A public veterinary hospital with a mission that matters. A portion of every pet's care helps homeless pets at our Largo shelter.

At the St. Petersburg Veterinary Center our services range from spay/neuter to medical services and client education:

Senior Care
General Internal Medicine
General Surgery
General Dentistry
Emergency Care
Routine Vaccinations and Exams
Lab Services
Digital Radiography

We also offer high quality low cost spay / neuter services.

With four full time general practice veterinarians on staff as well as a spay / neuter surgeon we are ready to serve you today.

Serviced Areas

  • St Petersburg, Florida and surrounding areas

Payment Options

  • American Express, Credit Terms Available, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Money Orders, Travelers Checks, VISA, Payment Plans and sliding fee scale available

Contact Details

  Person Melissa Rivard
  City Saint Petersburg , FL
  Zip Code 33713
  Address 3250 5th Ave North
  Phone Number (727) 220-1770
  Fax 727-220-1721

Business Representative

Melissa Rivard

Hospital Manager

A life-long lover of animals, Melissa Rivard has been a part of SPCA Tampa Bay for 9 years and counting, starting in November of 2008. She started in the medical department, and eventually worked her way up to Foster Supervisor. Following her passion for Pinellas County’s community cat problem, in 2015 Melissa took on the role of Executive Director with MEOW Now, Inc., Pinellas County’s first non-profit TNVR (Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return) program. She worked alongside the board of directors to set up the program funding, infrastructure and volunteer base. Although TNVR was previously against Pinellas County code, she worked hard to set up systems that could prove TNVR was a humane and effective way to manage community cat populations. Those programs were effective enough that in 2017 the commissioners permanently approved TNVR in our county.

In August 2016, Melissa joined SPCA Tampa Bay’s new initiative – St. Petersburg Veterinary Center – and was a part of the spay and neuter team. She and the entire new staff worked diligently to open the new hospital and make it successful to generate funds to send back to the Largo shelter (which helps more than 8,000 homeless animals a year). In mid-2017, she was promoted to the Hospital Manager position, and is excited to take on the challenging role of leading and growing the hospital into the future.

Products & Services

Veterinary Center

Building on a 75-year history as a leader in animal welfare, our Veterinary Center provides a range of comprehensive pet care services to the community. This new facility supports our mission to transform the lives of animals through passionate collaboration with our community.

Services range from spay/neuter and preventive to diagnostic services. pet surgery, dental care and client education. All Veterinary Center revenue helps “paw it forward” supporting the nonprofit programs and services at our Largo shelter, as well as helps families unable to afford their pets medical bills through our Caldwell Keeping Families Together Fund.

Our passionate team of animal advocates is dedicated to providing the highest level of pet care to the community of Pinellas County. From checkups to surgeries, our team is here to help keep your pets happy and healthy.

Customer Testimonials

Excellent nurses and doctors. Professional and helpful. The facility is clean and inviting and they took great care of my cat when I had to bring her in for an emergency check up. I recommend them highly. It's a stressful job to have, and they showed both my and my kitty compassionate care. A+++

Excellent staff, gorgeous facility, and low prices. Had my Frenchy neutered there and would highly recommend them. We will be back!

Awesome! My partner and I adopted our pet from SPCA Tampa Bay and brought her to their Veterinary Center for her first visit. This is my first dog as an adult so I had a LOT of questions. The entire staff was fantastic! They patiently answered all my questions and took great care of Bailey!

The staff here are amazing. They actually care about you and your pet family. They don't try to kill your pets with unnecessary procedures and medications. They don't try to brow beat you into padding the bill, with over expensive flea products that don't work.

I took my dog Bruno to be put to sleep. I never done this before, as all my dogs have passed on their own. They came outside helped me bring him in for he was 150lbs. He layed on the floor eating treats until he fell asleep. They hugged me and consoled after he left me. They even sent me a card. I have 4 other dogs, I will bringing them here for now on. They are absolutely the most compassionate, kind and caring people.

Sadly I had to euthanize my dog today and the only thing that made it a little easier was the staff here. They were so kind and compassionate...more than I could've ever asked for. I was so lucky for the care from Dr.Mayne and the nurses. Dr.Mayne even hugged me and assured me what I was doing was the best choice for my baby I don't think she or the staff know how much I really NEEDED that support. I can't say thank you enough to this SPCA for everything. Overall the helped make the best out of a tramatic experience.

I absolutely love them! They made me and my dog feel very comfortable. Very reasonable price! I wouldn't want to take my dogs anywhere else but SPCA!

I moved to St. Pete from Tampa a year ago, and it was no longer convenient to keep my Tampa vet, so I made an appointment at the Vet Center for my two dogs - one is relatively young and still healthy, and the other is a senior with several health conditions. Dr. Gisel and the entire team were very thorough in their exam of my old lady and very patient as I went through her history. So relieved to have found a good vet in St. Pete that I really like and trust.

Above and beyond excellent, attentive, loving care for our 10 year old Pug Ziggy. We love our local Vet, but tried SPCA so that we could do more for him within our budget. Yet, we still wanted the best, professional care we could get. Everything worked out perfect, and we could not thank Dr. Conway and her friendly Team enough! Would recommend them to all my friends, family and neighbors in the Bay area. Thank you SPCA of Tampa Bay! ~Clarissa, Mitch and Ziggy of South Tampa :)

The staff and doctors are awesome. The facility is beautiful with wonderful murals of local neighborhoods. And they took excellent care of my girl.

So friendly and affordable. Loved the vet and all of the staff.

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Social Activity

COSTUME CONTEST! For the week of Halloween any current clients may dress their furbabies up and bring them to the clinic to enter the SPCA Pet Costume Contest! Photos will be taken and the winners voted on at the end of the day Friday, Nov 3 and the top
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As our first cold front approaches, and we start toying with the idea of Fall in Florida, these are some good awareness tips for pet owners. Talk to us if you have any questions, or you think your pet has been injured or exposed to certain things!
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We all love our senior pets! Watch our General Practice Veterinarian Dr Nicole Mayne discuss some of the things you will learn about at our Senior Pet Panel this upcoming Sunday. Thank you to Daytime TV Show for hosting Liam and Dr. Mayne.
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Come say hello to representatives from our staff at the 19th Annual BungalowFest from 10am-4pm today! Take advantage of this opportunity to get a walking tour of some of the quirky homes in Historic Kenwood.
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VET TECH APPRECIATION WEEK! Your pet deserves the best in pet care and it takes everyone on the veterinary health care team to make that happen. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recognized that fact and created National
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Hi Clients! We just found out Brighthouse has suffered a local regional outage in St. Pete, and as a result, our phones and internet are not working. We are unable to call in or call out at this time, but we are still open for business. The Brighthouse
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Phones and internet back up! Thanks for your patience!
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Liam the cat and Dr. Mayne just finished a segment on senior pet health this morning. It will air this Thursday morning at 10am on WFLA News Channel 8. Check them out and don't forget to register for the FREE senior pet panel November 5 from 2-4pm at
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