Meet Our Staff

Dr. Rene A. Cruz and Sheila Cruz

Veterinarian, DVM

dr. cruz Dr. Cruz and Chiquiri enjoy the day aboard the "Dock Cruiser."

Dr. Rene Cruz has been practicing on Ramrod Key since 1985. Dr. Cruz purchased the animal hospital from Dr. Alan Bush after he retired in 1989. It was the allure of the local waters and warm weather that brought Dr. Rene Cruz and his wife, Sheila, to the Florida Keys. They enjoy the company of their personal pets, an English Setter, Chiquiri; Rottweilers, Laz and Rocky, as well as our new Clinic cat, Mugsy.. 



Office Manager

Originally from New York City, Kathleen began her career at Cruz Animal Hospital in 1996 after working with dolphins. She has one dog and an African Grey parrot.



Veterinary Assistant

Tom is retired from The Coast Guard and decided he really liked the fishing in the Keys. He is currently in a Veterinary Technician program with only one year remaining. He and his wife have one dog.



Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Cleveland, Julia grew up with pets and currently has a Mastiff called Pork Chop.

She also has a new Pug puppy to keep Pork Chop company. Her name is Pause.



Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant