ANIMAL CLINIC OPERATIONS UPDATE (AUGUST 2022)

Due to current staffing shortages, the Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County is providing limited medical services. We are currently prioritizing and focusing on preventative care programs for our patients. Although we are working diligently to recruit more staff, there is a national shortage of veterinarians and veterinary technicians. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience and your support.

About the Animal Clinic of HSSC

The Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County is committed to providing affordable, quality medical care to keep pets safe and in their homes. As a non-profit provider, we believe all pets deserve access to medical services to prevent future health problems. The Animal Clinic’s mission is to provide the preventative care your pet needs at an affordable rate.

Since opening in 2016, the Animal Clinic has treated more than 17,000 patients. The Animal Clinic is a program of the Humane Society of Sarasota County, meaning all Animal Clinic proceeds support the care of the cats and dogs in the shelter

** Please Note: The Animal Clinic does not operate as a full-service veterinary practice, nor are we able to offer emergency medical care.**

Location

The Animal Clinic is located in the Grand Slam Plaza on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue, behind 7/11. Please note: The Animal Clinic is not located at the same facility as the main shelter for the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

1090 North Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
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Contact Us

Call: 941.364.3605
Fax: 941.203.8400
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Hours of Operation

Hours of operation have changed due to staff shortages and are subject to change at any time. Please check this page regularly for updates to our hours of operation.

Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm

Closed for lunch each day from 12:30–1:30pm

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Services

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Preventative Care Programs

Available to everyone, regardless of income

The Animal Clinic offers core preventative programs to ensure pets remain free from harmful parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworms. We also offer annual core vaccinations to prevent pets from getting sick from exposure to harmful viruses and diseases. We offer affordable spay-neuter services* to prevent unplanned litters of cats and dogs (and keep them from ending up at animal shelters). We also perform routine dentistry* and provide microchipping services to help recover your pets if they ever get lost.

*Based on veterinarian availability and by scheduled appointments.

Preventative Care Services:

  • Heartworm and Fecal Testing
  • Annual Core Vaccinations
    • Cats: FVRCP
    • Dogs: DA2PP
    • Rabies
    • Additional vaccinations available based on patient’s lifestyle
  • Microchipping
  • Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention
  • Limited availability of Spay and Neuter Surgeries based on veterinarian availability

Technician Care Programs

Available to everyone, regardless of income

Our highly trained technician staff can perform many services for your pet while reducing your visit costs. These services emphasize routine preventative care, responsible pet ownership and education.

Technician Care Services:

  • Pain Management Therapy Program (Cold Laser)
  • Nail Trims
  • Anal Gland Expressions
  • Preventative Ear Cleaning
  • Preventative Teeth Brushing
  • Pre-Surgical and Annual Blood Panels
  • Animal Socialization
  • Wellness Education Services

End of Life Services

Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be one of the most difficult times in your life. Our compassionate staff are here to support you when euthanasia is the most humane choice for a pet’s quality of life. We offer private and communal cremation services for your pet, providing you and your pet with the utmost respect, professionalism, care, and compassion.

At this time, the Animal Clinic is only able to offer end of life services for established patients, and appointments are required.

Online Pet Pharmacy & Store

We offer a convenient online pharmacy and store for your pet’s needs—preventatives, supplements, shampoo, food, and more. You can expect exclusive savings on an array of top products, plus coupons for additional savings. Our online pharmacy is fully licensed and accredited, with manufacturer-backed products.

Visit our Online Pharmacy & Store

Fast Facts

  • Online scheduling: Yes
  • Appointment reminders: Yes (email, phone, text)
  • Accepting new patients: Yes
  • Walk-ins accepted: No
  • Cancellation Policy: 24-hour notice required
  • Waiting area: Yes
  • Separate waiting areas for dogs and cats: No
  • Dog and cat specific exam rooms: No
  • Income Requirements: No
  • Care Credit Accepted: No
  • Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
    • No checks accepted
  • COVID-19 Protocol: Clients are required to wear a mask in the exam rooms due to the inability to socially distance. Clients who opt not to wear a face mask will be offered curbside service, meaning the owner waits in the car while the animal is seen.
  • Open evenings: No
  • Open weekends: No
  • Open holidays: No
  • Open overnight: No
  • Preventative care: Yes
  • Medical/diagnostic care: No
  • Urgent/emergency care: No
  • Health records provided to regular vet: Yes (by request)
  • Online pharmacy and store: Yes

Client Resources

  • Schedule an appointment
  • New Patient Form (PDF)
  • The Animal Clinic does not offer medical or diagnostic care at this time.
  • The Animal Clinic does not offer emergency care. Please contact one of these local emergency animal hospitals:
  • Poison Control855.764.7661 There is a fee for this service.
  • The Animal Clinic follows the recommended care guidelines set by the American Veterinary Medical Association. At minimum, we recommend an annual examination, broad-spectrum parasite control and immunizations, and bloodwork. Comprehensive bloodwork is strongly recommended for senior pets (7 years and older). Because every animal is unique, the Animal Clinic staff will tailor your pet’s care to its specific lifestyle, life stage, and medical history.
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.955.4131 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
1090 North Tuttle Ave | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.364.3605 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Animal Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 8am–12:30pm 
(Closed for Lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
Tuesday–Friday: 1:30pm-5pm
Saturday: 8am–12pm
Sunday: Closed

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