Providing quality veterinary medicine across Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Tiger Point, Midway and Navarre, Florida.
The importance of annual physical examinations can’t be overstated, especially when it comes to the relatively short lifespans of our beloved pets. Our pet clinic stresses the need for thorough wellness check-ups as the best form of preventative veterinary care and the number one way to prevent future serious health problems. At Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital, we offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
Our veterinary clinic’s services and facilities are the product of years of designated veterinary care, designated to help you care for your pet regardless of their stage of life. We invite you to learn more about each of our animal clinic’s services by clicking on the links to their pages below:
We understand the critical importance of nutritional health for pets of all sizes. Our veterinarians will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, pregnancy, nursing, weight maintenance and performance.
Our pet hospital stresses that interactions with your pet, from basics like walking and feeding and playing, to socialization and training can be some of the most important and challenging aspects of pet health.
Our veterinarians develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. For the local pet owners, we will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, yard and on your pet.
Our veterinary hospital offers, and, highly recommends, microchip identification for all of our pets.
With this laser therapy, there is no patient sedation or restraint required, therefore the experience is usually pleasant and comforting for your pet.
Diagnostic laboratory testing provides key insight into the health of your pet. Our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory is able to analyze a variety of diagnostic tests. Many of our standard diagnostic tests can be evaluated while you wait.
The veterinarians and staff at our pet hospital know that anesthesia and surgery are stressful for both you and your pet, and we do everything within our ability to minimize that. Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns, and we work hard to find the least invasive and most effective surgical options possible.
Radiographs or X-rays are black and white pictures that show our veterinarians what is underneath your pet’s skin and muscles. They allow us to see things such as broken bones, an enlarged heart or even a foreign body or a tumor.
Our pet hospital maintains a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diet foods.
Pets that suffer from dental problems may have bad breath, discolored or loose teeth, red or swollen gums, drooling, and/or decreased appetite. Because dental disease is the most common disease seen in pets, it is extremely important to have your pet’s oral health evaluated routinely by a veterinarian.
Most pet owners are familiar with vaccinations in that they are something their pet needs to visit their veterinarian for each year. However, may pet owners do not know what their pet is being vaccinated for and why. We provide all of the vaccinations necessary for your canine or feline family member.
Our pet hospital offers on-site ultrasound. An ultrasound provides our veterinarians with information about your pet that X-rays cannot provide.
We can't wait to meet you and your pet and have you be apart of the Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital family!
We look forward to meeting you and your pet at their first visit! Make sure that your pet is secure on a leash or in a carrier. You can make the carrier as comfy as possible so that they feel safe. Feel free to drop in for a "happy visit" prior to seeing the veterinarian so that we can greet your pet and give them a treat and love. That would be a great time to bring in previous vaccine records, information about heartworm and flea control, deworming and tell us about any concerns.
Prior to meeting the veterinarian for an annual or puppy/kitten visit, try to collect a fresh stool sample. You can bring it in a plastic bag or pick up a container from us before hand. If you aren't able to collect a stool sample, the technician can try to collect some. Be prepared to answer questions about what diet they're on, how many cups you feed, and what type of parasite prevention that they are on. There will also generally be questions about their bowel movements, urination and other health questions.
You and your pet will meet the veterinarian and we will try to make it as easy going and fun as possible. We offer treats and will try to make them feel comfortable at the clinic. The vet will do a physical exam, talk about vaccines, your pet's health and any concerns that you may have.
This is the only place we trust with our fur babies! Dr. McClure and the staff are always friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. We’ve taken our 5 dogs here for almost 10 years. Patty is always the first one to greet us with a smile coming through the door! Brittany and Reece are always great with the boys making them feel comfortable. If you want to be treated like family this is the place you go!
I am really amazed and pleasantly surprised how much this hospital cares about not only the pets, but they actually listen to the owners and brainstorm the best way to take care of your pet(s). Def recommend this Business if you are looking for a pet hospital! Max thanks them too! :)
My husband and I continue to take our furbaby to Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital! We drive over 45 minutes for them. Ms Patty at the front desk is our favorite!! With our shepherd being extremely stubborn, she’s always us make it a smooth appointment from the time we get there to the time we leave!! Our Athena absolutely adores her, and Patty has loved each pet we have brought in from ours to my moms! She is so accommodating to us and I am forever grateful! We love you!!
When we moved here, we had an older great Dane whose nails needed clipped. Everywhere else we took him vets were nervous. When we brought him here, the techs Reese and Alecia took such good care of him. Within minutes they already had him back and his nails clipped. It was such a relief to us that we finally found a vet that could take care of him. We want to thank you both so much and Katie at the front desk was absolutely amazing. I would only recommended Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital.
Many pet owners have questions about various aspects of their pet’s surgery, and we hope this information will help. It also explains the decisions you will need to make before your pet’s upcoming veterinary surgery.
Today’s modern anesthetic monitors have made surgery much safer than in the past. Our veterinarians conduct a thorough physical exam on your pet before administering anesthetics. We also adjust the amount and type of anesthetic used depending on the health of your pet.
Preanesthetic blood testing is important in reducing the risk of anesthesia. Every pet needs blood testing before surgery. Even apparently healthy animals can have serious organ system problems that cannot be detected without blood testing. If there is a problem, it is much better to find it before it causes anesthetic or surgical complications.
It is important that surgery be done on an empty stomach to reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia. You will need to withhold food for at least 8 to 10 hours before surgery. Water can be left down for the pet until the morning of surgery.
For many veterinary surgeries, we use absorbable sutures underneath the skin. These will dissolve on their own, and do not need to be removed later. Some surgeries, especially tumor removals, do require skin stitches. With either type of suture, you will need to keep an eye on the incision for swelling or discharge. Keep an e-collar (head cone) on your pet at all times when not closely monitored to prevent chewing/licking at the incision. If there are skin sutures, these will usually be removed in 10 to 14 days. You will also need to limit your pet’s activity level for a time and no baths are allowed for the first 10 days after surgery.
Anything that causes pain in people can be expected to cause pain in animals. Pets may not show the same symptoms of pain as people do; they usually don’t whine or cry, but you can be sure they feel it. Pain medications needed will depend on the surgery performed. Major procedures require more pain relief than things like minor lacerations.
While your pet is under anesthesia, it is the ideal time to perform other minor procedures, such as veterinary dentistry, ear cleaning or implanting an identification microchip. If you would like an estimate for these additional services, please call ahead of time. This is especially important if the person dropping the pet off for surgery is not the primary decision maker for the pet’s care.
When you bring your pet in for surgery, we will need 5 to 10 minutes of time to fill out paperwork and make decisions on the blood testing and other options available. When you pick up your pet after surgery you can also plan to spend about 10 minutes to review your pet’s home care needs.
We will call you the night before your scheduled surgery appointment, to confirm the time you will be dropping your pet off and to answer any questions you might have. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call our pet clinic with any questions about your pet’s health or veterinary surgery.
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