We LOVE Our Volunteers!

Volunteer appreciation weekWe want to send a HUGE shout out to all of the wonderful volunteers who have shared their hearts with St. Francis Animal Hospital. Whether you volunteered your time, talent or treasure, you have been an important part of our mission to help family pets in need of medical care! Thanks to you, more pets have received the medical care they needed and their families are extremely grateful to still have their furry friend as a part of their lives. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done!!!

St. Francis Animal Hospital Helps Louisiana Flood Victims and Local Shelter Dogs in Need

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 www.saintfrancisanimalhospital.org/donate 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 www.facebook.com/SaintFrancisJax.

San Marco Dogs Book

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Carly Gare presents check to Dr. Susan Shelton, Founder of St. Francis Animal Hospital

Support St. Francis Animal Hospital with this adorable photo book!

$15 Donation

Carly Gare, a local 12 year old, has compiled this colorful photo book of dogs in San Marco she captured on Instagram. And what’s amazing is she has chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds to the St. Francis Animal Hospital to help pets in need of medical care!

This book makes a great gift for any dog lover!

Purchase yours today at the following locations:

  • St. Francis Animal Hospital at 2107 Mango Place in San Marco
  • The Ward Room at 1969 San Marco Blvd. in San Marco Square
  • San Marco Book Store at 1971 San Marco Blvd. in San Marco Square

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial day AppreciationOn this Memorial Day, we thank all those (2-legged and 4-legged) who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We are forever grateful.

We hope you don’t need us, but in the event you need veterinary care, St. Francis Animal Hospital will be open on Memorial Day from 9am to 6pm.

Give Local – Give Where it Matters Most!

Give Local Jax - SFAH 160428Tuesday, May 3, 2016 is Give Local America day, a national day of giving focused on giving where it matters most – in your own back yard!!! For 24 hours, you can give to local Jacksonville nonprofits that have a positive impact on your community!

St. Francis Animal Hospital is proud to be a part of this day of giving and your donations to St. Francis Animal Hospital will go to help family pets in need of medical care!

Imagine not being able to afford medical care for your pet. Sadly, thousands of pets each year die in situations where their injuries and illnesses are treatable but their owners can’t afford the treatments.

With your support, local families like Cooper’s will be able to get the medical care their beloved pets need so these families will be able to enjoy many more loving years with their pets.
Cooper’s Story:

Cooper and his kids.

Cooper is a 4 year old mix who is the best friend to three young children. Sadly, Cooper became seriously ill when he ate something he shouldn’t that caused a life-threatening intestinal obstruction. Without emergency surgery, Cooper would die and Cooper’s family couldn’t afford the entire cost of the medical care.

Thanks to donors like you, Cooper was able to get the life-saving surgery he needed. Cooper has fully recovered and his kids are so happy to have their buddy Cooper back home so they can run and play again. Thanks to donors like you, Cooper’s kids will enjoy many more happy and healthy years with their best friend Cooper.

Please pledge to DONATE to St. Francis Animal Hospital Tuesday, May 3, 2016!