The team at Westbird Animal Hospital is a group of dedicated animal lovers. Dr. Lisardo Martinez opened his clinic and has put together a strong team that has made caring for and loving your pets the top of their priority list. We are pet owners and lovers and will treat your pets like we treat our own - like members of our families. Dr. Martinez and staff maintain a friendly and relaxed environment for clients and patients. With a strong commitment to all things "pet healthcare", many of our past staff members have gone on to veterinary school or to different areas of the veterinary field. We are very proud of all!!
Dr. Lisardo Martinez, a life-long animal lover who was much influenced by his father, also a veterinarian. Dr. Martinez grew up in Miami, graduating from Southwest Miami High School and then attending the University of Florida from which he graduated with High Honors in 1982. After graduation, he worked in group practices in Miami until opening Westbird Animal Hospital in 1987. Over the years he has had the blessing, responsibility and privilege of sharing in the special bond which exists between his clients and their pets.
Dr. Martinez is a member of local, state and national veterinary associations. He has been married to Carmen, the Westbird Animal Hospital Office Manager, for 39 years, is the father of Dito, Michael and Virginia, and has 5 grandchildren. He enjoys reading, gardening and watching the Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins win. Dr. Martinez mourns the loss of his beloved companion, Bonnie, his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, but continues to enjoy Shirley, a cuddly and cute Boston Terrier.