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Meet Dr. David Salazar


Dr. David Salazar was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. As early as his elementary school years, he dreamt of becoming a veterinarian. In high school he was part of the Future Farmers of America, where he learned valuable livestock lessons. At the University of Florida, he studied Animal Sciences, worked in their large animal hospital, and was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the summer of 2005 to study poultry.

After graduating with his Bachelor of Science from UF and working for a few years as a microbiologist, Dr. Salazar decided it was time to go back to school to obtain his veterinary degree. He graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012. Following his dreams of becoming a mixed animal practitioner, Dr. Salazar moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico. After nearly two years out west, he decided to move closer to his family and to begin seeking practice ownership opportunities.

Shortly after relocating to Central Florida, Dr. Salazar met his (now) wife, April. They began dating in May 2014, married in November 2015, and welcomed their son, Hunter, to the world in August 2016. As a family, they enjoy fishing: hiking; going to the beach, water parks, and theme parks; and traveling. Dr. Salazar and April are avid DIY’ers and spend much of their free time tackling home projects. 

Dr. Salazar has been an Orlando-based veterinarian since 2014, touching the lives of pets and their families from Poinciana to East Orlando and everywhere in between. He is adamant about being fair and honest and maintaining high standards of care for every pet. His passion for pets and upholding the oaths he took when graduating from vet school are evident in the way he cares for each pet as if they were his own. While a lover of all animals, Dr. Salazar grew up with large dogs and has a soft spot for the friendly faces of lovable labradors.

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April Salazar

April Salazar

Practice Manager
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