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MEET OUR WONDERFUL TEAM
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 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 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.
Beatriz Garcia is our Technician Supervisor who has been working at Red Bird Animal Clinic since 2019. Beatriz enjoys knitting and crocheting in her free time, as well as spending time with her dog, Donna.
Alexa Prado is a Veterinary Receptionist who has been providing excellent service at Red Bird Animal Clinic since 2021.
Nathalie is a Veterinary Receptionist at Red Bird Animal Clinic.
Brittany is a Veterinary Receptionist who has been providing excellent client service at Red Bird Animal Clinic since 2023.
Winny is a graduated FIU Alumni with her Bachelors in Biology. She loves to spend time with her family and her baby daughter.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.