St. Francis Animal Hospital provides affordable veterinary care to all owned pets in the surrounding Jacksonville area. Locally founded and inspired, we are a non-profit organization that treats all of our patients with quality, tender healthcare.

Healthy Pet Wellness Specials

Healthy Pet Wellness Specials

NEED AN ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM FOR YOUR PET?   KEEP YOUR PET HEALTHY AND SAVE $$$ WITH OUR HEALTHY PET HAPPY HOUR Call us at 904-674-7223 to schedule your appointment today! Healthy Pet Wellness Specials ava… Read More
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Join Us For Strut Your Mutt

Join Us For Strut Your Mutt

Help raise $$$ to help pets in need of medical care! JOIN THE ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL TEAM: Register to Walk or Run for the St. Francis team and get a free St… Read More
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We Won Again!

We Won Again!

We are THRILLED to announce that for the second year in a row St. Francis Animal Hospital has been recognized as the Best Vet in Jacksonville by Folio Weekly!! So a BIG THANK YOU to Folio Weekly, and of course… Read More
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Louisiana Pets in NeedAs flood waters recede in Louisiana, not only people are in need of help, but animal shelters and their homeless pets need help as well. Responding to this need, St. Francis Animal Hospital is working with Best Friends Animal Society to transport five heartworm positive dogs from Acadiana Animal Aid in Louisiana. A special thank you to First Coast No More Homeless Pets for lending us one of their transport vans and dog crates!

Because there is also significant need to help pets in our local shelters that are full, St. Francis Animal Hospital will also be taking five dogs from Animal Care and Protective Services. This will free up space for ACPS to help other homeless pets in our community.

Dr. Susan Shelton, founder and medical director of St. Francis Animal Hospital, said she knew this was the perfect time for St. Francis to help. “We have moved to a new and larger facility and we are in the process of adding boarding to the services we offer. These homeless pets in need will be our first boarding guests.”

The Louisiana dogs will be transported to St. Francis Animal Hospital on Saturday, August 27 housed initially in temporary digs at the new St. Francis location, 2727 Atlantic Blvd. Once Dr. Shelton and her medical team perform examinations and begin heartworm treatment plans for each dog, they will be available for foster care and adoption.

The five dogs coming from Louisiana will be treated for heartworms by St. Francis Animal Hospital and will be looking for their forever homes.

St. Francis Animal Hospital Needs Your Help!

Here is how you can help too:

  • We will need volunteers to help care for the ten dogs on a daily basis. If you can volunteer to help, please CLICK HERE.
  • We also need supplies such as dog bowls, towels and blankets, leashes and collars, paper towels, liquid laundry soap and bleach. Supplies can be dropped off at 2727 Atlantic Blvd.
  • Donations can be made at to help cover the costs for their medical care.

Updates regarding the care, treatment and adoption availability of these rescued dogs will be posted on

We are excited to announce that St. Francis Animal Hospital

is OPEN at our new facility at 2727 Atlantic Blvd.!New Home Sign

It was a long weekend of moving and setting up equipment, exam rooms and offices. We are proud to say that St. Francis Animal Hospital is now open to see patients at our new location!

There will be a lot going on in the next couple of weeks as we get settled into our new home.  We know that there are bound to be hiccups and glitches. So, please be patient with us as we work through the kinks.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location and to assist you in finding us, here are a few helpful directions:

It is important to know to that from Atlantic Blvd, you turn in from Monticello Road.

– Coming from the east, PASS the building once to get to Monticello Rd.

– From the West, you’ll pass the building twice, first to make a u-turn at the San Mateo Ave. light and then pass the building again to turn onto Monticello Rd