VCA Oldsmar Animal Hospital

Jean Mahlman, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Florida


Dr. Jean Mahlman was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State in 1980.  After working as a veterinary technician in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for two years, she decided to follow her passion and return to school.  She graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1989 from the University of Florida. 

Dr. Mahlman spend her first year out of veterinary school doing emergency work at a referral center on Florida's east coast.  She then came to Tampa in 1990 and has worked here as a small animal veterinarian since.  Her special interests include internal, emergency and feline medicine.

Dr. Mahlman has many hobbies including gardening, hiking, reading, and rescue work raising  baby squirrels.  Along with her three baby squirrels, her household consists of two dogs, and 2 cats.


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.

A.A Animal ER Center - 727-787-5390 - Palm Harbor

Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency -  727-572-0132 - Clearwater

                                                                      813-933-8944 - Tampa