Palm City Animal Medical Center
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3090 SW Mapp Road
Palm City, FL 34990
- Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
- Wed, Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
- Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
- Sun: Closed
At Palm City Animal Medical Center, our goal is to provide the best possible care for your pets. We do this by offering comprehensive medical and surgical services, the most up-to-date procedures and equipment, and by providing continuing education to our team of technicians and client care specialists. We want to be respected in the community for the work that we do, but it’s equally important to us that our caring philosophy for pets and their owners enables us to contribute to the health and longevity of the animals we care for. For us, this is more than just talk. When you walk through the doors of Palm City Animal Medical Center, we think of you and your family members – both two-legged and four-legged – as a part of our family. Put most simply, we treat your animals as our own and we strive to earn your trust and respect by giving your pets what they need and consistently offering convenient, affordable, and excellent service and care.
Palm City Animal Medical Center Services
- 24-Hour Animal Hospital
- Behavioral Medicine
- Birds (Avian Medicine)
- Blood Transfusions
- CO2 Laser Surgery
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Dental Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- House Calls
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laser Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Rabbits and Small Mammals
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Palm City Animal Medical Center Staff Profiles
Rex Sentell, DVMOwner, Medical Director
“My goal as a doctor to animals remains the same as it was when I began practicing veterinary medicine 31 years ago: for each animal we see to have the best care so they can enjoy the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible. With a wonderful staff and the dedication and loyalty of the pet owners we see every day, we build a team of support and caring around these special family members. They trust us to take good care of them, and we do our best to treat the animals we care for as if they were our own.”
Rex A. Sentell, D.V.M.is the Medical Director and founder of Palm City Animal Clinic, which he opened for Dr. Charles Hooks in 1981 with the option of buying it out, which he did in 1986. Along with his five veterinarian colleagues and a support staff of 30, he has been dedicated to the care of animals and to involvement in his community of Palm City for over 30 years. A native of Tennessee, Dr. Sentell was born and raised in Knoxville, where he attended the University of Tennessee, earning dual degrees and graduating with high honors with a B.A. of Zoology and Psychology. He remained at UT, attending the College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1980, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He practiced initially in the Knoxville area before relocating to Palm City, Florida to open the Palm City Animal Clinic.
In 2009, Dr. Sentell returned to the University of Tennessee’s College of veterinary medicine to complete advanced training in the physical therapy and rehabilitation of aging and injured animals. A worldwide academic training and teaching center of excellence in the area of physical rehabilitation of small animals, UT pioneered this fairly new discipline in veterinary medicine in the 1990’s. Dr. Sentell brought these innovative physical therapy and rehab methods and treatments back to Palm City Animal Clinic, and continues to expand this aspect of services offered to facilitate the quality of life of animals.
Valuing the important role that businesses play in their communities, Dr. Sentell has been highly involved in community-related organizations and events throughout his career. He’s been an active member (and past-President) of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce since 1985, where he has assumed a variety of leadership roles. He currently serves on the Palm City Neighborhood Advisory Committee and continues to be active in Rotary International, where he has participated in numerous capacities, including serving as president in 1996-1997. The organization recently honored him as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contribution to the Paul Harris Foundation, one of the largest in the world. He considers it an honor to present the Amy P. Sentell Character Account Award scholarship every year to the Palm City Schools through the Palm City Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Sentell is a former Board member of the American Cancer Society and is a member of the Florida Oceanographic Society. He belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Association, the Central Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Treasure Coast Veterinary Association, and the Martin County Veterinary Association.
Though he likes to spend a good deal of his limited spare time researching new trends, procedures, and equipment in the veterinary field, Dr. Sentell is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, his two daughters, Amber and Brittany, and his stepson, Darin. When he is not caring for his own menagerie of pets - which currently includes four cats, two exotic birds, and a colorful collection of tropical fish - he can be found flying, scuba diving, reading, fishing, kayaking or pursuing his passion for photography. Dr. Sentell and Susan reside in Palm City.
Years in Practice: 36
Orthopedic Surgery (special interest)
Michael Wiegand, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
“The most rewarding aspect of working with animals is the “strong bond of love, trust, and compassion that develops with both the pet and the family.”
Dr. Mike Wiegand has been an Associate Veterinarian at Palm City Animal Medical Center since 1998, with special interest in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and veterinary dentistry. He was born in Rochester, New York and spent the majority of his childhood in Joliet, Illinois. College brought Dr. Wiegand to the South, where he attended Auburn University on a swimming scholarship. While he was a full-time student and athlete, he began working in the parasitology lab and equine surgery department. During this time, he was awarded the Stanley Louis Sugar Memorial scholar award for excellence in athletics and academics.
While in the midst of his medical training, at the College of veterinary medicine program at Auburn, Dr. Wiegand had the opportunity to assist a veterinary specialist at the Birmingham Zoo for two years. After graduation, he practiced as an emergency clinician in downtown Atlanta before joining the Palm City Animal Medical Center medical team, where he continues to “learn, love and excel” in veterinary medicine. Dr. Wiegand believes that the most rewarding aspect of working with animals is the “strong bond of love, trust and compassion that develops with both the pet and the family.”
Dr. Wiegand is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Central Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Treasure Coast and Martin County Veterinary Medical Associations, and the American Veterinary Dental Society.
Outside of his passion for animals, Dr. Wiegand likes to spend time swimming, scuba diving, surfing, and practicing underwater photography. He can also be found volunteering with the Florida Oceanographic Society or training with Masters Swimming. He lives with his wife, Susanne and they enjoy the company of five pets, which include three cats - Meka, Lilly and Superman, and their dog, Mojo.
Years in Practice: 21
Dentistry (special interest)
Paul Wolff, DMVAssociate Veterinarian
“I don’t consider the animals we treat to be simply animals: most animal lovers consider their pets to be beloved pets, as well. What makes our work rewarding is having daily opportunities to help these family members who are unable to explain what is wrong in words, and who are the most helpless. We figure out what they need to be well and strong and do everything we can to give them a better quality of life.”
Dr. Paul Wolff, D.V.M. joined the medical team at Palm City Medical Center in 1999 after practicing as an Associate Veterinarian and Primary Emergency Clinician in Palm Coast, FL, and then as an Associate Veterinarian in Boca Raton, FL. Born in New York City, he grew up living in many parts of the country, thanks to his father’s career as a dentist for the United States Navy.
While earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis Dr. Wolff worked in the Vet School’s Department of Radiology. He went on to attend the College of veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During his training years, he participated in 5 preceptorship programs and was recognized as the recipient of the Senior Veterinary Research Award upon graduation. While training in these specialized settings - which included the Atlanta Humane Society and Clinic and the Reid Park Zoo - he gained valuable knowledge in Small Animal Medicine, expanding his surgical knowledge and expertise well beyond the standard veterinary curriculum.
Dr. Wolff is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association.
When not working at the Clinic, Dr. Wolff enjoys spending quality time with his family of pets. He says that because he doesn’t have any children without “fur or feathers,” he doesn’t see his pets as animals, but as family members. For him, that’s what makes his work rewarding, too. “We help the family members who are unable to explain what is wrong and who are the most helpless.”
Dr. Wolff’s love of the natural world and its creatures carries over to his free time interests, and he is an avid outdoorsman. A member of the Martin County Sportsman’s Association and Friends of the NRA, he can regularly be found pursuing his interests. These include mountain biking, motorcycle riding, weight training, boating, fishing, surfing, and skydiving. Over the years, his surfing adventures have led him to extensive explorations of Baja, Mexico and remote surf spots in Central America, and his skydiving prowess is a byproduct of over 700 jumps in nine states and three different countries.
Years in Practice: 20
Small Animal Medicine