VCA Tampa Bay Animal Hospital

Chip-Chips Exotics

Chip-Chip is our resident Leopard Gecko.  He invites you to take a peek at some of his friends that Dr. Schacht sees.  If you are in need of a veterinarian that sees pockets pets, you're at the right place.  Here is a list of just some of the pets Dr. Schacht sees:

Small Mammals (pocket pets): ferrets, rabbits, hedge hogs, guinea pigs,  hamsters and rats

Reptiles: Iguanas, geckos, bearded dragons and  snakes


Here are just a few of Chip-Chip's Friends

Auki's just hanging out!

Gecko is all smiles!

Kirby strikes a pose!


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 call BluePearl Veterinary Partners at 813-933-8944.