VCA Cabrera Animal Hospital

Sandra Valentin, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tuskegee University


I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian-vocations like this one you are born into. I have always been fascinated by medicine and the body's ability to repair and heal itself. As veterinarians we are trained to examine and identify the disease but as owners we know what is wrong with our pets from the moment they get sick initially. The bond that we have with them allows us to provide support as we take care of a family member. Medicine helps, but I believe its our daily comfort, care and love what get them through. The medications, procedures, and recommendations I make are the same ones I would select for my own beloved pet. I believe in what is necessary to diagnose and provide the best outcome for my patients. I love seeing a pet and their owner- it is a remarkable connection; how they interact and love each other.

Dr. Valentin was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, and then pursued final studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She graduated with Honors from Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama in 2001. She has since been practicing in the South Florida area after her graduation . She is married, lives in Sunrise and has a 4yr old daughter ; Alizandra. Her pets include : 3 dogs (Chuli, Rocco and Puggie) and 2 cats (Chiquita and Kika).


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.