Meet the friendly staff at Aztec Animal Hospital!
Dr. Diego Fernando Florez was born in Colombia, South America, in his young years he traveled with his father and visited many farms and he becomes very familiar with cattle and horses.
He pursued his love for animals and decided to go to veterinary school as his uncle did previously. Dr. Florez graduated from the University of Caldas in 1994 and then practiced large animal medicine in Colombia for many dairy and beef farms He later moved to New York City and started to learn about small animals and decided to take the national Veterinary boards and obtained his license in Veterinary Medicine.
He entered Purdue University in 1997 to obtain his ECFVG certificate as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1998. After completing his studies, he had the opportunity to work at different types of practices from multi-doctor to emergency clinics in New York and Phoenix.
Dr. Florez always wanted to own his own practice, and he had the opportunity to reach that goal when the previous owner of Aztec Animal Hospital offered him to buy his practice. Now Dr. Florez has been at Aztec Animal Hospital since July 2001.
Dr. Florez is happily married to his wife, Crista, and enjoys being a father to his 3 kids, twins, Sophia and Lucas and Emelia. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, golfing, polo, traveling and pretty much anything outdoors. He enjoys the company of his Chihuahuas; Pola and Chapulin; and his family and friends.