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.

Please call us at (954) 617-8724 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Alison Birken, DVM

Years in practice: 11

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.

Dr. Naomi Cushner

Dr. Naomi Cushner earned her veterinary degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University. While at veterinary school, Dr. Cushner gained experience working with a wide variety of animals from sea turtles to exotic birds, and house pets of all kinds.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Cushner worked in private practice until joining the Victoria Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Cushner brings extensive experience in surgery, dentistry, preventative care, and emergency medicine to our practice. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Cushner enjoys travelling, spending time with her husband, two children, her dog Zoey, and her two cats, Clyde and Turkey. Dr. Cushner knew as a child that she wanted to be a veterinarian and is passionate about providing the best care to pets and their families.

Denise Jones, Office Manager

My name is Denise and I have been working in the animal field for over 18 years. My passion 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 deserving home.

My experience began as a veterinary receptionist which progressed to a general manager for a veterinary 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 compassion and love she has for animals. I was thrilled to learn she was opening her own clinic and there was an opportunity 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 2 grand-kids Chloe and Cage, who I love to spend time with. My Granddaughter is my weekend buddy, we love to go to the movies together. 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.

Ronnie Birken, Receptionist

My name is Ronnie Birken and I have been working at an animal hospital for the past 11 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, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a 24 year old cockatiel, and grandmother to my 6 wonderful grandchildren.

In my spare time I enjoy watercolor painting, gardening and traveling. I am very excited to be part of Victoria Park Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting and seeing all our new and old friends and their fur-babies.

Sarah, Veterinary Technician

Sarah is one of our veterinary technicians at VPAH and is our resident “Cat Lady”. She joined our practice in the summer of 2016 after moving from Maryland. She currently has 6 cats and a several rats who she dotes on daily. Sarah’s family has three large dogs back at home who she loves dearly. Before working here, Sarah helped run The Canine Cognition Lab at Hood College where she got her Bachelor’s degree. She’s also worked at a show dog kennel with Kerry Blue and other Terriers and for a cat rescue and done volunteer work with animal shelters. Here at Victoria Park we are so happy to have such caring “Cat Lady” who also loves dogs and all kinds of critters!

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!