Dr. Marta Lista earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2000- ranked top 5 of all veterinary schools in the United States and her B.S. from the University of Miami in1996. She was born and raised in Miami.
Dr. Lista was selected by the Dean of the University of Florida as one of two practicing veterinarians in the state of Florida to serve on the College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee. She is a former president of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA). She currently sits on the board of directors of the SFVMA and the South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF). Dr. Lista has lobbied in Tallahassee and locally in support of the advancement of animal rights as well as the veterinary profession. Dr. Lista has a strong commitment to our community. Her community service includes work with the Junior League of Miami, the Cat Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Humane Society and Miami Dade County Animal Services. Dr. Lista volunteers her time to help local rescue groups reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter surgeries. With the help of her wonderful staff, Trail Animal Hospital performs over 100 sterilization procedures for local groups every year. Dr. Lista participates in career days for local elementary schools including Epiphany and Sunset Elementary. Dr. Lista has lectured at the University of Miami regarding veterinary medicine and is a mentor for local college students attempting to gain admissions to veterinary school.
During her career Dr. Lista has been the recipient of numerous outstanding veterinary awards. In 2005 and again in 2006 she was recognized by her colleagues as South Florida Veterinarian of the Year. On April 17,2009 the Florida Veterinary Medical Association awarded Dr. Lista the Gold Star Award. This is awarded for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine in the State of Florida. Recently, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed her as a member of the Deans Circle of Excellence.
Dr. Lista runs with Foot Works and competes in local 1/2 marathon and 5k races. She also is a member of the Hammerheads Triatholon group and enjoys biking and swimming. Dr Lista has a boat captains license and enjoys spending time boating on the beautiful Biscayne Bay. She was born and raised in our community attending St. Kevin Elementary, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and the University of Miami.