Sarasota Veterinary Center

We Love Pets and It Shows!

We love animals and it shows when you visit us at Sarasota Veterinary Center. Your pet will be greeted by name and so will you when you enter our doors. Our staff members work here because they love to people and their pets. We think nothing at all of getting down on the floor to meet your pets and make them feel comfortable. We want you and your pets to have a warm, welcoming and positive experience.

About Us

Welcome to our Veterinary Practice in Sarasota. We first opened for business in 1983. Since that time, we’ve been proudly serving the people and pets of Sarasota County as well as Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch providing high quality veterinary services in a compassionate manner. Dr. Dave Smith purchased the animal hospital in 2006 and quickly integrated his philosophy of practicing preventative medicine with a strong emphasis on outstanding customer service.

Dr. Dave likes to surround himself with staff members whose love of animals and compassion is obvious to all who enter our hospital. Nothing is more gratifying than hearing a client say that their pet actually likes to come to our hospital. Our longstanding motto has always been Pets Are Family Too.

Our focus on preventative medicine for pets of all ages stems from Dr. Dave’s vast experience in emergency and critical care. Pets are living longer and he found that preventative care is the key to their well-being and a better quality of life as they age.

Client education is a vital part of providing high quality care to responsible pet owners. A large percentage of our time is spent on explaining things and answering questions so pet owners can better make informed decisions regarding their pet’s healthcare.

Sarasota Veterinary Center offers a full range of veterinary services including an experienced groomer, air conditioned boarding year round and nutritious diets, treats and supplements.

A genuine love of animals is the motivating influence in everything we do at Sarasota Veterinary Center. We understand the special bond you have with your pets and we want to be your partner in giving them a long, happy and healthy life.

We encourage you to come in and experience the difference our unique care and service can make in the life of your cherished animal companion. We hope to see you both in our office soon!

Very professional. Very thorough. Very honest and reasonable.


Love this place! Excellent clinic! Very caring and kind staff. Dr. Dave is very patient and knowledgeable.


The staff was amazing and Dr. John was very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate!


It is so wonderful to have a vet you can trust!


Dr. Smith is wonderful! He has been our vet for years and can’t thank him enough for everything he does for our little furry kids!


Doctors and staff are the best...Thank you!



Our Staff

  • Dr. Dave Smith
  • Dr. John Fifarek
  • Christy
  • Rebecca
  • Karen
  • Linda
  • Chelee
  • Stormie

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