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.
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).
Jesus M. Cruz
I’ve always loved animals and wildlife, but my passion for veterinary medicine started after college, when I worked at a sea turtle rehabilitation hospital for 5 years. After this adventure, I decided I wanted to pursue my veterinary nursing degree at St. Pete College, which landed me in St. Petersburg. I love learning and applying everything I do at school to the care of your fur baby! In my free time I enjoy kayaking, biking or exploring new places.
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.
I am a Florida native that has been working with animals for eight years in some capacity. I started working with wildlife and then something inside me clicked. I found my happy place helping animals. My favorite part of working at 4th Street Pet Hospital is meeting all of our pets and their parents.
I have four large breed dogs (Bear, Casey, Ginger, Jameson). In my freetime I enjoy swimming, camping, and going to concerts as often as I can!
Elliott is an eager vet tech student. He has experience working with exotic species after volunteering for hundreds of hours with wildlife in Costa Rica. From monkeys to armadillos to anteaters and possums. Elliott loves all the species he has worked with. Elliot has two cats of his own, Alaska and Cider, but is looking to expand his furry family soon!