Dr. Lisardo Martinez is a life-long animal lover, much influenced by his father, also a veterinarian. He grew up in Miami, graduating from Southwest Miami High School. He attended the University of Florida from which he graduated with High Honors in 1982. After graduation, he practiced in group practices in Miami until starting Westbird Animal Hospital in 1987. Over the years he has had the privilege, responsibility, and blessing of sharing in that special bond which exists between his clients and their pets.