Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also proudly serve Wellington, Golden Lakes, Loxahatchee, Havervill, West Palm Beach and more.

  • Dr. Randall Dugal

    Medical Director + Veterinarian

    Born and raised in Missouri, Dr. Dugal wanted to be a veterinarian since he was 8 years old. As a child, he had box turtles as pets and currently raises box turtles and red foot tortoises in his own yard. He and his wife, Tammy have two children and a dog.

    Southeast Missouri State University is where Dr. Dugal earned his B.S. degree in agriculture and then continued his education at the University of Missouri at Columbia, graduating with his D.V.M degree. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Florida and met his wife Tammy. His first 4½ years as a veterinarian were spent working for an animal hospital in West Palm Beach, then an emergency clinic. He then designed and built Community Animal Hospital in Royal Palm Beach and opened for business.

    Dr. Dugal spends his free time by playing chess, working with orchids and riding his Harley-Davidson. He also enjoys spending time in the mountains of North Carolina where he does some hiking and relaxing in the local coffee shop where people know him by name. For exercise, he practices and competes in TaeKwonDo. Improving the lives of animals, spending time with his family and enjoying his hobbies are what keep Dr. Dugal going strong.

  • Dr. Melissa Corson

    Veterinarian

    I was born in Framingham, Massachusetts and knew I wanted to be a vet when I was 5 years old. I went to undergrad and obtained my masters in biotechnology in Worcester, Massachusetts. I graduated from veterinary school on 2007 from St. George’s University. I enjoy all aspects of medicine and surgery. I love meeting new puppies and kittens and watching them grow up. I also love the more complex medical cases. I enjoy soft tissue surgery and dental prophylaxis. I believe in being proactive and practicing solid, preventative medicine vs being reactive and missing something.

    My father is similar to James Herriot. We always had a house full of wild, injured animals that we would save. We also had dogs and cats but my greatest memories were the raccoons, squirrels, ducks and bats.

    I have a husband, three children, 6 dogs, 5 cats, horses and an axolotl. I love chihuahuas, they are my favorite breed! My interests outside of veterinary medicine include spending time with my family, hiking, horseback riding, playing soccer and going to the movies. I am very busy with my two- and four-legged family.

  • Tammy

    Client Care Coordinator

    The Dugal’s opened this hospital in 1989 and are still going strong caring for pets. Community involvement is close to Tammy’s heart. She outfits and man’s booths at pet shows or other community events. Also, she arranges internships for local Middle & High School students in veterinary and medical programs. She enjoys creating the hospital flower arrangement each week and keeping the office décor fresh and fun!

  • Brittany

    Hospital Manager

    Brittany was born in New England, raised in sunny South Florida. She has been an animal lover since she could walk and has been volunteering at local animal shelters since a very young age.

    In 2017 she followed her dream of helping animals and entered into the veterinary field. She has experience in Holistic medicine, emergency and specialty as well integrative and sports medicine. She loves to gain as much knowledge in the field as possible and to help others succeed in any way that she can. Brittany also has an unconditional love of Staffordshire Terriers and owns one named Onyx. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, paddle boarding, hiking, exploring new places or just spending time with her family.

  • Alec

    Veterinary Technician

    Alec is a Veterinary Technician here at Community Animal Hospital. He has been in the animal field since 2018. In his spare time, Alec enjoys drawing, gaming, and working out. His future goal is to become an entrepreneur in the real estate industry but for now, he loves spending time with all of the pets he encounters here!

  • Nancy

    Veterinary Technician

    Nancy is a Veterinary Technician here at Community Animal Hospital. She has been in the animal field since 1986 and has 4 dogs, 10 cats, 1 pig, 1 turtle, and 10 horses of her own. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, horse riding, barrel racing, and riding bikes. Nancy joined our team in 2021 and enjoys being a part of the medical journey of each patient she meets here at the hospital!

  • Haydee

    Lead Kennel Technician

    Haydee is the Lead Kennel Technician and also jumps in as a Vet Tech Assistant here at Community Animal Hospital. She has been in the animal since 2014 and has 4 dogs, 6 geckos, 2 spiders, & 1 fish of her own. In her spare time, Haydee enjoys going to plant nurseries, camping, fishing, exploring new places, and doing arts & crafts. Haydee has been a part of our team since 2017 and loves taking care of a variety of patients when they stay here with us!

  • Sanjana

    Kennel Technician

    Sanjana is a Kennel Technician here at Community Animal Hospital. She has been in the animal field since 2021 and has 1 cat of her own. In her spare time, Sanjana enjoys shopping, cheerleading, and working out. Her future goal is to be an OB/GYN but for now, loves to provide care and comfort to all of the animals that come in the hospital!

  • Vanessa P.

    Kennel Technician

    Vanessa is a Kennel Technician here at Community Animal Hospital. She has been in the animal field since 2021 and has 2 cats and 1 dog of her own. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys rollerblading, going to the gym, and spending time with her family & pets. Her future goal is to earn a Business Degree but for now, loves coming to work and meeting many varieties of animals here!

  • Marla

    Receptionist

    Marla is a Receptionist here at Community Animal Hospital. She has been in the animal field since 2009 s and has 1 dog of her own. In her spare time, Marla enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and spending time on the beach. Marla has been a part of our team since 2020 and loves to hug all of the puppies & kittens that come into the hospital!

  • Dashley Portal

    Kennel Technician

    Dashley is a Kennel Technician here at Community Animal Hospital.

    She was a volunteer with us in the past and now is working in the field, and also has 3 dogs & 1 cat.

    In her spare time, Dashley enjoys shopping, working out, and going to the beach.

    Her future goal is to stay in the veterinary field and is happy to take care of all of the furry friends that come through here!

  • Fernando Fernandez

    Veterinary Technician

    Fernando is a Veterinary Technician here at Community Animal Hospital.
    He has been in the animal field since 2016 and has 1 dog of his own.
    In his spare time, Fernando enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and riding bikes.
    His future goal is to become a Veterinarian but for now, enjoys assisting in the care of our patients that come into the hospital!

  • Elyse

    Veterinary Assistant

    Elyse has been in the veterinary field since July 2022 but has had years experience in taking care of animals. She owns a Brittany Spaniel named Bindi. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking and going to the beach. Her future goal is to work with marine animals and do research in the marine biology field.

  • Trinity

    Kennel Technician

    Trinity is a kennel technician here at community. She has been around animals all her life and has 3 dogs of her own. In Trinity’s spare time enjoys reading, Training her dogs, and riding horses. Her future goal is to be a crime scene technician but for now loves to provide comfort and care to all of our patients.

  • Kinsey

    Client Service Representative

    Kinsey is a client service representative here at Community Animal Hospital. They have been in the animal field for 15 years and has 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 tarantula, and a 30-gallon aquarium of their own. Their future goal is to become an environmental lawyer. In the meantime, they love helping take care of all the patient’s hospital and their plants at home.