what makes us different

Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Miami, FL

As a client of Healthy Paws, you can expect our full attention to your pet’s needs. During your appointment, one of our veterinary technicians will start by asking about your pet’s medical history, current condition, and the reason for the appointment, gathering data for the doctor. One of our doctors will then examine your pet, ask you further questions, and recommend diagnostic tests if needed. Once we run the tests, the doctor will discuss a possible diagnosis and treatment plan, if warranted.

This is a great time to ask questions. Our veterinary team wants to make sure you’re completely comfortable with the information we’re providing.

We aim to visit all of our clients and patients on time, and although we have contingencies for emergencies, there are times where the unexpected creates delays. We will ensure these are minimized as much as possible. We are excited to meet you and your pets!

Meet Dr. Loretta Rodriguez


A second generation veterinarian with an appreciation for bunnies, pretty much sums her up. Dr. Lorie cultured her love for all animals since an early age, from pet earthworms to petting tigers, she was always interested in all things animal. Her mother, a veterinarian before her, was also a mixed animal practitioner and a rodeo competitor. Barrel racing and placing IVs she met Dr. Lorie’s father a farrier and horse trainer, whom still holds the national roping title in Cuba. It was no surprise that Doc followed in her mother’s footsteps and choose to study veterinary medicine when they immigrated to the USA. As a UF graduate Doc received an excellent foundational training, as well as a plethora of hand on experiences, but none compares to the skill set and passion taught at home. She’s not one for sugar coating, so expect her to be honest and direct. But, her staff and clients say she’s got a big heart and a kind smile so that helps soften the blow.

Dr. Loretta Rodriguez headshot

Meet Zerryn Snow


Lovingly and jokingly dubbed “our resident goat girl”, Zerryn has both an affinity and an ability for our caprine patients. Having several of her own and learning to care for them since High School where she participated in FFA. Her empathy and artistic skills know no bounds, she has a natural ability for psychology and behavioral studies. Each holiday season we all look forward her goats’ photo sessions, dressed up for each occasion in style. She aspires to be a veterinarian in the future and is avidly working to complete her studies and undergraduate course work to soon apply.

Meet Andrea Blasco


Model and fashion designer turned contemporary technician. Andrea B. found her love for animals as she worked through a career in fashion design. She made a 180 degree turn and jumped both feet into the veterinary field. She’s worked at several clinics and currently juggles her class and work schedules. She too plans on studying veterinary medicine upon completion of her bachelor’s degree. Her special interests are equine and dermatology.

Meet Andrea Castro


Our full time veterinary nurse in training has worked her way through the ranks of the veterinary field. Having a solid background in customer services she started out at a receptionist in another practice, she’d also done kennel work, and applied for doggy day care facilities. We saw our diamond in the rough and her untapped potential to train and grow as a veterinary nurse. Andrea C. has come a long way and continues to strive for excellence, sharpening her skills and furthering her training.

Meet Jeni Falero


A seasoned veteran in the veterinary field, Jeni has worked emergency and standing practice, has managed kennels and veterinary staff and all while juggling two rambunctious but beautiful boys. She does her best to herd us around while managing the office remotely (we’ve always had a remote office, even before it was “cool”). It’s a special treat when we have her out on the field keeping her skills sharp and training our newer staff members.

Meet Luis Ferrer


Luis “Cowboy” Ferrer grew up around horses and dogs his whole life. Training both and competing in the rodeo, his love an appreciation for these two majestic and loyal species grew. His special skills extend to chickens and roosters, since he showed as a young boy in 4-H and competed with the birds at various levels. A jack of all trades, Luis is our senior technician and is often required for our cattle patients.

Do you need a pet check-up in Miami, FL?

Don’t Wait, Schedule Today!

Leave Us a Review

5 Stars