Best 30 Veterinary Clinics in Jacksonville, Florida with Reviews - YP.com

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04/02/2011
By: gilly6
A Cat Clinic
I have taken my cats to "A Cat Crlinic" since first hearing about it, in probably the late 1990's. Dr Allison Rogers, the founder, is a wonderful person and excellent veterinarian, and I cannot say enough good things about her. This clinic is fully 45 min. or more from where I live, but I feel it is worth it to make the trip with my cats. Cost is about equivilent to other vets, but what the Cat Clinic vets have is extra training in cats as a specialty. My understanding is that most veterinarians while being trained in school concentrate on dog illnesses and treatment. Dr Rogers, and the veterinarians working for/with her are all totally and entirely vets for cats. It does make a big difference in my opinion. The cats are calmer in the waiting room, with no dogs or other animals there with them. I feel that Dr Rogers was the main reason my former, much beloved cat, lived a full 21 years of quality lifespan. She checked his blood, his kidneys, diagnosed his hyperthyroidism and treated it....She also found a tumor in his ear which several veterinarians at other clinics had described as ear mites and given me ear mite medication for----she was the first vet to clear up the ear infection (by taking samples and sending them to a lab, as opposed to just looking at them and making an assumption. That also allowed her to put him on the correct medicine to get rid of them! ) Then, she was finally be able to see the tumor, which no one knew was there, and she then referred us to the Veterinary Surgical Clinic for removal (it was benign). I appreciated her being able to find the tumor and not just keep assuming it was ear mites; also that she had no false pride in that she referred him immediately to specialists to remove it. I've always appreciated the Cat Clinic. They are warm, caring and professional and seem to truly be concerned for the cats. They have a very nice boarding facility for the cats as well. One of my friends kept her cat there for many months while she was deployed overseas by the Navy. I highly recommend the Cat Clinic, at either of its' two locations, for any cat owner/lover!
08/15/2017
By: Valerie M.
Mandarin Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking all my precious pets to Dr. Kandra Jones for over 25 years. She is the most knowledgeable and kindest person and veterinarian that I have ever known. She always shows her concern and does not sugarcoat the diagnosis but tells you the truth. When I started rehabilitating wild animals, she always charged me a nominal fee if any. When I got a raccoon that I decided to raise as my pet, she was the ONLY vet that was knowledgeable of the treatment for him and the ONLY vet that was more than happy to care for him. Since that time, I have raised 4 other raccoons. TobywanCOONobie is still Dr. Jones' patient after 16 years. She has also cared and treated all my dogs and cats during that period of time. I would NEVER take my babies to anyone else. I love them way to much!I am also very pleased with all her staff. They are always very cheerful and helpful. If I have any requests for information, they always get right back to me. Dr. Jones always returns my calls when I need to speak to her and she always calls me on how my pet is doing or if she has additional questions. When one of my pets passes, she sends my husband and I a sympathy card.She is not just ANY veterinarian, she is the BEST!God Bless you Dr. Jones,Valerie and John Mayfield
07/07/2017
By: Robin S.
Cedar Hills Animal Hospital
Dr. Acree and his staff truly are God sent. They are so very compassionate in their care of our furry loved ones and us. Unlike others in this field that care about $$$ first, they put your baby's needs first. My family was blessed with finding them after Dr. Hite retired. They never act like they are rushed, although they are always busy. They will come and get you, if you prefer to wait in your car. They even have two entrances to make it easier. When you have more questions, feel free to call. They patiently answer or call back with the answers. Dr. Acree has personally called several times about our babies. They never make you fell ignorant. Recently we had to send our baby girl Sheena to Heaven, after everyone had done everything possible to save her. They gave us all the time we wanted to say our goodbyes and helped us make arrangements for her cremation. When we picked her cremains up, they again were very sympathetic and asked how we were all doing. They were the same way several years ago when our boy Zelos died suddenly.They are truly the best asset and people around. May God Bless and watch over all of them.
01/23/2013
By: rolaurie.reddick
Mandarin Landing Animal Hosp
We used Dr. Silverness first for my daughter's pet rat who had massive tumors and we decided to put her down. Dr. Silverness discussed everything with us, talked about other options, and the projected cost. She respected our decision. We later received a nice condolence card my daughter still has. When I needed a vet for our new cat, I tried going somewhere else nearby, but the vet just treated my cat without asking permission or giving me an idea of the cost, elevating a $35 visit to a $115 visit. After paying in full, two weeks later they sent me a bill because they "forgot" to charge me for something. That's when I went back to Dr. Silverness. Every visit, she would outline what kind of things I should consider doing and print out a sheet with the costs on it. I checked off what I wanted and knew exactly what it would cost. Nothing was ever pushed on me. She was wonderful with both of my cats. Unfortunately, she no long has her own practice, but I will follow her wherever she goes.
11/15/2012
By: debi.gatlincarnes
Cedar Hills Animal Hospital
Dr Acree is trustworthy, compassionate, and affordable. He's been my vet for many years. He has a big heart. He has seen my pets through some trying illnesses...and sometimes they have been due to my stupidity of not seeking his care soon enough. It's a tough lesson to learn when one realizes their pet has been suffering. He never says to me that I should have come sooner...my babies have been fortunate enough to come through and recover. Lucy's eye recovered with his care after I ignored that it was watering for two weeks...it took three months of treatment before her ulcered eye fully recovered. That was a sobering lesson for me. He was so compassionate to me and to Lucy. And once, years ago, when I STUPIDLY retreated my cat with topical flea medication after I bathed her, POISONING her, and later found her near death, Dr Acree treated her with an antidote and didn't charge me a thing, and she recovered fully. He's the best vet I have ever found. He really cares about the animals.
08/01/2012
By: debra.hoffkins
Mandarin Landing Animal Hosp
I've been very impressed. Dr. Silverness & her therapist took so much time with us! We were at our last straw with Foster & his complications from his FHO surgery. Dr. S set a plan together in terms of physical therapy that we can do at home ( showed me exactly what to do & how) recognized a few things that I think our regular vet may have even over-looked and I believe we are on to seeing some positive results for a change!The facility is very impressive, everyone was freindly. Her rate was very reasonable. I guess the few sourpuss's that are complaining about getting "nickled & dimed" can always go & wait for two hours at the Humane Society Vet Clinic & get tossed around from room to room if they want CHEAP. I can appreciate what the doctor & her staff put into the time, the care & the concern that they gave to me today. My pet is worth it.
01/28/2009
By: stcy_s
Herschel Animal Clinic
I have been visting Herschel Animal Clinic for over 16yrs. I have taken dogs and cats to this place. There is no fluff here, but they know what there doing and treat the animals and you with great respect. A long time ago a Jacksonville woman left all her money to this clinic on the promise that they would keep it affordable and to just take good care of the pets they see. This place has even seen horses. If you have a animal that might need surgery they may refer to you somone else as they do not have all the equipment needed (they work on a tight budget). This is the place to go if you really care about your pest and not helping that other vet pay for his new Jag. There is always a line and it is a first come first service. They have always helped us out and they can help you out too.
09/01/2013
By: luci.kizer
Monument Rd Animal Hospital
Luci was a very healthy, happy mini schnauzer for 9/1/2 yrs; then suddenly seizures began for no apparent reason. Dr. Matthew Wilson, Amanda, Leilani and all the rest of the staff at MRAH have been a blessing. They've known Luci since she was 8 weeks old and I've always felt like they take care of her like she is their own. Luci loves, loves loves going there; she greets the staff when we arrive and happily goes with staff to have the "prodding" tests done (fecal exam, temp, etc). With the excellent care and medical expertise of Dr. Wilson, Luci's seizures are 98% controlled (they are never 100%). I was happy Dr Wilson & MRAH were Luci's healthcare providers before the seizures. Now I'm eternally thankful I chose this facility.
01/07/2015
By: Patricia D.
Herschel Animal Clinic
I have been going to Herschel animal Hospital for quite a while now I had never read reviews but was trying to find prices for annual shots & ran across them I do not recognize my hospital from some of these reviews ,this is not the hospital I have been going to all these years, I have a little Chihuahua that is a little overweight & while there is usually s wait to see Dr. room is usually full of other animal lovers so time goes very fast. I would not say staff is overly friendly but are good at their jobs & animal is well taken care of, the main thing people should remember is these Drs. are your pets Dr. & that is who needs the service not you. I am so glad Dr. Plant did not leave ,very caring vet.
09/04/2014
By: K W.
Mandarin Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking my pets to Mandarin Veterinary clinic for over a decade. When I first moved to Mandarin I tried two other vets before I found one I (and my pets) were happy with - and I could not be happier with Dr. Jones. She has treated my cats with care, skill and concern and helped us all through trying times. My cat Tikki had cancer and Dr. Jones did chemo with him and he lived a long time after the cancer. I had years more with a beloved pet due to those treatments. Dr. Jones takes great care of our cats (Tigger, Genji and KC). KC had a punctured eyeball and Dr. Jones did very delicate eye surgery and saved her eye. I think the clinic, the staff and Dr. Jones are great.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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