“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

Daniel Mastrovito – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mastrovito was born in Indiana but growing up as an army brat he spent most of his childhood in South America. He completed high school and college in Miami at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and Florida International University, respectively. He obtained his veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 2021.

His passion for veterinary medicine started in Argentina, during an equestrian showjumping competition. Dr. Mastrovito saw a horse with an injury on its face, and the veterinarian that was called fixed the horse in a matter of minutes. During his undergraduate degree he began volunteering at a general practice small animal hospital, quickly accepted a part time position, and worked as a vet tech from 2012 until 2016 when he started vet school. He has also worked as a tech every summer of vet school.

Dr. Mastrovito’s work as a vet tech confirmed he was in the right field, but he knew he had chosen the right profession when he completed his first surgery. Every time he performs surgery, he is reminded of why he chose this career. He is fascinated by all aspects of veterinary medicine, but his professional interests reside in small companion and exotic animal medicine, with a special interest soft tissue surgery. The last hospital he worked at as a vet tech was owned by a specialist in feline / canine / exotic animals, as well as in surgery. This veterinarian is extremely knowledgeable and has an incredible work ethic, thus setting the standard Dr. Mastrovito strive’s for in his own career. His first priority has and will always be his patients health and welfare, so seeing his skill and expertise lead to an overwhelmingly positive outcome in his cases has fueled me to do the same. He is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Veterinary Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Mastrovito’s father is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and the son of Italian immigrants. His mother was born and raised in Spain, and it is thanks to her that he is bilingual in English and Spanish. His brother is a professional musician with a master’s degree in classical guitar performance.
Outside of work, he is passionate about health and fitness, having been an avid lifter for over a decade. When he is not at work or in the gym, Dr. Mastrovito enjoys being out on the water paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, or on the beach with a good book. He also enjoys traveling abroad and experiencing new places.

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.

Irisana Busta – Patient Care Coordinator

Irisana joined our team in 2020. She lived in Miami since 2004 and has always been interested in animals and veterinary science. She has her BA in English Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies. Since she was little, she always dreamed of becoming a vet. She temporarily put that dream on hold when she realized there were so many other ways to help animals. As a patient coordinator, she gets a little bit of both worlds – clients and pets. Her favorite thing about working with animals has to be their different personalities and how they always seem to remember us when they come in through our doors! Irisana knew she was in the right professional when she realized that although she wasn’t a morning person, when it came to work she would wake up so easily in the mornings. Every day that she wakes up her work motivates her because she loves what she does.

Outside of work, Irisana is a quiet girl who likes to be holed up in her room reading a good book or listening to some good music. She likes to write, sing, and hang out with her pets for the most part.