St Johns Veterinary Hospital and Cat Clinic
and Cat Clinic 904-824-8123
- Please join us in welcoming Dr. Heidi Abrecht to our veterinary hospital! For appointments call 904-824-8123
- The pool is open! It's a great time to bring your dog to have fun, cool off and socialize at playcare!
Dogs, Cats, Exotics
Specialized care for your dog, cat and exotic pet.
Endoscopy, Acupuncture, Digital Dental Radiography, Ultrasound
From routine vaccinations to advanced surgical care our team is there for you and your pet.
Pets need dental care too!
80% of dogs and 70%
of cats have some form
of periodontal disease by
the age of 3.
Routine dental cleaning
removes plaque and tarter
from pet's teeth.
The procedure is performed
under general anesthesia
without any pain or discomfort
to the pet.
Management Team:Kimberly Cales Colee-Hospital Manager:
Kimberly directs hospital and staff operations. She draws upon twenty years of experience at the veterinary hospital to insure a caring experience for pets and their owners.
|Carol Balducci-Patient Coordinator:
Carol manages all aspects of the patient experience. Her mission is to ensure that pets and their pet parents are compassionately cared for. With over 10 years experience at our veterinary hospital Carol oversees all animal care operations.
|Samantha Scibelli-Purchasing Manager:
Sam manages all hospital inventory. Her behind the scenes work ensures, for example, that hospitalized pets have all the medications they require. Sam is instrumental in making veterinary care as affordable as possible for our clients.
|Kristen Washington-Animal Care Manager:
Kristen oversees boarding and playcare operations. She is a lifelong animal lover and takes meticulous care of our clients pets. Kristen is innovative and makes playcare a fun filled experience.
|Karen Lane-Hospital Community Coordinator:
Karen coordinates outreach to the pet loving community in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Her experience as a veterinary technician and a logistics specialist makes her well suited to represent our hospital in the community.
The practice was founded in 1980 by Dr. Jack Shuler. He started the veterinary hospital in a small house on the current location. The practice quickly outgrew the house requiring the construction of a new 5000 square foot hospital on the site.
Drs. Quelch and Gendzier purchased the veterinary practice and hospital from Dr. Shuler in 1991. Dr. Gendzier and Dr. Quelch met and married while in veterinary college at the University of Florida.
The veterinary hospital continues to grow with a philosophy of academic excellence for the veterinary team. All the veterinarians strive to stay current with the latest information and procedures.
At our weekly rounds discussion, our practice of medicine and surgery is constantly updated to reflect the newest information in order to provide the best possible care for pets.The hospital itself has been doubled in size to 10,000 square feet and has been remodeled to provide a state of the art intensive care area.