Dr. Nieves and the Staff at Del Mar Veterinary Hospital are pleased to welcome Purina ProPlan Veterinary Diets and Pro Plan as our recommended pet food lines.

In an effort to deliver the best medical care possible, our doctors and staff participate in regular continuing education to learn and evaluate new medical procedures and products for pets with specific health conditions.  Therapeutic (prescription) diets play an important role in the prevention and management of many diseases in dogs and cats.

Deciding on a diet line is no easy task and we were specifically looking for a company with diets that could provide these characteristics:

  • High Quality/Effective Nutrition             
  • Latest Advances in Science/Technology                      
  • Excellent Palatability (Taste)         
  • Convenient Home Delivery with $0 shipping (on ALL orders)
  • Reasonable Prices with Client Discounts!

PURINA ProPlan Veterinary Diets meet all of our needs!

We will have most of the most commonly used Purina Veterinary Diets (prescription) in stock.  Soon, most Royal Canin will no longer be stocked routinely and available on our online pharmacy Vetsource.com.  All diets can be switched to the Purina diet.  Our doctors and staff have begun feeding the Purina diets to our own animals, and also feeding our boarding and hospitalized animals on these high-quality diets with GREAT results.    

We’re excited about the change and we’re confident you’ll be pleased with our choice.

If you have any questions regarding this change, we’ll be happy to address them at your next visit or by phone.  To help make this transition as hassle-free as possible, please stop by prior to the completion of your current pet food for your first comparable Purina Veterinary Diet!  

Order thru www.ProPlanVetDirect.com to receive 20% off (with auto-ship) with convenient FREE delivery to your home.

20% OFF 1st Automatic Shipment – Promo Code: AUTO20 (Offer valid 1/1/23-6/30/23)

HOW TO ORDER? Watch a brief video HERE. 


WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE A… 

YES! We are officially the first veterinary hospital in North Florida to become a Fear Free Certified Practice, and the only one in St. Johns County.  All of our staff, from Dr. Nieves, our Patient Care Coordinator, our Certified Veterinary Technician, to our Hospital Director, a Fear Free Certified Professional.

What does this all mean to you and your pet?

A trip to the vet shouldn’t be an experience that fills your pet with fear. In fact, the last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life! Our mission is to make coming to the vet a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family and we do this through a series of steps-from your home to the car to your visit and your trip home again.

We think the Fear Free certification program says it best: “Fear Free visits eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress, and create an experience that is better and safer for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams.”

Here are a few things we are dedicated to for a Fear Free Visit:

  • Reducing or removing anxiety triggers that can cause pets to become fearful at home, in transport, or at the hospital.
  • Helping clients deliver calm pets to our hospital.
  • Enhancing the quality of medicine in our practice.
  • Improving safety for our amazing veterinary team.

We’re happy to answer any questions!

You can find more info on our website: https://delmarvethospital.com/fear-free/

CHECK US OUT! THIS IS WHAT WE DO…

FEAR FREE – Not only does it help you practice better medicine, look out for pets emotional well-being, build team culture, increase bottom lines, create a safer workplace, and provide master class customer service…but the simple experience of watching patients leave your practice happy and feeling like their friend again will remind you why you went into this profession in the first place ❤️

Fear Free Veterinary Visits: Practice Like You've Always Dreamed

Fear Free – Not only does it help you practice better medicine, look out for pets emotional wellbeing, build team culture, increase bottom lines, create a safer workplace, and provide master class customer service…but the simple experience of watching patients leave your practice happy and feeling like their friend again will remind you why you went into this profession in the first place ❤️

Posted by Fear Free Pets on Saturday, September 1, 2018


NEW Services!

  • Class IV Cold Laser Therapy (for Small & Large Animal). Multiple session packages are available. For more information, click HERE.
  • In-Home Pet Euthanasia. For more information, click HERE

Courtesy of fearfreepets.org, avma.org &  aaha.org 

In JANUARY, we celebrate:

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
  • Happy New Year! (January 1st)
  • National Pet Travel Safety Day (January 2nd)
  • Festival of Sleep Day (January 3)
  • National Bird Day (January 5)
  • National Cuddle Up Day (January 6)
  • Three King’s Day (January 6)
  • Bubble Bath Day (January 8)
  • National Pharmacist Day (January 12)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20)
  • National Cheese Lover Day (January 20)
  • National Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21)
  • Change a Pet’s Life Day (January 24)
  • Happy Chinese New Year (January 25)
  • Puzzle Day (January 29)

Del Mar recognizes the following six (6) holidays:

New Year’s Day (1/1)
Memorial Day (5/31)
Independence Day (7/4)
Labor Day (9/5)
Thanksgiving (11/24)
Christmas (12/25)

We might be open some of these days, so always give us a call, check us out in Google (NOT Yelp), or visit our social medial pages (Instagram or Facebook) to confirm if we would be able to assist you.


YES! We are AAHA Accredited because we only want the best for you.

AAHA Accreditation  –  Our hospital was evaluated on approximately 900 rigorous veterinary standards of excellence. Thanks to our amazing team, we are proud to be among the top  AAHA-Accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada.  

AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. The Standards of Accreditation are continuously reviewed and updated to keep our accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence. AAHA standards address patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. 

For more information about our AAHA Accreditation, click HERE. To watch a video on what makes a veterinary practice AAHA Accredited, click HERE