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Your Veterinarian in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Call us at (561) 626-5020

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Vanessa Adams

If you live in Palm Beach Gardens or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are licensed FL veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

PGA Animal Clinic is a full SERVICE animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Palm Beach Gardens veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of RESOURCES that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (561) 626-5020 or email us [email protected] and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Palm Beach Gardens veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Palm Beach Gardens pet owners.

At PGA Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Palm Beach Gardens Veterinarian | PGA Animal Clinic | (561) 626-5020

1973 PGA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Michael A. Gillen - DVM, Owner

    Dr. Gillen grew up in the Palm Beach Gardens/North Palm Beach area. He attended The Benjamin School, which led to his introduction to PGA Animal Clinic.

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  • Dan Ross - DVM

    Dan Ross was born and raised in South Florida, where he attended Suncoast High School and graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma.

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  • Vanessa Adams - DVM

    Dr. Vanessa Adams is a native of New Jersey who moved to Florida in 2010. Having completed a BS in animal science from Cornell University and then obtaining a veterinary degree from Tufts University, she felt it was time to kiss winters goodbye permanently! After training a year at BluePearl Tampa in a rotating internship, she joined Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists as an emergency/critical care doctor. After 7 years of garnering invaluable experience, she is excited to pursue primary care once more. Dr. Adams has special interests in feline medicine, pain management, diagnostic imaging, and internal medicine. She has two orange tabby cats, and in her spare time, she enjoys riding and showing horses, local events/festivals, and trivia nights.

  • Lindsay Porter - DVM

  • Joseph E. Giurato, DVM

    Dr. Giurato graduated from The University of Missouri’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He founded PGA Animal Clinic in 1978, and moved to the current building in 1984.

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Featured Articles

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Gillen and his staff took exceptional care of my sulcata tortoise, Calcifer, in his time of need! If you're looking for a reptile veterinarian who actually knows a thing or two about reptiles, I'd recommend Dr. Gillen in a heartbeat! He and his staff are so caring and professional!"
    Ashley Isaac
  • "This is the third vet in the county that I have taken my dogs to and it will be the last, I'm never going anywhere else! The staff is always beyond helpful and the prices are very reasonable. I would recommend them to anyone who asks :)"
    C.K. / Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • "I feel this is one of the best Animal clinic in the Palm Beach Gardens area and still reasonably priced."
    Eileen Gesser
  • "Been going to you for 45 years and you've always been the best. It all started with Joe and now Michael has the reins. Will always come here and will always refer others here. Keep up the great work and keep those prices affordable!"
    Robert Branch
  • "Love love love Dr. Adams. She treats my cats as if they were her own. I trust her completely."
    Linda Raeder
  • "Best vet in town! The staff from front desk to techs and vets."
  • "Dr. Ross is amazing very considerate and caring veterinarian ! I have referred people to this office based on my great experience!"
    Tammy Goodwin
  • "My respect and appreciation for Dr. Gillen is exceptional. He is compassionate and knowledgeable, and has a happy face too! In short, I just love him! I would say the same about about all his “girls” who are friendly, and cheerful and do their job well"
    Pat Rentz
  • "I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ross and will absolutely will be using his services again. We have a house full of animals and we know who our go to guy is!! Taking the time to talk and explain means the world!"
    Jefrey Benkelman
  • "We have welcomed a senior pug into our home due to family issues. The entire staff from start to finish provided an unbelievable experience. Dr Adams is so caring, experienced, and truly invested in the care of animals. Thank you PGA Animal Clinic!!"
    Jeanne Waddell
  • "We have been longtime patients, most recently seeing Dr Adams. We love the care our fur babies receive. Over time we’ve seen all the dr’s there & all are caring & compassionate. We never feel rushed & they answer all our questions. Highly recommend!!"
    Christine Stephenson
  • "I have used PGA Animal for over 30 years and have always been treated with respect and friendliness by everyone I would never go anywhere else."
    Beverly Gorman