Maria joined the team at Trail Animal Hospital in August of 1983 while still in high school. She started her career as as a kennel assistant and is now the Practice Manager. She graduated from St.Petersburg College in the Veterinary Technician Program and received an A.S. in veterinary technology. She is now a credentialed veterinary technician (CVT). Maria moved north early in her career and returned to Miami in 1989 where she resumed her career here at Trail. Maria has 2 wonderful boys that are 18 and 17 years old. Both are great students and have won several awards at school. They have inherited their mothers love for animals. Each one has a horse that he is responsible for and they help raise and nurture back to health any pet that their mom brings home. Maria and her boys live with several cats, a bunch of dogs, birds. To reach Maria e-mail her at [email protected] or call the office.
Our Care Team
Erika has been with TAH since 2012. She is currently our Technician Supervisor. Erika lives with 4 dogs and 1 cat. She thinks that the best part of working with pets is seeing them get better and of course the puppy kisses! Her hobbies include crafting and baking. She makes the best cake pops!
Sara has been with us since 2015. She is a client care specialist and chances are she is the one that you speak to when you call in. Sara is the front office manager and makes sure that we run smoothly. Sara is our dachshund extraordinaire since she has 5! They allow her and one big lab to live in the house with them.
Lisbet came to us from Cuba in 2016. She studied at the Agricultural University of Havana. She is wonderful with our patients and enjoys interacting with all of them. Lisbet is hoping to become a credentialed technician soon and further her professional career. In her time off she enjoys reading any kind of book.
Tasha started with us in 2017. She is the voice that you hear on the phone. She is currently studying veterinary technology at Miami-Dade College. She grew up surrounded by pets and always wanted to help them. She has 4 cats that keep her running around the house. She enjoys spending time with family and friends watching netfilx.
Samatha started at TAH as a volunteer. She quickly learned and was hired permanently. She has been a great asset since. She is currently at Miami-Dade College studying for her AA and hoping to apply to vet school right after. She has a huge German Shepherd at home!
Nicole is one of our most recent members starting with us this year. Nicole currently studies at FIU and will graduate this December. She will begin applying for veterinary school right after. She thinks that working with animals in order to improve their quality of life and overall health is an extremely rewarding experience. She enjoys running, and reading books. She loves to hang out with her 2 dogs at the beach or the park.