VCA Wiles Road Animal Hospital

Janet Simowitz, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Florida


 Becoming a veterinarian was always in my plan, but I actually took an interesting road to get here. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish Literature from Hofstra University, and for 5 years worked as a researcher for Newsday, a daily newspaper based in New York.

 I finally left New York and headed south to pursue my dream, and in 1996, graduated from veterinary school with honors. I now live with my 3 cats, and when not at the hospital, I am at the gym or underwater.

I knew that I was going to be a vet since I was in elementary school. Of course it started with a genuine love of animals, in my case, horses; we just clicked. Beyond the love was the belief that I could understand them and help them. As I went through vet school, I realized that what I really can do best is to educate families about how they can take care of their pets so that they can be together as long as possible.


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 at 954-752-1879.

Our hours are:

Monday  7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday thru Friday 7:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

If it is after hours, please contact:

Pet Emergency Center  located at 7110 N. University Drive  @  954-726-0998

Pet Emergency Center located at 921 E. Cypress Creek Road @ 954-772-0420