Our Team Overview

The VCA Wiles Road Animal Hospital staff is made up of dedicated individuals who have a lifelong love for animals. Each member contributes in their own unique way to provide the best care for all of our patients. We believe in working together to give you and your pet a warm and friendly experience.

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Paula Engle
Medical Director

I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian at a relatively young age. From the early years of elementary school, I needed to have a goal, a reason, for going to school. There was not only an established love of animals, but also a deep-seeded fascination of medicine and science.

Certainly, there was an established desire to make a difference in the well being of people's pets and to assist in the duration of the human- animal bond. This passion only grew with time.

Today in veterinary medicine, we are blessed to be surrounded with a plethora of information (referring to fact, not heresy or anecdotal evidence) on any number of topics. The use of computers, in addition to a growing number of specialists in a myriad of disciplines, has enabled us to share practical, vital information in an instant. The rapid technological advancements are staggering. These developments, in combination with a top notch staff with a shared passion for the health our little family members make every day a fascinating journey.

All of these factors only add to the excitement of being a veterinarian. We work as a team and are here to provide assistance in helping our little companions have the best quality of life available.

My childhood dream became a reality in 1988 when, after completing my undergraduate studies, I attained my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University. During my veterinary training, I received the Mississippi Veterinary Association Graduate Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Medicine and the Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Shortly after graduation, I was chosen as a result of a massive selection process to participate in an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in the San Francisco Bay area. Before relocating to South Florida to join the VCA Wiles Road Animal Hospital, I practiced veterinary medicine for three years in San Francisco. In addition to small animal medicine and surgery, I have a special interest in avian and exotic medicine.

Dr. Paula Engle is the Medical Director for VCA Wiles Road Animal Hospital and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, exercising and sports.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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