VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital

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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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. If it is after hours, check with Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Center they are located across the street from us at 3444 Southside Blvd. Suite 101 Jacksonville, FL 32216. Their contact number is 904-642-5911. If you are located closer to Beach Blvd please contact Emergency & Critical Care Pet Hospital located at 14185-7 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32250. Their contact number is 904-223-8000.

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