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 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.
Enrique FernandezHead TechnicianRead More
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.
My name is Thaisa. I am a veterinarian from Brazil and I decided to move to sunny Florida.I am here to help Dr Joe Barbosa and Dr Cepeda. My goal is to be a veterinarian in North America.I love animals and want to help your pets in any way possible. See you soon!
Natasha NappoVETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Natasha Nappo is a veterinarian from Brazil and she is working seasonally 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.
Jeffery .HOSPITAL MANAGER
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 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.
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.
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 3 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 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.
I love working part-time for Dr. Barbosa, at the Animal Hospital. I speak English, Russian and Ukranian.
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.