VCA Gulf Bay Animal Hospital

VCA Gulf Bay Animal Hospital Testimonials

We value feedback from our clients. Please share your story with us by writing a testimonial.


  • Nothing but LOVE

    -Peggy Rogers from Clearwater, FL
    Pet Name: Bella

    I had to adopt my Angora cats out due to my alleries. I now have my precious Chihuahua, Bella. Bella is in the best care from Dr Dateno, Lauri and Hannah. Their knowledge, love and care is exceptional. I trust them with my little princess. Thank you guys for your awesome care.

  • New Vet

    -Tim from Clearwater, FL
    Pet Name: Scout and Harper

    I was more than a little apprehensive about the change in vets at VCA Gulf Bay Animal Hospital. I had been with the previous vet for 28 years. As it turns out, I'm now more than comfortable with Dr. Dateno. She's knowledgeable, asks the right questions, and listens to what I have to say. She and the staff are also very accommodating with clients like me who can be a handful.

  • I Love Gulf Bay Animal Hospital Pet Resort

    -Beau Bartholomew from Dunedin, FL
    Pet Name: Beau

    Pet Image Hi my name is Beau and I am a six-year old male dachshund. My mommie has brought me here for the past six years. My doctors, Dr. Trefz and Dr. Cote, are wonderful and take such good care of me. The rest of the staff is wonderful also. Sometimes "Aunt" Joanne and Melissa let me be up front to welcome everyone, BUT....I bark too much and they make me go back to my crate. "Aunt" Nancy and "Aunt" Brenda also take extra special care of me and "Aunt" Laurie lets me play with her little dog. I just love it here and I hope mommie keeps bringing me here.

  • Duffy's Home Away from Home

    -Duffy Balfry from Tampa, FL
    Pet Name: Duffy

    My little beagle, Duffy, has been visiting VCA Gulf Bay since 2006 for both annual check ups as well as his stays away from home... I would not think to take him any place else. Dr. Trefz's and his staff - you couldn't ask for any better! As a dog knows... it's all about the treats! :O)

  • The Best Care

    -Peggy Rogers from Clearwater, FL
    Pet Name: Taz

    The staff at Gulf Bay Animal Hospital are the BEST!!! They all were so nice and caring to my cat. They explained everything to me and treated my cat like he was their own. I can't thank them enough for the kindness and professionalism. Dr Scot Trefz is awesome with animals, knowledgeable, and has such a caring heart. I felt very comfortable and confident with the care of my cat. Thank you so much!!!

  • The Best for our Boys

    -Brandi and Mike Harmon from Clearwater, FL
    Pet Name: Dozer and Bogey

    Pet Image Several years ago I took my dog, Apsyn, to Dr. Trefz after countless other vets could not figure out why he was having seizures. Dr. Trefz called me at 8:30 on a Friday night the day after his first visit, with the results that explained it all! For the remaining 7 years of his life, he never had another seizure. We would have never had those last 7 of his 13 years without Dr. Trefz. 7 months after the passing of my baby Aspyn, after I said I would never have another, my husband got me a boxer pup. I travel out of state for work, and my husbands job requires that he is able to leave a moments, I chose a (different) vet close to our home with boarding facilities on site so that if he needed to, he could take the pup right down the street....HUGE MISTAKE! I compared everything in the vets office, cleanliness, staff, the vet, Gulf Bay and Dr. Trefz and the new facility failed in every way.

  • They are the best

    -Sally Becker from Clearwater, FL
    Pet Name: Bruser

    The team at VCA Gulf Bay saved my dogs life. He went into a seizure and didn't come out. From the moment we rushed in they had all available staff doing every thing they could to save my baby. They keeps my informed every step of the way. There hard work paid off and my baby is on his way to a full recovery. During that hard time the staff was very compassionate. Dr. Noble kept checking in and was honest with me. They were not sure if he was going to make it. He sat down and explained everything to me and answered all of my questions. The care my baby got was the best!

  • God Bless Gulf Bay Animal Hospital

    -The Gorgen Family from Clearwater, FL
    Pet Name: Trooper, Brandy, Loui, Snickers...

    Pet Image Gulf Bay Animal Hospital is one in a million! We have been under Dr. Trefz's care for over 10 years now. He has seen and treated our four legged babies since day one. Dr. Trefz and his staff are highly knowledgeable in every aspect but what is most important is that they truly care for what they do! Each staff member treats your pet(s) just as if it were their very own. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Trefz and his staff.


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