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Dr.Marrugo was born in Colombia but raised in South Florida, and spent most of her free time working in an emergency clinic at a local clinic when she was at college. She attended the Florida Gulf Coast University for her undergraduate studies, and majored in Biology. Dr.Marrugo spent her summers with her family and working through hurricanes in south florida and learning as much as she could about veterinary medicine. 

After undergrad, she moved to Gainesville and attended veterinary school at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused her education on shelter animal medicine 

Dr. Marrugo has a special interest in shelter medicine , dermatology and surgery. 

 In her free time, Dr. Marrugo enjoys watching horror movies , hiking, cooking, and spending time with her friends. She also loves spending time with her pets, Jagger and Guinness. 

Dr. Marrugo  is Fear Free Certified and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Marrugo  is also proud of her hispanic  background, as being bilingual !

Dr. Marrugo  is excited to serve you and your loved ones! 

We have taken Boo here her entire life ( 8 yr female American Pitbull) and will not go anywhere else. They saved her life when she came down with Addison's Disease and we nearly lost her. The staff are fabulous and the office extreemely clean. You can tell they really love what they do! Best of all, she loves going there and can't wait. Good thing as she now goes every month for her shot, that keeps her alive. She is also on a weight management program. Ask and try it. It's amazing!!!

Robert W.