Choose St. Francis Pet Care Center for Advanced Medicine & Loving Care

Published on 4 April 2016 in Business
Julie Kanehl (author)

Julie Kanehl


Location(s): St. Francis Pet Care Center

For most of us, our pets are more than our animal companions. They are our family members, our fur-babies, and our best friends. That’s why when it comes to choosing a veterinarian for their care, it’s important to choose doctors who are experts in their field, up-to-date on all of the latest medical advancements, and most of all, caring, respectful and compassionate. St. Francis Pet Care Center is all of these things and more. 
St. Francis Pet Care Center is located at 3591 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs, a mile east of East Lake Road. An amazing facility and animal hospital, St. Francis can provide the best for your pet whatever they may need, a simple checkup or advanced surgical care. The focus at St. Francis Pet Care Center is on preventative health care, keeping your pet healthy through each stage of life. St. Francis has the technology that can help provide your pets with the very best quality of life possible, from using digital x-rays and keeping electronic records, to applying advanced techniques like therapeutic laser therapies that can dramatically improve your pet’s quality of life. St. Francis Pet Care Center is even on the cutting edge of researching stem cells as a way to heal animals at a cellular level. It may sound like science fiction, but it’s right around the corner, giving animals that would have suffered in the past, a chance to be healed very quickly with no side effects. 
Michael Amsberry, DVM, says, “We are one of a few clinics in the country to be selected for stem cell research for pets, and while we can apply all of the best technologically advanced approaches, it’s our compassionate care that makes us who we are.” Adding, “I always think of the quote: ‘People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.’ Our pets and our pet owners know how much we care.” 
Dog owner Julie wrote, “The doctors, technicians, office and kennel staff at St. Francis pet care center are the most caring, compassionate and loving people we know! Our black lab, Champ, loved to go and visit the center even through his toughest times. We feel truly blessed to call everyone here ‘family’.” 
Dr. Amsberry, who is originally a farm boy raised in Oregon, attended college at Franciscan University in Ohio, and then graduated from Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1990. After having a successful practice in Oregon, he and his family moved to Florida to be near their extended family in 2008, opening St. Francis Pet Care Center in 2010. Since then, St. Francis Pet Care Center has become an integral part of the surrounding communities of East Lake, Tarpon Springs and now, Trinity and Odessa will benefit from St. Francis Pet Care Center’s satellite Pet Care Clinic that will serve those local families and their pets! 

Opening Soon: St. Francis Pet Care Clinic in Trinity! 

The St. Francis Pet Care Clinic in Trinity is scheduled to open very shortly, and the entire staff is very excited about the opportunity to meet new families and new pets! Dr. Amsberry says, “We are all set up and ready to go in Trinity!” Located at 2156 Corporate Center Drive, just off of S.R. 54 in the Mobil/7-Eleven plaza, this office will be very convenient to residents of Trinity, Longleaf, Odessa and beyond. 
In addition to Dr. Amsberry, St. Francis Pet Care Center is also home to Bay-area native Thomas Callahan, DVM. Dr. Callahan has been a popular veterinarian in the Tampa Bay area for nearly 30 years, and he has recently joined the team at St. Francis Pet Care Center. A graduate of University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Callahan specializes in providing preventative health care for your pet, internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Always current, Dr. Callahan attends the Central Florida Academy of Veterinary Medicine for continuing education classes to bring the very latest in veterinary care to his furry patients. 
Coming soon to the team is Carlos Garcia, DVM, who has recently earned his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Garcia is skilled at surgical care and, until now, has been working at a very busy 24-hour emergency hospital for pets in Miami. 
Dr. Amsberry says, “We have a combined experience of 57 years!” Adding, “I am most proud of the culture we have nurtured and maintain among our entire staff…one of compassion and respect for each other, for our patients and for their families. We have an amazing team. They truly love our patients, and treat them with both knowledgeable and heartfelt care.” 

Don’t Just Board, Send Your Dog to the Pet Resort! 

In addition to offering state-ofthe- art and compassionate medical care to your pets, St. Francis Pet Care Center is also home to their popular Pet Resort! The pet resort offers boarding for both cats and dogs to suit every taste, from comfortable, climate controlled runs, comfortable beds, “room service” and play time throughout the day, to luxury accommodations that include a large private bedroom, cable TV, lamb’s wool covered bedding and more coziness. Charlotte said, “Our dog has only been happy while boarding at St. Francis Pet Care Center & Resort. The facility is clean, the prices are reasonable and the caregivers are kind and attentive. When we return, our dog is clean, well-nourished and relaxed. … the good experience really takes the guilt out of leaving town!” 
Brandie said, “There are no words that can express the depth of my appreciation and love that I have for the entire staff at St. Francis. I think of them not only as doctors, technicians, clerks but part of my family. I have been with them for many years and they have seen me through the happy times and the devastating times. The love and care that they have for animals is shown through their actions.” 
If you are looking for place that you can trust to put your pet’s health first, choose St. Francis Pet Care Center and St. Francis Pet Care Clinic in Trinity. You will love their expert care, their communicative approach, and their devotion to animals. Your pets will simply love them, because pets know best. 
St. Francis Pet Care Center is located at 3591 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. It is open Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. St. Francis Pet Care Clinic in Trinity is due to open shortly! Stay tuned! To make an appointment or for more information, call 727-937-7600 or log on to

St. Francis Pet Care Center Cares About its Community 

St. Francis Pet Care Center believes in giving back and supports the community by providing: 

• “Nip the Bite” presentations to area 3rd graders every year 
• “Vets for Pets” is St. Francis’ non-profit devoted to educating the community about the human animal bond and pet health-care 
• “Tending the Flock” is St. Francis’ free clinic day for people with financial hardship 
• Amanda, the nursing supervisor at St. Francis Pet Care Center, is an Ambassador for the Pinellas Veterinary Medical Foundation, which focuses on educating area students in schools about proper pet care

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