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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!