In 1999, Dr. Machado received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Zulia-College of Veterinary Medicine, Venezuela He successfully completed the National Veterinary Board exams at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Banfield team in 2016. 2018 marks his 18th year in practice, having broad medical and surgical experience treating dogs and cats. He resides with his wife of 19 years, a daughter and a son in Weston, Fl. His other family members include Sparky (a French poodle), Andrew (a DSH cat) and Max (a Guinea pig). In his free time, Dr. Machado enjoys outdoor sports, horseback riding and attending church activities with his family and friends.