Meet Marta Sanchez-Emden, DVM, CVA, CCRP
- Wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 10 years old
- Greatest passion is helping elderly pets
- Is a world class fencer
Dr. Sanchez-Emden has worked in Miami since her graduation from veterinary school twenty-six years ago. Her interest for Integrative Medicine grew when, after ten years of practicing conventional medicine, she became frustrated with what seemed to be premature euthanasia of older patients and patients with chronic diseases. She founded Animal Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2003 and Galloway Animal Hospital in 2005. Dr. Sanchez-Emden is one of the few veterinarians with certifications in both Veterinary Acupuncture and in Canine Rehabilitation. She was one of the first veterinarians in South Florida to obtain the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Certification (2002), and one of the first in the nation to obtain the Canine Rehabilitation Certification by the University of Tennessee (2003). Dr. Sanchez-Emden collaborated with the Miami Zoo providing acupuncture and rehabilitation therapy to zoo animals for several years.
Dr. Sanchez-Emden’s book “Chihuahuas: How To Be Your Dog’s Best Friend” was published in 2013 in both English and Spanish. Since 2017, Dr Sanchez-Emden has been seen frequently in Telemundo’s morning show, “Un Nuevo Dia” and CNN Espanol, which is broadcasted to a national and international audience. She writes a monthly pet health column for the Miami magazine “The Florida Villager,” and has been voted “Best Veterinarian in Miami” by the magazine’s readers for five years in a row.