Dr. David Carmona
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Carmona moved to Surfside, Florida at the age of fourteen where he attended high school at Miami Beach Senior. After high school he graduated with honors with a Bachelor in Animal Science from the University of Florida College of Agriculture in 1999, and completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
After graduation Dr. Carmona chose to obtain post-doctoral training through a national internship-matching program. He was accepted among a long list of candidates to join the emergency team at the prestigious Coral Springs Animal Hospital (coralspringsanimalhosp.com). It was there that Dr. Carmona gained vast experience in a 13-month rotating medicine and surgery program. His direct communication and guidance by specialists in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, emergency and critical care, behavior, neurology, and cardiology helped hone his skills. Daily rounds ensured that all cases, not just Dr. Carmona's, were discussed and shared further contributing to his knowledge base in a very accelerated manner.
After completing his internship Dr. Carmona has continued to pursue a full time career as a small animal primary general care practitioner. From 2006 through 2013 Dr. Carmona had the privilege of servicing the west Pembroke Pines community at Pines West Animal Hospital.
Dr. Carmona's love and commitment to the community that he has proudly called home for the last 25 years was the main drive for bringing his expertise to the town of Surfside and the surrounding beach communities. Founding the Veterinary Wellness Center of Surfside is his longtime dream come true.
Outside of the professional realm Dr. Carmona enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and traveling. He lives with his wife Liza and his human kids Shae and Kai as well as his nutty barking son "Pop"!