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Florida Veterinary Clinic - 2 Reviews - 8500 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL - Other Reviews - Phone (727) 310-2675

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8500 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
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(727) 310-2675
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Best vet I have ever been too, been with Dr Anthony for 8 years with three pets. Affordable and caring! Dr. Anthony and his staff really care...they do not put your pet through te...

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I had to have my dog of 15 years euthanized. It was a heartbreaking decision. I had used Florida Mobile Vet with my other animals previously, and everything was fine. I assumed...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/24/2014

My dog Bailey (5 years old) was seeing Dr. Anthony one morning in April 2014 because he was vomiting most of the day. Dr. Anthony misdiagnosed Bailey to have a huge mass on his spleen that affected other organs and that Bailey had only 6 months to live. He had his assistant Peter come out from the mobile vet to deliver the bad news to my husband and me. Peter had gone back into the mobile vehicle and came back out and said that Dr. Anthony told him to not sugar coat this and to tell us Bailey may have less than that time to live and did we want to put him down or to operate. My husband and I were devastated by this news. We wanted to pull out all the stops for Bailey and asked Dr. Anthony if he could operate on him and remove the mass on his spleen. He said he had other patients and couldn't do this for 2 hours. My husband and I had second thoughts and asked Dr. Anthony if he could take our dog to the Specialists in Largo and he refused to help us. Dr. Anthony did not do any tests, nor an ultra sound or take any blood work on Bailey on that horrific day in April.\r \r I drove Bailey to the Specialists in Largo as an emergency situation and they took him immediately into the internal medicine department where he was under the care of Dr. Osborne. They stabilized Bailey overnight, giving him intravenous and the care he needed before doing any tests. Dr. Osborne did a complete ultra sound the next day, examined Bailey and took blood samples. Bailey was diagnosed with Pancreatitis and was treated and watched over accordingly. Dr. Osborne said he saw a ""small nob on Bailey's spleen that couldn't be detected by your hand"". Only through the ultrasound he did. He said it is something we will keep an eye on but doesn’t warrant anything more than that for now. Dr. Osborne indicated to me that Bailey’s health was not a do or die situation, but that we were to keep a close eye on him regarding the Pancreatitis to be sure he eats the non-fat food he provided. He said if he starts to vomit again we’re to bring him back to the hospital. \r \r Bailey is a beautiful dog and is very happy at home with his girlfriend Brandi and is doing very well. He is scheduled to see Dr. Osborne for a follow-up in July 2014. He will do another ultrasound and take a look at his spleen and check his Pancreatitis. The ironic thing about this was Dr. Osborne at the time didn't know Dr. Anthony had diagnosed Bailey with a huge mass on his spleen. I hadn't mentioned that to him at the time until much later. I was too consumed with my Bailey. It is my thought that Dr. Anthony was going to either kill my dog under anesthesia or do an unnecessary operation for the money. Dr. Anthony sent me a bill for $250.00 and said he was going to put my name in the collection agency. I then hand delivered the bill to his office and wrote on it saying to not put my name in the collection agency and that I had filed a complaint with the State Department of Business & Professional Regulation against him. It was only after that did Dr. Anthony have Peter the technician call me twice to not see how Bailey was, but to try and work something out. He never asked how Bailey was before this. The complaint is being processed with the State and I should here the outcome soon. I am optimistic that the Department will vote in my favor at which time all of this information about Dr. Anthony will be made public for all to see and be aware of so other beautiful animals will not lose their lives for no reason at all and families won’t have to go through what my husband I did. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/24/2014

My dog Bailey (5 years old) was seeing Dr. Anthony one morning in April 2014 because he was vomiting most of the day. Dr. Anthony misdiagnosed Bailey to have a huge mass on his spleen that affected other organs and that Bailey had only 6 months to live. He had his assistant Peter come out from the mobile vet to deliver the bad news to my husband and me. Peter had gone back into the mobile vehicle and came back out and said that Dr. Anthony told him to not sugar coat this and to tell us Bailey may have less than that time to live and did we want to put him down or to operate. My husband and I were devastated by this news. We wanted to pull out all the stops for Bailey and asked Dr. Anthony if he could operate on him and remove the mass on his spleen. He said he had other patients and couldn't do this for 2 hours. My husband and I had second thoughts and asked Dr. Anthony if he could take our dog to the Specialists in Largo and he refused to help us. Dr. Anthony did not do any tests, nor an ultra sound or take any blood work on Bailey on that horrific day in April.\r \r I drove Bailey to the Specialists in Largo as an emergency situation and they took him immediately into the internal medicine department where he was under the care of Dr. Osborne. They stabilized Bailey overnight, giving him intravenous and the care he needed before doing any tests. Dr. Osborne did a complete ultra sound the next day, examined Bailey and took blood samples. Bailey was diagnosed with Pancreatitis and was treated and watched over accordingly. Dr. Osborne said he saw a ""small nob on Bailey's spleen that couldn't be detected by your hand"". Only through the ultrasound he did. He said it is something we will keep an eye on but doesn?t warrant anything more than that for now. Dr. Osborne indicated to me that Bailey?s health was not a do or die situation, but that we were to keep a close eye on him regarding the Pancreatitis to be sure he eats the non-fat food he provided. He said if he starts to vomit again we?re to bring him back to the hospital. \r \r Bailey is a beautiful dog and is very happy at home with his girlfriend Brandi and is doing very well. He is scheduled to see Dr. Osborne for a follow-up in July 2014. He will do another ultrasound and take a look at his spleen and check his Pancreatitis. The ironic thing about this was Dr. Osborne at the time didn't know Dr. Anthony had diagnosed Bailey with a huge mass on his spleen. I hadn't mentioned that to him at the time until much later. I was too consumed with my Bailey. It is my thought that Dr. Anthony was going to either kill my dog under anesthesia or do an unnecessary operation for the money. Dr. Anthony sent me a bill for $250.00 and said he was going to put my name in the collection agency. I then hand delivered the bill to his office and wrote on it saying to not put my name in the collection agency and that I had filed a complaint with the State Department of Business & Professional Regulation against him. It was only after that did Dr. Anthony have Peter the technician call me twice to not see how Bailey was, but to try and work something out. He never asked how Bailey was before this. The complaint is being processed with the State and I should here the outcome soon. I am optimistic that the Department will vote in my favor at which time all of this information about Dr. Anthony will be made public for all to see and be aware of so other beautiful animals will not lose their lives for no reason at all and families won?t have to go through what my husband I did. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/2/2013

I have been with Dr. Anthony for about 6 years now and he has taken great care of my Doberman who had a few ailments. I usually use the mobile service but recently went to the office for the first time. My dog needed her annual heart worm test and I was charged only for the blood draw and not an office visit. Dr. Anthony does not do unnecessary tests and will not load up your bill. My dog had to be on antibiotics for almost a year and he told me he could sell them to me or he could write a script and get them free at Publix. Most vets would not tell you you can get a lot of medicines your pets need free, they just want to sell you expensive prescriptions. Dr. Anthony is also great with dogs and humans too! Very kind and thourough. His staff is excellent and I think much can be said for the fact that most of his staff have been with him for 8 or 9 years. I would highly recommend him. more

Worst Experience Ever!!! 7/7/2011

I had to have my dog of 15 years euthanized. It was a heartbreaking decision. I had used Florida Mobile Vet with my other animals previously, and everything was fine. I assumed it would be the same this time -- WRONG!!! For THREE days straight I tried to pin them down on a time, so I would have proper time to transport my 115 lb. dog to the crematory, before they closed. Time was also important, as my regular vet had given me valium to give to my dog about 45 minutes before their arrival, and I had extended family members that had wanted to be there as well. I mostly dealt with Candy on the phone from Fla. Mobile Vet. who has the personality and manners of Nurse Rached from the movie ""One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest."" She told me, ""Peter, does scheduling, and someone would call me back."" That call never came. When Candy became irritated with my repeated calls, she even suggested that I just take me dog to my regular vet to be put down. WTF! I am calling a mobile vet so I do not stress my dying dog out even more! Finally, I got a call... ""We will be there in 10 minutes."" No time for family members to arrive, no time for valium to kick in. It was a cluster F^(*&%! Putting the dog down was peaceful, and professionally done. Thank God for small favors. The vet is wonderful, and I think has no idea of the wrecking balls he employs. In their favor, they will take your dog to be privately cremated. In my dog's case that would have added $400.00 to the bill. A service I was offered at 3 other crematories for under $200.00 for a PRIVATE cremation. As I have said, I had used this vet before, with no problem. But, how they effected me and my family during our stressful time, to me was unforgivable. The only thing I was asking for was a one-to-two hour time frame. One simple phone call! As for Candy, I suggest she find a new profession... in a career where indifference is a asset. more

The Best Vet Service in Pinellas County! 6/17/2008

Best vet I have ever been too, been with Dr Anthony for 8 years with three pets. Affordable and caring! Dr. Anthony and his staff really care...they do not put your pet through tests that they feel are not needed for the animals sake and your wallets sake, but do not hesitate to preform tests when they are ACTUALLY needed Honest, upfront, forward, caring and trustworthy. 5 stars! Pros: Caring for the pet and owner and also affordability. Cons: None! more
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  • Your Florida Vet Clinic Our doctors and staff are able to perform a variety of surgeries and dental procedures. We also provide vaccinations and wellness exams, as well as diagnostics for ill animals. Our mobile clinics help eliminate long commutes and waiting room delays. Our hours are flexible and appointments are scheduled according to where you live. ? We cater to multiple pet households ? Pets who are easily stressed by travel ? We will travel to your home or business Our base hospital in St. Petersburg is used for extended hospitalization and x-ray procedures. Our mobile clinics serve all of Pinellas County, and are great for pets that do not travel well in the car, become nervous around other animals, or for families of multiple animals. We help many homebound individuals, or animals, or animals too aged or ill to travel. We will come to your home or your business.

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