VCA Wellington Animal Hospital

Pamela J. Wood, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Florida


Born in Suffern, NY 1958. She attended Cornell University from 1976-1980. She obtained a BS in Agriculture, played on the womens polo team and won a national title/high scorer 1979. She worked as a vet tech before entering veterinary college at University of Florida in 1982. She graduated in 1986, moving to Palm Beach County for her first DVM position at Simmons Veterinary Clinic. In 1991 she took a position as the first full-time vet at Animal Emergency Clinic in West Palm Beach. During that time her interest in acupuncture and complementary medicine grew. In 1992 she was certified as a Veterinary Acupuncturist by the IVAS. She returned to Simmons Vet Clinic in 1993. In 1998 she moved on to work with VCA and has been Medical Director at Wellington Florida since 2000. In 1998 she received a degree in Veterinary Herbology from the Chi Institute, as a member of its first class. She continues to expand her knowledge of alternative medicine through courses at Chi Institute and IVAS/AHVMA conferences. She currently has two horses and three cats at her home in Loxahatchee.

In Pam's words:

Since the creatures cant "speak" for themselves, its up to us to take care of them as stewards of our planet. Makes me feel like I'm useful and that I'm contributing something to our world. I enjoy the mental challenge of figuring things out, and finding ways to help the animals feel welcomed. I enjoy being part of a team that thinks the same way. My pets are my kids. My learning journey is to treat them better not just medically but in every way. Live life well.


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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists: 3884 Forest Hill Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406; (561)434-5700

Pet Emergency and Referral Services: 3816 Northlake Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403; (561-)691-9999