Technician SupervisorGrizel Garrote
I have had a passion for animals since I was a toddler. My mom always said that I would grow up to work with them and she was right , now I am a veterinary nurse. I have been working with animals since I was 15 years old. I started selling products at a retail store for pets and throughout the years worked my way up to the veterinary field. I enjoy taking care of our furry friends and providing them with the compassion and love they long for when they are with us. It brings me joy to see them getting back to health after a long journey of recovery. I myself own 1 dog, 4 cats, and 3 birds. Throughout my life I have had all types of pets from reptiles to small animals. It is said in order to do well in a work environment you must love what you do, well I love and enjoy everything I do when I am at work. 'Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light".
At a young age I knew that I loved animals. As a child I had several pets ranging from cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. I learned how to care for them and enjoy their company. I began working in accounting and soon realized it did not bring me joy. I was encouraged by an old friend to pursue my passion to work with animals. As Confucius said "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life". I began work as a veterinarian assistant in 1986. I got great enjoyment helping animals. I believe it is my life's calling to assist pet owners and their pets.
Has been a Veterinary Technician for 23 years. She has been with our hospital for 12 years. Volunteered at a wild bird rescue center. She is a member of Rottweiler Rescue, Gulfstreem Rottweiler Club and the Miami Obedience Club. Barbie also has been showing her Rottweilers for 21 years. Barbie is specially trained in artificial inseminations and breeding.