VCA Central Park Animal Hospital

Peter Baumwell, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, 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 his graduation, he practiced animal medicine in New York until 1982 when he then moved to Florida. In 1988, Dr. Baumwell started his own Veterinarian practice, Central Park Animal Clinic, which grew to become Central Park Animal Hospital. He has been happily married for over 26 years and has two pampered dogs at home, "Stella" a Toy Poodle, and "Captain Sig" a Shih Tzu. 

"My passion from a young age was to grow up to be a Veterinarian, like my father, and help animals of all kinds whenever I could."


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.