Professional and Reliable Veterinarians in West Palm Beach, FL

dr foxDr. Stuart Fox

Hi, I’m Dr. Stuart Fox the owner of River Bridge Animal Hospital and Laser Therapy Center. I feel that I am the luckiest person in the world to do the work I do each day.  I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a small child.  As a child, I was asked: “what do you want to do when you grow up”?  My answer was always, to work helping animals.  I often say, “there was no plan B”.

I was raised here in Palm Beach County and returned in 1989 after earning my Doctor of Veterinary medicine degree at Ross School of Veterinary Medicine.

I have a special interest in many aspects of the welfare of animals but have a special interest in internal medicine, surgery, and dermatology.  I also serve on the board of directors for one of the largest non-profit dog and cat rescues in south Florida, A Second Chance Puppies, and Kittens Rescue. My wife Lugina and I have raised 3 children as well as numerous dogs and cats.

When I am not treating animals, I enjoy my classic cars, my coral reef aquarium and arts and crafts with the help of Pinterest.

 

Hobbies

As a child, his father introduced him into the tropical fish hobby, and still to this day enjoys the hobby. At home, Dr. Fox maintains a 150 gallon reef aquarium.

stacy vetDr. Stacy Oquist

I grew up in Ohio with both horses and dogs. I have always had a great love for animals, but in the beginning, I did not consider veterinary medicine as a career. In fact, I initially went to engineering school! But I quickly learned that was not the right path for me. After leaving that behind, I was lucky enough to obtain a job as a veterinary assistant. I completely fell in love with veterinary medicine and soon decided that was my calling. I worked as an assistant for over seven years, first full time and then part time, while I obtained my undergraduate degree in biology. I then continued my studies at Ohio State University, obtaining my DVM in 2006. I moved to Florida right after graduation to be closer to family and I have been at River Bridge since early 2015.
Helping animals and their families is incredibly rewarding, but one of the things I love best about veterinary medicine is the challenge. I often feel like a detective on a case, piecing clues together in order to get a diagnosis. I also love educating clients on pet care. I have an interest in behavior medicine, as well.
I’m married with two children and we currently live with two dogs, Roxy and Pebbles. We also have a bearded dragon named Spino Truck.

 

Hobbies

Enjoys scuba diving and running.

julie vet Julie – Technician

Julie brings us both experience and a great personality. Julie has 2 rescue dogs from a second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue. Dottie and Kitty She remembers every human and furry face that passes through this hospital and provides the best care for your pet. She is in tune with the diseases and familiar with each pet’s history because she has been at River Bridge since 2006. She is a lover of all pets.

Hobbies

She enjoys drawing, painting and music.

Amy – Client Service Specialist

Amy is a New Jersey native and moved to Florida over 5 years ago and has been with us ever since.  She has over 29 years experience as a veterinary receptionist.  Amy has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Arizona State University.  She enjoys relaxing at home with her husband a furry feline family.

Hobbies

Amy enjoys painting, mixed media art, gardening, music, yoga,  and many of the amenities south Florida has to offer.

Sandy – Hospital Administrator

Sandy has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years. Sandy’s furry family consists of 4 dogs, Lacey a plot hound mix, Sammy a shepherd mix, Carly a doberman mix and Joey a lab mix, all adopted from A Second Chance Puppies & Kittens Rescue and has 6 cats, 3 domestic (Dude, Guy and Leo) and 3 ferals (Sweetie, Suzie and Tommy). Sandy has been working with Dr. Fox since 2002.

Hobbies

Outside of work she enjoys growing vegetables, barbecuing and reading.

Kaylee vet assistant Kaylee – Assistant

Kaylee is our high spirited Veterinary Technician Assistant and Kennel Attendant. She is hoping to become a Veterinarian in the future which helps to motivate her in the work place. She is always eager to learn and to provide a helping hand.  Her never ending love for animals is very apparent in her work.  Kaylee is also a proud owner of a Bichon Frise named Bella and a bearded dragon named Gia.

Hobbies

Volunteering for A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue, horseback riding, school, and going to the gym.

breanna vet Breanna – Technician

Breanna is a West Palm Beach native who graduated from Palm Beach central High School in 2009, then an all medical college in 2013.  She is one of our cross-trained receptionist/technicians.  She has been in the field for over 6 years. She has a little terrier mix named Bruno and a Maltese named Biscuit.

Hobbies

Outside of work,  Breanna loves to spend time with her 3 sons and daughter.  She loves to go fishing and bowling with the entire family.

lauren vetLauren – Client Service Specialist

I’m a lifelong Florida resident, and I’ve been happily working in the veterinary field for 5 years now. I have a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University, and I have a spoiled rescue cat at home named Smokey. In my free time I like to discover new craft beers, food trucks, and attend concerts all over the state. I love working with people and animals and going home knowing I made a difference in someone’s day.

Dharma the catDharma

Dharma one of our resident cats.

Hobbies

Loves to be petted. I like to get inside of purses and tiny baskets.

Stewy the catStewy

One of our resident cats.

Hobbies

I love to open up bags of food and help myself. Be careful sometimes I get so excited when I get petted and I might bite.

Tammy the catTammy

One of our resident cats.

Hobbies

I love food. I love to knock the papers off the desk when I’m feeling frisky.