VCA Gulf Bay Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Jessica Crawford

    Jessica joined the VCA family in March of 2012. Jessica currently works as a veterinary technician for VCA Gulf Bay. In her free time Jessica enjoys training and competing with her six dogs in the sport of dog agility. Jessica has competed in dog agility for eleven years and has been training dogs for thirteen years. Throughout her training and trialing career, Jessica, has acquired over forty titles on her dogs, attended four AKC National Agility Championships, became the first handler under eighteen from the state of Delaware to receive a Master Agility Champion title on a dog, and recently competed in Belgium on the 2013 USA European Open Team with her four year-old Border collie, Crusade. Jessica has recently relocated dog training business called Get Set Dog Training which offers obedience, dog agility, and behavior modification training to the Tampa Bay area.

    "Jessica became a veterinary technician because she loves working with animals. She particularly enjoys specializing in the training of dogs in sport, obedience, and behavior modification. It seemed only natural to include medical training as well!  Jessica enjoys educating clients on what is best for the health and happiness of their pet.  For her, the reward is in seeing pets at their full potential."

  • Technician

    Will Parker

    Will joined our VCA Gulf Bay team in April 2013.  He graduated from Sante Fe College with a degree in Zoo Animal Technology in 2007.  He has worked with tigers, bears, alligators, venomous snakes and monkeys at an exotic sanctuary and still has all his fingers and toes.  Prior to VCA Gulf Bay, he worked 4 years in emergency veterinary medicine.   At home he has 4 dogs, a cat, snakes, turtles, frogs and fish, along with a 1 1/2 year old son.  When not at work, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

    "I've known since childhood that working with animals was what I wanted to do with my life. Having worked with everything from cats and dogs, to tigers and alligators, I can honestly say that there are few things more rewarding than the bond developed between animals and their care givers and I wouldn't trade that for anything."


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, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service (727) 531-5752  1501-A Belcher Road Largo, Florida 33771

Animal Emergency & Urgent Care (727) 786-5755  30610 US Highway 19 N. Palm Harbor, Florida 34684