Dr. I. Arun, DVM, P.A.
"I'm a pet owner too"
Dr. Arun has 40 years of veterinary practice experience. He was born in Sri Lanka and graduated from Madras Veterinary College in 1978. From 1984-1986, he worked as an Instructor and Canine Reproductive Associate with the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Realizing his calling was for the care of sick animals and preventing diseases, he moved to Florida in 1986 and practiced as an Emergency Clinician at the Pet Emergency Center in Ft. Lauderdale, and also at Ramblewood Animal Hospital, in Coral Springs.
After building a reputation for veterinary medical excellence, Dr. Arun established Summit Blvd. Animal Hospital, Laser Surgery and Advanced Pet Dental & Oral Surgery Center in 1987. With his extensive background in animal reproduction, Dr. Arun also oversees the Florida Animal Reproductive Center and Frozen Semen Bank. In 2009, Dr. Arun built a brand-new, hurricane-ready animal hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida, to thank the community he lives and works in.
Dr. Arun is highly respected among his peers. He is a published author of numerous articles on pet health care, in addition to scientific research articles on reproduction and exotic pets.
Continuing education is a very important aspect of Dr. Arun's practice. Besides having specialized training in reproduction and dentistry, Dr. Arun continues to expand his knowledge yearly through attendance at several general continuing education meetings around the world. Dr. Arun also attends special continuing education courses in exotic pet medicine and surgery, dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, advanced surgical procedures, and much more.
Dr. Arun was a volunteer firefighter in Ithaca, New York, and he has also served on the Board of Land Development for the Village of Palm Springs and on the Board of Palm Beach County - Center for Information and Crisis Services. Dr. Arun was also one of the founding members of the Palm Beach County chapter of Amnesty International.
Dr. Arun is an active member of many veterinary medical professional associations, including:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Florida Veterinary Medical Association
- Palm Beach County Veterinary Medical Association
- American Animal Hospital Association
- American Association of Feline Practitioners
- Society for Theriogenology
- Society for Endocrinology
- Veterinary Surgical Laser Society
- Exotic Mammalian Veterinary Association
- Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
- American Veterinary Dental Society
- International Veterinary Ultrasound Society
- European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
- European Veterinary Dental Society
- Veterinary Information Network
Dr. Arun's favorite quote:
'Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.'