Since 1965 Mandarin Animal Hospital has been a vibrant and vital home for pet owners throughout Jacksonville and surrounding communities. Throughout our history we have strived to provide the highest level of care and service to our clients and their pets while continually updating our facility to remain at the leading edge of veterinary care.

From 1990 to 2010 Dr. Robert E. Gordon was dedicated to building on the original owner’s vision for a full-service state-of-the-art facility, which included building a substantial addition to the facility. This allowed the hospital to offer a wider range of services and update equipment.

In January of 2011, Dr. James L. Mosley, Jr., purchased the practice and set about continuing its development. This included upgrading the Hospital’s laboratory equipment, bringing in new anesthetic equipment to provide even safer anesthesia, and computerized radiography, which provides more rapid diagnostic capabilities, enhanced image quality, and the ability to quickly consult with specialists.

While Dr. Mosley and his staff will continue to find ways to improve the quality of care and service at Mandarin Animal Hospital, many aspects of the hospital will not change. We will continue with our flexible scheduling, hire only the best and most committed staff, provide excellent customer service at all times, price our services fairly and competitively, and maintain the highest quality medical and surgical services.

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Contact Details

  Person Dr. James L. Mosley, Jr.
  City Jacksonville , FL
  Zip Code 32257
  Address 4473 Sunbeam Road
  Phone Number (904) 731-5341

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Dr. James L. Mosley, Jr.

Veterinarian/ Owner/ President

A native of Jacksonville, Dr. James L. Mosley, Jr. is a General Practitioner and Owner of Mandarin Animal Hospital. He has worked at the Hospital in one capacity or another since June of 1996.

When asked who inspired him to become a veterinarian, Dr. Mosley says, “My mentor Dr. Robert Gordon, Jr., from whom I purchased the practice was a huge motivator. I first met him when I was 6-years-old when he graduated from the University of Missouri with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. He began providing equine services at my dad’s small ranch north of Jacksonville and from that moment forward I followed him around in amazement of the things he was doing. At the age of 16, I began working at his small animal practice at all levels.”

Beyond his experience with Dr. Gordon, Dr. Mosley grew up taking care of horses, donkeys, rabbits and a menagerie of other farm animals as well as participating in barrel racing, roping, and other riding related events. He was also a member of 4-H and showed his rabbits and horses at various fairs and events.

For his undergraduate studies Dr. Mosley attended the University of North Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002. In 2004, he enrolled in the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. During his time in veterinary school he earned a number of honors, which includes membership in Phi Zeta Society, Elsevier Small Animal Surgery Award (judged by the faculty to have the best psychomotor skills in small animal surgery), the Clarence and Lucille Dee Scholarship, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Mosley’s areas of particular professional interest include surgery, dentistry, dermatology and internal medicine. He also holds USDA accreditation in for the issuance of health certificates and credentialed by Vet-Stem in Regenerative Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Heartworm Society, American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Now that he is a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Mosley says, “The satisfaction of preventing disease and healing sick patients whose care people have entrusted to me is very rewarding. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing the reaction of a client whose pet is recovering from a successful surgery or illness.”

Dr. Mosley is married to Dr. Tiffany Mosley—a small animal veterinarian—and says, “We met at and graduated together from veterinary school and it is great to share a marriage, family and profession together. She is an amazing wife, mother and colleague.” The couple has a daughter named Keeley Reese Mosley, born on June 11, 2010, and a son due in October of 2011.

At home, Dr. Mosley has a Chihuahua named Alli, a Labrador Retriever named Cruise, and four cats named Tater, Pistol, Kitty, and Sadie. His interests include basketball, working out, inshore and offshore fishing, and horseback riding.

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