Animal Wellness Center | Royal Palm Beach FL | Veterinarian & Boarding

Animal Wellness Center

137 S. State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414


Steve Simmons DVM - Animal Wellness Center - Royal Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Steve Simmons, Chief of Staff / Co-Owner

Dr. Simmons is originally from San Diego, California & graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 1993 with a B.S in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience.  He received his DVM from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 & then went on to complete a rotating small animal internship at the University of Illinois, located in Champaign-Urbana.  From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Simmons practiced at a large veterinary practice located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Simmons has a large pet family of his own, which includes several dogs, cats, squirrels, parrots, chickens, ducks, peacocks and goats.  Dr. Simmons is also an avid bowler and is a member of a bowling league.

Dr. Simmons is a member of several professional associations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Palm Beach Veterinary Society.  He is currently the President of the Palm Beach Veterinary Society. Dr. Simmons' professional interests include internal medicine, oncology, dermatology & soft tissue surgery. 

Collin Trollinger

 Collin Trollinger, Practice Manager/Co-Owner

Collin is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.  He got his start in the veterinary industry as a veterinary technician and worked his way up to practice manager. He is involved in breeding boxer and English bulldogs, and has a great passion for fostering squirrels and wild birds. Outside of work, Collin enjoys building and home construction projects. He is a very accomplished bowler and likes to compete in several national bowling tournaments.


 Kim, Office Manager

Kim originally is from Wisconsin and moved to Florida several years ago. She got her start in the veterinary field working as a receptionist/ office manager and has been working at Animal Wellness Center for ten years. During her time away from work, Kim is an avid Indy car fan cheering on her favorite Penske racing team. She is the mother to two wonderful dogs, named Shiloh and Gander.


 Gina, Receptionist

Gina is from Long Island NY. She moved to Florida several years ago with her husband and their dog Molly. 

 Maya, Veterinary Nurse

Maya was born and raised in Spain and immigrated to the United States as a child. Maya has worked in the veterinary profession for many years as a licensed veterinary nurse, in both general practice and emergency medicine. Her lifelong dream is about to come true when she starts vet school in the Fall of 2023 to become a veterinarian. 

Dainel, Veterinary Nurse

Dainel was born in Cuba and moved to Florida as a young child. He grew up on a farm, which inspired him to work in veterinary medicine. His goal is to attend veterinary school and become a small animal & exotics veterinarian. He is the proud owner of several types of birds, including emus and has a giant tortise. 

Kaitlyn, Grooming Assistant & Kennel attendant

Kaitlyn is a Florida native and has worked in veterinary hospital for several years. She has a kind loving personality and loves to have fun with the dogs and cats she is caring for. In her spare time, Kaitlyn is a car enthusiast and loves to go to street car shows. 

Jay, Groomer

Originally from Finland, Janne (or Jay) moved to Florida five years ago. He has been grooming for over 4 years and loves to spend time with his cats, family and friends.