Mountain View

Our Focus

We offer a full range of surgical and medical procedures. Dr. Porcher sees dogs and cats as well as exotics including birds, reptiles and small mammals. We offer in house blood testing, x rays, and full dental procedures including once monthly non anesthetic dental procedures. Dr. Porcher is a Florida native, born and raised in West Palm Beach. Dr. Porcher has been practicing veterinary medicine for 22 years. We are not a transient clinic, you will always see a familiar face and we pride ourselves in getting to know our clients. Often times we are seeing second and third generation clients. This personal feel translates into us being able to treat you and your pets like they are truly one of our family. We will strive to not only make you happy, but make you clients for life.

Happy Clients

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.

Keeping your pet healthy is important to us.

The veterinary services provided by Shores Animal Clinic to clients in West Palm Beach, FL include; Wellness & Vaccination Programs, Medical Services, Surgical Services, Emergency Services, and more!

Medical Services: Dentistry, Radiology (X-Rays), Flea Control, Dermatology (Skin), Endoscopy, Cardiology (Heart), Tonomety Ultrasonography, Endocrinology (Hormones), Medical Assessment

Surgical: Spaying, Neutering, Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring: Making sure our patients remain safe during surgery and other medical procedures is extremely important to us. Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians is skilled in using anesthesia and monitoring patients to ensure their safety and provide the most comfortable experience. Anesthesia and patient monitoring vary greatly from clinic to clinic. You can be confident that we use the most effective and up-to-date protocols. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia. We also closely monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced. For more specific information on our protocols, please see the individual descriptions or contact us with any questions.

Patient Monitoring
General Anesthesia
Local Anesthesia

Avian Medicine and Surgery: Budgies, cockatiels, parrots, and songbirds tend to live longer, healthier lives when they receive regular veterinary care. We can provide nutritional counseling, health assessments, grooming assistance, sexing, fecal parasite testing, medical and surgical services, and annual physicals. In addition, we’d be happy to discuss general care, disease prevention, safety, appropriate housing and toys, and breeding. We recommend that you bring your bird in for an initial checkup, then stop by once a year to ensure that he or she remains healthy and isn’t hiding signs of illness. Some birds require more frequent visits. During the exam, we will check your bird’s beak, nails, and feathers to determine if they require any specialized attention. Regular exams can help catch diseases and problems early, when they tend to be easier and less expensive to treat. A bird that doesn’t groom itself correctly, appears ruffled, or has unkempt or missing feathers is probably sick. Other signs that your bird might not be well include changes in eating or sleeping habits, difficulty breathing, and abnormal droppings. Birds are good at hiding signs of illness, so if you notice that your bird is acting unusual or if something just doesn’t seem right, call us as soon as possible.

Wing Clipping
Toenail Trims
Beak trims

Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery: Our veterinarians are experienced in providing specialized care and treatment for exotic companion animals, including ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, iguanas, rabbits, and snakes. We understand their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counseling on nutrition, behavior, and general care.

  • A simple way you can help keep your pet healthy is by protecting him or her against parasites. Heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other internal and external parasites are much more than just pests; they can cause life-threatening conditions in your pet—and cause severe, potentially fatal, health problems for you and your family.

    Flea Prevention and Control
    Heartworm Prevention
    Tick Prevention

  • One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep him or her healthy. And one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for regular exams and vaccinations.

    Puppy Wellness
    Kitten Wellness
    Adult Pet Wellness
    Senior Pet Wellness

  • Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality.

  • Pain Management Control
    Veterinary Specialist Referrals
    Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment
    Pet Health Resources
    Book/Video Library
    Behavioral Counseling
    Microchip Identification

Our Team

Dr. Dale Porcher – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

I was born and raised in West Palm Beach. I graduated from Forest Hill High School in 82'and won a state wrestling championship my senior year. I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 91'. I did an externship at San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Park my senior year. I enjoy all sports and have run 2 marathons and won a World Championship in Freestyle Wrestling in the Veteran Division in 2004 in the Czech Republic. I also enjoy raising and showing my Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and also raise and breed birds and raise tropical fruit trees. I married on July 31, 2004 and my beautiful wife, Lindsay, and I had a son in February 2006. I am learning to balance all my hobbies, career and family. I am a member of the following organizations: FVMA, AVMA.

Dr. Mike Raposo

Mike Raposo completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Following veterinary school, he completed a rotating small animal internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. Mike was an associate in a small animal general practice in Massachusetts for nearly two years before moving back to Florida where he served as an emergency doctor in Gainesville for a year and a half. During that time he also started doing relief work for local general practices, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and other local emergency hospitals. He has now transitioned back to general practice and is happy to finally be setting down some roots in the West Palm Beach area. His areas of practice that he enjoys most are surgery and emergent care. He has a labrador mix named Jetty and a cat named Brodie. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his fiancée, fishing/boating and doing CrossFit.

Dr. Jesse Skinner

Jesse Skinner was born and raised in Palm Beach County Florida. After high school he joined the Florida Army National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2004. Upon returning home he attended Florida Atlantic University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. At NC State he received awards for excellence in Surgery and Preventative Medicine. Since graduation he has been working as an Associate Veterinarian in a small animal general practice in Royal Palm Beach. His areas of practice that he enjoys most are surgery, geriatric medicine and emergency medicine. He has two rescue dogs named Trouble and Namani. Outside of work he is a big University of Miami and Miami Heat fan and enjoys spending time with his wife, working-out and surfing.

Ashley Wiesbauer

Office Manager
Pets: Daisy and Duke

Dahiana Vico

Veterinary Technician
Pets: Tommy and NaNa

Taina Sanchez

Veterinary Technician
Pets: Bully

Sarah Fox

Pets: Marley and Rasta

Brenda Upegui

Receptionist/Kennel Technician

Katie Regan

Veterinary Technician

Amanda Tubby Santana

Kennel Technician
Pets: Caiman, Bia, and Tiny