WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW 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, is a Fear Free Certified Professionals.

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

Are you familiar with our Wellness Plans? Yes! Pet care made easy!

A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet

To make sure your pet is receiving necessary preventative services, enroll your dog or cat in Del Mar’s Wellness Plan. Wellness plans are tailored to address the needs of individual pets at each life stage and designed to save you money by offering an affordable monthly cost for office exams, preventative care and vaccinations.

For more information about out Wellness Plans, visit https://delmarvethospital.com/wellness-preventive-care/ , or give us a call at (904) 717-0777.


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

In APRIL, we celebrate:

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

Heartworm Awareness Month
National Adopt a Greyhound Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
April 1–7: National Raw Feeding Week
April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
April 12-18: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
April 7: World Health Day
April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
April 11: National Pet Day
April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
April 12-18: National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 14: National Dolphin Day
April 17: National Bat Appreciation Day
April 17-23: National Pet ID Week
April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
April 19-25: National Volunteer Week
April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
April 22: Earth Day
April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
April 24: Hairball Awareness Day
April 25: World Veterinary Day
April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
April 26: Hairball Awareness Day
April 28: National Pet Parents Day
April 29: International Guide Dog Day
April 30: National Tabby Day
April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

 

Del Mar recognizes the following six (6) holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We might be open some of these days, so always give us a call 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