How we can help the furrier members of your family.

Ultrasounds and Imaging

Digital Radiology

In-house Digital Radiology allows our Technicians to obtain images ordered by our Veterinarians to evaluate as the need arises. Images can be sent out for consultation or put on a cd so they can accompany your pet for cases that require attention by a specialist.



Abdominal Ultrasound performed when medically necessary. We will often use it to evaluate internal organ health, to look for tumors or bladder stones.


Surgical procedures such as spays, neuters, mass removals, laceration repairs, cystotomies, exploratory surgery to remove foreign bodies, or obtain organ biopsies may also be performed in hospital on a case by case basis.


Boarding, Daycare and Baths: Full service in-door boarding kennel equipped with a tub for bathing and 2 outdoor fenced yards for exercise, potty breaks and fresh air.


One of our qualified technicians will take a history on your pet, get a weight and a temperature. A Licensed Veterinarian will then perform a full exam from "nose to tail" and address any concerns that you may have. We will also discuss diet and behavior concerns when appropriate.

Ultrasounds and Imaging


We offer and administer vaccines for puppies, kittens and adult patients following the manufacturer recommendations as well as FVMA 3 year protocols.

Laboratory Services

Blood work can be obtained by our technicians upon Veterinarian orders. Clients are called with the results in most cases the very next day. In house testing is performed for intestinal parasites, heartworm disease and urinary tract infections.


From thyroid medications, NSAIDs, antibiotics, ear ointments, eye drops, heart worm prevention and flea/tick control....we can dispense the products your pet needs the day of their visit or write a prescription at your request.



Dental cleanings, polishing and radiographs are performed by skilled Veterinary Technicians. This is done while under anesthesia and supervised by one of our Veterinarians. Oral surgery or tooth extractions performed when medically necessary

Tour of the Facility

About Us

A little bit of our history.

  • 1987

    Suntree Animal Clinic is Founded

    Dr. Charlie Steiner, a close personal friend and colleague of Dr Sims founded the practice in 1987. Suntree Animal Clinic was the first practice in the Suntree/Viera region of Brevard county.

  • 1993

    Dr. Sims Takes Over
    Suntree Animal Clinic

    Dr. Sims purchased Suntree Animal Clinic from Dr. Steiner.

  • 2013

    Dr. Cochran Joins the Team!

    Dr. Maria Cochran moved from the West Coast of Florida to join the Suntree Animal Clinic Team and make this her home. She brought 16 years of experience along with her ultrasound skills to the practice.

  • Present

    Celebrating 30 Years of
    Patient Focused Veterinary Care

    The staff at Suntree Animal Clinic feels very fortunate to have served the wonderful people of Suntree, Viera, Merritt Island, Melbourne and the beaches for thirty years.

  • We Love

Our Amazing Team

Meet the doctors.

Suntree Animal Clinic - Dr. Sims

Dr. Daniel Sims


Daniel Sims was born in Coral Gables, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree in Agriculture at the University of Florida. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He purchased Suntree Animal Clinic in Melbourne from Dr Steiner in 1993. He has enjoyed practicing high-quality medicine to the "furry" residents of Brevard County since then. He comes to work each day with his dog Sebastian who helps to comfort both clients and patients with his presence. His daughters Camille and Isabel also help at the practice adding to the family-like atmosphere.

Suntree Animal Clinic - Dr. Cochran

Dr. Maria Cochran


Maria Cochran grew up in Ithaca, New York and attended Cornell University majoring in Biopsychology. Subsequently, she studied at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, graduating with an MA in Marine Science. After spending a few years on St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands, she attended Vet School at Tufts University in Boston and graduated in 2001.

Suntree Animal Clinic - Dr. Perez

Dr. Arnaldo Perez


Arnaldo Perez was originally from Cuba. He graduated from Havana Veterinary School in 1984. After graduation he specialized in diagnostic pathology and epidemiology for production animals. He relocated to Florida in 1997 and has been practicing small animal medicine since 2000. Dr. Perez has special interests in avian medicine as well as reptiles and pocket pets. He is married, has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Suntree Animal Clinic - Dr. Williams

Dr. Chloe Williams


Dr. Chloe Williams grew up in Cocoa Beach before attending the University of Florida where she received a Bachelors of Science in Animal Biology. She remained a Gator for four more years while she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UF as well. She graduated in 2018 and is excited to begin her career in the county she originally called home. Dr. Chloe has a special interest in preventative medicine, animal behavior, diagnostic imaging and internal medicine. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband Travis and two dogs, June and Cash.

The Support Staff

Assisting the doctors in caring for your pets.

Contact Info & Location


305 Pineda Ct.
Melbourne, FL 32940


(321) 259-0904

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8am - 5pm

Tuesday: 8am - 6:15pm

Wednesday: 8am - 5:30pm

Thursday: 8am - 5:30pm

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: 8am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed