Before she opened Nature's Pet Grooming, Lisa Jordan traveled across the United States to hone her skills. In Charleston, she apprenticed show groomers; in Oahu, she worked as a mobile groomer; in D.C., she groomed top dog politicians. Finally, she officially became a master in the field at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming and settled down in Florida.
As the owner of Nature's Pet Grooming, she's fostered strong relationships with her canine customers. Her deluxe baths cater to a dog's natural anxiety about grooming with a relaxing hydromassage shampoo delivery, cozy towel wrap, and gentle ear cleanings. Extras such as massage, lavender aromatherapy, and citrus rinses make pooches feel extra special on their birthdays or graduation from space camp.
Each of the four veterinarians at Tuscawilla Oaks Animal Hospital own pets, meaning that the staff understands the compassion and care that animals need. This compassion helped to earn the hospital the Seminole Voice’s 2012 award for Best Pet Care, and it impacts everything from basic checkups, to routine vaccinations, to surgery. In addition to treating any make and model of cat or dog, the staff also cares for birds and the nonvenomous reptiles that run the shadow governments of unincorporated towns.
Dr. Josh Kindred and his team of pet-loving vet technicians have dedicated their small practice to providing personalized care for each critter they see. Recognized as an accredited practice by the American Animal Hospital Association, Kindred's intimate care center handles an array of diagnostic and treatment procedures, including laser surgery, x-rays and ultrasounds, dental care, and immunizations. Dr. Josh and crew also host overnight guests for owners traveling out of town, providing supervised care in a climate-controlled kennel. During their stay, pets can safely frolic and share plates of spaghetti in the outdoor enclosure of the recently added play area. While pups romp around the grass, staffers keep their well-trained eyes peeled for behavioral changes, allowing each fuzzy face to enjoy a safe and pleasant residency.
Halifax Humane Society aims to protect animals from neglectful, cruel, and exploitative treatment by providing shelter to homeless, lost, or abandoned animals as well as low-cost spay or neuter services and other animal-advocacy programs. The shelter cares for injured wildlife and approximately 13,000 dogs and cats each year, many of which are available for adoption.
With two locations, Atlantic Animal Hospitals doesn't take time off from ensuring the health of cats, dogs, and exotic pets. Their veterinarians and assistants work seven days a week, administering all sorts of care: general exams, dermatology, dentistry, surgery, and other services. They can also board pets that need a vacation.