VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital

Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

Pet Health and Lifestyle Information

We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle information you can’t find on our website. contains a wealth of pet information written by leading veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get your cat to take her medicine, VCA and are here to help.


  • The Humane Society of Sarasota County

    Give a loving home to an animal in need.

    Visit The Humane Society of Sarasota County

  • Humane Society of Manatee County

    Give a loving home to an animal in need.

    Visit Humane Society of Manatee County

  • Vet Care Express

    Another option for our clients who need asssistance in tranporting their pets to our office. This service is not affliated by VCA, but is a great service to have for our area. Vet Care Express provides both emergency and non-emergency transports throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

    Visit Vet Care Express

  • ASPCA Poison Control

    For any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

    Visit ASPCA Poison Control

  • CAPC-Companion Animal Parasite Council

    Recommendations for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Parasite Infections

    Visit CAPC-Companion Animal Parasite Council

  • Home Again Microchips

    Pet Microchip Experts- Helping Lost Pets Find Their Way Home.

    Visit Home Again Microchips

  • Revolution

    For more information on Feline Heartworm Disease and Prevention

    Visit Revolution

  • Care Credit

    Payment Plan Option

    Visit Care Credit

  • VPI Pet Insurance

    The # 1 Pet Insurance recommended by our veterinarians.

    Visit VPI Pet Insurance

  • Royal Canin Pet Food

    One of only two pet foods that our veterinarians recommend.

    Visit Royal Canin Pet Food

  • Hill's Pet Nutrition

    One of only two pet foods that our veterinarians recommend.

    Visit Hill's Pet Nutrition

  • Growing Up with Pets

    A parent's resource for raising Happy Kids with Healthy Pets

    Visit Growing Up with Pets

  • Sentinel For Dogs

    Our doctors recommend Sentinel for your dog for heartworm prevention, as well as for intestinal parasite and flea control.

    Visit Sentinel For Dogs

  • Answers to Important Questions About Frontline

    Our doctors recommend Frontline Plus to kill fleas and ticks.

    Visit Answers to Important Questions About Frontline

Pet Loss Resources

Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.