VCA Augustine Loretto Animal Hospital

Melissa Eslick, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Florida
MS, Physiology, Auburn University


Dr. Eslick is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine with a Master's degree in Physiology from Auburn University. She is a native of Jacksonville and has been with the clinic since 1998. Previously, she worked at multi-vet practices in both Jacksonville and Collierville, Tennessee. She stays busy with her huge family of dogs and cats, and her two horses. She and her boyfriend, Ken, enjoy skiing, SCUBA diving, horseback riding, and motorcycle adventures through the countryside.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately 904-262-4553.

 If it is after hours, please call Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic  904-264-8281. They are located at 275 Corporate Way Suite 200 in Orange Park FL .