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Our staff is very proud of their accomplishment in meeting the stringent requirements of becoming an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited Practice. Only 12% of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved AAHA accreditation.

Continuing education is one of the standards we set for all of our employees. We hold twice-monthly in-house education sessions, send staffers to education seminars several times a year, and have them share their education experience with the other staff members.

Dr. Mary C. Fondren, DVM — Veterinarian, Hospital Director

Dr. Fondren & Sami an English Springer Spaniel pose for the camera
Dr. Fondren & Sami

Graduating from NCSU, I’ve lived and practiced small-animal veterinary medicine in Palm Beach County since 1987. I’ve owned my award-winning Fondren Pet Care Center since 1997. I strive to stay abreast of the newest medical information by going well beyond the required continuing education hours and enjoy the challenge of new technologies.

I have a special interest in dermatology (skin), ophthalmology (eyes), and dentistry. I am a member in good standing of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA), Palm Beach County Veterinary Society (PBCVS), American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), Veterinary Surgical Laser Society (VSLS), American Heartworm Society (AHS), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).


My hobbies include spending pool time with my dog and husband, playing with my wild, destructive cats, reading, wildlife photography, and going out to dinner.

Stephanie Borello — Office Manager

Stephanie and Koda
Stephanie and Koda

A fourth-generation Floridian, I was born and raised here in Palm Beach Gardens and joined the Fondren Pet Care family in July 2013. I have my bachelor’s degree in healthcare management. My husband and I lost our senior rescue pup, Koda, and we are now waiting for another one to speak to our hearts! My spare time is spent living the South Florida lifestyle in the pool or on the boat applying numerous layers of sunscreen.

Kori Arrogante — Veterinary Technician

Kori & Bambi
Kori and Bambi

Born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, I joined the Fondren Pet Care team in 2014. I love working with animals and have two rescue dogs: Bambi is a chihuahua/rat terrier mix and Forrest is a Brussels Griffon mix. I enjoy playing sports, fishing, and spending time with my family.

Niza Strominger — Lead Client Services Representative

Niza with Max
Niza and Max

Born and raised in Jupiter, I joined the Fondren Pet Care team in November 2019. My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Max, and I enjoy spending time with them and my family. In my spare time, I enjoy attempting to cook and hosting game nights.

Kara Skinner — Technician Assistant

Kara with her dog and birds
Kara with her dog and birds

I am originally from New York but consider myself a Floridian after being here for over ten years. My husband and I live with our rescue dog, Lewis, and seven birds. We have become an unofficial bird sanctuary as five of our birds are rescues, some with special needs. My spare time is spent “serving” our demanding flock.

Anais Delgado — Technician Assistant

Anais and her bird
Anais and her bird

Originally from New Jersey, I moved to South Florida in 2019, and joined the Fondren Pet Care team in February 2021. I have a small zoo at my house, with three dogs, two birds, one cat, and a snake. Art is a big part of my life (I’m the designated birthday card designer here!), and I enjoy painting and playing guitar.

Lauren Margolis — Veterinary Assistant

Lauren and her dog
Lauren and Barry

Born and raised in Georgia, I joined the Fondren Pet Care family in March 2021. Most of my adult life has been spent as a vet tech in both exotic and small-animal medicine. In my spare time, I can be found hanging out with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Barry, and my albino ball python, Freckles. I’m also a big car enthusiast and love Starbucks!

Sydney Orr — Client Services Representative

Sydney and her cat
Sydney and Lambo

Born and raised in South Florida, I joined the Fondren Pet Care team in June 2021 and have loved every minute of it. In my free time, I enjoy binge-watching Netflix while cuddling with my little lion, Lambo, spending time at the beach, and indulging in some online shopping.

Manuela Bernal — Veterinary Assistant

Manuela and her cat
Manuela and her cat

Originally from Colombia, I moved to South Florida in 2005 and joined the Fondren Pet Care team in December 2021. My husband and I have two cats, Rose and Nirvana. In my spare time, I like to try new things, mostly outdoors.