VCA Howell Branch Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Maritza A.
    School: Florida Institute of Animal Arts, Vet Assistant

    Maritza started with VCA Howell Branch in November 2013 as a technician.  She is originally from the Orlando orea.  Maritza has 3 dogs: Cain, a boxer, Freya, a Siberian Husky, and Daisy, a Yorkie.  She also has 2 cats, Patches and Chloe.  In her spare time, Maritza loves to read sci-fi, fantasy books, draw and play video games.

    "Ever since I was little I loved animals.  But one experience taking my pet to the vet when she was sick and seeing the care and diagnostics done, made me realize, 'I want to do that when I grow up, help animals.'  In the future though I want to continue my education to be a doctor." -Maritza


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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the nearby Emergency Clinics


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