Dr. Rick’s love for animals started at a young age and continued to grow through the years. He is devoted to giving every animal a chance reflected by his four dogs (Dela, Raven, Guinness, and Boo) and Kitty Draco which are all rescues. His ability to swiftly operate on a loved pet and have it back on its feet in no time has gained everyone’s attention.
Dr. Rick Garcia obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 from the University of Miami, concentrating his pre-veterinary training in Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. He also attended the University of Florida where he perused courses in Animal Science & Animal Nutrition. During the years he also worked as a part-time veterinary technician in a Companion Animals and Exotics veterinary emergency hospital in Miami, FL. He then finished his core veterinary training in England where he obtained his Veterinary degree in 2000 and became a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2003 he pursued further training to become certified in T.P.L.O. (Tribal Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) and T.T.A. (Tibial Tubercle Advancement) both of which are orthopedic surgical techniques to repair torn cruciate (knee) ligaments in dogs. He is a member of the AVMA, MRCVS, CVMA, and AAV. He has particular interests in companion animals (Cat, Dog and general household pets) soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as exotic medicine and surgery.