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The doctors of Dream Lake Animal Hospital

Our DoctorsDr. Sergio Vega ­– Hospital Director

Dr. Sergio Vega graduated from the University of Havana in 1968. He came to South Florida in 1975 and has been a Florida resident ever since. Before opening his veterinary practice, he was the veterinarian in charge of the animal colony at Baxter Travenol, an international pharmaceutical company. He introduced a number of protocols in immunology and blood transfusions, and he was responsible for the welfare of animals at the company.

In 1990, Dr. Vega opened Dream Lake Animal Hospital, where he is the hospital director. Aside from his dedication to the facility, he has many other achievements, which include:

  1. Introduction of microchipping to South Florida
  2. Creation of an accredited course of study for vet technicians at Miami Dade College, where he was a professor for six years
  3. Coordination of several refresher courses for veterinary graduates at FIU and Nova Universities
  4. Magazine publications
  5. Scientific lectures at veterinary conventions

Dream Lake Animal Hospital participates in low-cost spay and neuter programs with the Friends of Animals and the Marshmallow/Mattie Foundation. Dr. Vega also keeps himself abreast of current veterinary advances by attending lectures and seminars.

Honors and awards

  1. Gold Star Award
  2. Veterinarian of the Year
  3. Lifetime Achievement Award
  4. All of the above by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA)
  5. Diploma of Recognition by the Miami Commissioners Group
  6. Ten-year member of the Florida State Board of Veterinary Medicine

Served as:

  1. President of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA) and Dade County Veterinary Foundation (DCVF)
  2. Executive Board of the Cuban Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and FVMA


  1. SFVMA
  2. CVMA
  3. FVMA
  4. AVMA