Meet our Doctors

Monica Calderon, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

Originally from Puerto Rico and growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, I have always been captivated by the marine world and natural beauty of my home state. Growing up surrounded by marine life inspired me to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I am a recent graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, with interests in anesthesia, ophthalmology, and aquatic animal medicine.

When I’m not caring for animals in my career, I enjoy caring for and spending time with my dog, Mango, especially going on walks or teaching her fun tricks. In my spare time I enjoy reading books, being outside, traveling, delving into the world of K-pop, trying new restaurants, and most importantly, spending time with my friends and family.

I am extremely excited to join the Friendship family and start my veterinary career as one of their rotating interns. I’m proud to be part of a hospital that places such high value in their community and prioritizes a supportive, fun, environment that pushes for professional and personal growth.


  • University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, B.S. Marine Science
  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, Certificate of Aquatic Animal Medicine

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Anesthesia
  • Ophthalmology
  • Aquatic Animal Medicine

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