Meet Our Staff

Dr. Rene A. Cruz

Veterinarian, DVM

dr. cruz Dr. Cruz and Chiquiri enjoy the day aboard the "Dock Cruiser."

Dr. Rene Cruz has been practicing on Ramrod Key since 1985. Dr. Cruz purchased the animal hospital from Dr. Alan Bush after he retired in 1989. It was the allure of the local waters and warm weather that brought Dr. Rene Cruz and his wife, Sheila, to the Florida Keys. They enjoy the company of their personal pets, an English Setter, Chiquiri; Rottweilers, Laz and Rocky, as well as Orion the cat. 

 


Kathleen

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from New York City, Kathleen began her career at Cruz Animal Hospital in 1996 after working with dolphins. She has one dog and an African Grey parrot.

  

Bunny

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Originally from Michigan, Bunny now has cats and tortoises in her menagerie in the Florida Keys. She has been in the Veterinary medical field for 33 years.


 

Tom

Veterinary Assistant

Tom is retired from The Coast Guard and decided he really liked the fishing in the Keys. He is currently in a Veterinary Technician program with only one year remaining. He and his wife have two dogs.

  

Julia

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Cleveland, Julia grew up with pets and currently has a Mastiff called Pork Chop.


 

Jazmin

Veterinary Assistant

Jazmin grew up in Miami rescuing lots of pets; she has worked in a boarding facility, and has now decided that she wants a career in Veterinary medicine. She has enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program and will be studying while learning hands-on with us.


 

Tia

Veterinary Assistant

Tia came to work with us with previous experience in Veterinary hospitals as well as having worked in the Shelter environment.