Our Staff

International staff are available with knowledge of 7 different languages to assist you in caring for your pets.

  • Dr.
    Joe Barbosa
    - Founder, Administrator and Head Veterinarian

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

  • Dr.
    Javier Cepeda

    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.
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  • Enrique Fernandez
    Head Technician

    Enrique Fernandez, MVZ (Médico Veterinario Zootécnista), was previously a Technician and Surgeon Assistant at Hallandale Animal Hospital from 2006-2016. He has rejoined the team as a Head Technician. 

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  • Natasha Nappo

    Natasha Nappo is a veterinarian from Brazil and she is working with Dr. Barbosa and his staff as a veterinary technician and, she also offers acupuncture, physical therapy, and Reiki for animals. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. 

  • Giacomo
    Certified Vet Technician

    Giacomo has 7 years experience as a vet tech and is fluent in French.

    More information coming soon...

  • 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.

  • Jeffery
    Hospital Manager

    Jeffery has over 8 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 

  • Ily

    Ily has worked at the Animal Hospital of Hallandale for 3 years. She is from South Florida and has a passion for animals. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and takes care here of our large Spanish speaking community.

  • Rebecca
    Veterinary Assistant

    Becky is a Veterinary Assistant who speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. She loves animals and was raised on a farm with horses. She adopted Nita the cat from our hospital. Rebecca is aiming to become a vet tech.

  • 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 2 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.

  • Luvy

    Luvy has been in the veterinary field for over 18 years. Also, fluent in Spanish, she has been working at the Animal Hospital of Hallandale for 18 years. She has a passion for animals and knows all of our client's pets by name.

  • Anastasia

    I love working full-time with Dr. Barbosa, at the Animal Hospital. I speak English, Russian and Ukranian.

  • Almendra Crisóstomo

    My name is Almendra, I’m am happy to be coming back June 2019 to work with Dr. Barbosa and his staff.

  • Sabina
    Adoption Coordinator

    I am working for the animal hospital of Hallandale since 1995 And I have had 8 dogs and 5 cats ,most of them adoptions. I love them all, big or small.

  • Taisa

    Veterinarian Volunteer

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International staff are available with knowledge of 7 different languages to assist you in caring for your pets.


All Major Pet Insurances Accepted!

New Clients Get $17.00 Off On Their First Office Exam!

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