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Dr Diaz

Meet the friendly staff at South Miami Vets & Pets!

Maria Diaz
Although she’d had an affinity for animals since she was young, Dr. Diaz wasn’t sure that veterinary medicine was her true calling until her first year of college. After a year and a half of architecture studies, she realized that it was time for a change. During the first semester of her sophomore year, she decided to do some volunteer work at a local animal practice. It didn’t take long for Dr. Diaz to become hooked—she decided almost immediately to start making arrangements to attend veterinary school!
Dr. Diaz

Dr. Diaz grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where a love of nature, animals, and the outdoors blossomed early on. She attended the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez to earn her Bachelor’s degree in animal science, and was then accepted to the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Diaz entered the rigorous internship program at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida after graduation, completing a year-long rotation focusing on medicine and surgery. In addition to her formal education, Dr. Diaz also holds a certification in canine rehabilitation therapy from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.When Dr. Diaz’s previous boss decided to retire from private practice, he offered her the opportunity to purchase the clinic. Dr. Diaz had always dreamed of owning her own hospital, and she simply couldn’t refuse! Now, as an Associate Veterinarian and the co-owner of South Miami Vets & Pets, she’s able to live her dream every day of making beloved pets—as well as their owners—feel better. Dr. Diaz is particularly interested in surgery, dermatology, and emergency work.Dr. Diaz and her husband recently welcomed their beautiful daughter, Sofía, into the world. The family shares their lives with Pancho, Dr. Diaz’s adopted four-legged partner in crime. Pancho comes to work with Dr. Diaz every day, where he enjoys greeting the clinic’s clientele and patients with a loving tail wag.Outside of work, Dr. Diaz enjoys photography, music, practicing the guitar, and traveling. She’s been to various destinations all over the world, having visited South Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Venezuela, and Argentina!


South Miami Vets & Pets
12035 S Dixie Hwy #200
Pinecrest, FL 33156 5234

Phone: (305) 255-7838


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