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Dr. Linda Madyda, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Linda Madyda graduated from the University of Kentucky and then attended the Auburn University of Veterinary Medicine and received her doctorate in 1987. She has been practicing in Brevard County since 1988 and is one of the co-founders of Viera East Veterinary Center. Her special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and canine rehabilitation.

As a high school student, a biology teacher suggested that she should visit a vet’s office for a career day. When she walked in the door, she knew that veterinary medicine would be her career.

Dr. Madyda is happily married with two adult sons. When not working you can find her on a tennis court, In the gym, walking her two mixed breed dogs Gunner and SoBe, reading or relaxing.

Member of the  American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Florida Veterinary Medicine Association (FVMA)Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)


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Dr. Alison Bywater, DVM


Dr. Alison Bywater graduated from the University of Maryland in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving her doctorate in 1998. After graduation she worked at a small animal veterinary clinic in Baltimore, MD but shortly thereafter she married and moved to Florida where she worked at Rockledge Animal Clinic. In 2001, Dr. Bywater accepted her current position at Viera East Veterinary Center and in 2003 she became a partner. Her special interests include internal medicine, diagnostics, and ultrasound.

Dr. Bywater grew up in Linthicum, Maryland and moved to Florida in 1999. Growing up she always loved animals, but it wasn't until college that she decided she wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Bywater stated, “ My job is amazing and incredibly rewarding. Pets are such a special and integral part of each and every family and as a veterinarian, I get the privilege to have a relationship with not only the pet but with the owners as well.”

Dr. Bywater is happily married and has three children who keep her active. She loves spending time with her family and their four dogs and three cats. When not working you can find her either at the soccer fields, camping, hiking, or in the kitchen cooking. 

Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Dr. Devon Duffy Top rated veterinarian at Viera Vet

Dr. Devon Duffy, DVM


Dr. Devon Duffy graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She then attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) where she obtained her doctorate in 2015. She has special interests in avian and exotic medicine, emergency and critical care, dentistry, and dermatology.


Dr. Duffy thoroughly enjoys traveling and has engaged in working and research opportunities in Australia and Hawaii. She has served as a Student Ambassador to AUCVM at the Austral University College of Veterinary Medicine in Chile, South America and at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in Germany. She also completed an externship at The University of Minnesota’s Gabbert Raptor Center.

Dr. Duffy was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and is the youngest of 3 girls. Her love for animals started at a young age as she grew up riding horses and competed in the Hunter Jumper circuit for over 20 years. She also grew up on a farm and was first introduced to veterinary medicine when the veterinarians would come and take care of sick or injured animals on their farm. She was completely enamored and followed the path of veterinary medicine from that point on with her first job being at an animal hospital.

Dr. Duffy is soon to be happily married. She enjoys traveling, Disney, competing in triathlons, yoga, and spending time with family.

Dr. Carlos Basabe Viera East Veterinary Center

Dr. Carlos Basabe, DVM

Dr. Carlos Basabe graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors as an Animal Health Technologist. After a few years, he decided to go to Vet School and he attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and from there he traveled to Louisiana State University to complete his clinical year. He graduated in 2002 and has worked as a Veterinarian in New York, Puerto Rico, and Florida. From 2010-2020 he owned his own clinic in South Florida but wanted to make a change to spend more time with his family. He started working at Viera East Veterinary Center in 2020 and has loved every minute of it.

Dr. Basabe also earned his certification as an Animal Chiropractor from Parker University in Texas in 2013.

Dr. Carlos Basabe grew up in Puerto Rico as the youngest and only boy to three older sisters and has had a love of animals for as long as he can remember. Becoming a Veterinarian was always his dream and there was never a plan B. Dr. Basabe is happily married and has a young son named Sawyer. He also has quite the extended animal family at home. He has two cats, Banner and Parker, four chickens, 5 finches, a Russian tortoise, a hamster, and two fish tanks. In his spare time, he loves going to theme parks, especially Disney, going fishing, and woodworking.

Dr. Basabe is AVCA certified and a member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA)

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Dr. Darcy Forber, DVM


Dr. Darcy Forber graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1991 and earned a BSBA in International Business and then attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate in 2011. Darcy is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and currently received her  CVCH (Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist). Her special interests are internal medicine, nutrition, and alternative modalities, including acupuncture, herbology, and food therapies.

Dr. Forber was born and raised in Boardman, Ohio, and after spending several years in banking and finance, Darcy decided to pursue her passion for animals. Prior to veterinary school, Darcy spent many years volunteering at the Central Brevard Humane Society. She became an integral member of the Board of Directors in 2002, and later became the Vice President of this organization from 2003-2005. She assisted in the development and organization of several key fundraising and awareness events, which later helped transition this facility to one of Brevard’s most prominent no-kill shelters. After spending several years as a Board Member, volunteer and advocate for animals, Darcy decided to pursue her passion for animals further and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

In her spare time, Darcy enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Jim and their 2 cats, Suni (a Blue Point Himalayan) and Bruno (a brown Tabby). She enjoys rowing, running, and yoga, and is an avid New York Rangers hockey fan.

Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM)



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In memory of Dr. Sandra Helpling


Dr. Sandra Helpling attended Louisiana State University for both undergraduate studies and Veterinary Medicine. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. In September of 2003 Viera East Veterinary Center welcomed Dr. Helpling as a new partner. Her special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, cardiology, and dentistry.