DVM at University of Teramo, Italy, with a thesis on “Controlled substances toxicity in Small Animals.”
Upon moving to the United States, Dr. Monti worked mostly in emergency medicine. She especially enjoyed performing ultrasounds and trained at WAVE – We Are Veterinary Education, in Dallas, TX.
In 2019, While still practicing in emergency environments, Dr. Monti opened VetSCAN sonogram service.
Dr. Monti joined the VIMG family in March 2020 and will be serving under the direction of Dr. Armstong to provide sonogram services throughout South Florida.
She is enrolled in the ECFVG to earn her board certification in the United States in the upcoming months.
Dr. Monti fluently speaks Italian, English, and Spanish.
VIMG has partnered with Dr. Bruyette from Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Consultation for telemedicine and follow-ups.
Dr. David Bruyette received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. Subsequently, he completed an internship at Purdue University and residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. He was a staff internist at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group and a member of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University.
Dr. Bruyette was an Assistant Professor and Head of Internal Medicine at Kansas State University and Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at Kansas State.
He was most recently Medical Director of the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, one of the largest 24-hour emergency/specialty practices in the country.
In 2020, Dr. Bruyette edited Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine—a 2‑volume, comprehensive, practical reference for veterinary practitioners and students alike.
Dr. Bruyette is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the Endocrine Society.
Currently Dr. Bruyette is the Chief Medical Officer for Anivive Lifesciences, and has joined the VIMG team as a consultant in March 2020.
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