Advisory Board

NAVHC’s Advisory Board is comprised of world class cardiology, interventional cardiology, surgical, dental and business experts. Our highly respected Advisory Board serves to ensure NAVHC is on the leading edge of veterinary medicine. Very few veterinary facilities have this multidimensional approach to veterinary healthcare and client satisfaction. Improving patient outcomes and providing more tomorrows today is our goal. Pets are family and world-class healthcare is our legacy. If you feel your passion and veterinary/business expertise is in alignment with our point-of-view, please consider joining our Advisory Board by emailing

Arthur H. Katz, MD

Cardiac Surgeon (Adult)

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AOA, Member
Honor Medical Society, Member
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member

Arthur H. Katz is a board certified adult cardiac surgeon practicing in Palm Beach County Florida since 1994. Dr. Katz completed his undergraduate education at SUNY Stony Brook and Medical School at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed his residency in General Surgery and Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery in 1992 at NYU Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Katz is a member of AOA, the Honor Medical Society and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He helped establish an open heart program at Boca Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL. His forte includes reconstructive surgery of the mitral valve, surgery of the aortic and tricuspid valves, off pump (OPCAB, beating heart) bypass surgery, ablative surgery for artrial fibrillation, left ventricular reconstruction, and surgery of the aorta.

Saurabh Sanon, MD

Interventional Cardiologist (Adult)

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Dr. Sanon is a Mayo Clinic-trained structural interventional cardiologist and the Director of the Structural Heart Disease program at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center – Tenet FL. Besides conventional structural heart procedures such as TAVR, MitraClip, PFO closure and left atrial appendage occlusion, Dr. Sanon routinely performs and proctors leading-edge procedures such as transcatheter mitral valve implantation, paravalvular leak occlusion, transcatheter tricuspid valve intervention, and alcohol septal ablation. He is actively involved in a number of clinical research trials and structural heart device studies. He is also pioneering the use of interactive Virtual Reality for structural heart procedures.

Jack and Suzie Hanna

NAVHC’s Advisory Board and NAVHC’s Foundation Board

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In 1993 began Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, a nationally syndicated television series. After more than a decade with Animal Adventures, he created a new TV series, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, in 2007. Be sure to tune as Jack, Suzie and family explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures. Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award in 2008, 2012 and 2013! Jack’s newest TV show, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, airs on Saturday mornings around the country on ABC!

Jack Hanna’s Work at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

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