VCA Village Animal Hospital

Francine Postiglione, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil. College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Postiglione was born and raised in Brazil.  At the age of seven she saw the " The Lion King " and from that moment on knew she wanted to be a doctor for the animals. Her deam has been to practice veterinary medicine in Florida because of the ocean and beautiful weather.

After she obtained her veterinary degree, she started the long process of obtaining the  additional training necessary to practice veterinary medicine here in the USA. This journey took her all over the USA and several years to complete.

She is thrilled to join the VCA Village Animal Hospital family. She is a dedicated doctor that loves caring for her patients while educating her clients in hopes of adding quality of life for both. She is genuinely kind and patient. She loves contributing to  building the bond between new pet parents and their selected companions.

Dr. Postiglione has said that she is "an old soul " at heart.  She loves spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and walking on the shores just enjoying the wind and waves.


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.