Dr. Dominique Engel

Dr. Engel grew up in Northern Virginia and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in Florida. She attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2014. After graduation, she worked in New York as an equine practitioner at a thoroughbred racetrack for two years.

As she developed an interest in animal welfare, she began to work part time for the USDA Animal Care in the Horse Protection Program, regulating the Tennessee walking horse industry. In 2016, she began to work full time for Animal Care, working with animal breeders, exhibitors, and research facilities. The work was very rewarding, however she missed practicing medicine and working hands-on with the patients.

Looking for a new challenge, she began working in clinics in 2018 and has been a small animal practitioner up to the present. Her professional interests include preventative care, client education, soft tissue surgery, and ophthalmology. Dr. Engel currently lives in Boca Raton with her husband and her two dogs, Luke and Lakota.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine 


  • Florida Board of Health Professions: Veterinarian, #301005833

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Practitioner’s License


Nikki Carroll, Manager - VCA Boulevard Animal Hospital

“We really enjoyed having Dr. Verloop at the hospital. She has a fantastic personality. I know it was a tough day for her just starting with us, fully booked and not knowing our software or where anything was….not to mention with an arm in a sling. She is a trooper though and has a great attitude!”

Anne Williams, DVM - Del Ray Animal Hospital

“We are very impressed with the quality of care that the All Four Paws veterinarians provide. It is surprising how well they integrate into our practice. We are always relieved to see their friendly faces as we know that our clients and patients will be in very capable hands. They are an invaluable asset to our practice. We would highly recommend All Four Paws Vet Relief.”

Sue-Anne Slonin, Practice Manager of Falls Road Animal Hospital

“One of our veterinarians retired and another veterinarian went on maternity leave, and suddenly, we found ourselves in a difficult position for about 3 months of being short on veterinary coverage. We fortunately found All Four Paws Veterinary Relief. They were able to cover more of our shifts than any other relief companies I contacted. The doctors have been wonderful and easy to work with. Our clients feel they have been well cared for and the relief veterinarians have maintained our high level of service. The relief doctors have adapted to our workflow with ease and have learned our electronic medical record system quickly even though they have not worked with this system in the past. I could not imagine walking into a new veterinary practice, meeting everyone, learning the computer system and attending to appointments as seamlessly as they have done. I would recommend this company to any hospital that needs help covering shifts and needs to pursue the assistance of relief veterinarians.”