Our Staff

International staff are available with knowledge of 4 different languages to assist you in caring for your pets.

  • Dr.
    Javier Cepeda
    - Owner and Head Veterinarian

    Dr. Cepeda acquired the Animal Hospital of Hallandale in 2023 from Dr Barbosa and has been serving the Hallandale community since 1963. Dr Cepeda was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. He studied Animal Science at the UNIVERSIDAD LA SALLE in Bogota where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1997. Licensed in the State of Florida in 2011. He is certified to issue Pet Health Certificates for international/domestic travel. Dr Cepeda main interests are internal Medicine, Surgery and Care of Senior Pet. Dr Cepeda constantly attends continuing education courses in the US and abroad. He is very passionate about new ways of pain relief on pets throught acupunture and laser. He is the proud Dad of Victoria, and pet parent of two cats named Jingles and Fendi as well as his new baby dog named Anthony. Dr Cepeda welcomes you and your pets at The Animal Hospital of Hallandale.

  • Dr.
    Joe Barbosa
    - Founder and Veterinarian Associated

    Dr. Joe Barbosa acquired the Animal Hospital of Hallandale in 1993 from Dr. Ward, and has pass the clinic to Dr. Cepeda in 2023

    Click HERE to read Dr. Joe Barbosa's biography.

  • Jeffery .

    Jeffery has over 10 years of experience both general and emergency animal care. He also has been known to be a volunteer for different shelters across Florida. He has two furry cats named Elly and Hemie. When Jeffery is not around the hospital he enjoys his time at the beach or kayaking Jefferey speaks Spanish and English and is available 7 AM Monday - Saturday 

  • Shannon

    Shannon has worked at the Animal Hospital of Hallandale for 24 years. She is originally from Indiana and has been in South Florida for 25 years.

  • Julia .
    Veterinary Assistant

    My name is Julia, I am a college student who is preparing to go to vet school. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. I am working with Dr. Barbosa for over 5 years now and I would love to meet you and your beloved pets. I love every animal you could think of..... I have a 3-year-old dog called max who is a rescue and I trained him myself.

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International staff are available with knowledge of 4 different languages to assist you in caring for your pets.

We offer Nexgard, Heartgard, Revolution Plus, Simparica Trio, Proheart 6&12

All Major Pet Insurances Accepted!

New Clients Get $15.00 Off On Their First Office Exam!


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