Ted Sanchez is not a people person — he's an animal person. In 1996, he founded Silver Bluff Animal Clinic, a humane and home-like environment for pets that he relates to an equine stable. Located on bustling SW 27th Avenue between Coral Way and U.S. 1, it has a tranquil back-door entrance surrounded by lush fauna that leads into a natural oasis. Everything about the space's design is intentionally suited to an animal's comfort. Canines will appreciate the wood floors under their paws instead of uninviting cold tiles. And Dr. Sanchez's affinity for animals is equally in sync. These are not just pets for him — they are living beings, deserving of the same respect and love we have for our human counterparts. Though this place isn't cheap — $60 for an initial exam and about $400 to spay a small dog — it's worth every penny.