Providing high quality care to the community for over 50 years.
No appointment required.
Convenient walk in hours.
**Surgeries and grooming require appointments
No appointments necessary!
Bluffs Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital located in Belleair Bluffs, Florida. At Bluffs Animal Hospital, we know that it is not always convenient to schedule and keep appointments concerning your pets medical care. In addition, illnesses and accidents are unpredictable and occur at inconvenient times. It is for these reasons that since we opened our doors in 1961, we have enjoyed being a walk-in hospital. Our clients are encouraged to walk in when it is convenient or when their pets need us. During the week, established clientele may also drop off their pets and our staff will provide care as needed. We do make daily appointments for surgery, dental cleanings, boarding, grooming and bathing.
The veterinarian will perform a thorough exam of your animal, discussing any abnormal findings with you. Further care recommendations such as necessary vaccines, dental cleanings, laboratory testing, and other important diagnostic testing will be made as well. The veterinarian will discuss diet and other vital age appropriate health issues important to your pet. Similar to human health care, the wellness exam is one of the most important services performed, allowing for optimal preventive care and management of medical conditions before they go undiagnosed and overwhelm your pet's system.
We offer a wide range of surgical services to better serve our patients. Patient comfort and safety is our top priority to ensure a positive experience. Patients are monitored under anesthesia with devices that track blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide levels, temperature, heart rate, electrocardiogram, and respiratory rate. Pain control is a top priority and is achieved with a combination of drugs that control different pain pathways, allowing a synergistic approach. Patients are kept warm through a heat integrated surgical table, and monitored closely by the doctors as well as the veterinary technicians. With a few exceptions, we discharge surgical patients the same day as their surgery, minimizing the time spent in the hospital away from their family.
The hospital employs a full time groomer available during business hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for both dogs and cats. Before your pet's first appointment, our groomer will meet with you to discuss the cut and can meet as early as 7:30am for early drop-off. Our groomer is familiar and experienced with a variety of breeds.
We also have staff for a variety of bathing needs, whether it is a general cleaning or a doctor prescribed, therapeutic bath to allieviate skin infections. During your pet's bath, they will receive a complimentary nail trimming and ear cleaning.
Please call for a grooming or bathing appointment and please note that your animal must be current on vaccines.
Without identification, 90 percent of lost pets do not come home. A microchip is a simple way to permanently identify your pet. Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.
Our hospital is committed to your pet's health and is available anytime during business hours to examine your pet. As it is impossible to plan for the unexpected, please walk-in with your pet at the first signs of illness. Our staff and veterinarians will provide a thorough examination, as well as recommend any necessary medical testing to be performed. If necessary, our veterinarians can also refer your pet to local emergency clinics for after-hours care.
Dental care is vital to a long and healthy life. After our veterinarians diagnose your pet with dental disease, they will make a plan for care, including full-mouth x-rays followed by teeth scaling and polishing, necessary extractions, and removal or biopsy of any oral tumors observed. Unique or special problems are referred to a local veterinary dentist, ensuring the best care possible. Modern veterinary dentistry requires general anesthesia and all procedures and precautions are taken in the same manner as any surgery, including pre-operative laboratory evaluation, anesthesia monitoring, and appropriate pain management.
We offer in-door, climate controlled boarding for dogs and cats of all sizes.
Veterinarians are at the hospital and can evaluate any pet boarding if signs of illness are noted by the staff members. Our caring staff will also administer any medications your pet is currently taking. Additional fees may apply for administration of medications or insulin while boarding.
Depending on your preference, we will feed your pet canned or dry Hills Science Diet (including Prescription Diet) or Royal Canin. You may also bring your own pet food, but no human food or raw products are allowed.
Please call ahead for a boarding appointment, as our facility fills up very quickly during holiday and weekends. For the safety of our staff, we do not offer boarding in the event of hurricanes.
320 N Indian Rocks Road
Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM*
Veterinarians on duty starting 8 am every day. No appointment required.
*In order to provide unsurpassed, personalized care, our Saturday services will prioritize urgent medical need cases over wellness care examinations. Our clients are encouraged to arrive early in order to be seen within our hours of operation. Walk-ins are welcomed on a first come, first serve basis. We will only be able to attend to the number of patients as time allows that their medical concerns can be safely addressed and discharged prior to noon. Late arrivals may be deferred to local emergency hospitals.