George Jutras, D.V.M.
Dr. George Jutras after obtaining his B.S. degree from The University of Rhode Island began a career as an anesthesia and surgery technician at the University of Florida. 2016 marked his 25th year as a veterinarian graduate from the University of Florida.
Establishing himself in Sebastian as the founder and owner of Highlands Animal Hospital, his practice specializes in small animals including dogs, cats, and pigs.
His spare time is filled with skydiving locally and climbing mountains on multiple continents.
Alison Frankenberger, D.V.M.
Dr. Alison Frankenberger is a small animal practitioner at Highlands Animal Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in Biology with honors. She completed her veterinary studies at the University of Florida and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors.
Dr. Frankenberger is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association. She regularly attends the North American Veterinary Conference to further her knowledge and skills.
Dr. Frankenberger joined the veterinary team at Highlands Animal Hospital in 2001. She has dedicated herself to the compassionate care of dogs and cats ever since and has worked hard to be their advocate. She feels that by combining a strong knowledge base, a thorough physical exam and encouraging a close teamwork relationship with every family and pet, we can hear the voices of our furry family members.
Dr. Frankenberger resides in Vero Beach with her husband Mark, and their children Graham and Anna. Currently, both children plan to become veterinarians and work with their mom!
Edward Mahoney, D.V.M.
Growing up on a farm gave Dr. Eddie Mahoney his first love of animals. In fact, his relationship with one of the family’s racehorse pushed him toward veterinary medicine.
After obtaining a degree in biology from the University of Kentucky, he continued his education at Auburn University.
After earning the DMV degree in 2000, Dr. Mahoney began practicing in Western New York working primarily with his first love, the equine athlete.
Two years later, Dr. Mahoney, returned to his hometown in North Central Kentucky where de developed a special interest in surgery, especially orthopedics. In January 2016 he joined Highlands Animal Hosptial.
When away from the office, Eddie enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and children.
Prakash Balakrishnan, D.V.M.
Dr. Prakash grew up in Central Florida. He attended the University of Florida, majoring in microbiology and cell science.
Attending the University of Florida for Veterinary school he specialized in companion animal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Prakash has a special interest in Dermatology and Behavioral medicine.
His hobbies include skiing, wakeboarding, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and traveling.