Juan Galarza – Head Veterinary Technician
If you have been a resident here in Miami Beach for some time now it would be incredibly hard not to know this individual who has worked in the veterinary care field for over 16 years. Juan Galarza – also known as Johnny by some – is Eco Deco Pet Hospital’s very own Head Veterinary Technician.
Juan made his debut in the veterinary field at the ripe age of 14 working as a kennel assistant. He had responsibilities such as walking hospitalized and boarding patients, providing food and water, administering medication as directed, and maintaining the appearance of the hospital as a whole.
During his time in the field, Juan dabbled in the art of animal grooming, which ultimately led him to the medical flip side of things. Amiable, patient, and dedicated to those around him, it is no wonder he has made a strong presence for himself not only as a veterinary technician at Eco Deco Pet Hospital but as an individual who is selfless and helpful to those in need. With his experience, it really is a question of “What does Juan NOT do?!” As head technician he is responsible for overseeing other veterinary technicians, and simply provides the best experience to our clients & their pets.
His passion for animals does not end with those he treats at Eco Deco Pet Hospital, because at home Juan is running a part time zoo! He is the proud owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 parakeets, 2 cockatoos, 1 love bird, 1 African grey, a bearded dragon and a whole freshwater fish tank that is home to a dozen of fish. While it is true that most of his time is dedicated to our clients and patients, he also loves spending time with family outdoors doing airsoft, fishing, and hunting.