Our Hospital

VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Jacksonville, FL. The professional and courteous staff at VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care, as well as impeccable customer service.

Local Medical Issues

As winter approaches, many people will "winterize" their automobiles, including a change of antifreeze. Take care to keep both new and used antifreeze in a sealed container, out of reach of pets. Clean up any spills of antifreeze on driveways and other hard surfaces. Dogs and cats find antifreeze quite tasty and if they find antifreeze they'll drink it. Antifreeze is extremely toxic causing kidney failure that is often fatal in just a few days. Very small amounts of antifreeze can be fatal. If a cat walks through a puddle of antifreeze and then licks its paws, it can ingest enough antifreeze to cause death. About five tablespoons can kill a medium sized dog. If you see your pet drinking antifreeze, or are at all suspicious that your pet may have had access to antifreeze, contact a veterinarian immediately.
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