VCA Tampa Bay Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tom Dickson

    I have always been obsessed with anything involving animals from insects to whales. Learning about all creatures has always been a passion of mine.  After 6 years of working in a pet store in New York and various warehouse jobs, I finally have the chance to carry out my dreams and work with animals at VCA Tampa Bay.  My ultimate goal is to return to school to enter the veterinary technician program. 


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Cara Merrill
    Veterinary Tech School: Hillsborough Community College

    When I was little I always imagined myself working with animals.  I had my own pretend animal clinic where I would use my own pets as my patients.  I am currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at St. Petersburg College.  Being a part of the bond between a pet and their owner as well as helping pets heal is what makes me love this job!

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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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call BluePearl Veterinary Partners at 813-933-8944.

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