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!
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.
Growing up in South Florida, Dr Myers spent the weekends snorkeling on the reefs of Ft. Lauderdale and camping in the woods in Ocala. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Zoology and continued her studies at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2008. She then joined a busy small animal practice where a high case load and complex medical cases allowed her to develop and hone her skills as a clinician. Dr. Myers has always had an interest in Ultrasonography since graduating vet school and utilized the technique as a general practitioner prior to becoming a full time Sonographer. Her clinical experience allows her to integrate the information from the ultrasound with her general knowledge of internal medicine to reach comprehensive assessments and treatment recommendations. Dr. Myers and her husband Ron have a little girl, Nali and a baby boy. Together they have two dogs, Kona and Switch, and two cats, Mowgli and Chavez. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the woods, swimming in the ocean, and playing music with her husband.
Hello, my name is Gemma and I’m the Hospital Manager and Veterinary Technician 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. Another passion of mine is equine sports. I am the mother of a boy who is my world! I have a horse named Shamrock, a naked cat named Krusty and a dog named Legend. I love coming to work at EGVH where I learn something new every day. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Hi, my name is Chris and I am a Veterinary Technician here at EGVH. Prior to joining the EGVH team, I had 6 years of experience working with animals at a small animal practice in Miami and our local emergency hospital here in Melbourne. I enjoy fishing and spending time with my family and three children. I look forward to meeting all of you and caring for your pets!
Hello, my name is Alison. I moved to Melbourne from New York in 2018 with my husband. Since then, I have continued making my passion for animals my career here at EGVH. I have been in this field since 2011 and continue to gain experience in the veterinary field. At home I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 bearded dragons, 2 leopard geckos, 2 bunnies, 2 tortoises and fish. I'm thankful to be a part of the EGVH family where I love coming to work every day. I can't wait to meet you and care for your 'fur kids'!
Hi, i'm Darian! I joined the EGVH team in February of 2019. I moved to Melbourne from Philadelphia, PA with my hedgehog, Harlee. I graduated from Harcum College in 2016 with an Associate's degree in Animal Center Management. What I love most about the veterinary field is that I am constantly learning and helping make a difference in not only patient's lives, but client's lives as well. I am very passionate about client education and helping people understand the importance of maintaining a healthy companion. I look forward to meeting you and your furry friend soon!
Hey! I'm Kelsey, and I'm a huge animal lover. You can probably find me on the floor trying to win your pet's love and affection. I have been working in the veterinary field since 2011. I started in general practice, have experience working in ER/ICU, and also worked in Oncology for a couple years. I have a soft spot for working dog breeds and older patients. Currently I have two older Australian Shepherd mixes that I take on adventures in my free time. I also enjoy playing and watching sports, and love to watch wildlife. I can't wait to meet you and your furry babies!
Hey, my name is Samantha and I am a Veterinary Technician here at EGVH. I've been in the Veterinary field going on 7 years, 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! ;)
Hi, my name is Kristyn and I am a Veterinary Technician at EGVH. E since I was little, all I ever wanted to do is work in the Veterinary field. Helping animals has always been my passion, and now it is my career. I started out working in a large animal practice, and volunteered a lot of my time working with an equine Veterinarian. Three years ago I switched to a small animal Veterinary Hospital, and I love it! I have four rescue cats, a blue tongue skink, and a pocket bully named Candy Crush. I look forward to meeting all of you and your fur babies!
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