Eddie Garcia, D.V.M.

Dr. Garcia was born in Tampa, Florida.  He graduated from the University of Florida in 1963, with an Animal Science and Nutrition Degree.  He taught school in Hillsborough County for one year.  In 1968, he graduated from the University of Auburn Veterinary College.  Then, in 1970 he established the Veterinary Medical Clinic.  Among his many special interest, he loves teaching and lecturing to Veterinarians and their staffs on client relations.  His lectures have taken him all over the United States and abroad.  Dr. Garcia is the proud father of two sons, one a medical doctor and the other an attorney.  He has a poodle, Ziggy.  Some of his hobbies are traveling, lecturing, golfing and reading.  Dr. Garcia is always involved in community projects. He was awarded the first ever Hillsborough County Animal Health Foundation Community Service Award. In 1995, Dr. Garcia was designated “Veterinarian of the Year” in the Southeastern United States by his peers and AAHA.  In 1997, he was chosen “Veterinarian of the Year” in the State of Florida.  In 1999, he was awarded the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from Auburn University.  He served four terms as a member of Florida Board Veterinary Medicine and was the Governor’s appointee to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court Nominating Commission.

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