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Welcome To Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center

Welcome To Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center

Welcome To Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center

We are a veterinary hospital that provides a warm, caring approach to emergency & critical care, specialty, and integrative veterinary medicine for your beloved pets. Our professional, highly trained veterinary staff will treat your pet with the utmost respect and compassion while tending to the situation.

We are open 24 hours a day with the Specialty Services during the weekdays (8am-5pm), and the Emergency Service 24/7 EVERYDAY!

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Get the care you need! If you are interested, we offer two veterinary healthcare financing plans for you and your loved ones. Both are simple, friendly payment plans with no surprises and can help pay for medical expenses not covered by your typical insurance.

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Steve & Mary Ann and “Rocco”

We were first referred to Jupiter Pet when our regular vet diagnosed our little French Bulldog Rocco with a failing gallbladder. He had to be cleared by a cardiologist due to his age and a heart murmur. Once cleared the cardiologist said he needed the surgery ASAP. Thankfully Dr. Latimer was able to take him right away. He saved our little boy and was a pleasure throughout as was the whole staff. A year or so later Rocco started having some mobility problems so we brought him back in to be looked at. After diagnosis we were handed off to Dr. Yang and she took care of our Rocco and helped him to have mobility into his senior years. Sadly the day came where we found ourselves in the ER on a Sunday having to make the decision none of us want to make. Dr. Katz’s kindness and understanding helped us to accept the inevitable. We were losing our little boy. As we held our Rocco for the last time who walks in? Dr. Yang. She came in on her own time to grieve with us. I can’t begin to explain how much that meant to my wife and I. Dr. Yang now takes care of our Leeloo helping to keep her as mobile as possible during her senior years. Thank you Dr. Latimer, Dr. Yang, Dr. Katz and to everyone at Jupiter Pet for all you have done for our family. We are forever grateful.

Pat and “Coco”

We have been to the Jupiter Pet Emergency and specialty center a few times in the past few years and have found the staff to be wonderful and caring about our precious 4 legged children!!

Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Bryan and “Blazer”

After suffering a badly broken toe, our 8-month old Belgian Malinois, Blazer, needed an Orthopedic Vet visit. Off we went to a specialized orthopedic vet closer to our house (not Jupiter Pet). After seeing Blazer, this doctor (not mentioning any names as I don’t want to disparage) urged us to amputate right away and then quickly suggested we do a bunch of pre-surgery prep that day (which cost me about $400 that day).

We scheduled the surgery and then, on a whim, decided to get a second opinion from Dr. Padron at Jupiter Pet (an hour drive from our house). After a thorough examination, Dr. Padron gave us his diagnosis which was a breath of fresh air. He said that while the break would not heal 100% correctly and amputation was an option, Blazer would likely heal well enough, adapt to it and be fine (without any treatment and allowing him to stay intact). He further explained that if there was any lameness over time, we could always do the toe amputation later (and there was no rush and, if it was possible, it’s much better to allow the dog to remain intact and avoid going under the knife).

Well, Dr. Padron was 100% correct. It’s now almost 4-months later and Blazer is fine. Despite running, playing and doing all things a young Mal loves to do, he never limps and has completely forgotten about the toe. Because of Dr. Padron’s advice, Blazer has all his digits and pads and didn’t have to suffer the surgery, the potential issues (include balance issues) associated with missing a pad and toe and on a hind paw.

I realize that it’s Dr. Padron’s business to do surgery and that’s what makes his actions so much more honorable. He could have easily suggested the surgery, taken our money and we would have been none the wiser. But, he didn’t. He spent the time talking to us (great bedside manner) and treated us like family (unlike the first Dr. we saw that was VERY QUICK to rush us to an expensive surgery without any other options. The first doctor also tried to sell us some cardiology testing insisting that they heard some irregularity in Blazer’s heart, something Dr. Padron suggested was highly unlikely).

Dr. Padron sets a high standard for Vets and any doctors, for that matter. Thank you, Dr. Padron, for not only being a highly skilled doctor, but for being an ethical, kind and thoughtful human being. We’ll certainly be back if Blazer gets into any future ortho trouble, given his exuberant Belgian Mal tendencies, and we’ll send our friends your way for sure.

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Steve & Mary Ann and “Rocco”

We were first referred to Jupiter Pet when our regular vet diagnosed our little French Bulldog Rocco with a failing gallbladder. He had to be cleared by a cardiologist due to his age and a heart murmur. Once cleared the cardiologist said he needed the surgery ASAP. Thankfully Dr. Latimer was able to take him right away. He saved our little boy and was a pleasure throughout as was the whole staff. A year or so later Rocco started having some mobility problems so we brought him back in to be looked at. After diagnosis we were handed off to Dr. Yang and she took care of our Rocco and helped him to have mobility into his senior years. Sadly the day came where we found ourselves in the ER on a Sunday having to make the decision none of us want to make. Dr. Katz’s kindness and understanding helped us to accept the inevitable. We were losing our little boy. As we held our Rocco for the last time who walks in? Dr. Yang. She came in on her own time to grieve with us. I can’t begin to explain how much that meant to my wife and I. Dr. Yang now takes care of our Leeloo helping to keep her as mobile as possible during her senior years. Thank you Dr. Latimer, Dr. Yang, Dr. Katz and to everyone at Jupiter Pet for all you have done for our family. We are forever grateful.

Pat and “Coco”

We have been to the Jupiter Pet Emergency and specialty center a few times in the past few years and have found the staff to be wonderful and caring about our precious 4 legged children!!

Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Bryan and “Blazer”

After suffering a badly broken toe, our 8-month old Belgian Malinois, Blazer, needed an Orthopedic Vet visit. Off we went to a specialized orthopedic vet closer to our house (not Jupiter Pet). After seeing Blazer, this doctor (not mentioning any names as I don’t want to disparage) urged us to amputate right away and then quickly suggested we do a bunch of pre-surgery prep that day (which cost me about $400 that day).

We scheduled the surgery and then, on a whim, decided to get a second opinion from Dr. Padron at Jupiter Pet (an hour drive from our house). After a thorough examination, Dr. Padron gave us his diagnosis which was a breath of fresh air. He said that while the break would not heal 100% correctly and amputation was an option, Blazer would likely heal well enough, adapt to it and be fine (without any treatment and allowing him to stay intact). He further explained that if there was any lameness over time, we could always do the toe amputation later (and there was no rush and, if it was possible, it’s much better to allow the dog to remain intact and avoid going under the knife).

Well, Dr. Padron was 100% correct. It’s now almost 4-months later and Blazer is fine. Despite running, playing and doing all things a young Mal loves to do, he never limps and has completely forgotten about the toe. Because of Dr. Padron’s advice, Blazer has all his digits and pads and didn’t have to suffer the surgery, the potential issues (include balance issues) associated with missing a pad and toe and on a hind paw.

I realize that it’s Dr. Padron’s business to do surgery and that’s what makes his actions so much more honorable. He could have easily suggested the surgery, taken our money and we would have been none the wiser. But, he didn’t. He spent the time talking to us (great bedside manner) and treated us like family (unlike the first Dr. we saw that was VERY QUICK to rush us to an expensive surgery without any other options. The first doctor also tried to sell us some cardiology testing insisting that they heard some irregularity in Blazer’s heart, something Dr. Padron suggested was highly unlikely).

Dr. Padron sets a high standard for Vets and any doctors, for that matter. Thank you, Dr. Padron, for not only being a highly skilled doctor, but for being an ethical, kind and thoughtful human being. We’ll certainly be back if Blazer gets into any future ortho trouble, given his exuberant Belgian Mal tendencies, and we’ll send our friends your way for sure.

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Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center

Our veterinary hospital serves all of South Florida, including Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties and more. In addition to emergency services, we provide specialty pet services, including Surgery, Internal Medicine, Sports & Integrative Medicine, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Anesthesiology and Analgesia and Neurology.

If you have a special patient you would like us to examine, please contact us or call 561-741-4041.

Some of the many procedures we offer include:

  • Orthopedic procedures including ACL repair, arthroscopy, fracture repair, limb deformity and realignment, arthrodesis, and more.
  • Soft Tissue procedures oncologic (cancer) surgery, gastric, urinary and airway endoscopy, abdominal surgery, laparoscopy for liver/other biopsies, ovariectomies (spay) and cryptorchids, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and more.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for soft tissue Injuries, bone healing and arthritis.