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Lillian C. Felz, DVM

Dr. Felz was born in Boston, MA but has resided in Florida since 1989. She has always had a deep love for nature and animals. In the 90’s she volunteered at Ocean Impact Foundation Wildlife Care Center here in West Palm Beach Florida and realized that helping and caring for animals came naturally to her. This experience became a stepping stone to a position at Lion Country Safari where she was a zookeeper caring for many types of animals primarily primates and birds. She was responsible for avian incubation and an integral part of the nursery staff responsible for many species including numerous lion cubs. She found that the veterinarians that she worked with were great mentors and one ultimately encouraged her to apply to veterinary school herself. She was accepted to the University of Florida Veterinary School and graduated in 2000. While in veterinary school, she completed a research project titled “Gut Transit Time in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus)”. Her data was later published by others. She completed several externship opportunities, one at Santa Barbara Zoo and two at the prestigious Angell Memorial Veterinary Hospital in Boston, MA. The first in cardiology and the second in wildlife and zoo medicine.

Dr. Felz applied to the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) for a Veterinary Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine and matched with Hollywood Animal Hospital(HAH) in Hollywood, Florida. HAH was established in 1947 and in the 16 months that Dr. Felz was there, was an integral member of their 17 doctor team. Her rigorous internship included an every 6 week rotation at Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists in West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr. Felz spent many years working in small animal emergency medicine & then in 2003 was named as Medical Director of a veterinary hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2007 she had her first child and left to become a per diem (relief) veterinarian working in many South Florida veterinary practices & allowing herself the flexibility to spend time with her growing family. In 2008 she had her second child. In 2012 Dr. Felz accepted the opportunity to purchase Ibis Animal Hospital, one of the practices that she had worked at regularly since 2008.

Some of Dr. Felz’s professional interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, dermatology and sports medicine. Dr. Felz believes in giving back and is a strong supporter of local rescues.

In her private life she has many interests including playing golf, traveling across this great nation with her family and cheering on her children at their sporting events.