Meet Our Team

  • 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. He began working for Dr. Giurato during his junior year of high school, and continued to work during breaks while in undergrad at Auburn University in Alabama. Dr. Gillen earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Sciences from Auburn University in 2008. He then attended St. Matthew’s University for veterinary school on Grand Cayman Island, where he completed his first three years. For his fourth and clinical year, he attended Purdue University in Indiana. After graduating in 2012, he began working for Dr. Giurato as an associate veterinarian at PGA Animal Clinic. In April 2014, Dr. Gillen purchased the practice. Dr. Gillen has a Golden Retriever, Mahi, and a terrier mix, Sunshine as well as rabbits and various reptiles.

  • 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.  Dan traveled west to the University of Colorado for his undergraduate degree, where he majored in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University, completing his clinical training at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine.  Following school, Dan pursued further specialty medical training, completing a clinical internship in Emergency/Critical Care & Surgery at Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists. His interests include preventative care, trauma management, and geriatric medicine. In his free time, Dan enjoys fishing, scuba diving, snowboarding, reading, and spending time with his rescue dog, Lana. 

  • 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- Founder

    In memoriam: Dr. Joseph E. Giurato (Sept. 9, 1944 - Sept. 16, 2018)It is with great sadness that I type this to let all of you know that Dr. Giurato has passed away. Doc founded PGA Animal Clinic on March 20, 1978. He put his heart and soul into the practice. Doc had a wonderful impact on so many people, and just as importantly their beloved pets, over the last 40 years. Doc loved what he did every day, whether it was working, hunting, riding his motorcycle, or spending vacation time skiing or dirt biking with his family. We will all miss seeing him dearly, but his presence will always be with us.

  • Ann Torres, CVT – Practice Manager -

    Ann was born and raised in Norway before moving to the Virgin Islands where she entered the world of veterinary medicine. She has been working as a veterinary technician for over 20 years and has years of experience working with board certified surgeons and various branches of internal medicine specialists.  Ann has most recently worked several years in emergency medicine.  Ann has two beautiful daughters who keeps her busy around the clock along with numerous pets at home.  Ann began working at PGA Animal Clinic in 2014.

  • Brigid Murray - Veterinary Technician


  • Ashley Evans- Veterinary Technician


  • Samantha Lakey- Veterinary Technician


  • Kathryn LeMaster - Inventory Manager


  • Bonnie Avello- CSR Supervisor


  • Kristine Funez - Client Service Representative


  • Mary Crombie - Client Service Representative


  • Will Gamez- Kennel Technician



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