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


Dr. Burkhalter holding a white cat 

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

Surgical and anesthetic protocols are individualized specifically for your pet.

Preventative Health and Wellness

Mother and son with their yorkie in the veterinary hospital



Wellness visits are an opportunity for your pet to get to meet and bond with one or more of our veterinarians.  Florida's hot climate makes heartworms, parasites and viral diseases a year round concern. 








Pet having teeth cleaned



Pets need dental care just like people! Our veterinarians can now get to the root of your pet's dental problems with our new digital dental x-ray system. X-rays or radiographs are taken during the dental procedure to evaluate the health of tooth beneath the gum line.





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Surgery suite

Your pets anesthetic and surgical procedure is individualized in our surgical facility that is operated to exacting quality standards. A veterinary surgeon and two surgical assistants attend the pet throughout the procedure. Anesthetic monitors that measure oxygenation, blood pressure pulse and respiration are utilized to measure vital signs.



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Girl and her hospitalized dog


Veterinary technicians consult the electronic medical
record for each pet's medication. Hospitalized pets are
under the watchful eye of our veterinarians. An oxygen
cage is available for critical patients.






Diagnostic Imaging


Pet being examined with a video endoscope.


If your pet is injured or not feeling well, non invasive imaging such as radiology, endoscopy and ultrasound may be used to diagnose the problem.






Care for Wildlife


We have cared for sick and injured wildlife for over 20 years at no cost.  Over 500 animals are cared for each year by our veterinarians.  Birds, reptiles and mammals of all kinds are triaged, treated medically or surgically and sent to local wildlife groups for rehabilitation.

Visit our Facebook page to see the wide range of wildlife we care for.

Baby opossums brought in for care at the veterinary hospital








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