“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.

A little girl kissing a white rat
Team member Veronica holding her cute beige and white English Bulldog puppy

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.

Team member Stephanie with a fluffy brown and white dog

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.

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..