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Staff

  • Dr Retamozo
    Owner/DVM

    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 and his wife, Marina, just welcomed a baby boy named Gabriel in March 2011. 

  • Dr Garcia
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Garcia was born on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After moving several times, his family settled in Wellington, Ohio when he was 11-years-old.  After graduating from Wellington High School he joined the United States Air Force where he served as a computer programmer for six years. While serving in the Air Force, Dr. Garcia continued his education by taking night classes, later transferring to The Ohio State University where he completed his undergraduate studies in Biology and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May of 2013. The areas of Veterinary Medicine that Dr. Garcia enjoys the most are Surgery, Cardiology and Oncology but also enjoy the varied aspects and challenges faced by being a General Practitioner. Dr. Garcia is married, and he and his wife Tiffany have two children Eden and Crosby.  They have relocated to Melbourne from Temperance MI where they will be sharing their home with a Labrador Retriever mix (Jesus) a Miniature Schnauzer (Zeke) and a English Setter (Birdie) and a Devon Rex cat (Ticker).  The Garcia family love traveling, spending time outdoors hiking, camping and exploring wildlife.

  • Gemma
    Hospital Manager/Veterinary Technician

    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 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 two horses, Shamrock and Wasabi, two cats, Cheese and Pickles and one 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!

  • Elizabeth
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Hey everyone, my name is Elizabeth I am the Lead Veterinary Technician.  I began my career in the veterinary field in 2006 and could not imagine a more satisfying and rewarding profession.  Over the years I have been very fortunate to have gained invaluable knowledge and experience in most aspects of this profession; especially specialty medicine and small animal preventative care.  My husband, Chris and I have a beautiful baby girl and 2 spoiled dogs; their names are Tilly and Tico. We also have 3 cats named Tyrion, Kaz and Madison, 10 chickens, 3 geese, 1 rabbit and 4 tortoises. 

  • Chris
    Veterinary Technician

    - 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 two children.  I look forward to meeting all of you and caring for your pets.

  • Ali
    Veterinary Technician

    Hello, my name is Alison. I moved to Melbourne in 2018 with my husband from New York. 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'!

  • Karen
    Veterinary Technician

    Hello everyone, my name is Karen and I’m a Veterinary Technician at EGVH. I have loved animals all my life so it is such a joy for me to have this job. I began in the animal care field in 2003, which showed me how enjoyable it is to be surrounded by furry friends. Here, I make sure all pets are as comfortable and as happy as possible during their visit. I look forward to meeting you and making your pet a happy one.

  • John
    Lead Receptionist

    Hello, My name is John. I am the Lead
    Receptionist at EGVH. I moved to Melbourne in
    2012 with my family from Michigan where my
    passion for animals started when I worked at a local Pet Smart. Since then I have pursued my passion in the veterinary field for about 5 years and have
    fallen in love with it, especially working here at EGVH! Outside of the hospital I own a Chocolate Lab named Stella, and a Calico Cat named Chubs, as
    well as I enjoy spending my time with family and friends and traveling around the country. I have always had a passion for animals and I look forward to meeting
    all of you and caring for your pets.

  • Alexis
    Receptionist

    Hi there! My name is Alexis and I am a veterinary receptionist here at EGVH. I grew up in Daytona and moved to Melbourne in 2017, when I started working at EGVH. Before that I was in the Army for a short time.  I have always had a passion for animals. Outside of EGVH, I am married to my amazing husband Charles. We have a baby girl due to arrive in October. We also have a dog named Sam. I can't wait to meet you and your fur babies.

  • Christian
    Kennel Technician/Technician Assistant

    Hello! My name is Christian. I was working at Publix in the bakery department until 2017, but I’ve always loved being around animals. In early 2018 I jumped on the opportunity to join the EGVH staff as a Kennel Technician, and I love it. I am cross training to become a technician assistant.  I learn more every day working around this talented team of professionals. I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 bearded dragons, 2 leopard geckos, one bird and fish. In my spare time I love to bake and create custom cakes. My fiancé and I are getting married in October of 2019.

  • Diane
    Kennel Technician

    I am Kennel Technician at EGVH. My pet family currently includes 2 dogs, Tanner and Diesel, a cat named Dodge and a pig named Bella. My husband and I moved here from Rhode Island in 1999.  I make it my mission to treat your pet(s) as if they were my own and to make them as comfortable as possible while they are here for daycare or staying overnight. I look forward to meeting you and your animal family and invite you to come by and tour our boarding anytime!

  • Angel
    Groomer

    Hello, my name is Angel. I moved down from Pennsylvania to enjoy the beautiful weather in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I have been a groomer for 22yrs and love the relationships that I have created with our patients and clients over the years. On my free time I like to go out on the river on our boat. I have 4 dogs named, Apple, Jimmy, Marley and Scrappy. I also have a 3ft iguana named Ernie.