Village Veterinary

MISSION STATEMENT:
It is Village Veterinary'€™s mission to treat its clients and patients with respect, dignity, and professionalism, extending to each and every patient the highest possible level of veterinary care.

We all take our professional responsibility seriously when it comes to ethical, conscientious clinical care decisions with respect to all procedures while your special friend is entrusted to our care.

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  • 1662-D North U.S. Hwy One
  • Jupiter,Florida 33469
  • Call: 561-745-0052
  • Text: 561-240-3372
  • Villagevetjupiter@yahoo.com
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  • Monday 7AM-7PM
  • Tuesday 7AM-7PM
  • Wednesday 7AM-7PM
  • Thursday 7AM-6PM
  • Friday 7AM-6PM
  • Saturday 8AM-Noon
  • Dr. Steve Pullon, DVM

    Dr. Steve Pullon

    Practice Owner
    Dr. Pullon was born in Michigan.  After brief stops in Philadelphia and St. Louis, his family moved to North Palm Beach.  Once he got sand between his toes, there was no going back.  He fell in love with boating and fishing, and spent many days in his 11 foot boat on the intracoastal and Lake Worth.  He attended and graduated from North Shore High School in West Palm Beach, where he met and fell in love with his eventual wife, Debbie.

    After graduation, Dr. Pullon headed off to Auburn University in Alabama on a partial academic scholarship.  After three years, he was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Auburn granted him a bachelor's degree in pre-veterinary medicine, one week after he received his doctorate!

    Graduation led to his first job in Boca Raton, followed by a year in Colorado.  In 1996, he purchased Village Veterinary, and has practiced there since.  The practice has since become AAHA certified, and moved into a new, larger facility.

    Dr. Pullon holds veterinary licenses in Florida, Colorado, and Missouri.  He is a member of the following professional associations: Palm Beach Veterinary Society, Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Pullon enjoys being involved in the community and helping others.  He has been a high school youth leader at Jupiter First Church since 1997, in Kiwanis since 1996, and the Jupiter High School Key Club advisor since 2001.

    Dr. Pullon still enjoys fishing, and takes his two sons out regularly (Alton born 1997, and Noah born 1999).  Debbie is a good sport, and comes along and baits her own hooks.  They were married in 1992 after seven years of dating.  Dr. Pullon's other passion is classic cars.  He has owned and restored multiple American muscle cars. .

    His pets, all homeless at some point, include a hound named Petunia, and a spunky Jack Russell named Piglet.
  • Dr. Meghan Connor

      

    Dr. Connor was born and raised here in Jupiter. Dr. Connor has had a fondness for animals from a young age and has wanted to be a veterinarian since as long as she could remember. She began working in the veterinary field here at Village Veterinary over 15 years ago!

    Dr. Connor is a graduate of Suncoast High School’s International Baccalaureate program. She continued her education at the University of Florida, double majoring in Animal Sciences and Spanish. During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Connor volunteered at UF’s veterinary school and became highly involved in research within the college’s equine reproduction service. This led her to pursue a Master of Science degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine studying equine seminal plasma proteins and their potential effect on fertility in horses.

    Dr. Connor attended veterinary school at the University of Florida. While in veterinary school, Dr. Connor remained active in equine reproduction research. Dr. Connor took courses in both small animal and equine medicine and enrolled in clinical rotations aimed at treatment of both small and large animals.

    Following graduation from veterinary school in 2014, Dr. Connor has worked in Kentucky, Ocala and Palm City.

    Dr. Connor and her husband Damian met in Gainesville while studying at the University of Florida. They are thrilled to be back in Dr. Connor’s hometown of Jupiter and love going to the beach, kayaking and snorkeling. They have a former Village Veterinary adoption kitten named George and an older lab mix, Lilly. 

  • Dr. John Ely

    Dr. Ely is happy to make his return to Village Veterinary after a full time stint from 2010-2015.  He currently resides in Port St Lucie where he practices, but will be helping out part time at Village.  Dr. Ely received his bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, followed by his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2008.  He has been a full-time practicing veterinarian in Florida for 10 years. 

    When not working, Dr. Ely enjoys playing the piano, watching as much college football as humanly possible (go Irish!) and running.  He currently owns a fish tank full of cichlids and a green tree python.  

  • Dr. Tonia Headrick

    Dr. Headrick was born and raised in Florida. She started volunteering in the vet field at the age of 11. After graduating from high school she obtained her AA from Broward Community College. She then attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2001.

    After graduating from Vet school, Dr. Headrick moved to Northern Virginia where she joined a small animal practice for 3 years. She then moved to Virginia Beach to work and be closer to her twin sister. In 2011 she decided to move back to Florida. During that time she was engaged, then married that June which brought her to Jupiter.

    Outside of work Dr. Headrick enjoys horseback riding, relaxing at the beach, going for nature walks, and riding her bike. She has two french bulldogs (Bitty and Louie), a cat (Luvbus) and a mammoth donkey (Bridget).
  • Dr. Robert Burgess

    A Plantation, Florida native Dr. Burgess has enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine for 27 years.  "My father was a medical doctor, so I got my love of medicine from him," Dr. Burgess says of what inspired him to become a veterinarian. "But I always loved being around animals."

    Dr. Burgess earned his bachelor's degree in animal and dairy sciences from Auburn University, where he graduated cum laude in 1987. While there, he was a member of the Outstanding College Students of America. He went on to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and was Phi Beta Kappa and chairman of the Honors Committee. He graduated magna cum laude with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

    He says he finds great satisfaction in his chosen profession because of his ability to make a "positive difference in the life of a family pet via diagnosing, treating, and preventing illnesses [and] comforting people by assisting them during difficult situations."

    One of Dr. Burgess's most memorable clinical experiences involved an indiscriminating 1 year-old Standard Poodle and some ingested foreign objects. "The owner thought he had eaten a sock," Dr. Burgess recalls. "We proceeded to do an endoscopy exam and removed three socks, a pair of workout gloves, two pairs of underwear, and some ribbon. The owners vowed to put away their dirty clothes from then on."

    Dr. Burgess is a member the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.

    He has been married to his wonderful wife Gloria for 30 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Caroline and Alexandra. Dr. Burgess is very active in his church and enjoys spending time with his dogs, fishing, traveling, hiking and reading when not working.

  • Crystal

    Crystal

    Practice Manager  
    Crystal has been involved with Village Veterinary since 2004, assisting our many clients as an entrusted office manager, receptionist, and veterinary technician. She loves the ocean, and its many marvels, enjoying the beach, swimming, and other Florida activities. Crystal is a very caring member of our team, taking great care of patients and clients alike.

    Crystal spends her time with her husband James, her daughter and young son, and 4 special pets: a cavapoo named Honey 2 kitties named Lola and Kita and the newest furry family member Rex the golden retriever. 
  • Gina

    Office Manager

    Originally from Atlanta, Ga and lived in Puerto Rico and Louisville, Ky before settling in South Florida in 2017. Gina joined our team in 2018 as an assistant manager and receptionist. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She has been involved in every aspect of an animal hospital including kennel, technician, receptionist and practice manager.

     

    Gina is very involved with the preschool ministry and leads a ladies bible study at Christ Fellowship. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters. Their family includes two rescue dogs, Macy a Golden Retriever ,Wolfgang a Corgi-mix from Puerto Rico and one cat Beatriz. 

  • Julie

    Julie

    Office Assistant
    Joined our team in 2009, first as a volunteer, and then as an important member of our staff, because we found we couldn’t go without her! Julie has a rewarding personality. She keeps us clean, neat, and organized, assisting whenever and wherever help is needed, and always with a smile.

    Julie loves boating, fishing, “beaching”, and being a Florida gal. She also likes music concerts, horseback riding, and spending time with her family of humans and her rescue dog  Amber. Julie considers her friends at Village Veterinary a part of her (extended) family.
  • Jolyn

    Veterinary Technician 

    Jolyn has been a part of the Village Veterinary family since 2006.  She has always had a love for all animals. She worked in rescue organizations for years before making her way to Village Veterinary. Jolyn has a love for the mountains of North Carolina and is called back to visit often. When she is not at Village Vet she is with her family and her three pets Boomer, Sketch, and Speedy. 

  • Tiffany

    Senior Receptionist 
    Originally from Indiana, but relocated to Florida a few years ago, where she competed in beauty pageants while in high school. She was the reigning Miss Palm Beach County of 2000, and then reigned as Miss Florida for the year of 2001.

    Tiffany attended New England Tech in West Palm Beach, earning an Associate’s degree as a medical assistant. She utilized her learning in a family practice, followed by working in an office specializing in orthopedics. Tiffany is now a thoughtful and attentive receptionist here at Village Vet, where her passion for working with animals is satisfied. Of Village Veterinary, she states that “she could not have asked to be in a more caring and family-oriented office.”

    Tiffany shares her life with their two young boys, Tyler and Tyson, who keep them on their toes. Her passion for animals shows through at work and at home, where her family cares for Juju and Jordan, Pit Bull/Lab mixes, and Buddy, a Pekingese.
  • Kathy

    Veterinary Technician 
    Kathy is originally from South Florida and has been in the veterinary field since 2009. She loves working with animals! She has a passion for rescue animals and she has a few of her own... most recently a retired police bloodhound named Sarge. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, going out to eat, music and working out. 
  • Leah

    Veterinary Technician and Receptionist 

    Leah is originally from South Florida and has been working in the veterinary field since 2006. She started volunteering at local animal hospitals when she was very young and realized this field is her passion! She has 4 pets of her own, 3 adopted Chihuahua / Dachshund mixed dogs named Boss, Popi and Sadie and a cat named Snickers. In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, softball, going to the beach, and frequently visits the comedy club. Leah is a kind and understanding person that brings special value to our clinic. 

  • Noah

    Receptionist 

    Noah is a New York-born and South Florida-raised animal lover. Before graduating from Suncoast High School, he volunteered at a local shelter, where he discovered his passion for providing animal care. He currently serves as a receptionist and provides petsitting services for Village Vet clients. At home, he takes care of three Pomeranians named Roxy, Reagan, and Gracie, two gerbils named Bread and Toast, as well as an adult cat named Clawdia and a kitten named Arthur. Away from work, he enjoys watching movies, hiking, and traveling.

  • Talia

    Veterinary Technician 

    Talia is a new resident to South Florida!  While growing up in her hometown of Knoxville TN, she enjoyed horseback riding, playing volleyball on a travel team and her constant love for animals. She began working at an animal hospital at the age of 18 as a kennel technician and has worked her way up to veterinary technician. She is also a student in the Penn Foster veterinary technician program and will receive her Certified Veterinary Technician (C.V.T.) title and her Associates Degree simultaneously.   Outside of work and school, Talia enjoys spending time with her “world”,  2 dogs Poppy and Misa, and newly adopted kitty Takkun.