Village Animal Clinic

9044 Florida A1A Alt, North Palm Beach, FL 33403


In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospitals:

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens
4019 Hood Rd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-691-9999

Pet Emergency and Referral Center
3579 Northlake Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403
Phone: (610) 435-5588
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Meet Our Veterinarians

Village Animal Clinic is staffed by a dedicated and professional group of people who love animals and respect the needs of clients.


Dr. Michael Berkenblit, Owner

Graduated from UC Davis in 1986

Completed his internship at Louisiana State University in 1987

Proud father of Emma

Active in Humane Education at local schools

Developed the Puppy Raising/Training program

Volunteered his time at the LSU Veterinary School during Hurricane Katrina, assisting in the treatment of injured animals.

In his spare time Dr. B. enjoys playing and learning guitar.



Dr. Melisa Degen, ACVIM – Internal Medicine Specialist

Special interest in Oncology & Ultrasound.

Graduated from UC Davis in 1983.

Internship at NC State University

Residency at UC Davis for Internal Medicine & teacher at LSU.

Proud mother of Emma.


Dr. Linda Wilson

Joined us in 2002

Chief Surgeon

Graduated from Ross

University 1998

Internship at the North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine

Proud mother of Matthew & Andrew


Dr. Jennifer Prior

Joined us in 1998

Graduated from Ross University in 1996

Special interest in Skin & Allergy problems

Actively volunteers for Make A Wish Foundation & Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Dr. Christopher Lapsley

Joined us in 2015

Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2014

Masters in Secondary Education

Special interest in Surgery and Wound Management.