Dr. Rick Diaz


Dr. Diaz was Born in Miami Beach, Florida and attended Belen Jesuit High School. He later Attended the University of Miami majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He graduated with General and Department Honors. Dr. Diaz then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where he obtained his Doctorate degree. Upon graduation, he returned to Miami and worked for local animal hospitals for a year, he then established The Pet Care Clinic of Doral in 1992. Dr. Diaz is the past President of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association and has been on the Board since 2003.

Dr. Diaz enjoys fishing, diving and cruising the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. He is an avid boater. Dr. Diaz lives in South Miami with his beautiful wife, two wonderful children, and their friendly dogs.

Dr. Mario Cabrera


Dr. Mario Cabrera is a second generation Veterinarian and has been involved first hand, accompanying his father in a veterinarian hospital from an early age. He was born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba and moved to Miami in 1967 as an infant. The love for animals became part of his development as a child and helped shaped his character into the valuable physician he is today.Prior to veterinarian school, he served as a veterinarian’s assistant as his father’s practice in Miami, which was also very renowned in the community. After graduating, Dr. Cabrera took over his father’s practice, which flourished and grew to 5 doctor/24 hour facility. He devoted much of his time to learning new procedures in rigid endoscopy, orthopedics and soft tissue surgery. Later in 2005, the family practice was sold to VCA Animal Hospitals and he ventured into his own mobile surgical practice, CUTTING EDGE SURGICAL.

Melissa Heredia

Office Manager

Melissa joined the Pet Care Team eight years ago and slowly made her way up. It all began as a temporary receptionist position while she went back to school to finish her Bachelors in Education after having her second daughter. After just a short period of time, however, Melissa realized that her true passion was working with people and their pets. She knew she would have to start working harder to get to the top so she slowly started assisting the manager at the time. Eventually, that person moved on allowing Melissa the opportunity of managing the clinic. Melissa has two daughters and a Pug named Oliver.


Head Technician

Since 2009, Bianca has taken the lead role in the laboratory here at the Pet Care. With a big personality and a kind heart, Bianca wows us with her cat handling abilities everyday while ensuring that each patient has the best possible medical care. From an early age Bianca showed a love for all animals and shortly after becoming a veterinarian in her country she moved to the States to pursue her dream of one day opening her own clinic.

Bianca is originally from Venezuela where she obtained her veterinary degree. She is currently working on obtaining her license here in the USA. Bianca lives in Doral with her daughter and husband and their 4 furry companions. Beware!!! Known to carry lots of treats!!!

Maria Ayala


Having moved from Ocala just one year ago, Maria has definitely made her mark here at The Pet Care Clinic. With her soft voice and her big passion for animal, she will put you at ease when things get a little complicated.

Maria graduated from CTAE with her technician license and is currently enjoying the sunny beaches of Miami with her husband and two furry friends.

Zoe Gonzalo

Kennel Assistant

Our latest addition to the Pet Care Family is our dedicated Zoe. Zoe is originally from Cuba where from an early age she became passionate about the care of animals. Since here in the States, Zoe has worked hard moving her way up through the Veterinary ladder. She can be seen around the clinic with a big smile and a willingness to help where she can.

Diana Marban

Veterinary Assistant

When Diana is not tending to her goats or baking, she is in the lab learning the ropes. Diana will be graduating from Felix Varela with her veterinary assistant license in June and we are just super thrilled for her. She recently finished a two-year internship with us and is now officially part of the family. Welcome to the Family!

Ricardo Iglesias


With 8+plus years at the Pet Care, Ricardo “Ricky” Iglesias has done it all. Ricky first began at our clinic as a kennel assistant and worked his way up to the lab becoming a veterinary technician after just a short time. But this was not the end for Ricky.

Recently his dream became an opportunity. Together with the help of the staff , Ricky launched the new and improved Pet Care Grooming Salon in October 2014. Together with his knowledge from his past years in the lab and his gentle approach, the Pet Care Grooming has flourished . We now have one of the most top rated grooming in the Miami / Doral area. We have extended grooming hours for to accommodate your busy schedule as well as pick up and delivery services.