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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 8:00 AM



 Sun     — Closed —     
 Mon 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Tue 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Wed     — Closed —     
 Thr 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Sat 8:00 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 dog and husband, playing with my wild, destructive cats, reading, wildlife photography, and going out to dinner.


Stephanie Borello
Stephanie & Koda

Stephanie Borello

Lead Client Services Representative

A 4th generation Floridian, I was born and raised here in Palm Beach Gardens and joined the Fondren Pet Care family in July 2013. I have my bachelor's degree in healthcare management. My husband and I lost our senior rescue pup, Koda, and we are now waiting for another one to speak to our hearts! My spare time is spent living the South Florida lifestyle in the pool or on the boat applying numerous layers of sunscreen.





Kori Arrogante
Kori & Bambi

Kori Arrogante

Veterinary Technician

My name is Kori and I was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens. I joined the Fondren Pet Care team in 2014 and I love working with animals. I have two rescued dogs: Bambi is a Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix and Forrest is a Brussels Griffon mix. I enjoy playing sports, fishing, and spending time with my family.



Vanessa Paez
Niza Strominger
with Max

Niza Strominger

Client Services Representative

Born and raised in Jupiter, I joined the Fondren Pet Care team in November 2019. My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Max, and I enjoy spending time with them and my family. In my spare time, I enjoy attempting to cook and hosting game nights.


Caleb White
Caleb on Stickers

Caleb White

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Caleb and I was born in Palm Beach County Fl . I joined the Fondren Pet Care team in 2018. I have fur rescue members in our family. Our dogs are Fender, a rescued Siberian Husky, and Echo, a rescued Belgian Malinois from the Cayman Islands. My hobbies include reading non-fiction books, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with my chosen family, both two-legged and four-legged & hiking .