VCA Tampa Bay Animal Hospital


Our very own Dr. Schacht sees small mammals (otherwise known as pocket pets) such as ferrets, rabbits, hedge hogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats. He also see reptiles, such as iguanas, geckos, bearded dragons. and snakes.

If you are in need of exotic pet care, call us at 813-933-6609 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Schacht.

Please click here to see some of our exotics, including our own resident Leopard Gecko, Chip Chip, and some of his friends.


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.