VCA Tampa Bay Animal Hospital

Pablo Schacht, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ohio State University


Dr. Schacht graduated from the The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. His special interests are dentistry, internal medicine, feline medicine and exotic medicine and surgery. He has taken multiple continuing education courses in advanced dentistry and also in reptile, avian and exotic medicine and surgery. He is currently a member of VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society), AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) and ARAV (Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians). Dr Schacht has a large family which includes his beautiful daughter, wonderful wife, two twin boys, four very sweet but of course tough Chihuahuas, and two elderly cats that make sure that the Chihuahuas are behaving themselves. He also keeps a 55 gallon fish tank with african cichlids that keep his cats entertained. His hobbies are anything related to the water, swimming, fishing, wakeboarding and skiing, he also enjoys photography. Dr Schacht is also fluent in Spanish and speaks a little German.


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.