Crystal Lake Animal Hospital cares about the unwanted dogs and cats in our community.

We currently work with over 30 Rescue Organizations, helping to give these pets a second chance.

Crystal Lake Animal Hospital: Your Vet in Pompano Beach
Call us at (954) 941-6680
Email us at [email protected]

The city of Pompano Beach, in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, is a pet-friendly destination of clear waters and white sandy beaches. It's not just the perfect place for a beach vacation, it's also home to a myriad of animal lovers, as well as a 'Canine Corner' dog park that openly welcomes four-legged family members.

Crystal Lake Animal Hospital is proud to serve the Pompano Beach area under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Melgey and Dr. Barry Landau, veterinarians with decades of experience who have made us a top destination for veterinary care.

In 2019, Crystal Lake Animal Hospital celebrates a milestone -- 45 years of serving the owners and pets of Pompano Beach. Through it all, we've remained dedicated to educating our clients, staying on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology, and treating each patient as though they were our own.

When We Say "Full-Service Veterinarian", We Mean It

When you bring your pet to our facility, you're promised an unmatched standard of care and everything under one roof. We are fully equipped to handle emergency cases, as well as routine care.

We have staff available six days a week who are trained to handle any urgent care scenario. Typically, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians who have the ability to perform CT scans, ultrasounds, cardiac tests, and surgery if needed.

Emergencies are accepted anytime our doors are open, with referrals made to nearby '24/7' hospitals outside of our regular office hours. Rest assured, we'll work with any referral service to obtain the necessary medical information for your pet's records and establish continued care upon discharge.

Our Focus on Pet Wellness

Our goal is to establish a healthy partnership with pet owners across Pompano Beach to increase regular, preventive veterinary visits.  We want our patients and their owners to understand that early detection matters, and may even be life-saving. That's because our pets age much faster than we do, and skipping even one annual veterinary visit is roughly equivalent to a human not visiting the doctor for more than 5 years.

We not only perform routine checkups, but we also offer canine and feline vaccines and parasite testing. It's this part of an annual exam that helps us to pick up on any underlying conditions your pet may be suffering from or potentially afflicted with later on. This gives us a chance to either correct the problem or slow the condition down.

Call Us Today

We believe knowledge is power when it comes to pet care. If you have any questions about our services at Crystal Lake Animal Hospital in Pompano Beach, call (954) 941-6680 today or email us at [email protected]

Dr. Christopher Melgey
Pompano Beach Veterinarian | Crystal Lake Animal Hospital
(954) 941-6680| E-Mail: [email protected]

1400 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

We care for your pets like the priceless gems they are!

We want our clients to know it is our priority to provide the finest veterinary care to our patients; and to assure that you, the owner, are well informed and comfortable with the decisions made regarding your pets care.

We think of our facility as a place of healing, warmth and goodwill. With a staff dedicated to attending to the best interest of both the patient and client, we strive to fulfill our mission of providing the most comprehensive veterinary care. We provide personalized medical care in an environment that is both welcoming and comfortable for you and your loved companion.

Meet our Five Star Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Christopher A. Melgey

    Dr. Melgey was raised on a farm where his love for animals began at a young age. He got a BS at The University of Connecticut and a DVM from Oklahoma State University and currently has over 28 years of experience. Dr. Melgey worked in Connecticut where he owned his own successful practice for many years before moving to south Florida with his family.

    He purchased Crystal Lake Animal Hospital from Dr. Peter Fleming in August 2012, who established the hospital 38 years before. Dr. Melgey’s main concern is the well being of his patients. His expertise in patient care, surgical skills and intuition are his greatest attributes. He strives to communicate with his clients regarding their pet’s condition so they can make informed decisions about their pet’s medical care. Dr. Melgey always has a soft spot for rescue animals and enjoys helping them get healthy and find their forever home. He has 3 beautiful daughters and 3 grandchildren. At home he is surrounded by dogs, cats and horses.

  • Dr. Barry Landau

    Dr. Landau was born in New York and moved to south Florida in his early teens. He did his undergraduate studies at The University of Tennessee and The University of Florida in Animal Sciences. He got his doctorate with high honors at Auburn University. He then completed a 15 month internship at Angel Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston Massachusetts.

    He returned to south Florida to practice, eventually opening his own practice in Sunrise, and then one later in Plantation. He managed both of the practices for many years before selling them. He has continued to work in the Boca Raton and Coral Springs area for the last several years. He officially joined Crystal Lake Animal Hospital in March 2015 as a part time associate doctor with over 33 years of experience. Dr. Landau practices medicine in a very similar fashion to Dr. Melgey. He emphasizes on communication with his clients in regards to his patients care. He enjoys internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery and planning vacations....even though they never seem to really happen. He also enjoys fishing and diving with his children in his spare time.

  • Rachel P.

    Rachel is our Technician. She has been with the practice since 2005. She began her career in the veterinary field with Dr. Peter Fleming, the previous owner of Crystal Lake, as a receptionist. She continued to be promoted until she reached her current title. She was asked to stay on and continue to work with Dr. Melgey when he took over the practice in August 2012.

  • Mia R.
    Receptionists/ Vet Tech Assistant

    Mia is one of our Receptionists/ Vet Tech Assistants. She has been with the practice since February of 2018. Mia has loved all animals since she can remember so she decided to dedicate her career to working with them. Before working at Crystal Lake, during high school, she volunteered at Sawgrass Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

  • Obi Wan

    Obi is our beloved house cat. He is adored by all and spoiled beyond belief. You may see him roaming the halls once in a while. But for the most part he hangs out in Dr. Melgey's office on his favorite couch.

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Pompano Beach Office


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "5 stars always!!!! Front desk girls are so sweet (Lauren & Mia) always so kind to my family and our precious Muffin! Rachel and Dr are amazing too. Love it here will never go anywhere else for veterinarian needs"
    Mishka P.
  • "We love boarding our rescue pup here because the prices are affordable, and the staff give individualized attention and love to the animals. Highly recommend."
    Matthew W.
  • "I’ve taken my dog there plenty of times. The doctor and his assistants are all extremely kind. They provide great services."
    Carmela P.
  • "Outstanding staff and service. I took my new puppy there to get spayed. They were all very kind and patient with her (she's very skittish). I will be taking my other dog and cat here from now on. Thank you."
    Mike B.

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