We understand that special bond which exists between pets and their owners. In fact, our staff have loving animals of their own.
Whether it be our receptionists, veterinary technicians or kennel techs, we all do our best to help keep your pets healthy, happy and pain free. Our staff works as a team to care for our patients and make your visits with us as pleasant as possible.
Whether your pet is coming to see us for a regular check-up or because of an illness, you can rest assured that your pet is receiving the best veterinary care and attention in town.
You can learn more about our veterinarians by checking out their biographies below.
Born and raised in Missouri, Dr. Dugal wanted to be a veterinarian since he was 8 years old.
As a child, he had box turtles as pets and currently raises box turtles and red foot tortoises in his own yard. He and his wife, Tammy have two children and a dog.
Southeast Missouri State University is where Dr. Dugal earned his B.S. degree in agriculture and then continued his education at the University of Missouri at Columbia, graduating with his D.V.M degree. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Florida and met his wife Tammy.
His first 4½ years as a veterinarian were spent working for an animal hospital in West Palm Beach, then an emergency clinic. He then designed and built Community Animal Hospital in Royal Palm Beach and opened for business.
Dr. Dugal spends his free time by playing chess, working with orchids and riding his Harley-Davidson. He also enjoys spending time in the mountains of North Carolina where he does some hiking and relaxing in the local coffee shop where people know him by name. For exercise, he practices and competes in TaeKwonDo.
Improving the lives of animals, spending time with his family and enjoying his hobbies are what keep Dr. Dugal going strong.
A native of Long Island, Dr. Palmeri was in private practice in the northeast for 30 years with an interest in surgery and internal medicine. Dr Palmeri threw away his snow shovel and moved south to sunny Florida to continue practicing his love of veterinary medicine under the palm trees.
Dr. Palmeri received his D.V.M. degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Palmeri enjoys traveling, swimming, going to the beach, bicycling as well as spending time with his wife, three children, two dogs and one cat.
Keeping pets healthy and happy, spending time with his family and enjoying sunny south Florida keeps Dr. Palmeri content and happy!