VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital

Belinda Nguyen, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Florida


Dr. Belinda Nguyen and her husband settled in Jacksonville in 2009 to be closer to family. Although she has fond memories of her childhood in Gainesville, Florida, she is happy to call Jacksonville her new home. She graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor's degree in Microbiology in 2000 and veterinary medicine degree in 2004. After finishing her degree, she has practiced in the panhandle of Florida, South Carolina, and Chicago while her husband finished his committment to the Air Force and residency. She joined the VCA family shortly after moving here and has been with the company ever since. Her interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine.

Dr. Nguyen has a 2 small children Jameson and Raina. She currently has one 4 legged critter named Portia, a Pomeranian but hopes to adopt a Jack Russell terrier in the near future. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, working out, playing tennis, and participating in church and mom's groups.


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.