VCA Wellington Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Destiney Forsythe

    Destiney has been working in the veterinary field since 2003. She has 4 horses, 1 cat, 2 dogs, and 3 exotic birds. She working with and taking care of animals. She wants to specialize in animal orthopedics.

    In Destiney's word:

    I enjoy making my patients feel good from taking care of a healthy pet, to educating the owners and making a difference for every patient that walks threw that door, to letting the patients and owners know we are here for them and there convenience, to nursing sick patients back to health. Making the patients happy and healthy is very important to me. They depend on us and so do there owners. MY OWNERS all have there own unique way of caring for there pet and for that I can do nothing but respect it and what I get in return is respect, trust, and thankfulness. Because I care and they can feel and see that.


  • Technician

    Kelly Smith

    Born the youngest of 7 Kelly started her veterinary career at a very young age taking care of neighbor's pets medical needs. She received her first pet rabbit from her neighbor at the age of 14. Many pets were to follow including her first Shih Tzu at 15, that's when she first fell in love with the breed and started exhibiting the breed on her own dogs and handling for other AKC Dog Shows starting in the 1990's. She has had several champions and Best in Specialty Winners. She has been currently working and showing her Yorkshire terrier who won a Group 2 in his first show! She continues to work on titles for her "kids". She had her own private animal rescue for 10 years and adopted over 500 pets to their forever homes with a new family to love and care for them! As the nutritional counselor to VCA Wellington, Kelly can help you find the correct food to keep your "kid" happy and healthy. Her other areas of expertise include positive training and educating new clients on care and well-being of their pets and also works in alternative medicine and animal behavior.

    In Kelly's words:

    I learned early on in life the kind of unconditional love that pets give to us everyday.
    Everywhere I went animals and I had an attraction to each other, whether in someones home or on a large farm. I took care of the sick ,injured or missed placed animals and nursed them back to health.
    Taking care of the neighbor's dogs helped me realize that I wanted to care for animals and become a veterinarian and help the sick and injured, who do not have a voice of their own. So I started working at my at vets office, then I was hooked , I went to school and then started working at the hospital at the school. One of the biggest joys of working in this field is when you have a client with the new baby, and you can help them with the decisions on how to raise your new pet. When someone brings a new pet into their family, that pet also becomes part of our family!!!! We speak for those who have no voice .We laugh ,we cry , we hold the hands when it is time to let their pets go. They are our pets too.
    We are here to educate,guide and grow with our families.  It is wonderful when you hear from a new client that they have had dogs all their life, and no doctor has ever told me as much as you have in 10 minutes!!! This is why I think we all get into this field to help and guide people and to help those who cant speak for themselves.
     

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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, 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 

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