Love Animal Hospital

At Love Animal Hospital, we want you to feel like part of our family.  We all have pets of our own, and understand how much your pets mean to you.  We always treat our patients the same way we would treat our own family members.  Whether your pet is a cat, dog, or exotic (guinea pig, rabbit, ferret, rat, reptile, etc)...we love them all!

Our mission is to provide the highest quality veterinary care with the same compassion that we give our own pets and loved ones. Your pet always deserves a gentle and understanding touch. For many of our patients, going to the vet can be very stressful. We understand their fears, and will always maintain a quiet, gentle approach, especially to these more sensitive patients.  We know that pets feel stress just as we do. This is especially true if the visit is due to an injury or illness, rather than a routine maintenance visit.

Maintaining a high standard of care is also important to us. In our eyes, it is very important to practice preventative medicine. This means that we encourage regular screenings to help us identify problems before it is too late to manage them effectively.  In the long run, this saves you money, and allows you to spend more quality time with your pet.

Our staff loves the challenge of working with all kinds of animals, from cats and dogs, to rodents, rabbits, and reptiles!  With exotic patients in particular, it is very important to start off on the right foot.  The vast majority of diseases seen in these patients are very preventable.  A consultation when first adopting one of these special pets can help you avoid losing them prematurely. 

So, read on....get to know us a little better, and also don't forget to Like and Review us on FACEBOOK!  Feel free to stop in and meet us, or give us a call.  We would feel honored to have the opportunity to care for your little one.

Young boy and girl with dog and cat
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Dr. Jacki Love, DVM

    Veterinarian and Hospital Owner

    Dr. Love originally hails from Louisiana, and has been a veterinarian since 1999.  She lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband Randy, son Zack, and loveable mutts Zambi & Boaty McBoatface. 

    Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, surgery, pain management, preventative medicine, and geriatric care. 

    When she is not working, Dr. Love enjoys traveling to remote regions of the world to observe and photograph wildlife with her family.  Over the years she has been lucky enough to explore 10 different countries, on every continent excluding Antarctica (way too cold!!).  She is hoping to see many more interesting places in the coming years.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Zoology) degrees from Louisiana State University
  • Nikky Fournelis

    Certified Veterinary Assistant, Aspiring Veterinarian and Engineer

    Nikky is our resident 'Girl Genius'!  She is originally a native of Chicago, but was raised here in the Tampa Bay area. Still in high school, Nikky aspires to double major in Veterinary Medicine and Mechanical Engineering.  She will be attending Florida Polytechnic University in fall of 2017.

    Nikky is trilingual, and is able to speak English, Spanish, and Greek (did I mention the Girl Genius part?).  Nikki shares her home with her two dogs: Sophie (a Poodle mix) and Misty (a Chihuahua mix) . In her spare time, you can find her volunteering at a local farm, or listening to music while training in Mixed Martial Arts.     

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Education:
    Certified Veterinary Assistant
    Interests:
    Mixed Martial Arts and Animals
  • Lucia Capolupo

    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Lucia's love for animals is like no other.  While growing up, helping animals was all she ever wanted to do.  She eventually went on to take Veterinary Assisting classes in high school, and has been a CVA since 2015.

    Lucia is originally from New York, and now resides in Clearwater with her boyfriend Cameron and their beloved cat Princess.  In her free time, Lucia loves to go out with her friends. She also enjoys relaxing at home with Prin while watching their favorite show, Grey's Anatomy.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Certified Veterinary Assistant
    Interests:
    Surgery, dentistry
  • Dolly Mitchell

    Veterinary Receptionist Extraordinaire

    Dolly joined Dr. Love's team in 2015, bringing over 20 years of veterinary reception experience to Love Animal Hospital.  Over the years, she has worked in many different types of practices, including specialist hospitals, ERs, private practices, and adoption centers.  She can usually be found smiling and laughing behind the front desk at Love Animal Hospital.

    Dolly enjoys spending time with her husband Stan, and also with Chuck, her sweet little three legged Chihuahua.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
  • Blanco Love

    Hospital Supervisor

    Blanco resided within the walls of Love Animal Hospital long before Dr. Love came along.  He tirelessly strolls through the hospital halls each day, observing all procedures and providing constructive criticism to the staff, typically in the form of a meow. Contrary to popular belief, he doesn't actually own the hospital.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Veterinary Supervisor Degree from FSU (Feline State University)
    Interests:
    Chasing Lizards