Dr. Rex A Sentell
“My goal as a doctor to animals remains the same as it was when I began practicing veterinary medicine 31 years ago: for each animal we see to have the best care so they can enjoy the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible. With a wonderful staff and the dedication and loyalty of the pet owners we see every day, we build a team of support and caring around these special family members. They trust us to take good care of them, and we do our best to treat the animals we care for as if they were our own.”
Rex A. Sentell, D.V.M.is the Medical Director and founder of Palm City Animal Clinic, which he opened for Dr. Charles Hooks in 1981 with the option of buying it out, which he did in 1986. Along with his 9 veterinarian colleagues and a support staff of 30, he has been dedicated to the care of animals and to involvement in his community of Palm City for over 30 years. A native of Tennessee, Dr. Sentell was born and raised in Knoxville, where he attended the University of Tennessee, earning dual degrees and graduating with high honors with a B.A. of Zoology and Psychology. He remained at UT, attending the College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1980, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He practiced initially in the Knoxville area before relocating to Palm City, Florida to open the Palm City Animal Clinic.
In 2009, Dr. Sentell returned to the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine to complete advanced training in the physical therapy and rehabilitation of aging and injured animals. A worldwide academic training and teaching center of excellence in the area of physical rehabilitation of small animals, UT pioneered this fairly new discipline in veterinary medicine in the 1990’s. Dr. Sentell brought these innovative physical therapy and rehab methods and treatments back to Palm City Animal Clinic, and continues to expand this aspect of services offered to facilitate the quality of life of animals.
Valuing the important role that businesses play in their communities, Dr. Sentell has been highly involved in community-related organizations and events throughout his career. He’s been an active member (and past-President) of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce since 1985, where he has assumed a variety of leadership roles. He currently serves on the Palm City Neighborhood Advisory Committee and continues to be active in Rotary International, where he has participated in numerous capacities, including serving as president in 1996-1997. The organization recently honored him as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contribution to the Paul Harris Foundation, one of the largest in the world.
Dr. Sentell is a former Board member of the American Cancer Society and is a member of the Florida Oceanographic Society. He belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Association, the Central Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Association.
Though he likes to spend a good deal of his limited spare time researching new trends, procedures, and equipment in the veterinary field, Dr. Sentell is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, his two daughters, Amber and Brittany, and his stepson, Darin. When he is not caring for his own menagerie of pets - which currently includes four cats, two canine friends, Sierra and Winston, and a colorful collection of tropical fish - he can be found flying, scuba diving, reading, fishing, kayaking or pursuing his passion for photography.
D.V.M., Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Paul Wolff
“I don’t consider the animals we treat to be simply animals: most animal lovers consider their pets to be beloved pets, as well. What makes our work rewarding is having daily opportunities to help these family members who are unable to explain what is wrong in words, and who are the most helpless. We figure out what they need to be well and strong and do everything we can to give them a better quality of life.”
Dr. Paul Wolff, D.V.M. joined the medical team at Palm City Medical Center in 1999 after practicing as an Associate Veterinarian and Primary Emergency Clinician in Palm Coast, FL, and then as an Associate Veterinarian in Boca Raton, FL. Born in New York City, he grew up living in many parts of the country, thanks to his father’s career as a dentist for the United States Navy.
While earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis Dr. Wolff worked in the Vet School’s Department of Radiology. He went on to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During his training years, he participated in 5 preceptorship programs and was recognized as the recipient of the Senior Veterinary Research Award upon graduation. While training in these specialized settings - which included the Atlanta Humane Society and Clinic and the Reid Park Zoo - he gained valuable knowledge in Small Animal Medicine, expanding his surgical knowledge and expertise well beyond the standard veterinary curriculum.
Dr. Wolff is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association.
When not working at the Clinic, Dr. Wolff enjoys spending quality time with his family of pets. He says that because he doesn’t have any children without “fur or feathers,” he doesn’t see his pets as animals, but as family members. For him, that’s what makes his work rewarding, too. “We help the family members who are unable to explain what is wrong and who are the most helpless.”
Dr. Wolff’s love of the natural world and its creatures carries over to his free time interests, and he is an avid outdoorsman. A member of the Martin County Sportsman’s Association and Friends of the NRA, he can regularly be found pursuing his interests. These include mountain biking, motorcycle riding, weight training, boating, fishing, surfing, and skydiving. Over the years, his surfing adventures have led him to extensive explorations of Baja, Mexico and remote surf spots in Central America, and his skydiving prowess is a byproduct of over 700 jumps in nine states and three different countries.
Dr. Elizabeth Jolin
"Our pets provide us with countless moments of happiness. I appreciate having the privilege to provide them with care and compassion.”
Dr. Elizabeth Jolin was born and raised in Oklahoma. She completed her undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University, where she received an Honors Degree in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science. Dr. Jolin moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2006.
After starting her small animal veterinary career in Gainesville, Dr. Jolin then moved to Palm City. In 2011, she completed the Small Animal Acupuncture Program at the Chi Institute, where she learned the fundamental techniques for acupuncture, including dry needling, aqua-acupuncture, and electro-acupuncture. She enjoys incorporating the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine with those of modern medicine.
Dr. Jolin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association.
Along with her husband, she raises her daughter and several rescue cats and dogs.
Dr. Tamara Juvan
Dr. Tamara Juvan grew up in Norman, Arkansas. As a young country girl she has always had a
deep love for animals of all kinds. In fact, she was often know to bring home sick and injured
rabbits, baby birds, and even snakes and nurse them back to health. It is no great surprise that
she ended up as a veterinarian.
For her undergraduate studies, Dr Juvan attended the University of Central Arkansas and
graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree(cum laude) in 1997. She then went on to
attend Louisiana State School of Veterinary Medicine completing her Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degree in 2002.
After graduating from LSU, she packed up and moved to to sunny south Florida to be close to
the beach. Dr Juvan has practiced as a small animal veterinarian in Florida for over 14 years.
She also briefly lived and worked in Missouri and Texas. Dr. Juvan’s special interests include
dermatology, exotic medicine/surgery, and behavior. She is member of the American Veterinary
Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Juvan and her husband have four much adored dogs and one very loved cat. They
love living in Florida where they can enjoy many outdoor activities year round. In her spare time
she trains and competes in triathlons, adventure/obstacle course races, and is a regular at the
local cross-fit gym. She is also an avid paddleboarder and mountain biker.
“I became a veterinarian because I truly believe in the human animal bond. My pets are my
children and I understand how deep that bond goes. I am so glad that I can be there to help
others with their furry kids.”
Dr. Meghan Harris
Dr. Meghan Harris was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. She began
her career in veterinary medicine during a mentorship in high school and she
has been dedicated to caring and treating animals ever since. She graduated
with a Bachelors of Science from Virginia Tech before attending St. George's
University School of Veterinary Medicine and then spent a clinical year at
NC State Veterinary School. Since graduating in 2012, she briefly worked at
a practice in Virginia but has spent the last 5 years in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Harris is excited to be back near the water but especially eager to join
the Palm City Animal Medical Center team and care for your four legged
family members. Her professional interests include dentistry, ophthalmology
and surgery. When not at the hospital, you can find her kayaking or hiking
with her Labrador, Thor.
Dr. Fillip was born in California, but has lived in Jupiter Florida for the last 18 years. Her love for animals led her to become a veterinarian, and she graduated from Louisiana State University of School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Fillip relocated to Florida, and spent the last 14 years working at a small animal practice in Lake Worth. Dr. Fillip provides experienced and compassionate care for your furry family members.
In her off time, she enjoys boating with family, going to the beach with friends, and spending time with her nine-year-old son. Dr. Fillip’s pet family includes a lab mix named Tipper, a Brussels griffon mix named Chewy, a Potcake named Hemi, two lovable but mischievous cats Bear and Squirtle, and most recently 6 chickens.
Dr. Kelly Rew
Born in Illinois, and raised in Tampa, FL. Dr. Rew grew up close to her Grandparents who bred
Shetland Sheepdogs. There are quite a few home videos of her with the puppies where she can
be heard saying “I’m going to be a doggy doctor when I grow up”. Needless to say, she followed
through on this childhood dream and pursued her passion throughout her younger years.
Throughout her Middle and High School years, she spent her spare time working at a barn and
competing as an equestrian hunter jumper. During her undergraduate studies, she worked at a
small animal hospital and volunteered at an equine veterinary practice.
Dr. Rew received both her undergraduate degree and her Veterinary Degree from the University
of Florida (Go Gators!). Upon graduating in 2009, she moved to Amelia Island and spent 11
years working for Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic, a small animal practice. She joined Palm City Animal Medical Center in January, 2022 with Dr. Sentell and his team to serve the local community.
Dr. Rew loves the diversity being a small animal veterinarian provides. Being able to care for a
pet from their first visit to their last and developing those family relationships during that time is
something she finds incredibly special and unique to the profession.
In her spare time, Dr. Rew enjoys spending time with her family, as well as their two dogs,
Kasey and Zoey, and their cat, Stitch. She loves running, lifting weights, being outdoors,
cooking, and genuinely enjoying all that life has to offer.
“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a
friend. I feel a soul.” I am honored to work in a profession where every day I have the ability to
provide care for these animals and the people who love them.
Dr. Don Harris
Dr. Don Harris was born and raised in South Louisiana with seven younger siblings. He is a Graduate of Louisiana State University, class of 1980.
During his career, he has been a Consultant and Staff Veterinarian for multiple national and foreign parks, zoos, and wildlife sanctuaries starting in 1985 and continues today.
Some of his achievements are:
Founder, Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center, 1990
President, International Association of Avian Veterinarians, 1992
President, South Florida Veterinary Medical Association, 1994
Charter President, Pinecrest Business Association, 2001
President, VMX, (world’s largest veterinary conference), 2009
Director, Agape Woman’s Ministries, 2019-present.
Dr. Don has two children, Meredith and Adam and is a proud Grandfather of Nash, Watt, and Maggie.
His passions in life are Music, Skydiving, Sailing, Snowboarding, Surfing, and Fishing.
Dr. Tamer Alzatari
Dr. Alzatari was born in Texas and raised in Palestine. His childhood experiences on his family farm in Palestine played a significant role in shaping his passion for veterinary medicine. Growing up, he devoted a considerable amount of time to raising, feeding, and caring for the animals on the farm. This hands-on experience instilled in him a deep curiosity and love for animals. Dr. Alzatari observed how the well-being of the animals directly impacted the overall quality of life for both the animals and the people who cared for them. This realization sparked his interest in understanding the detailed dynamics of the human-animal bond and the influence it has on the wellness of both parties. Driven by his passion and desire to make a positive impact on the lives of animals and their human counterparts, Dr. Alzatari pursued a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Alzatari's educational journey took him to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biology. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Alzatari pursued his passion for veterinary medicine and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.Outside of his professional life, Dr. Alzatari enjoys staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He finds fulfillment in working out at the gym. One of Dr. Alzatari's major personal goals is to travel to as many countries as possible. He recognizes the value of experiencing different cultures, exploring diverse landscapes, interacting with local biodiversity, and fostering a global perspective in his veterinary practice.