Dr. Diana M. Muñoz
Dr. Diana Muñoz was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Growing up on the island made her realize the problem with overpopulation and homeless animals. She decided to pursue her dreams to become an advocate for the innocent with no voice.
She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 2011. Dr. Muñoz enjoys performing soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine. She also enjoys educating and encouraging pet owners in taking a proactive approach to preventative medicine. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Dr. Muñoz is local to St. Petersburg. She married her high school sweetheart Gino and together they have a daughter named Paola. In her spare time, she enjoys biking and kayaking. She also loves traveling and experiencing new culinary cuisines with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Tara Ravangard
I am a St. Pete native that has worked in medicine since I was 17: started with veterinary medicine for five years, switched to human medicine, and now back with animals starting in 2021. My favorite part of working with animals is the opportunity to meet every pet's individual personality and work with people who have the same interest in medicine.
I have four rescues; three cats (Luna, Jiji, Sinister) and a yorkie terrier (Abbi). In my free time, I enjoy crafting, spending time with loved ones, visiting nature preserves, reading, and pursuing my interest in psychology.
Gino is ready to serve you and your pets with a warm smile at 4th street Pet Hospital. His caring demeanor and genuine love for pets, their people and his team at 4th Street Pet Hospital shines in each and every day. Whether you are calling to discuss your pet’s care through the veterinary hospital or providing feedback on your experience, Gino will provide red-carpet service for you and your pets every step of the way by empowering only the best team around him. Gino has a background in accounting and Juris Doctor from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Gino is a local to St. Petersburg. His wife and him recently settled down in a beautiful home with their sweet, loveable daughter Paola. In his free time, he loves BBQing, watching sports, playing video games and spending time with his family. Gino welcomes your feedback in order to help 4th Street Pet hospital truly stick to the mission statement of making you and your pet feel like part of our family.
Lead Veterinary Technician
I started my career in veterinary medicine in 2015, first as a receptionist and then as a technician a year after. I have a passion for marine mammals (especially dolphins) which drove my desire to work with animals. I love having the opportunity to see all our patients and hang out with my coworkers every day. They always make me laugh and help to keep a smile on my face.
In my freetime, I spend time with my three human babies and six fur babies; my cat (Pico De Gato), rabbit (Chubs), and four dogs (Jordan, Ella, Toby, and Ali).
My name is Ari. I recently moved to the Tampa area from California. I graduated with a bachelor’s of Science on a full ride athletic scholarship from Jackson State University. I received a degree in Biology with a concentration in Veterinary Sciences in 2020. I am aspiring to become Veterinarian myself! I have been in the Small Animal Veterinary Medicine field for almost two years now. I started as a volunteer/kennel attendant and in the past year I have developed into a veterinary technician. Also, I have done research in Large Animal Medicine in hopes to practice both in the future. My favorite things to do include playing ball and hanging out with my two pittie pups, Nova and Kehlani.
My name is Elisa Diaz, but most people call me Ellie. I’ve been working with animals since 2013. I started as a FFA member, then moved to dog daycare. I also did shelter work for three years, which is where I became fear free certified and attended many canine behavioral seminars. I wanted to take a dive into the medical side and here I am! A vet assistant ready to learn, and take good care of your pets! If you ever see me in the front don’t be shy, come say Hi.
Hello, My name is Alex, I recently moved back to Florida after spending 10 years in Georgia. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree with a Concentration of Veterinary Sciences from Kennesaw State University in 2022. Since 2020, I have been working in Veterinary medicine as a technician to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible before applying to Veterinary School. I enjoy kayaking, exploring the outdoors, and rock climbing, but can get down with a lazy day in bed, spending time with my 2 Toy Poodles (Little Red [Apricot] and Cosmo [Brindle])
Client Care Coordinator
My name is Jancy. I'm as jolly as I can be. Being in the healthcare team is very challenging yet fulfilling. What I love most about this job is that it gives me the ability to touch people from all walks of life. I have 2 fur babies, Lani the Belgian Shepherd and Java the Pit-bull. My mom is taking good care of them since I’m far away from home. I enjoy writing poems, watching medically related series, and walking by the beach.
My name is Ash, I’ve been in Veterinary Medicine for 3 years now and it is beyond my passion. I love caring for every patient that comes in and helping owners understand their pets better! I’m currently enrolled in the St.Pete college Veterinary Technician Program to get my certification! I have two twin cats, Mashed potato and Tiramisu, who I love more than anything even though they can be super rambunctious.
Veterinary Technician Assistant & Client Care Coordinator
My name is Dakota and I grew up here in St. Pete. I started my career working with animals in a pet resort two and a half years ago and knew I was hooked. Working with animals has shown me how much joy it can bring to my life and those around me. My favorite part of working with animals is that I am lucky enough to get puppy kisses all day! When I am not at the hospital you can find me crafting, playing my favorite video games and spending time with my fiance, Joseph and two little girls, Emma and Amelia.
My name is Izek Thomas, I was born in Florida and spent much of my life in Northern Michigan learning from a bloodline of traditional farmers. Since the age of 5, I’ve always known that I wanted to work with animals and grew an interest in studying the art of healing. After graduating highschool with over a 4.0 GPA, I decided to learn as much as possible, beginning by diving into the industry itself. Initially being presented with an amazing opportunity to work with Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, assisting and observing some of the top equine medical professionals in Florida. There I learned how to help some of the strongest and most unpredictable animals by helping them remain calm and still for stressful procedures. I then decided to learn about the domestic side of the industry and gain experience in the basics of clinic-work so I could continue my growth in veterinary medicine, go to college, and eventually my main goal is to pursue an international career in wildlife rehabilitation. Outside of veterinary medicine I am working on cooking new recipes, surrounding myself with music and nature, building a new life with my beautiful fiance, and caring for our rescue pup (Onida), rescue kitty (Mary J), and our hermit crabs (Hermie, Mort, Big Daddy Kane, and Eazy-E).