“Healthy Family, Happy Family”

More than veterinary care providers, WE ARE PART OF YOUR FAMILY.

At Eco Deco Pet Hospital, most of the members of our staff have been with us for years, making us a family veterinary practice. We love pets and their parents and the relationships we foster thorough long term commitment to pet health.

Our goal is to provide the best health care your pet deserves while providing you the best experience. We emphasize education and preventive medicine to help keep your pet healthier longer.

Take some time to get to know each of our staff members, and why they love working with your pets.

Veronica Cruz – Practice Manager

Whether you are new to Eco Deco Pet Hospital or have known us for some time now our practice manager may be very familiar to you. Veronica Cruz is a pioneer to the Eco Deco Pet Hospital brand. She assumes the roles of practice manager, patient client coordinator, and floating technician, among many other jobs.

Veronica initially found her passion for the animal care field after stumbling upon a position at Banfield Pet Hospital as a Pet Counselor and quickly moved up the cooperate ladder, eventually landing the title as Practice Manager. It was during her time with Banfield Pet Hospital that she met the wonderful Dr. Valeriy Andreyev. Veronica became comfortable with Dr. Andreyev and valued his medical practice and business ethics. It was no wonder when Dr. Andreyev made the decision to open his very first practice there would be no better fit than Veronica Cruz as his right hand.

When not at the office managing the hospital’s team and flow, Veronica is seeking her Associates in Business Management at Broward College. She has already completed her 48 hours of continuing education credits with Patterson Veterinary Management University, in the hopes of becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

One of Veronica’s goals is to expand the Eco Deco Pet Hospital brand into a chain of hospitals to better serve the community and their pet needs. In addition, she plans on becoming a Veterinarian Consultant who develops the veterinary business, assisting practice owners, and helping them remain successful by building on the team’s skills.

While it may be true that most of her time is dedicated to serving our client’s and patient’s needs, Veronica enjoys spending her time outside the hospital tanning and soaking up the sun at the beach as well as getting lost in a great book. Her household is ran by her loving and affectionate 1 year old Maltese named Reef.

Stephanie D’Soto – Certified Veterinary Technician

One of Eco Deco Pet Hospital’s more recent employees, Stephanie D’Soto was born and raised in Miami, Florida with a background from Brazil. Once graduating high school and completing her first semester of veterinary school at Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais in Brazil, Stephanie then returned to Miami and graduated from Sanford Brown College with her Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology. She is now pursuing her bachelors at Florida International University prior to applying to veterinary school in hopes of reaching her ultimate goal of earning her Doctorates in Veterinary Medicine.

Stephanie discovered Eco Deco Pet Hospital one day as she was casually scrolling through Instagram and saw how close it was her own home. A coincidence? We think not! On April 2nd, 2015, Stephanie made her debut at Eco Deco Pet Hospital as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Some of her responsibilities include, but are not limited to: obtaining a history in regards to the patient from their pet owners, collecting samples for diagnostic testing, and dispensing and administering medications. Stephanie states her favorite part of her job is being around all the pets – whether small or large, domestic or exotic – who come through our doors and impacting their lives in a positive way.

When not scrubbed in for work, Stephanie enjoys going to the beach and spending quality time with her now 10 month old Shih Tzu named Ruby. Ruby who is the most ditzy and funny little pup is the apple of her mom’s eye. Stephanie’s first love, however, was her 5 ½ year old Ihasa Apso named Nina who had the funniest personality, and on top of that, the most amazing bond with Stephanie.

Jorge Ardiles – Veterinary Technician

Young and determined, Jorge Ardiles is another fresh face at Eco Deco Pet Hospital. Jorge was born in Lima, Peru, and at only 8 months old moved to Miami with his family. His parents believed the move would offer more opportunities for Jorge and his sister, and they would be able to receive a good education. Jorge is a recent graduate of Miami Dade College with his associates in Biology and was recently accepted into Florida International University where he plans on pursing his bachelors in Psychology. Interested in understanding how the brain functions as a whole, he hopes that someday his passion for animals will merge with his studies of psychology in order to understand animals even more so than we do presently. After earning his bachelors, Jorge will pursue his Doctorates in Veterinary Medicine.

Jorge heard about Eco Deco Pet Hospital one evening when he was attempting to find a position in the veterinary care field that would provide him a great learning experience. It was in late August of 2014 that Jorge began working with Eco Deco as a Pet Nurse Assistant. Jorge says his favorite part of this job is gathering history on a patient that the doctor can use to determine the proper diagnostic treatment that would lead to a happy and healthy pet and offer peace of mind to the family as well.

Some of Jorge’s interests outside of work include playing any type of sport; mostly indoor and sand volleyball, competitive soccer, and basketball with close friends. At home he has two dogs named Chica and Bruno. Chica is an 8 year old German Shepherd/Labrador mix that was adopted from a shelter when she was only 6 months old. She is a loving, loyal pet that will listen to the commands of her owners. She wasn’t too fond of her little brother Bruno that was recently adopted, however, is slowly starting to love him as much as Jorge does. Although he can be a little rascal at times, he can always put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Ana Lindeberg – Pet Nurse Assistant

After graduating from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Ana moved to Miami in May 2012. She began her journey with animals at the Miami Seaquarium where she worked for both Education and Animal Care departments.

After 2 years of working in rescue and rehabilitation at MSQ and animal care at Jungle Island, she applied to Eco Deco Pet Hospital to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced veterinary clinic. Ana acts as a jack-of-all-trades here at Eco Deco by helping out with reception, nursing, surgeries, and overall patient care.
With a love for animals and a passion for medicine, Ana will be attending veterinary school in 2017 and ideally working in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.

Ana’s home is run by 4 year old Dexter, a Black Labrador/German Shepherd mix that was rescued here in South Florida. Outside of Eco Deco Pet Hospital, Ana leads an active lifestyle and loves to be outdoors, specifically scuba diving, hiking, running, and biking. She also loves to travel and venture outside of her comfort zone. Ana’s main concern is the health and well-being of her patients, and the happiness of her clients.

Micaela Bonilla – Patient Care Coordinator

If you have recently visited Eco Deco Pet Hospital, you may be familiar with one of our newer employees, Micaela, greeting you with her bright infectious smile and outgoing personality. During her short time with the practice she has already become an unrecognizable face and definitely a client favorite.

Micaela – the oldest of two children – was born in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay where she lived until she and her family moved and relocated to sunny Miami, Florida at the young age of 2 years old. Though she has not been back to the country in which she was born in, Micaela does wish to visit one day, stating they have one of the best cuisine all who are intrigued should try out for themselves. Growing up in Doral neighborhood, Micaela attended Doral’s Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy as a fellow dancer until she graduated from the school in June of 2013. She later enrolled at Miami Dade College to complete her pre-requisites for entry to their Veterinary Technician Program in which she was accepted into in May of 2015. Entering into her second year of the program, Micaela has excelled above and beyond all her dreams and maintained her place as one of the top students within her class. Only having a few more semesters left to complete, she hopes to then pass her boards and receive her title as a Certified Veterinary Technician. With her new certification, Micaela plans on pursing her dreams of attending UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in California not before obtaining her Bachelors in Biology at the University of Central Florida.

On May 19th, 2016 Micaela was offered a position within Eco Deco Pet Hospital as one of our newest Patient Care Coordinators after having heard so many great things from her classmates and now fellow colleagues – Jorge and Cristina – who she was referred by. Fitting right into the Eco Deco family, Micaela has proven to be one of our top performers with her amazing attention to detail and ability to communicate and build strong, lasting client/patient relationships with all who come through the door. Her favorite aspect working at the hospital she says is being capable of applying all that she has learned within the classroom to her job as well as being given the opportunity to learn more about medicine and seeing it all in action.

Outside the classroom and hospital, Micaela enjoys spending time with her closest friends and family out and about in the city exploring new places and things always eager to find the newest hangout spots and restaurants. She shares her home with her adorably cute fur-baby Fluffy who she has had since she was 10 years old. And simba..