Ferreira Animal Hospital

Welcome to Ferreira Animal Hospital, located in Miami, Florida where you and your pets are part of our family!

Dr. Ferreira and her team take great pride in providing your pets with the most personalized, compassionate and up-to-date care possible.

Preventive health care, including regularly-scheduled physical exams, vaccinations, heartworm and tick-borne disease testing and prevention, comprise the cornerstone of wellness care to maximize your pet's quality of life and longevity. Our warm, friendly environment helps to keep your pets as happy and relaxed as possible, so that their experience is positive--and we enjoy bribing them with treats at each visit to help keep it that way.

We invite you to call or stop by anytime to introduce yourself and your pets-- no matter how busy we may be, there is always time for a dog biscuit, cat treat, or a little TLC, to get things started off on the right paw!

Dental Care
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Paula Ferreira, DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Paula Ferreira obtained her veterinarian degree from the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  Upon arriving in the United States, she successfully passed the National board of veterinary medicine exam (NAVLE) and the 1-year ECFVG program (Education Comission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

    Dr. Ferreira has practiced rural veterinary medicine in the Amazon and urban medicine in Rio de Janeiro, New York, and now Miami.  After working at a large general veterinary practice in Miami for 7 years, she decided to go after her dream of building a veterinary hospital where she can practice the best quality medicine in a modern facility while providing personalized patient care.

    Dr. Ferreira has special interest in holistic medicine - she studied veterinary acupuncture at IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Houston, Texas) and has been practicing it along with traditional veterinary medicine with great success for many years.

    Dr. Ferreira has her own 2 dogs and 2 cats to keep her grounded.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
    Education:
    UFRRJ, ECFVG/MU-CVM (DVM)
  • Doly Baquero, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Baquero graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997 from the University of Llanos in Colombia. She worked as a veterinarian in the production animal industry in Colombia for several years before coming to the United States. Shortly after her arrival, Dr. Baquero completed her board examinations and began working as a small animal veterinarian in the U.S. Dr. Baquero's interests lay in surgery and internal medicine. 

    Dr. Baquero has two pets at home, Jim and Dallas. Dallas, her newest addition to the family, is a rambunctious french bulldog puppy who loves opening holes in her walls. Besides working with animals, Dr. Baquero enjoys scuba diving, reading, and traveling. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Education:
    University of Llanos, Colombia (DVM)
    Interests:
    Internal Medicine, Surgery, Production Medicine
  • Ali Sanchez

    Office Coordinator / Veterinary Assistant

    Growing up, children often change their minds about what they want to be when they get older. However, this was not the case for Ali. Ali always had a passion for animals and she felt it was her calling to help them in any way possible. Fast forward to now and Ali does what she loves most! She has over five years of experience with companion animals, as well as a variety of exotic animals such as birds, small animals, reptiles and fish. During her free time, you can find Ali spending time with her family and friends and taking care of what she likes to call her "small zoo," which includes 6 cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    Miami Dade College
    Interests:
    Reptiles, avians and aquatic animals
  • Miriam Pila

    Veterinary Technician

    Miriam is our head veterinary technician here at Ferreira Animal Hospital. She studied veterinary medicine in Cuba before becoming a technician in the United States. Miriam has a passion for music, gardening, and coffee! She has two rescued dogs of her own named Mona and Chichita. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1986
    Interests:
    Gardening, spending time with family
  • Luisa Schmidt

    Veterinary Technician
    Luisa has always loved working with animals and is pursuing her veterinary technician education at Miami Dade College. She has worked at a very busy veterinary hospital where she acquired her practical knowledge. Luisa's dream is to continue her studies and go to veterinary school to become a veterinarian. On her free time, Luisa enjoys spending time with her cats Kalu and Nala, and her roommate's dog MJ.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Education:
    Miami Dade College
  • Daniel Lowenhar

    Veterinary Assistant 

    Daniel is a hardworking vet assistant here at FAH! He is currently studying at Miami Dade College in pursue for the career of his dreams! Daniel has four amazing canine companions at home. He enjoys jiu jitsu training and competitions in his free time and hanging out with his friends.  
    Education:
    Miami Dade College
    Interests:
    Jiu Jitsu
  • Alexandra Lemus

    Veterinary Technician

    Alexandra is a vet tech here at FAH. She graduated with a bachelors in Animal Science from the University of Florida and will continue to study veterinary medicine there. She will be graduating with her DVM in 2020! Alexandra is passionate not only about working with small animals, but large animals too! In her free time Alexandra loves taking long walks with her dogs, working out at the gym, and camping in state parks. 

    Education:
    University of Florida
    Interests:
    Small animals and large animals