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.
  • Full Grooming on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Appointments starting as early as 9:00 am.
  • In-Home Pet Euthanasia. For more information, click HERE
  • Monthly Puppy Power Classes with a Fear Free Certified professional trainer.

In DECEMBER, we celebrate:

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

  • Cat Lover’s Month
  • World AIDS Day (December 1)
  • National Mutt Day (December 2)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3)
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day (December 4)
  • International Volunteer Day (December 5)
  • Human Rights Day (December 10th)
  • National Day of the Horse & U.S. National Guard Birthday – 1636  (December 13th)
  • Bill of Rights Day (December 15th)
  • Hanukkah (December 22-30)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)
  • Kwanzaa (December 26 – January 1st)
  • Visit the Zoo Day (December 27)
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31st)
  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)

Del Mar Veterinary Hospital 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