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Dr. West, a Palm Beach County native, attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas to start off his undergraduate studies; but when his NCAA baseball career was cut short he moved back to Florida earning his B.S. degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University. From there it was off to University of Florida for veterinary training, receiving his DVM in 2011. While at University of Florida, Dr. West completed several externships to include a scholarshipped, intensive externship at Disney's Animal Kingdom and The Living Seas in Orlando, Florida and two emergency externships at Florida Veterinary Specialists and Cancer Treatment (FVS) in Tampa and at Pet Emergency & Referral Center (PERC) here in Palm Beach Gardens. It was during this externship at PERC that Dr. West met and began correspondence with Dr. Thomas and Dr. Hanson. After graduation, Dr. West completed a small animal internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital (HAH) in Hollywood, Florida which had a heavy emphasis on emergency medicine. Immediately following his completion of his internship in Hollywood, Dr. West joined the ER team at PERC and has been an integral part of the team since 2012.
Dr. West has interest in and performs all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, emergency surgery, and also conducts both emergency and non-emergency scoping procedures including esophagogastroduodenscopy, rhinoscopy, and bronchoscopy.
In his off time, Dr. West spends time on the water kayaking, SUPing, and boating with his fiancée, Crystal and his dog Tuna, who is an avid paddleboarder. Dr. West is accompanied at home (and sometimes in the office) by his Jack Russell Terrier, Tuna and his medium haired calico cat, Tinkerbell. He also maintains a coral reef in his living room starring his Royal Gramma of over 9 years named Barack Ogramma.