VCA Gulf Bay Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 125 South Belcher Road

    Clearwater, FL 33765

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  • 727-304-4962

About VCA Gulf Bay Animal Hospital

Categories
  • Veterinarians
Hours
M-Tu 7:30am-6pm, W-Th 7:30am-7pm, F 7:30am-6pm, Sa 8am-4pm, Su Closed
Associations
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
Keywords
  • vet
  • veterinarian
  • animal hospital
  • animal clinic
  • VCA
  • veterinary hospital
  • VCA Hospitals
  • vets in
  • vet hospital
  • pet clinic
  • vet in
  • pet hospital
  • vet clinic
Brands
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Pocket Pets
  • Rabbits
Services
  • Advanced Care Services
  • Allergy & Itchy Skin Relief
  • Diabetes Treatment (Canine & Feline)
  • Diagnostics
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Disease Treatment
  • Flea & Tick Control
  • General Care
  • Heartworm Disease Treatment (Canine & Feline)
  • Internal medicine
  • Medications/Prescriptions
  • Parasite Control
  • Pet Wellness Exams
  • Physical Examinations
  • Preventive Care
  • Primary Care
  • Puppy & Kitten Wellness
  • Senior Pet Wellness
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Vaccines & Vaccinations
  • Weight Loss Programs

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    I've been going to this Veterinarian for years and I would never go anywhere else. All the staff and Veterinarians are very professional and compassionate. We've had several cats treated by Dr. Donovan and Dr. Trefz, they were right on with their diagnosis and treatment. I would never trust anyone else but the Veterinarian Hospital.

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    I've been going to this Veterinarian for years and I would never go anywhere else. All the staff and Veterinarians are very professional and compassionate. We've had several cats treated by Dr. Donovan and Dr. Trefz, they were right on with their diagnosis and treatment. I would never trust anyone else but the Veterinarian Hospital.

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    First - this vet is NOT permitted to give out my pet's records and the FACT that she stated, in writing, she would - would get her license revoked!! That's really a testatment to her lack of character. Second, the bloodwork did NOT come back fine. Third - THE DOG WAS SICK AND SHE HAD NO CLUE WHY!!! She even stated she was aware of the pet food recall AND it was all WET FOOD - kitten AND DOG!!! My dog did NOT get sick after - that doesn't even make any sense!! She got sick before the visit - hence why I took her here - I mean honestly!!\r\n\r\nBesides - the FACT that she writes she'll give out my dog's PRIVATE VET RCORDS IS HORRIBLE!!!!! What other private information will this obtuse twit give out?!?!

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    ★☆☆☆☆

    First - this vet is NOT permitted to give out my pet's records and the FACT that she stated, in writing, she would - would get her license revoked!! That's really a testatment to her lack of character. Second, the bloodwork did NOT come back fine. Third - THE DOG WAS SICK AND SHE HAD NO CLUE WHY!!! She even stated she was aware of the pet food recall AND it was all WET FOOD - kitten AND DOG!!! My dog did NOT get sick after - that doesn't even make any sense!! She got sick before the visit - hence why I took her here - I mean honestly!!\r\n\r\nBesides - the FACT that she writes she'll give out my dog's PRIVATE VET RCORDS IS HORRIBLE!!!!! What other private information will this obtuse twit give out?!?!

    Pros: Nothing!

    Cons: Unethical practices as written by vet!

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    I have been going there for years with all of my Schitz Tzus' I have had excellent care for my animals there. He was rescued by me and was in horrible condition. Dr. D was great with him and he was in beautiful condition in no time. I bought him a companion for Christmas and named her Candie Cane and he had a quality life before his death around the time of the Eukanuba problems. But Cookie developed my love for the breed and we bought another male. Now after 5 litters, Dr D saving a 1lb puppy for me, and another with a broken leg who is fantastic like nothing ever happened. The office is great to me and really help me in every way they can. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for them. Not cheap but competitive and well worth it. Right across from the Post Office on Belcher Ave and has a wonderful groomer at the dead end next to there building. Fantastic. I love them.

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    ★★★★★

    I have been going there for years with all of my Schitz Tzus' I have had excellent care for my animals there. He was rescued by me and was in horrible condition. Dr. D was great with him and he was in beautiful condition in no time. I bought him a companion for Christmas and named her Candie Cane and he had a quality life before his death around the time of the Eukanuba problems. But Cookie developed my love for the breed and we bought another male. Now after 5 litters, Dr D saving a 1lb puppy for me, and another with a broken leg who is fantastic like nothing ever happened. The office is great to me and really help me in every way they can. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for them. Not cheap but competitive and well worth it. Right across from the Post Office on Belcher Ave and has a wonderful groomer at the dead end next to there building. Fantastic. I love them.

    Pros: Groomer Andrea owner of Precoscious Pets at the deadend in the next building is awsome and so good with animals.

    Cons: Not cheap but has 50 percent off shots on Weds

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    We have been taking our dog to Gulf Bay Animal Hospital for six years. She has epilepsy - and is very shy - but she loves Dr. Donovan! They take excellent care of her and have gotten her seizures under control. We are very grateful.

    5
    ★★★★★

    We have been taking our dog to Gulf Bay Animal Hospital for six years. She has epilepsy - and is very shy - but she loves Dr. Donovan! They take excellent care of her and have gotten her seizures under control. We are very grateful.

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    My parents and I have been clients of Gulf Bay Animal Hospital since 1972! They have taken excellent care of our 4 dogs and dozen plus cats over the 3 decades. Never once have we experienced any problems with animal care. They have been there for me when we have had crisis in our personal family, helping with the care of the animals thru surgery, old age , the decision of when it is best to put our beloved animal down. During my own personal fight with cancer, they were very suppportive and understanding , sharing , and helping me thru those years as I brought in my animals with their own health issues. The staff that works with the doctors are so kind and caring. Very knowlegable with any health question about animals. They have also taken care of my classroom pets and a few wildlife babies that where thrown out of the nests. I highly recommend Gulf Bay Animal Hospital. They are family!\r\n\r\nToby, Chester, Gertie, Santana, Carla, and Brutis's MOM\r\n\r\n\r\n

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    ★★★★★

    My parents and I have been clients of Gulf Bay Animal Hospital since 1972! They have taken excellent care of our 4 dogs and dozen plus cats over the 3 decades. Never once have we experienced any problems with animal care. They have been there for me when we have had crisis in our personal family, helping with the care of the animals thru surgery, old age , the decision of when it is best to put our beloved animal down. During my own personal fight with cancer, they were very suppportive and understanding , sharing , and helping me thru those years as I brought in my animals with their own health issues. The staff that works with the doctors are so kind and caring. Very knowlegable with any health question about animals. They have also taken care of my classroom pets and a few wildlife babies that where thrown out of the nests. I highly recommend Gulf Bay Animal Hospital. They are family!\r\n\r\nToby, Chester, Gertie, Santana, Carla, and Brutis's MOM\r\n\r\n\r\n

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Sometimes parking but that means they are busy!!!!!!

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    This client came in and I, Dr. Kim Donovan, did x-rays and bl00dwork and this pet did not have renal failure at this time. This was the first time this client ever visited us and never returned if her pet became sick after this date. So her renal disease occured after her visit and the recall on nutro foods was only on wet kitten food at the time of her visit. It is better not to rely on one person's experience when it is based on false information. If I didn't do bl00dwork she would have a case, but I did and her pet's bl00d was perfectly normal. Please come and find out for yourself what a great vet I really am and don't rely on false information. Have a wonderful Day!!!

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    This client came in and I, Dr. Kim Donovan, did x-rays and bl00dwork and this pet did not have renal failure at this time. This was the first time this client ever visited us and never returned if her pet became sick after this date. So her renal disease occured after her visit and the recall on nutro foods was only on wet kitten food at the time of her visit. It is better not to rely on one person's experience when it is based on false information. If I didn't do bl00dwork she would have a case, but I did and her pet's bl00d was perfectly normal. Please come and find out for yourself what a great vet I really am and don't rely on false information. Have a wonderful Day!!!

    Pros: Thorough, dedicated, caring, intelligent, veterinarian

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    3/3/07 I came home & noticed my dog not feeling well. She wouldn't eat, had a LOUD grumbling stomach to the point my cat ran from her. Every pet gets an upset tummy; assumed this was her issue & thought she'd be fine in the AM\r\n\r\nThe next AM I discovered she slept outside all night; been throwing up & now VERY sick. So sick was unable to stand when she drank H2O from her bowl - literally had to sit on the floor to drink, only to throw it up again. Immediately took her to this vet -she had mass cell tumors before BUT had been chk'd by my previous vet 3Xs in the last yr & had clean bill of health. I gave the vet ALL her symptoms, type of food she ate, was just at doggy beach, etc\r\n\r\nI noticed @ the time this vet seemed too concerned w/her previous history & questioned her prognosis; my gut told me her tumors hadn't returned. While she did give us antibiotics, etc. she made it very clear it was to treat what she thought was the onset of mass cell tumors again. The day after visit ? still had ?explosive? (not my word noted in her chart by this vet) dairrhea. NEVER occurred to this vet it could be poisonin' (they ignored she?d been @ doggy beach) or if it did - was NEVER relayed to me by anyone @ this facility\r\n\r\nThis vet's preoccupation w/her history apparently clouded her judgment as to why my dog was sick now. Yesterday Menu Foods recalled the food she was on - it caused kidney failure & ultimately death in 9 animals. I have found several of the recalled bags in our home. While I can't guarantee this is what caused her sickness - she had all the symptoms of kidney failure & this vet overlooked it because of her previous history & mistakenly assumed the tumors had returned instead\r\n\r\nWhile I'm thankful for the x-rays & bl00d work that were done to rule out the tumors had not returned - it's really a miracle she survived as the antibiotics she was given were to treat a completely different problem\r\n\r\nIf you luv your pet plz think twice about going to this vet

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    3/3/07 I came home & noticed my dog not feeling well. She wouldn't eat, had a LOUD grumbling stomach to the point my cat ran from her. Every pet gets an upset tummy; assumed this was her issue & thought she'd be fine in the AM\r\n\r\nThe next AM I discovered she slept outside all night; been throwing up & now VERY sick. So sick was unable to stand when she drank H2O from her bowl - literally had to sit on the floor to drink, only to throw it up again. Immediately took her to this vet -she had mass cell tumors before BUT had been chk'd by my previous vet 3Xs in the last yr & had clean bill of health. I gave the vet ALL her symptoms, type of food she ate, was just at doggy beach, etc\r\n\r\nI noticed @ the time this vet seemed too concerned w/her previous history & questioned her prognosis; my gut told me her tumors hadn't returned. While she did give us antibiotics, etc. she made it very clear it was to treat what she thought was the onset of mass cell tumors again. The day after visit ? still had ?explosive? (not my word noted in her chart by this vet) dairrhea. NEVER occurred to this vet it could be poisonin' (they ignored she?d been @ doggy beach) or if it did - was NEVER relayed to me by anyone @ this facility\r\n\r\nThis vet's preoccupation w/her history apparently clouded her judgment as to why my dog was sick now. Yesterday Menu Foods recalled the food she was on - it caused kidney failure & ultimately death in 9 animals. I have found several of the recalled bags in our home. While I can't guarantee this is what caused her sickness - she had all the symptoms of kidney failure & this vet overlooked it because of her previous history & mistakenly assumed the tumors had returned instead\r\n\r\nWhile I'm thankful for the x-rays & bl00d work that were done to rule out the tumors had not returned - it's really a miracle she survived as the antibiotics she was given were to treat a completely different problem\r\n\r\nIf you luv your pet plz think twice about going to this vet

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    3/3/07 I came home & noticed my dog not feeling well. She wouldn't eat, had a LOUD grumbling stomach to the point my cat ran from her. Every pet gets an upset tummy; assumed this was her issue & thought she'd be fine in the AM\r\n\r\nThe next AM I discovered she slept outside all night; been throwing up & now VERY sick. So sick was unable to stand when she drank H2O from her bowl - literally had to sit on the floor to drink, only to throw it up again. Immediately took her to this vet -she had mass cell tumors before BUT had been chk'd by my previous vet 3Xs in the last yr & had clean bill of health. I gave the vet ALL her symptoms, type of food she ate, was just at doggy beach, etc\r\n\r\nI noticed @ the time this vet seemed too concerned w/her previous history & questioned her prognosis; my gut told me her tumors hadn't returned. While she did give us antibiotics, etc. she made it very clear it was to treat what she thought was the onset of mass cell tumors again. The day after visit ? still had ?explosive? (not my word noted in her chart by this vet) dairhea. NEVER occurred to this vet it could be poisonin' (they ignored she?d been @ doggy beach) or if it did - was NEVER relayed to me by anyone @ this facility\r\n\r\nThis vet's preoccupation w/her history apparently clouded her judgment as to why my dog was sick now. Yesterday Menu Foods recalled the food she was on - it caused kidney failure & ultimately death in 9 animals. I have found several of the recalled bags in our home. While I can't guarantee this is what caused her sickness - she had all the symptoms of kidney failure & this vet overlooked it because of her previous history & mistakenly assumed the tumors had returned instead\r\n\r\nWhile I'm thankful for the x-rays & bl00d work that were done to rule out the tumors had not returned - it's really a miracle she survived as the antibiotics she was given were to treat a completely different problem\r\n\r\nIf you luv your pet plz think twice about going to this vet

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    3/3/07 I came home & noticed my dog not feeling well. She wouldn't eat, had a LOUD grumbling stomach to the point my cat ran from her. Every pet gets an upset tummy; assumed this was her issue & thought she'd be fine in the AM\r\n\r\nThe next AM I discovered she slept outside all night; been throwing up & now VERY sick. So sick was unable to stand when she drank H2O from her bowl - literally had to sit on the floor to drink, only to throw it up again. Immediately took her to this vet -she had mass cell tumors before BUT had been chk'd by my previous vet 3Xs in the last yr & had clean bill of health. I gave the vet ALL her symptoms, type of food she ate, was just at doggy beach, etc\r\n\r\nI noticed @ the time this vet seemed too concerned w/her previous history & questioned her prognosis; my gut told me her tumors hadn't returned. While she did give us antibiotics, etc. she made it very clear it was to treat what she thought was the onset of mass cell tumors again. The day after visit ? still had ?explosive? (not my word noted in her chart by this vet) dairhea. NEVER occurred to this vet it could be poisonin' (they ignored she?d been @ doggy beach) or if it did - was NEVER relayed to me by anyone @ this facility\r\n\r\nThis vet's preoccupation w/her history apparently clouded her judgment as to why my dog was sick now. Yesterday Menu Foods recalled the food she was on - it caused kidney failure & ultimately death in 9 animals. I have found several of the recalled bags in our home. While I can't guarantee this is what caused her sickness - she had all the symptoms of kidney failure & this vet overlooked it because of her previous history & mistakenly assumed the tumors had returned instead\r\n\r\nWhile I'm thankful for the x-rays & bl00d work that were done to rule out the tumors had not returned - it's really a miracle she survived as the antibiotics she was given were to treat a completely different problem\r\n\r\nIf you luv your pet plz think twice about going to this vet

    Cons: Mis-diagnosed

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