Pamela J. Wood, DVM, Medical Director
Born in Suffern, NY 1958. She collected pets and tadpoles, and owned her first horse at age ten. She moved to Tampa, Florida at age 13. 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 returned to Tampa, working as a phlebotomist and 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.