When Dr. Harvey Partridge built the St.Petersburg veterinary hospital in 1978, it was originally named "Riviera Animal Hospital". In 1995, he sold the practice to a corporation of veterinary hospitals named VCA (Veterinary Centers of America). Dr. Partridge left the practice in 2003, and VCA's lease ran out two years later. At that time, the St. Petersburg animal hospital was remodeled and opened under the new name, "Partridge Animal Hospital".

Dr. David Landers began working at Partridge Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg in 2007, and he purchased the practice from Dr. Partridge in 2010.

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  Person Harvey Partridge, DVM
  City Saint Petersburg, FL
  Zip Code 33702
  Address 6400 4th Street North
  Phone Number (727) 526-8700

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Harvey Partridge, DVM

Founder

Dr. Harvey Partridge opened Partridge Animal Hospital in October of 1978. He said he has always wanted to be a veterinarian "from six years old on." He was raised in the small town of Mount Dora, FL and was surrounded by farms, ranches and orange groves.

Having studied at the University of Florida's College of Agriculture, Dr. Partridge earned a B.S. in Animal Science. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 and was the recipient of the Cattlemen's Association Scholarship. Before attending veterinary school, Dr. Partridge was a ranch manager in Ocala.

In 1974, Dr. Partridge received his DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and today, has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Partridge has a Labrador Retriever named "Annie". He enjoys fishing, flying, sailing, scuba diving and traveling.

Products & Services

Veterinary Care

Veterinary Care

Wellness CarePrevention is the key to your pet's long term good health. This approach also minimizes the lifetime cost of care. We recommend routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular laboratory work, deworming and fecal checks; as well as medication to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks.

Most laboratory tests that your dog or cat needs can be done during a regular exam. This is our chance to get to know your pet, to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care, and also, for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with our veterinarians.


Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Keep Up-to-date on your pet's vaccines! We strongly recommend that your pet be up-to-date on vaccines. Vaccinations are not only safe and effective, but they are also an important and fundamental aspect of your pet's preventive healthcare plan. Diseases that once were relatively common and fatal to pets are now easily preventable. There are also vaccines such as for rabies and other zoonotic diseases that help protect your family from very dangerous and difficult-to-treat illnesses.


Digital Radiology

Digital Radiology

Veterinary X-rays have become a powerful and useful tool. Images can now be taken digitally and displayed on a computer. This means that we can quickly take a high resolution image, and then manipulate it to gain a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs. The result is that diagnosing a very wide range of medical conditions is made faster and can be done far more accurately than ever before.


Dentistry

Dentistry

It's possible to extend your pet's life with proper dental care. Dental hygiene can better your pet's health, vitality and well-being. Veterinary dental care will help ensure your pet leads the best life possible. However, if left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are even present.

  • I would recommend this business

They are patient, kind, take their time to explain things, and truly take the very best care of your four legged family members. I trust them completely from the routine to emergency care. The techs and the office staff are always friendly and helpful. My dogs love going to the vet and saying hi to everyone there.

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  • I would recommend this business

We happened upon Partridge and Dr. Freeborg a few years ago, and they were so great, decided to take my kitty Sonora there. Dr Freeborg is simply the best,the guy is a rock star of veterinarians. The staff is caring, kind and professional. Unfortunately, it's time for my girl to cross the bridge, she is my heart and I will miss her forever. I am completely heartbroken. But we will be there for her right to the end. And I know Dr Freeborg will be there too, making it a gentle way for my girl to cross the bridge.

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  • I would recommend this business

Can't thank you enough for taking care of my newest fur baby Bandito. He was very sick when I brought him in this past Monday and everyone was wonderful, from the front staff, the techs and Dr. Freeborg. You were all so kind and caring and he is doing great now!

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  • I would recommend this business

This was our first visit and let me tell you I was extremely impressed. The office staff was super friendly and I can't say enough about the doctor. Dr. Freeborg took the time to explain everything to me. I have to think Jamie from PA PA PR for referring me there. Best decision and is worth the travel

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Customer Testimonials

We’ve been with partridge for five years now and honestly I feel bad that this is the first time I’m giving them a review. They have always treated my fur baby like he was their own. They’ve gotten us in last minute when worry wart mom needs him to be seen about something. They have the most caring staff from the front desk to all of the veterinarians and techs. On our most recent visit, Jen and Danielle were absolutely amazing at keeping my seven-year-old corgi calm while he got his nails cut and they tended to an injury on his ear. Something I also loved is they let me be part of the process of calming him and let me be very involved during the whole thing. This helped me feel so much better about what was going on with Cooper. I can’t say enough nice things about Partridge, but they’ve got my furbabies for life.


All of the doctors and staff here are so great - they all treat my fur baby like their own. Adam is an amazing tech - Ruby gets so excited to see him! He was very calm and comforting when I had to drop her off for surgery. I feel 100% confident she’s in the best hands every time I bring her in.


Partridge Animal Hospital offers the most loving care. The entire staff is compassionate and truly love animals. I have received excellent care from all of the doctors. Dr Partridge is my doctor and has helped me through difficult surgeries and always offers the best advice for all of my pets. I trust him with my life because my fur babies are my life. Thank you for all you do


The entire staff and Drs were fantastic. Very accommodating, concerned and ultimately provided excellent veterinary care - at a VERY reasonable price. They didn’t try to ring us up for a long list of needed test and services and I’ve experienced at other Vets. Highly recommend!


We were displaced due to Hurricane Michael and my 12 year old Irish Setter was having problems with his leg, eating and basically depressed. The staff were so great. They got us in right away and treated my baby like he was a long time patient. They spent so much time with us and my dog felt at home. Kudos to Adam and Dr. Collins. Thank you so very much! I would reccomend this vet to anyone.


I came to work at Partridge Animal Hospital after years of hearing about its superior reputation in animal care. When I started here, I was absolutely blown away by the level of commitment to medical excellence, teamwork and its shining reputation in the community. The doctors and technicians are some of the most dedicated individuals I have met in the field. They genuinely care about each and every patient and client. Partridge Animal Hospital is not only an incredible place to work, but I would not trust my own animals’ care with anyone else.

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Partridge Animal Hospital is one of the few hospitals in our area that is not requiring curb-side appointments. Our doctors and staff are available in person and are eager to have non-virtual encounters with you and your pet. Our first priority remains the health and safety of our team, clients and patients, so we are continuing to follow CDC cleaning and sanitation guidelines. This includes social distancing and wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the virus.


Partridge Animal Hospital veterinarians and technicians are committed to excellence. Our knowledgeable, compassionate staff combines cutting-edge veterinary technology with decades of experience to provide the highest level of care for your pet. We understand that a pet is part of the family. Our goal is to ensure your animal companion has as many happy, healthy years with you as possible. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family too. From new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way.


Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. In addition to preventing many life-threatening illnesses, vaccinations can prevent diseases prevalent in wildlife and those that can be passed to humans. It's important to administer vaccinations when pets are puppies and kittens because theiryoung immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy. While any medical treatment involves some degree of risk, in the case of vaccinations, the benefits far outweigh any potential side effects.


One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners-which can make it feel like you'll never see your pet again if they get lost. Partridge Animal Hospital wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors-because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can't fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet's entire life.


Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty frightening, right? As you can guess, things would eventually start to go very, very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those rotting teeth would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious health problems. And we haven't even mentioned the daily, debilitating pain. It's the same scenario for your dog or cat. While some people might laugh at the idea of brushing their pet's teeth or taking them for a dental cleaning, the fact is that by age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease.


Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and Partridge Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures. Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. Partridge Animal Hospital's experienced veterinary anesthesiologists provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort.


Seeing under the skin-that's what's possible with ultrasound technology. Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal's body, giving us important information about the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries. Because ultrasounds don't require radiation, they're also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.


There's no doubt that one of the most frightening things a pet owner can hear is that their animal companion has cancer. Partridge Animal Hospital can provide diagnosis and treatment in many cases. We'll also be here to walk you through and help you decide on the best option for your pet and family. Chemotherapy can be effective in decreasing tumor sizes and prolonging the lifespan of pets. The specific type of chemotherapy treatment will depend on your pet and the type of cancer he or she has.