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 About Us



Fondren Pet Care Center was established in 1995 and has been operating at it's current Burns Road location in Palm beach Gardens since 1997

In 1998 Fondren Pet Care Center won an international award for excellence in veterinary hospital design. The small animal hospital received a 1998 Hospital Design Competition Merit Award, sponsored by Veterinary Economics, an international business magazine for veterinarians.

Fondren Pet Care Center received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 2007.


Our Mission

To provide comprehensive high quality veterinary care with emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care, while providing employees with desirable, fulfilling, fun, and rewarding employment.

Fondren Pet Care Center front door


Our Vision

• To provide a welcoming, safe atmosphere.
• To offer the highest quality pet care for all life stages.
• To be comprehensive, with an emphasis on education and prevention.
• To create and strengthen our bond with both the client and their pet.
• To maintain the highest degree of integrity at all times.



Appointment book

Appointments - Starting at 9:00 AM with our last appointment at 5:40 PM. We strive to keep our appointments on time, most all are seen within 5 minutes of the requested time. If you would like, you can admit your pet as day case (i.e. drop off) as early as 7:30 AM



 Sun     — Closed —     
 Mon 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Tue 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Wed     — Closed —     
 Thr 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Fri 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Sat 7:30 AM - noon    


Meet Our Staff

Our staff is very proud of their accomplishment in meeting the stringent requirements of becoming an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited Practice. Only 12 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved AAHA accreditation.

Continuing education is one of the standards we set for all of our employees. We hold twice monthly in house education sessions, send staffers to education seminars several times a year and have them share their education experience with the other staff members.

Dr. Mary C. Fondren & Sami

Dr. Fondren
& Sami

Mary C. Fondren, DVM

Veterinarian, Hospital Director

Graduating from NCSU, I’ve lived and practiced small animal veterinary in Palm Beach County since 1987. I’ve owned my award-winning Fondren Pet Care Center since 1997. I strive to stay abreast of the newest medical information by going well beyond the required continuing education hours and enjoy the challenge of new technologies.

I have a special interest in dermatology (skin), Ophthalmology (eyes), and dentistry. I am a member in good standing of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA), Palm Beach County Veterinary Society (PBCVS), American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), Veterinary Surgical Laser Society (VSLS), American Heartworm Society (AHS), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).

My hobbies include spending pool time with my dogs and husband, playing with my wild, destructive cats, reading, photography, and going out to dinner.

Jo-Ann & Meghann

Jo-Ann & Meghann

Jo-Ann Dawson

Lead Client Services Representative

I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I relocated to Florida in 1999 where I started my career in the animal field. I worked as a Zoo Keeper in the Education Department at the Zoo in Naples where I worked with various exotic animals. In 2001 I moved to Palm Beach County where I became a part of the Fondren Pet Care Family. I love living in Florida but I am a true Bostonian at heart. I can always be found hanging around watching baseball (of course the Red Sox), movies and playing board games with my daughter Tiffany and my husband Brian. I do not have any pets currently in my home but I consider ALL of my clients to be my FAMILY!




Stephanie Borello
Stephanie & gang

Stephanie Borello

Client Services Representative

A 4th generation Floridian, I was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens and joined the Fondren Pet Care family in 2013. I have a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and am working towards becoming a certified veterinary practice manager. I have a mini blue merle Australian Shepherd named Turbo, a rescued black tri-colored Australian Shepherd named Koda, and two rescued Golden Retrievers named Mandy and Dory. My spare time is spent living the South Florida lifestyle in the pool or on the boat applying numerous layers of sunscreen.



Hilary Walker and chip
Hilary & Chip

Hilary Walker

Veterinary Technician

I’m Hilary Walker. Originally from New Jersey, I moved to Florida in 2012 and started here at Fondren Pet Care in November 2013. I live with my three pets: my two cats, Zeus and Zero, who were both found after being hit by a car and brought to me. Unfortunately, they both had legs that needed to be amputated. Now, they both live happy and healthy lives under my care. I also rescued my dog Chip who, if you're lucky, you'll get to see here at Fondren Pet Care! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a passion for helping animals. I started volunteering at a very young age and once I graduated high school, I was presented with a job as a veterinary technician at my pet's veterinary office. I have been practicing as a technician ever since. I love all aspects of being a technician, but my favorite is veterinary dentistry. I look forward to furthering my knowledge in the veterinary field.



Emmanual Hernandez
E-man & Rosebud

Emmanuel Hernandez

Veterinary Technician

I am Emmanuel Hernandez, a veterinary technician here at Fondren Pet Care. I have been a part of the Fondren Pet Care family since January of 2014 and have 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. I am the father of one daughter and a pet owner of 2 dogs, 1 cat, and an assortment of fish. On my time off, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include playing basketball and Xbox, and cooking.



Kori Arrogante
Kori & Bambi

Kori Arrogante

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Kori and I was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens. I love working with animals. I have one dog named Bambi and she is a Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix that I rescued from Animal Care and Control on Belvedere. I enjoy playing sports, fishing, and spending time with my family.