Jay Butan DVM

Jay Butan, DVM - Owner of Canal Animal Hospital

About Jay Butan DVM

Seasoned DVM Jay Butan presently is the owner and operator of Canal Animal Hospital in Lake Worth, Florida. Before stepping into this role, Jay Butan served as the hospital director and chief of staff at the Professional Veterinary Hospitals of America, Inc., in Southfield, Michigan. Dr. Butan is licensed by the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulation and brings more than 20 years of experience to his work.

Jay Butan attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Science. As an undergraduate student, he served as treasurer of an honor society and participated in extracurricular activities such as fencing. His outstanding skill in fencing earned him numerous accolades, including All- American Fencing honors and All-Ivy Fencing honors. After earning placement on the Dean’s List and graduating with honors, he attended the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed his DVM.

Jay Butan maintains professional memberships with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians (ASGV), the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Assocaition (HSVMA), and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He also belongs to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Palm Beach County Veterinary Society, and the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.

When he is not busy running his practice or treating patients, Jay Butan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in addition to keeping up his fencing skills. He also finds time for reading, creative writing, and photography. Butan makes his home in Lake Worth, Florida.

Considering a Family Addition in Recognition of National Cat Day

A long-time resident of Lake Worth, Florida, Jay Butan, DVM, has owned and operated the Canal Animal Hospital for more than 25 years. As the manager of the full-service veterinary clinic and boarding house, Jay Butan, DVM, advocates on behalf of animals throughout Palm Beach County and seeks to reduce the population of homeless pets.

Whether you prefer dogs, cats, birds, or exotic species, a mounting body of research from the Centers for Disease Control and independent organizations confirms what anecdotal evidence has long suggested: owning a pet is good for your health. A few of the health benefits of owning a pet include decreased blood pressure and lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, not to mention better mental health and well-being.

In recognition of National Cat Day on October 29, feline lovers everywhere are encouraged to show compassion for the estimated 3.4 million cats entering shelters or to responsibly spay or neuter the cats they own. Each year, approximately 41 percent of felines entering shelters are euthanized due primarily to overcrowding.