Dr. Retamozo was born in Hackensack, New Jersey and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. He returned to New Jersey at age 14 and finished high school there. At age 17 he signed up to serve in the U.S. Navy for 4 years as an Electronic Warfare Technician. After completing his years of service, Dr. Retamozo set out to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated with dual degrees in Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Biology from the University of Central Florida. He was accepted into the School of Veterinary medicine at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) the following year. He was an associate at McAbee Veterinary Hospital in Winter Park, FL for 6 years prior to purchasing Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Retamozo is fluent in Spanish and enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Retamozo enjoys spending time with his family and pets. He also loves to travel, hike, and play guitar. Dr. Retamozo, his wife, Marina, and son Gabriel share their home with 3 dogs- Honey (Chihuahua mix), Pixie (miniature dachshund), and Nicolas (Golden Retriever puppy), 2 Cats- Mama Cat and Sweety and 2 Sulcata Tortoises-Lola and Franchesco!
Seth Mitchell attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he obtained a BS in Mechanical engineering. He then went on to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mitchell has been ultrasounding since 2007. During his undergraduate studies he was selected as an intern for a study involving spinal fusion fixation techniques using calf spines as models. It was his interest in biomedical engineering that spurred a career involving animal physiology, eventually leading to a career in veterinary medicine.Dr. Mitchell provides thorough and efficient imaging. With a background in engineering, he is a trained problem solver, with the experience and know-how to interpret and apply sonographic pathology in a clinical perspective to help manage your difficult cases.When he isn’t scanning, he can be found on the beach or on the water. He lives in Stuart, Florida with his three daughters and his wife Bonnie, who is also a veterinarian.
Dr. Bahr was born and raised in the countryside outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up, she spent most of her time outside caring for various animals, including dogs, cats, horses, goats, and chickens. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Anthropology from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania before graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM in 2016. After graduation, she moved to Florida to begin her career as a small animal general practitioner. Dr. Bahr has a special interest in dentistry, but enjoys many other aspects of small animal medicine, surgery, and general practice. She and her husband currently have a household zoo of 2 cats (Roberto and Ray), 2 dogs (Manny and Mosley), and 1 turtle (Shredder). If she's not at work, Dr. Bahr enjoys spending time with her family, training for marathons, going to the beach, and watching football (Go Ravens!).
Dr. Valerie Marino graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Her undergraduate degree in life science was received from Nova Southeastern University. Completing the DVM program was a lifelong goal for Dr. Marino. After graduation from vet school, she elected to participate in a large animal internship in Knoxville, Tennessee. After a year Dr. Marino decided that she had more love for the smaller species, specifically dogs and cats. She has been working at a general practice in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years. At work she prides herself in forming bonds with her patients and their families. She enjoys learning about animal behavior and applying it to each individual animal. When not at work, Dr. Marino loves scrapbooking and movies. Her family includes her mother, sister, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 dogs, and 5 cats.
Dr Brickett is a 2014 graduate of The University of Tennessee. She has been practicing quality medicine in Palm Bay for the past 5 years. Not only is she a talented doctor, but her philosophy of compassionate care is a perfect fit for our hospital. The addition of Dr. Brickett to our team will allow us to now provide care for your exotic/pocket pets under the same philosophy we have always applied to your dogs and cats.
Hello, my name is Gemma and I’m the Hospital Director and Veterinary Nurse at EGVH. I am happy to have made animals not only my passion, but my career! I moved to America from England when I was a child. Melbourne has been home since 1993. I started working in the veterinary field in 1996. I am currently studying for my CVPM. Another passion of mine is equine sports. I am the mother of a boy who is my world! I have two Sphynx named, Krusty & Quinn and an American Bully named Legend. I love coming to work at EGVH where I learn something new every day and can pass on my knowledge to my team. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Hi! I'm Aramie. I was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Melbourne in 2018. I started my career in the veterinary field in 1997 as a receptionist. Along my journey I have been a technician, assisted with wildlife rehabilitation and was a research assisstant at veterinary pharmaceutical company. I have 2 dogs, 3 cats and a bearded dragon. i am grateful to be working at EGVH, and look forward to caring for your 'fur babies'!
Hi, I'm Kristen. I was born and raised here in Melbourne. I started out volunteering at a local clinic in 2002 and there I was offered my first job as a technician. I was accepted to the Veterinary Technology program at Eastern Florida State College in 2006 and graduated in 2009 with my degree in Animal Technology. I have been working as a technician/surgical tech and have assisted in many surgeries over the years. I have a dog named Charlee, a cat named Simon and just a few leopard and Crested Geckos! 14 to be exact! In my spare time, I enjoyed relaxing at the beach, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to meeting you and all your fur babies!
Hey! My name is Samantha and I am a Receptionist here at EGVH. I've been in the Veterinary field going on 10 years now working here locally in Brevard County and over on the West Coast in Tampa. Since I was a child I've always had a love for animals of all species, and a special knack at handling them when no one else could. On my free time I enjoy anything that involves the outdoors, especially inshore and offshore fishing, but most importantly spending time with my family. As of right now, I have a handsome cat named Rafiki, and a sweet Pitbull named Baby. I am Looking forward to meeting everyone and their beloved fur babies! ;)
I was born in Kentucky and moved to Florida when I was elementary school. I have always had a passion for animals. Starting my endeavors as a member of 4H and FFA as a child raising/showing livestock animals. I worked on ranches and for horse trainers in high school. I started my veterinary career in 2006 and have dedicated my professional life to the veterinary industry since. I am a proud mother of two children and a wife to a wonderful husband. We enjoy our life in our very own menagerie of our own!!
I was born and raised here in Melbourne before I adventured to Gainesville, FL for school. I started my dream of being in veterinary medicine in 2019 at a family-owned practice there in The Swamp. I have 3 rambunctious huskies, a lab and a feisty cat that my world revolves around. I'm excited to be back in my hometown working at EGVH. I can't wait to meet all our wonderful clients and be a part of your 'fur babies' care!
I have always loved animals and knew since I was a little girl that I wanted to work in this field. I graduated high school with my associate degree and straight from graduating I enrolled in the veterinary technician program in eastern Florida. I have been a vet tech since early 2022 though recently had my beautiful baby boy so I had to put a pause in my career for him. I missed working and came back as soon as could, I am proud to be apart of this wonderful team.
Hey! I'm Alison - some of you may already know me. I've been working at Eau Gallie since 2018 but I did leave briefly to pursue another career but after a short time I came back because veterinary medicine, being a veterinary technician and working at Eau Gallie which is like family is where I'm meant to be! I've been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. I've done it all from reception to technician duties. I love working with animals and wish I was there to be more hands on with your fur babies. I recently had a baby boy in June 2023, Paul Joseph. After having PJ my fiancé and I decided to move to Georgia. I am now working remotely from GA as the Remote Care Coordinator. Although I may not be there in person to help take care of your fur babies, I am here for anything you might need remotely. When I'm not taking care of your fur babies, I am spending time with my fiancé, son and our mini zoo! We have 4 dogs (Cruz, Skye, Lady Belle and Rocket), 2 cats a long hair orange cat and a sphynx (Simba and Ronan). We also have lots of fish tanks, a bearded dragon, a sulcata tortoise and 2 chubby frogs. Giving all your babies kisses from a far, if you need anything at all I'll be there to help the best way I can!
I was born and raised in North Carolina, I moved to Florida in 2020. I was basically born into the VetMed life, as my mother has been a Veterinary Technician for over 25 years, so I always knew I’d soon follow. I have now been a technician for about 4 years and am grateful to be doing what I love which is caring for the fur babies. I am a dog mom to a little beagle named Sadie.
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