We're here to take care of your pet's health, and to give you good quality instruction on how you can best care for your pet as well. Our goal is to do this preventatively, so that we don't ever need to see your pet with a health emergency. But when those emergencies arise, we're here to give your pet the priority and the care he or she deserves.
Without you and your pet, we wouldn't be here, and we never forget that. We also don't forget that your pet is a part of your family, and when we treat your pet, we're really treating your child. That means treating you and your pet with respect, loving care, kindness, careful attention to detail. It also means keeping your pet from experiencing unnecessary discomfort or pain during treatment.
And we recognize that in helping you understand how to provide better care to your pet at home, we need to be a resource of information for you without being preachy or presumptive. We love your pets, but we're sensible folks too, and we realize that, for example, not everybody is going to brush their dog's teeth every day. We understand that there is a balance here, and we make it our goal is to simply provide you with the information you need -- the recommended care for your pet -- and it's your decision to what lengths you wish to go to keep your pet healthy and happy.
Island Veterinary Hospital was created in 1990 by Dr. Adair Alspach, and has treated the needs of Key Biscayne pets and their owners as the island's only veterinary clinic. Acquired by Dr. Eastman in 2003, Island Veterinary Hospital has now greatly expanded its treatment equipment, and range of services, and now opens its doors to pets from all over the city of Miami and beyond, serving the greater community.
Dr. Eastman's patients from previous practice regularly seek out Dr. Eastman in his new location on Key Biscayne, traveling from great distances because they value his unparalleled quality of care. Dr. Eastman pioneered
Dr. Eastman's wide range of experience runs from caring for the LSU Tiger mascot, to caring for animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo, until the present day, when Dr. Eastman volunteers his time and donated medicines for the animals at the Miami Seaquarium.