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Hurricane Irma Information

Hospital Updates & Hours

Power has been restored to our practice so we will reopen for normal business hours Wednesday 9/13 and on!

Microchipping Special Offer

Micro-chipping is one of the best ways to make sure you are reunited with your pet in the event that your pet gets lost or you are separated. We are offering a $35 microchip special that includes lifetime registration as long as your pet is up to date on their rabies vaccination. This special offer is valid through Saturday 9/16.

Staying Notified

If you have a smartphone, download the JaxReady​ App! This app contains evacuation and flood zone information as well as shelter information!

For a list of pet friendly hotels along your evacuation route: https://www.gopetfriendly.com/

Preparing for Evacuation

We hope that you are all making preparations for Hurricane Irma and we wanted to share a few hints and tips as well as give updates regarding the clinic.

Pet Evacuation

Pet Evacuation: www.floridadisaster.org/disability
For information on evacuating with pets AND service animals: http://www.floridadisaster.org/disability/section1_2_2_4.html

Emergency Care for Your Pet

Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Center (904-642-5911) will be open from Saturday 9/9 through the early morning of Sunday 9/10.
The University of Florida in Gainesville will be tentatively open to take critical patients. You can reach them at 1-352-392-2235.

Shelter Information

Pet Friendly Shelters

Many shelters accepting pets will open up today, here is the list we have:

Landmark Middle School – 101 Kernan Blvd. N (pets allowed)
Chimney Lakes Elementary – 9353 Staples Mill Driver (pets allowed)
Mandarin Middle School 5100 Hood Road (pets allowed)
Legends Center – 5130 Soutel Drive (pets allowed)

Special Needs Shelters

Legends Center – 5130 Soutel Drive (pets allowed)
Atlantic Coast High School – 9735 R.G. Skinner Pkwy. (pets allowed)
Note: Legends Center is a dual population shelter and appears on both lists.

While Some shelters may offer food items, citizens are advised to bring snacks to minimize food allergies, limited availability and other issues. Additional items to consider include:

  • Photo ID and important documents
  • Prescription medication
  • Water
  • Special dietary baby food and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Folding chair
  • Bedding
  • Hygiene products

We will continue to update this post with information and hope that everyone stays safe during the hurricane!