VCA Promenade Animal Hospital

Gary L. Clarke, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Florida
B.A., Microbiology

Biography

My career started as an aspiring engineering student who took a job in a veterinary clinic to save money for college. I soon realized that I could apply my love of math and science to living things without having to practice medicine on human patients. I did not grow up wanting to be a veterinarian, but grew to that point. I did not want to work on/with people, but quickly learned that my role is not different from that of a pediatrician with an infant patient. The joy of the why I do this has developed from just the challenge of a difficult medical/surgical cases; that is still there, to developing the long lasting relationships that come with time in practice. I am not sure where else I can do what I do from the technical standpoint, experience the joy of bringing a well dog, cat, ferret, rat, etc back to their happy owner, to being part of the family unit when it comes time for end of life decisions. I am a veterinarian, and wear all that hats that brings, yet I am also an advocate, educator, grief counselor, and friend.

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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.

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