Soraya Juarbe-Diaz, D.V.M., C.A.A.B.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behavior

Dr. Juarbe-Diaz, known as Dr. JD to owners throughout the state, received a B.S. in biology in 1983 and her D.V.M. degree in 1987 both from Cornell University. She was in mixed practice for about 1 1/2 years and in small animal practice for 5 1/2 years before returning to her alma mater for specialty training in veterinary behavior medicine. She finished her residency in 1996 and received her board certification in 1997. In the fall of that year she relocated to the Sunshine State and established a referral veterinary behavior practice that saw cases throughout Florida (currently serving only one location in Maitland). Dr. JD has served in several committees of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and is a reviewer for several veterinary professional journals. She is a speaker at local, national and international veterinary meetings and behavior conferences and also the author of a variety of papers and articles on behavior written for professional and lay publications. Because of her experience both in academia and in general practice, she brings to her professional endeavors the best of both worlds: a drive for excellence and for staying abreast of advances in veterinary behavior medicine along with the common sense needed to make things work in the real world. Even with such a busy professional life she makes the time to enjoy the finer things in life such as chocolate, coffee, the company of friends and horseback riding. Her animal companions are all adopted rescues and throw-aways; truly a case of someone else’s “discarded pets” being her priceless and invaluable treasures.