St Johns Veterinary Hospital and Cat Clinic

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Our Hospital

A 10,000 square foot Veterinary Center

State of the Art

Diagnostics provide answers because pets can't tell us whats wrong.


We understand the bond you have with your pet.

Full Service for Pets

Playcare, Boarding, Grooming.

Our Promise to Wildlife

Veterinary care to wildlife at no cost.

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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!

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Veterinarian examining young girls rabbit

Dogs, Cats, Exotics


Specialized care for your dog, cat and exotic pet.

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Advanced Technology


Endoscopy, Acupuncture, Digital Dental Radiography, Ultrasound

Veterinarian performing surgery

Medical, Surgical


From routine vaccinations to advanced surgical care our team is there for you and your pet.


What's New

Cat holding a tooth brush in his paws

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.



We Care


 Mother and son with their pet in the intensive care unit

If your pet becomes ill, our veterinarians are experienced in critical care.

If your pet needs surgery


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Four staff veterinary surgeons provide a wide range of complex and routine procedures. 

Surgical and anesthetic protocols are individualized specifically for your pet.

Dr. Sarah Franz


Dr. Sarah Franz

Dr. Sarah Franz graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine.  She has extensive experience in critical care, emergency and routine surgery and internal medicince. Prior to joining the team at St. Johns Veterinary Hospital she worked at both general veterinary medical practice and emergency hospitals.  Care of pets with cancer is also an area of special interest for her.

While obtaining her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine she also received a Masters degree in Public Health with a special interest in epidemiology. She is an author of four research studies in bone physiology.

Dr. Franz is married to Dr. Matt Young who is also an associate veterinarian at our hospital. Dr. Franz and her husband enjoy life with their cats and three dogs: Jack (their senior Dachshund), Ruger (their rescued Doberman Pinscher), and Beretta (their black Labrador Retriever).

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