Our Staff:

Dr. Heskel has amassed a truly wonderful staff. They make everything easy, and always greet you with a smile.
— Patient Testimonial

Meet the Family

Welcome to our Practice



Ayat is originally from Milwaukee and has worked for Dr. Heskel for almost 2 years.  She is one of Dr. Heskel’s medical assistants.  Interacting with the patients and being able to assist with their needs is something that she loves.  When she is not at work she likes to relax with her family.



Beth moved to Vero Beach from Delray Beach in 1996.  As one of the receptionists, she is responsible for patient accounts and office billing.  She loves spending time with her family, shopping at the local farmer’s markets and traveling with her husband.  “My greatest pleasure in working for Dr. Heskel for 20+ years is my friendships with our patients and fellow coworkers.”



Debbie is a native of Vero Beach and graduated from Vero Beach High School.  She has been employed by Dr. Heskel for 12 years as a receptionist.  Among her many duties her main duty is to welcome the patients to our office and make them feel comfortable.  When not at work Debbie enjoys skiing, boating, shopping and going to UCF football games (Go Knights!!!)  Her passion is animals.  While she loves all animals she has a special love for her dog Rowdy.  “I love all my co-workers and “The Dude”,  the office mascot.



Ronda has lived in Vero Beach for almost all her life.  She has been office manager for Dr. Heskel for over 25 years and has worked in the medical field for over 35 years.  “I feel as though I have the best of both worlds.  I get to interact with our wonderful patients as well as work behind the scenes with the greatest staff around!”  Ronda shares the heart for the Haitian people with Dr. Heskel.  She has been the bookkeeper for Haiti Clinic, Inc. for approximately 5 years.  Having had the opportunity to go Haiti to work in the clinic it has opened her eyes and heart for those with such great medical needs.  When not at work she most enjoys spending time with her husband of 35 years, working in her church, traveling and playing piano.



Tracy is a Vero Beach native and has been a Medical assistant for Dr. Heskel for 10 years.  She enjoys the interaction with all sorts of people and says that is it very rewarding  to have patients appreciate the care we provide.  She has a daughter and son.  When not at work she loves to fish and is an avid hunter. She loves the outdoors.   Her family raises cattle and is very involved with the local 4-H Club.



Katie works for Dr. Heskel and is a very friendly presence around the office. Katie is a knowledgeable, personable, and kind employee who enjoys helping people.


The Dude


The office also benefits from a guest Doctor. His bark is most definitely worse than his bite (He’s actually beloved by many of our patients, and will always provide a guest consultation if asked.)

When the sign affectionately entitled “The Dude Abides” is hanging from the door in the lobby, you know your favorite canine dermatologist is in.