• Dr.
    Phil F. Cruz
    Veterinarian/ Practice Owner

    Dr. Phil F. Cruz A graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He completed his clinical year at Purdue University and has a special interest in surgery and cytology. He is a native of Miami and has been in small animal practice since his graduation. Dr. Cruz is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He is married and has two beautiful girls and enjoys camping, hiking, and the outdoors. His pets (at this time) include a black mixed named “Maxi”, two cats named “Tiki” and “Echo” and a fish called “Tails”.

  • Dr. Joseph Lacret

    Dr. Joseph A. Lacret has been practicing Veterinarian for over 30 years helping all kinds of animals. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in 1983 and learned alongside Cornell University professors. He did his thesis on fracture repairs on avian. He owned Greater Miami Animal Hospital for many years and now has merge with us since 2020. He is a bonsai enthusiasts, nature photographer, and musician. He has two adult children and been married for 35 years. He loves to travel and spending time with family.

  • Dr. Laura Carulla

    Dr. Laura Carulla grew up in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami after high school. She was always drawn to science and had a special fondness of animals.  She decided to combine her love of pets and medicine and pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

    Dr. Carulla graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2017 and earned her DVM from St George’s university in 2022. Her Professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Dr. Carulla has been involved in the veterinary field working as a technician and volunteering with shelters, low income veterinary services, and wildlife sanctuaries for over 10 years. 
    Together with her fiancé, she has 2 rescued cats, Pushi and Mitsu.

  • Teyma Cruz
    Practice Manager
    Teyma has been a member of our team since 2005. Happily married to Dr. Cruz, they also have two beautiful girls. When not in the office, she is running around taking the girls to extra curricular activities.
  • Alexa Prado
    Team Manager

    Alexa Prado is the team manager for the clinic. She has been part of the Red Bird Animal Clinic team since 2021. Currently in veterinary technician school, she enjoys spending time outside, being with friends, and has soft spot for chihuahuas.

  • Nathalie Mouyal
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Nathalie is a Veterinary Receptionist at Red Bird Animal Clinic providing excellent service to the clients. She enjoys a good conversation and has a great love for animals.

  • Emily Napoles
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Emily is a Veterinary receptionist at Red Bird Animal Clinic. On her time off, she enjoys spending her time at the movie theaters, taking care of her 4 bunnies and trying to keep up with the fashion world.

  • Winny Ng
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Winny is a graduated FIU Alumni with her Bachelors in Biology. Since 2017, she has been part of the Red Bird Animal Clinic team. She loves to spend time with her family and her baby daughter.

  • GuiAlix Douyon
    Veterinary Technician

    GuiAlix is a young college student currently getting his Bachelor in psychology. He's working toward becoming a Mixed Practice Veterinarian, specializing in Internal Medicine. GuiAlix is a musician, enjoys a good adventure, spending time with family and friends, the gym, and the beach.

  • Michelle Loayza
    Veterinary Technician

    Michelle Loayza is currently at City College to be a certified Vet Technician. She is working toward opening a dog boarding facility. Although she is allergic to cats, she enjoys helping the cats that come in. She enjoys going to the beach, eating good food, and watching transformer movies. 

  • Samantha Alvarez
    Veterinary Technician

    Samantha Alvarez is a Veterinary Technician who has been providing excellent care to our patients since 2021. Samantha is a student at Florida International University, studying biological sciences with hopes to work in wildlife veterinary medicine in the future. Samantha loves to spend time with her 3 mixed breed rescue dogs and cat and has a passion for competitive dancing. 

  • Emily Perez
    Veterinary Technician

    Emily Perez is a Veterinary Technician that has brought her talents to Red Bird Animal Clinic in 2022 and has been providing excellent patient care since. 

  • Gina Ritaldato
    Veterinary Technician

    Gina Ritaldato is a Veterinary Technician who recently came to share her talents at Red Bird Animal Clinic after 3 years of experience. Gina enjoys reading in her free time and spending time with her 2 dogs and her cat.

  • Valentina Bejarano
    Kennel Technician

    Valentine Bejarano is a kennel technician at Red Bird Animal Clinic who has 3 beautiful fur babies; 2 cats and 1 dog. Valentina loves what she does and she will be a forever advocate for all the animals.  

  • Olivia Clark
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Olivia is a Veterinary Receptionist at Red Bird Animal Clinic, studying to become a veterinarian. She spends her spare time volunteering with wildlife and enjoys going to the gym.