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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  • 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.

  • Ily .

    Ily has worked at the Animal Hospital of Hallandale for 6 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 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.

  • Vanessa Prata
    Veterinary Technician

    Vanessa Prata is a Veterinarian from Brazil, who’s working with Dr. Barbosa as a Vet Technician. She got her Vet degree because of her passion for animals and she is here to help out our valued customers. She also speaks 3 different languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

  • Brunna .
    Veterinary Technician

    Brunna is a veterinarian from Brazil , working with Dr. Barbosa part time as a veterinary technician, besides her great personality and knowledge in this field , she also speaks 4 different languages : Portuguese, Spanish , English and French.

  • Anastasia .

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

  • 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.

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International staff are available with knowledge of 6 different languages to assist you in caring for your pets.

We offer Nexgard, Heartgard, Revolution and Trifexis

All Major Pet Insurances Accepted!

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

(Does not apply to annual vaccine packages)

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

Office Hours


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7:00 am-5:00 pm


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7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-2:00 pm






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  • "The best doctor in the world. DOCTOR JOE has so much knowledge about animal and pet owners. Professional and spiritually. Little heaven for us."

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