At the Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness & Laser Surgery Center, we understand what life is like with animals because we have pets too!  Would you go to a pediatrician that didn’t have children?  We’d like to introduce you to the companions that keep teaching us more about what you need from your Veterinary Team to help you keep your special companion healthy.


Residing with Dr. & Ms. Winkler, Famosa came into their lives at about a year old after a stint in foster care.

When she’s not modelling herself for website photos, she enjoys being curled up in the sunshine of the front window, or next to her two favorite buddies.  She’ll never let on that she’s twelve years old with the youthful way she plays with her toys, or chases the laser pointer.

Turtle & Blue

With both Dr. Winkler and Ms. Winkler holding undergraduate degrees in marine biology, it only seems natural that they would share their family with some finned friends.  Ms. Winkler has been a hobby aquarium keeper for nearly 15 years, at one point having at least 7 personal tanks from a 1 gallon micro-environment to 30 gallons with Ryukin Goldfish the size of tennis balls, as well as managing an aquatic department for a pet retailer.  They’ve included their children in their hobby, with each being responsible for feeding their male Betta friend (they let mommy do the water changes).


Abandoned in a carrier outside of Suffolk Veterinary Group on January 30, 2013, Frostbite earned her name through a damaged right ear where the scar tissue grew back white fur instead of black, and being speckled with enough dandruff to look as if someone had dusted her with snow.  After getting her on a nutritionally complete diet, her dandruff cleared up, and it was determined she was about 10 years old.  Frostbite considers herself the luckiest black cat ever for having lived in the Winkler Household, and knowing so much love and kindness. Frostbite passed away in the spring of 2015 from a rapidly growing lung cancer, and is remembered with the planting of a lilac bush in the Winkler yard.

We have more furry (and finned) family members to add, when they’re ready for their photo op!