VCA Central Park Animal Hospital

Plantation Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Peter Baumwell

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Guadalajara

    Dr. Peter Baumwell was born and raised in New York. As a child he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Veterinarian. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara in 1979. Following ...
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  • Dr. Jessica Carbonell

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Tennessee

    Dr. Jessica Carbonell is a South Florida native, born and raised. She received a Bachelor's degree in Biology at Florida Atlantic University and then traveled north to pursue her degree in Veterinary ...
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  • Dr. Jodi Harkavy

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Jodi Harkavy was originally born in Niles, Illinois but moved to South Florida at a young age. She attended the University of Florida and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. She ...
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  • Dr. Janielle Vergne

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Louisiana State University

    Dr. Janielle Vergne was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, following her dream of becoming a Veterinarian. Her degree ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.