Making sure your pet sees a veterinarian on a routine basis is essential to the well-being of your animal. Based on client feedback, we have come up with a list of great vets in Brevard County to help you with your search, including Emergency and 24-hour offices. Don’t worry; we didn’t forget our beloved Space Coast wildlife! If you happen upon an injured wild animal, there is a sanctuary to help care for them too!
Why do you need a great vet?
Building a great rapport between your vet and your pet can lead to a longer life for your pet. A veterinarian is more than a medical doctor for animals. He or she can address behavioral, emotional, social, and dental issues. All of this adds up to a healthier lifestyle for your pet.
Having pleasant yearly visits with your vet, starting as a puppy or kitten, can also ease anxieties and fear in pets that generally aren’t keen on going to the vets’ office. This can be helpful later on down the road if your pet needs to make a visit when they are having a health problem. We believe that finding the right veterinarian that you and your pet feel comfortable with is really important. If you are searching for a great veterinarian for your pet in the Melbourne, Rockledge, Suntree, Viera, or even beachside, check out some recommendations from our Space Coast Pet family members!
Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital (321) 777-6444
968 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach FL 32937
Full-Service Wellness & Emergency Care Open 7 days a week. This tropical-themed office was founded in 1988. It blends traditional and holistic healing approaches as it cares for cats, dogs, birds, and exotic pets! They also have grooming services and an in-stock pharmacy for your convenience. This place will always be special to me because Aloha’s Rescue & Adoption program is how we found our first rescue pup, Penny, in 2016.
Animal Medical Clinic Indiatlantic (321) 724-2277
307 4th Ave., Indiatlantic, FL 32903
This 5-star practice services more than cats and dogs; they also provide Small animal medicine for ferrets, bunnies, and rodents. Thinking alternative, they have acupuncture along with routine preventative care and surgical services.
Atlantic Animal Clinic (321) 784-4328
7620 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
At Atlantic Animal clinic, Dr. Storts believes in high quality medical, dental, and surgical care. For the past two decades, she has committed herself to keeping up with the newest information and technology to allow her to give your pet the best care. She has also started a cause to care for sick and abandoned stray animals in the community. Here is what one client had to say about Atlantic, “5 stars because I was nervous and treated with compassion. All my questions were answered.”
Island Animal Hospital
This business has 3 locations:
Merritt Island (321) 453-2430
Cocoa Beach (321) 783-6463
Viera (321) 633-8387
This business received a 4.9-star rating out of 5 stars on Google reviews! They are a full-service animal hospital that emphasizes compassion and education. If you have a question, they want to answer it for you. They are pet parents too so they can empathize with all the complexities that pet parenting brings.
Ocean Animal Hospital (321) 406-1618
150 East Columbia Lane, Suite 1, Cocoa Beach, FL, 3293
They are a full-service veterinary facility that believes in treating your pet like their own. They practice compassionate and contemporary medicine. Check out all the great reviews from their clients.
Central Brevard County
Brevard Veterinary Hospital
This small animal practice has been open since the early1960s. They promote wellness, preventive medicine, and diagnostics. They strive to treat and love the pets that come in as if they were their own.
Florida Aid to Animals
Two locations: Palm Bay (321) 676-7777 and Melbourne (321) 242-9826
The goal of Florida Aid to Animals is to provide affordable treatment. The Melbourne location opened in 1989. They also offer low-cost spay and neuter to decrease overpopulation and prevent euthanasia in overcrowded shelters. Multiple reviews note how courteous and professional the staff is along with reasonable prices. There may be a slight wait for certain services due to the volume of patients, so plan ahead when possible.
Kehoe Animal Clinic (321) 877-1825
3816 Murrell Road, Rockledge, FL 32955
Dr. Kehoe, a Brevard County native, has what you would definitely call a “family practice.” Not only does her husband and daughter work there, but the staff is also a group of caring, trusted professionals. Services offered include general wellness, surgery, dentistry, radiology, laser therapy, acupuncture, and ultrasound. They also have an on-site pharmacy. They have great reviews from long-time patients.
Rockledge Animal Hospital (321) 632-8071
1934 S Fiske Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955
“Rockledge Animal Hospital has been providing exceptional patient care and customer service for over 30 years” This three vet office seeks to provide the highest standard in veterinary care.
The Cat Doctor (321) 752-6556
6470 US Hwy 1, Rockledge, FL 32955
This exclusive cat office opened in 2004. “Dr. Buchanan felt that a hospital just for cats would be her dream job. She thinks that cats are such unique creatures.”
Viera East Veterinary Center (321) 339-2250
5405 Village Dr., Viera, FL 32955
They are a full-service pet hospital for dogs and cats, practicing in the community for over 20 years. They have a lot of great reviews from happy clients. Here is one “My two boys (cats) LOVE coming to this vet. I’ve never seen an animal, esp a cat, excited to come into a strange place. The staff is very caring, informative, and overall, an amazing place …”
24-Hour Emergency & Critical Care
If your pet is having an emergency and you need to contact a vet after hours, there are two emergency vets in Brevard County.
Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard
2281 Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL (321) 725-5365
Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital
5775 Schneck Ave., Rockledge, FL (321)-752-7600
Protecting Florida’s Wildlife
And what about the animals that are not your pets? It isn’t uncommon in Florida to come across injured wildlife.
Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary (321) 254-8843
4560 N US Hwy 1, Palm Shores, FL 32935
If you find an injured animal that needs medical attention, you can contact them. If it is after hours when you discover the wounded animals, they have crates located outside their office that you can leave the animal in and they will care for it when they reopen in the morning.
What if I can’t afford the expensive vet bills?
We understand how expensive veterinary care can be. The cost can add up even if you have healthy pets. Despite the financial impact, making your pet’s health and wellness a priority is absolutely worth it. Don’t look at it as a cost; look at is as an investment. Waiting too long to address issues can make the problem worse for your pet and more costly for you! Bringing your pet for regular checkups can increase your pets’ health and lead to a long active life for your pet. Isn’t that what we all want?
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Did you see your vet on the list? Where have you been with your pet and what outstanding services have they received there? Let us know in the comments below!
If you need help getting your animal to the vet, let us know; we provide Pet Taxi services in addition to our trusted pet sitting and dog walking services. We want to help your pet live a long and healthy life!
Melanie is the owner and founder of Brevard’s premier trusted in-home pet care company. With a Sociology & Criminal Justice degree from the University of Tennessee, in 2016 she took her corporate security background and combined it with her lifelong passion for animals – that’s how Space Coast Pet Services was born! She is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR, bonded, insured, and proudly completed a full background check successfully. She is committed to ongoing training and education for herself and her team. To learn more, click here.
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