Dr. Juan Patino graduated from the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, in 1983. Soon after graduation, through the encouragement and support of his family, Dr. Patino relocated to the United States to officially launch his professional career. Driven by hard work, sacrifice, and responsibility Dr. Patino bought and took ownership of Kirkpatrick Veterinary Hospital, PA in 1998.
Since then, he and his team have strived to provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine. He has accomplished this quality by maintaining the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation during his ownership. AAHA evaluates practices from customer service, to maintaining the most advanced and current protocols for any case presented.
Dr. Patino has a knack for honoring and respecting the unwavering bond between family pets, and their owners. An example is how close he has been with his personal pets, which you can find working with him every day at his practice. Clients loved his original assistant, “Pibe”, who was his silk yorkshire terrier that wandered the halls behind him. Currently, you’ll meet, “Pacho”, a rescued Shih Tzu that has carried on the tradition of being his assistant in all exam rooms.
The success of his long-spanned career of over 35 years lies on his passion for animal welfare, combined with his special ability to establish lifetime relationships with his clients and their animal companions throughout the years. Dr. Patino has used his knowledge, experience and foresight to concentrate and develop a special interest in areas of his profession such as Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and the constant and proactive early detection and prevention of diseases.
Thanks to his exceptionally loyal clientele, his team of professionals, and his commitment to high quality veterinary medicine, Dr. Patino has positioned his name, and his AAHA accredited practice, Kirkpatrick Veterinary Hospital, as one of the most respected in the Orlando area.