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.