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Affiliated Veterinary Specialists (AVS) logo

Affiliated Veterinary Specialists (AVS)

Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Affiliated Veterinary Specialists (AVS) has four specialty, referral hospitals in the Jacksonville area. Open since 1997, the practice offers anesthesiology, internal medicine, opthalmology, rehabilitation, surgery, and specialty diagnostic services. All doctors are board-certified veterinary specialists with a combined 50 years of experience. The veterinarians' advanced training encompasses clinical internships, research fellowships, and residencies pertaining to their given field.

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Alta Bluff Animal Hospital

Jacksonville, FL 32226
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Alta Bluff Animal Hospital offers veterinary services to Metro Jacksonville. Veterinarians on staff can treat infections, tooth pain, sprains and fractures, inflammatory bowel disease, geriatric issues, feline acne, arthritis, inflammations, allergies, wounds, and hip dysplasia. Spaying and neutering procedures, as well as laser therapy, are also available. Alta Bluff Animal Hospital also has website membership. The clinic sees dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, and birds.

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Animal Clinic of Mandarin

Jacksonville, FL 32257
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Animal Clinic of Mandarin is a Jacksonville veterinary practice. The office provides preventative medicine, diagnosis and treatment, in-house blood work, dental care, surgery, geriatric care, vaccinations, nutritional counseling, boarding, bathing and nail trims, and microchipping. Animal Clinic of Mandarin carries Royal Canin and Hill’s Prescription Diets. Dr. Pamela Kaiser received her DVM from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2003.

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Animal Clinic of Oceanway

Jacksonville, FL 32218
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Animal Clinic of Oceanway has been a Jacksonville veterinary center for almost 30 years. The office provides wellness checks, diagnostics, dental care, ultrasound, surgery, spay/neuter, dermatology, cardiology, laser therapy, therapeutic baths, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and specialized treatment for such conditions as hip dysplasia. The clinic has dog training services as well as weight management, nutritional counseling, and microchipping.

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Animal Hospital of Onslow County

Jacksonville, FL 28546
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Animal Hospital of Onslow County is a pet health provider in the Greater Jacksonville area. Services cover internal medicine, diagnosis, puppy and kitten wellness plans, urine analysis for diseases, dermatology services, ear problems, spay/neuter procedures, senior wellness, vaccinations, dentistry, and orthopedic surgery. Patients can come in for emergencies during normal business hours and will be referred elsewhere otherwise. Dr. Altman and Dr. Corry were both Army veterinarians, and the clinic offers military discounts.

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Atlantic Veterinary Hospital

11651 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Serving the Jacksonville area, Atlantic Veterinary Hospital is a mixed animal hospital that provides healthcare services for small and large animals alike. The hospital provides animal patients with health exams, blood testing, cleaning of wounds, and conducting surgeries. It also offers vaccination programs to help animals prevent disease in the long term. Clients needing assistance with regular checkups can avail of the clinic's wellness and dental visit services. For convenience, the hospital is on-call for emergencies.

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Baymeadows Animal Hospital

Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Baymeadows Animal Hospital is a Jacksonville pet health clinic. The office provides laser therapy, diagnostics, laboratory, grooming, emergencies, dental care, and vaccinations. Exotic animals including birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and reptiles are also welcome. The clinic is open on Sundays from 10 AM until 5 PM, and the practice has a second facility, Tinseltown Animal Hospital. The website has live, online chat.

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Birch Island Veterinary Center

14485 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Serving Jacksonville, Birch Island Veterinary Center offers veterinary care to dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. The clinic was founded in 2018 by lead doctor Deanna Greer. It offers a diverse range of services, including dental, medical, and surgical care. Its veterinarians handle each patient with care, which is backed by the facility's modern equipment. Cats and dogs have separate treatment areas to encourage a calm and comfortable atmosphere. Birch Island Veterinary Center also provides boarding and daycare services.

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Companion Animal Hospital of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Companion Animal Hospital of North Florida has been offering pet health services to Metro Jacksonville for over 60 years. Patients receive annual examinations, vaccinations, dental care, diagnostics, pain management, pharmacy, hospitalization, and surgery. Dr. Kristen Zalud attended the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine as well as Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zalud spent four years practicing emergency medicine.

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP)

Jacksonville, FL 32208
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First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is a Jacksonville animal health center offering free and low-cost veterinary services, adoption initiatives, and innovative pet retention services. The center's goal is to eliminate shelter killings. The group has helped achieve over 170,000 pet sterilizations in the First Coast area since 2002. FCNMHP uses 85 cents of every dollar donated to help current programs.

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First Coast Veterinary Specialists

301 Jacksonville Drive, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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First Coast Veterinary Specialists is a practice serving the Jacksonville community. It offers a wide range of veterinary services and surgeries for dogs, including orthopedics, regenerative medicine, oncology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation & physical therapy. Its team of veterinary surgeons also specializes in oral or maxillofacial surgery procedures for fractures in mandibular/maxillary and oral/jaw tumors. One of its resident doctors, W. Thomas McNicholas, Jr., has over 18 years of experience in a surgical setting. He is also active in research, presentations, publications, and consulting. Emergency services are available 24/7.

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Fort Caroline Animal Clinic

Jacksonville, FL 32277
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Fort Caroline Animal Clinic provides veterinary services to Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. The practice treats dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs. It handles preventative and routine care, vaccinations, dentistry, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, laboratory testing, geriatric medicine, pain management, K-Laser therapy, and video otoscopy. Nutritional counseling, digital radiology, in-house pharmacy, boarding, and microchipping are also available.

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Harbour Place Animal Clinic

Jacksonville, FL 32225
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Harbour Place Animal Clinic offers pet health care services to the Greater Jacksonville area. Services include dermatology, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, opthalmology, preventative care, boarding, and grooming. Pet owners can find patient forms as well as an online pharmacy on the clinic's website. Doctors are on call six days a week, and there are referrals to other clinics for emergencies outside normal hours.

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Hodges Animal Hospital

Jacksonville, FL 32224
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Hodges Animal Hospital provides animal health services to Metro Jacksonville. Pet owners can get emergency care, surgery, grooming, boarding, preventative care, and hospice. Veterinarians on staff can see dogs, cats, and rabbits, and owners can remain with their pets during procedures. Dr. Bhargava Gadiyaram DVM, MS, BVSc & AH practiced on everything from sheep to water buffalo before moving to the US from India.

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Lakewood Animal Clinic

Jacksonville, FL 32217
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Lakewood Animal Clinic provides veterinarian services to the Greater Jacksonville area. The clinic is run by Dr. Craig Sandler and has holistic medicine, preventative care, boarding, skin allergy treatments, microchipping, and counseling for proper exercise and nutrition. Laser therapy treatments are used for arthritis, otitis, sprains, strains and intervertebral disc disease. Lakewood Animal Clinic also offers TruePet® monthly Preventative Care Plans.

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Pet Paradise

1551 Atlantic Blvd Ste 200, Jacksonville, FL 32207
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For more than 17 years, Pet Paradise in Jacksonville has been offering a range of veterinary and pet services for clients within the local area and surrounding communities. Its scope of services include pet boarding and overnight care for both dogs and cats, day camp for pets and Get Acquainted day camps for new customers, grooming, and veterinary services. Pet Paradise also operates an animal hospital. It also offers pet parents web cam access to their pets from remote locations.

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Riverside Animal Hospital

Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Riverside Animal Hospital is a Jacksonville veterinary clinic which handles animals ranging from bats to boas. Emergency treatment, medical, surgical, and dental services are offered to dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, exotic pets, reptiles, and soft-billed birds and chickens. Dr. John Rossi is a licensed small/exotic practitioner and has a BS degree in zoology as well as a DVM. He is also a published expert on reptile medicine.

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San Pablo Animal Hospital

Jacksonville, FL 32225
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San Pablo Animal Hospital has been treating pets in Jacksonville for over 25 years. The practice offers boarding, grooming, health certificates, dermatology, laser therapy, surgery, and behavioral counseling. It also has a pharmacy, pet food, and kids' play area. Dr. Moody McCall graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of Canine Companions for Independence

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Southside Animal Clinic

Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Southside Animal Clinic is a Jacksonville veterinarian center first opened in 1964. The office primarily treats dogs and cats and provides spay/neuter, vaccinations, dental care, and surgery. Dr. Tim Holloway has been at the clinic since 2009 and is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. He is current President of the Jacksonville Medical Society. The practice is open six days a week and can take emergencies during office hours. Southside Animal Clinic is AAHA Certified.

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Timuquana Animal Hospital

Jacksonville, FL 32210
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Timuquana Animal Hospital provides cats and dogs in the Jacksonville area with medical services. These offerings cover vaccinations, lab work, parasite checks, spaying/neutering, orthopedic surgery, tumor removal, dentistry, and obstetrics. Patients can also receive geriatric care, prenatal care, behavioral and nutritional counseling, and referrals to specialists as needed. Timuquana Animal Hospital is closed on weekends

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

A: Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

Q: What do veterinary technicians do?

A: Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

Q: What do veterinary assistants do?

A: Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

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