Victoria Park Animal Hospital

Victoria Park Animal Hospital would like to welcome you and your pets to our clinic. VPAH offers a full range of professional veterinary services. We provide state of the art service and quality care to our patients and their owners.  Dr. Alison Birken and the staff work hard to establish a personal relationship with each client and pet.  

We are conveniently located just North of Las Olas Boulevard on Federal Highway in the Victoria Park Shoppes.  We stock a large selection of prescription diet and pet food. Our experienced and dedicated team looks forward to welcoming your family.  

Victoria Park Animal Hospital takes pride in treating each one of our patients as if they were our own. Your pet's health is our top priority.



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  • 626 N Federal Highway
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Phone: (954) 617-8724
  • Fax: (954) 617-8725
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  • Mon & Wed: 8AM - 7PM
  • Tue & Thur: 8AM - 5PM
  • Fri: 8AM - 6PM
  • Sat: 8:30AM - 1PM
  • Aftr Hrs Emergencies: (954) 641-1100
  • Lauderdale Vet Specialist
  • Dr. Alison Birken, DVM

    Dr. Alison Birken received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. Following her graduation, she served an internship at the nationally renowned Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, Florida, where she gained extensive experience in the emergency, routine and preventative treatment of a wide variety of small animals. Upon completion of her internship, she spent 3 years working in a well established general practice in Hollywood, Florida.  Her expertise includes all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery.

    Dr. Birken actively participates in continuing education seminars several times per year. She is a member in good standing of The American Veterinary Medical Association and The Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

    "My passion for the care and wellbeing of animals began when I was a child. For as long as I can remember I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. Throughout my entire career, I have always strived to take care of every pet as if it were my own.  I can think of no better way to spend my day than bringing joy to animal lovers by returning their pets to good health," said Dr. Birken. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Carrie Benson

                    Dr. Carrie Benson joined the VPAH team in February of 2015. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Birken, she was a general practitioner in the central Florida area. Early in 2015, she decided to relocate back to Fort Lauderdale where she is originally from in order to be closer to her family.
    Dr. Benson's professional interests include general soft tissue surgery, geriatric pet care, and pet rescue efforts. She has been a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association since graduation. Dr. Benson is excited to have joined the VPAH team and wants to continue practicing quality and compassionate veterinary care.
    "As a child, I especially enjoyed science and math classes in school, and my family has had a bit of a menagerie of pets throughout the years. Put these two things together, and you get someone who loves animals and has the desire to care for them medically. I wouldn't have chosen another career! It is my hope to help clients have happy, rewarding, and responsible relationships with their pets for many years," said Dr. Benson.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Denise Jones

    Office Manager

    My name is Denise and I have been working in the animal field for over 15 years.  My passsion and love for animals began as a child.  When I was young, I would tell people one day I want to live on acres of land so that I can save the stray animals and give them a derserving home.  

    My experience began as a veterinary receptionist which progressed to a general manager for a vetetrinary hospital for 10 years.  I met Dr. Birken while she was doing relief work for a veterinary hospital I was working at.  From the moment I met her I could sense the compasion and love she has for animals.  I was thrilled to learn she was opening her own clinic and there was an oppurtunity for me to work with her.
    My hobbies include being in the outdoors, camping, and mudding.  I am married, have five children, and am a proud grandmother to our new grandbaby Chloe. I have five rescue dogs and a rescue cat with three legs. I enjoy finding loving homes for strays and am proud to say I have fostered and placed hundreds of animals in wonderful homes.
  • Suzanne


    Hi my name is Suzanne,

    I started out working as a equine tech at a young age.  I've lived in South Fl since 1981.   I started riding horses at a young age and became an eccomplished equistrian and still spend most of my time riding.

    I love working as a receptionist at VPAH and greeting our clients and their furry pets. 



    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Ronnie Birken


    My name is Ronnie Birken and I have been working at an animal hospital for the past 5 years as a receptionist. I am fortunate enough to be able to combine my love and passion for all animals with a job I truly enjoy.

    I have worn many hats over the years including teaching in special education, a floral designer at Grants Flowers on Las Olas Boulevard, retail sales, and most importantly, mother to 4 great children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a 17 year old cockatiel, and grandmother to my wonderful grandson, Mason.

    In my spare time I enjoy watercolor painting and gardening. I am very excited to be part of Victoria Park Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting our new friends and their pets.
  • Meet our Groomer Brian

    Brian has been grooming dogs professionally for 13 years. 

     I have always felt that "a clean dog or cat is a happy and healthy pet" and, more importantly, "a clean pet makes a happy pet parent" so leave the mess to me.

    It's my job as your pet stylist to provide you and your pooch or kitty with the best quality grooming experience that will leave your furry friend squeaky clean and smelling great.

  • Mitzi The Boss

    Meow (that's hello in my language),  my name is Mitzi and I have been a family member of VPAH since December 2012.  I like to be up front so I can Greet all our furry patients when they check in.  You can come by and visit me anytime! 

  • Isabel


    Hi! My name is Isabel and I am a pet care specialist here at VPAH.  I have been with VPAH since 2014 and I also have been in the Animal Industry for 3 years.  I have always had a soft spot for all animals and love what I do because they make me happy and it's my job to ensure they are happy during their visit here.

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  • Briuana

    Briuana is our adorable, hardworking receptionist here at Victoria Park Animal Hospital.  She dreams of one day becoming a veterinarian.  Briuana puts her heart and soul into all task given to her at VPAH, whether that is answering phones, filing, or helping Dr. B hold a pet.  We are lucky to have her here, and have no doubt that with her work ethic and passion for animals, she is destined to be a great vet.  Keep up the good work Briuana!   She also has a Basset Hound named Jeby.. woof woof