Reproductive Specialist

Hernan Montilla DVM is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, as well as a member of the Society for Theriogenology. He brings his extensive knowledge of animal reproduction to serve all of Florida, and beyond.

Dr. Montilla’s mission is to promote animal well-being, responsible breeding practices, reproductive and genetic health improvements, and to educate clients in forms of population control measures that decrease adverse effects on the health and longevity of the patient.

Breeding Contracts are available, and include services and resources to help the responsible breeder achieve a successful, healthy breeding and positive outcome. Please call for details.

In-house progesterone testing and semen evaluation with highly specialized, accurate equipment.

We are a certified Zoetis Canine Semen Freeze Center, one of few in the state of Florida.

Laparoscopic assisted surgeries, state of the art ultrasound and consultations. To schedule or contact our reproduction team, please call 772-742-1110.

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Balanced Genetics
Hernan Montilla DVM, DACT
Dr. Hernan Montilla

Dr. Hernan Montilla was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where a love of animal care was instilled in him early on in life. His passion hasn’t wavered one bit—now, Dr. Montilla is proud to use his skills to serve the pets and animal owners of the area as a member of the Hobe Sound Veterinary Clinic family.

Dr. Montilla earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico before attending veterinary school at Ross University. He completed a year of clinical studies at Texas A&M University, then took an externship at the Indianapolis Zoo, where he helped train dolphins to accept ultrasound exams. Next, Dr. Montilla worked with small animals, exotic pets, and even zoo animals in Massachusetts and Hawaii before completing a residency in theriogenology—the study of animal reproduction—at Oregon State University, where he would ultimately remain on-staff as a professor in the school’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Montilla is highly proficient in ultrasound, laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy. He also brings to the clinic team specialized surgical and diagnostic skills for the treatment of ovarian and uterine conditions, mammary tumors, retained testicles, laparoscopic and ovary-sparing spays, stomach-tacking procedures in large dogs, and vasectomies. Under Dr. Montilla’s expert guidance, Hobe Sound Veterinary Clinic is proud to be the first to offer many of these procedures in the St. Lucie and Martin County areas.

Dr. Montilla is a member of various professional organizations, including the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. He has presented at the Oregon Veterinary Conference, the University of California-Davis’ Veterinary Symposium, and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners International Camelid Health Conference. Dr. Montilla is proud to have had scientific studies published in major journals, including Emerging Infectious Diseases. He’s even a contributing author to several veterinary textbooks, such as Clinical Veterinary Advisor and Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy, which are used in universities all over the country and abroad.

Every year, Dr. Montilla travels to Nicaragua with a team of veterinary students, where he volunteers necessary medical services for livestock and local pets. Along with his team, he distributes information to villagers about zoonotic disease and animal wellness, and even helps to have Nicaraguan dogs sponsored by Americans for their health and wellness needs. The fact that Dr. Montilla is bilingual—he’s fluent in both English and Spanish—helps greatly with his efforts.

Outside of his interests in the world of veterinary medicine, Dr. Montilla enjoys water sports, sailing, visiting microbreweries, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Liz—who works as a Certified Veterinary Technician herself.