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Lake Howell Animal Clinic

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856 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 628-8000
Fax: (407) 628-8412

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Orlando Diaz-Figueroa, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Specialty)
Specializing in Avian/Exotics Animal Medicine

Orlando Diaz-Figueroa was born in Puerto Rico.  As a child, Orlando was surrounded by many animals including fish and reptiles.  This led to the development of a keen interest in exotic animals.  He graduated from Colegio San Jose in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1992 and continued his education at Louisiana State University.  He was inducted to the Dean’s list while pursuing his Bachelor of Science.  He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.  He was admitted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in the fall of 1997 and was awarded his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May 2001.

During his last year at the School of Veterinary Medicine, he was named All-American Collegiate Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy.  At the same time, he was inducted to the Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society – Rho Chapter at Tuskeege University.  In the fall of 2001, he accepted the position of an internship in companion avian/exotic and small animal medicine at Animal Care Unlimited and the Ohio Wildlife Center which he successfully completed in the summer of 2002.  After completing the internship, he was accepted for a 3-year residency in Zoological Medicine at the Louisiana State University. While completing his residency and Master of Science degree, he was inducted to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for his academics and leadership. He finished his residency and obtained his Master of Science degree in July 2005.

In December 2006, Dr. Diaz became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Specialty.  His special interests are in avian obstetrics and reptilian gastrointestinal diseases.  His personal interests include husbandry and breeding snakes and tortoises. Other hobbies are growing orchids and keeping cichlids from South America and Africa.

Professional Associations

  • Association of Avian Veterinarians

  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

  • Association of Reptilian & Amphibian Veterinarians

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

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Veterinary Services

Welcome to Lake Howell Animal Clinic

"Your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern."

Your Dog, Cat, and Exotics Veterinarian in Maitland, FL
Call us at (407) 628-8000

Veterinary Services:
  • Medical Care

  • Dental Care

  • Orthopedics

  • Surgery

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Critical Care

  • Vaccinations

  • Boarding

  • Diet & Nutrition

  • Referrals

  • Education

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


We like the knowledge of both Dr.Diaz and Dr.Perez so much- we moved from another clinic we had been with for ten years. I highly recommend them both.

- Robin L. / Maitland, FL

I can say with much certainty that not many will do what you (Dr.Diaz) did for me. Not many are out there who have so much benevolence in their heart to help out others, particularly in the medical profession. My heart is filled with thankfulness towards you. I would also like to thank your staff which is equally as loving and caring. They showed tremedous sensitivity towards me and dealt with me in kindness.

- Vijai T. / Maitland, FL

Dr Perez has been the vet for my 3 dogs for over 5 years and I can't say enough good things about her care and the well being she has for my pups. Nancy is also very knowledgeable and wonderful. She takes the time needed to answer all my questions and gives me the best course of action when they're ill.

- Janis L. / Orlando, FL

Office Hours



Our clinic will have the following hours of operation for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday:

Monday, November 20................8am-5pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up between 8am-4pm*
Tuesday, November 21................8am-5pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up between 8am-4pm*
Wednesday, November 22..........7am-1pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up no later than 11:00am**
Thursday, November 23..............CLOSED
Friday, November 24...................CLOSED

Saturday, November 25..............8am-1pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up no later than 11:00am**


  • (407) 628-8000
  • 856 Lake Howell Road Maitland, FL 32751
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