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, YELP, and GOOGLE!  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 - 12:00pm
  • 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
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Zoology) degrees from Louisiana State University
  • 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
  • Nova Wagner

    Veterinary Technician

    Nova has worked in the veterinary profession since 1998.  She is originally from Indiana, but has been in Florida most of her life and considers Clearwater her home. 

    She is a mother of two young boys, and also shares her home with a dog and two Munchkin cats.  In her spare time, she enjoys rehabilitating orphaned critters and has participated in rescue since 2002.  Nova is a very caring and dedicated person that loves to make a positive difference in people and animals' lives.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
  • Tara Woodard

    Veterinary Technician

    Tara has been working with dogs most of her life. Her first job was in a pet store as the reptile specialist, where she also had the opportunity to work with many other types of animals. Tara also has extensive training in dog body language, and worked at a guide dog school as a puppy placement specialist.  She has been in the Veterinary field for over 10 years. 

    Tara was born and raised in Clearwater, FL and lives with her 4 dogs and quail. In her spare time she enjoys reading, crocheting, and painting. She loves art, and anything creative is her passion. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • 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
    Veterinary Supervisor Degree from FSU (Feline State University)
    Chasing Lizards
  • Mac Love

    Official Box Inspector

    Mac joined Love Animal Hospital in 2018.  He has risen through the ranks to become a very effective box inspector.  Every day, he diligently inspects the interior of all emptied supply boxes, carefully checking for imperfections.

    Mac has on occasion expressed concern that Blanco, the Hospital Supervisor, is incompetent. As a result, he is also the self appointed Supervisor of the Hospital Supervisor.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    General Studies Degree from USF (University of Slothful Felines)
    Aspiring Food Critic