A true Florida native, Dr. Jessica Garcia was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended the University of Florida for undergrad, where she received a bachelor’s degree in science. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine and then moved back to her hometown of Tampa. After working in small animal private practice for a year she relocated to south Florida where she has been living and working since 2009.

Dr. Garcia and her husband welcomed their first child into the family in 2014. They also have three older furry children: two rescue mix breed dogs named Maddie and Odie, and a Russian blue mix cat named Cole.