The Animal Clinic

Welcome to The Animal Clinic where we understand the important role your pet has within your family.  We are an AAHA accredited facility located in sunny Port Charlotte, Florida dedicated to helping you with any of your pet's needs.  We are a full-service veterinary hospital who cares for a variety of patients including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, mice, sugar gliders, and rats. We offer specialized veterinary services such as pet acupuncture, EKG, laser therapy and pet ultrasounds.

The staff at The Animal Clinic has a strong commitment to the human-animal bond and to providing client-centered service. Each veterinarian and team member strives to provide the best quality medicine available to our patients and to continually educate and communicate with our clients. We share with our clients the joy of pet ownership and grieve when a loved pet is lost.

When you choose us to be "your vet," you choose an entire clinic committed to the health and well-being of your pet.

Proud to be named "Favorite Veterinarian in Port Charlotte" on Nextdoor.com!
  • 3300 N. Tamiami Trail #103
  • Port Charlotte,FL 33952
  • Phone: (941) 625-0742
  • Fax: (941) 625-6068
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  • Mon - Thurs: 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 12 noon
  • After Hours: (941) 255-5222
  • Dr. John Rand

    Veterinarian, DVM

    Dr. Rand graduated from the University of Florida and came to us in June of 2013. A Punta Gorda native, Dr. Rand has brought with him his knowledge of small animal medicine along with a special interest in clinical pathology.  Education is one of his greatest strong points, and he takes every opportunity to pass his knowledge along to his staff and clients.

    John and his wife, Erin have a son, Lincoln, along with too many dogs, cats, birds, and fish.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    University of Florida
    Interests:
    Special interest in Cytology.
  • Dr. Nick Seibert

    Veterinarian, DVM

    Our practice is excited to announce the addition of Dr Nicholas Seibert to our growing team of amazing, veterinary professionals here at The Animal Clinic!

    Dr Seibert is a Florida native. He has lived in Miami and Daytona Beach. He received his undergrad from the University of Central Florida and then went on to graduate from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He has a special interest in exotics, specifically reptiles, diagnostic imaging, and surgery. He plans to not only become proficient in caring for and treating patients quickly, but also to mentor those wanting to pursue a veterinary career as well. In his free time you can catch him outdoors. He enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, or playing sport.

    He loves spending time with his wife Suzannah and his two adorable sons. He has two lovable dogs Auggie and Hundley.


    Education:
    Undergraduate degree - University of Central Florida; Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine - University of Florida
    Interests:
    Exotics (specifically reptiles), diagnostic imaging, and surgery
  • Dr. Paul Belliveau

    Veterinarian, VMD, CVA

    Dr. Paul Belliveau joined The Animal Clinic in Port Charlotte in 2019.  A native of New Hampshire, he graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After working as a veterinarian in Florida for many years, Dr. Belliveau wanted to pursue pet acupuncture and studied at the CHI Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA).   He lives in Punta Gorda and is an avid golfer and enjoys being on the boat enjoying the Florida weather.
    Education:
    School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Interests:
    Pet acupuncture
  • Juli King

    Head Surgical Nurse

    I have been employed by The Animal Clinic since 1990 and have seen a lot of changes within our profession. The most important reason for my love of veterinary medicine is the changes I have seen in the quality of care that we provide for our pets. My duties consist of caring for surgical patients, radiology, ultra sound, dentistry, assisting doctors and nursing care. This job involves a lot of continuing education, training, communication and compassion. I am originally from Ohio and moved to Florida when I was 2 years old.  Given a choice to work anywhere else "The Animal Clinic" would win hands down every time. The staff and the clients are wonderful.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
  • Shana Tomlinson

    Veterinary Nurse

    My love for animals began as a child with having a variety of pets at home.  I started my career of working with them in 1998.  As my career progressed there were several opportunities to further my education by participating in online courses, attending continuing education classes as well as local conferences.  I have met many great pets and their owners during this time.  I enjoy working with people and their animals and continue to care for several different species at home.  The Animal Clinic is a wonderful clinic full of caring and knowledgeable staff.  I look forward to meeting you and your pet soon.                 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Esther Long

    Veterinary Nurse

    I started working for The Animal Clinic in March of 2014.  At the age of 8 I moved from Brazil to Florida and have spent the majority of my years here.  I have worked in both emergency and day practice for many years.  Education has always been very important to me, thus I attended Edison College as well as Southwest Florida College.  Each day on the job I learn more and am blessed to be surrounded by such knowledgeable coworkers.  Animals are my passion and while I haven't always worked with them, I have always felt like something was missing.  I look forward to continuing my education and experience with The Animal Clinic.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Interests:
    art, running, volunteering, and spending time with family
  • Niki Henson

    Veterinary Nurse

    I have been a native to Florida my entire life. Growing up in Bradenton and now living in Punta Gorda. I attended Galen College of Nursing and continued my education in the veterinary field since 2012. I split my time between The Animal Clinic and the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Port Charlotte.   
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 30, 2015
  • Sally Rizzo, CVT

    Veterinary Nurse 


    Since before I could walk, I had a passion for animals.  I began in the field shortly after high school in 2002. It did not take me long to realize this was the career choice for me. I pursued an advanced degree from St. Petersburg Collage and in 2012 I was officially destowed my Certified Veterinary Technician status.

    My special interests are in dentistry and nutrition but I have a love for all areas of veterinary medicine.

    My pets: I currently have two mixed breed dogs. Shadow Marie and Gomer Pile, and a domestic short haired cat, May May.  I also have three two legged children, and I spend all of my free time with my husband family and friends. 

    I love being in the veterinary medicine field, and I feel if you love the work you do then it is not work at all. I love coming to work every day and helping people and their pets.


    Years in Practice:
    Oct 04, 2016
    Education:
    Certified Veterinary Technician - St Petersburg College
  • Jacqui Porter

    Practice Manager

    I am originally from England and moved to America with my husband and son in 2003.  In the UK I served as a Police Officer for 10 years, then upon moving here owned and ran a lawn care company with my husband. Following this I worked at Universal Studios in The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at The Three Broomsticks for 2 years before joining The Animal Clinic team in February of 2015. I have a great love for animals and we have always had a dog and horses in our family, I used to compete in 3 day eventing back in England, which involved Dressage, Cross Country and Show jumping.

    I really enjoy the Florida Outdoor life, going to the beach and walking our super dog Max.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2015
    Interests:
    swimming, cooking, movies and spending time with family
  • Courtney Fisher

    Kennel Technician / Assistant

    I have worked for The Animal Clinic and the Veterinary Emergency Clinic since 2003.  Originally from Philadelphia I moved to Florida when I was 15.  Animals are a passion of mine and have inspired me to continue my education by attending Florida Southwestern State College and learning through the practice.    

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Interests:
    swimming and hanging out with friends
  • Casia Neveaux

    Veterinary Nurse

    I moved to Florida from Arizona in 2001, but feel I am practically a Floridian at this point. I have been working with animals for the last 8 years and love every moment of it, I take pleasure in making each day a positive and full filling experience. I joined The Animal Clinic team in the fall of 2017.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Reading, laughing, being outdoors and spending time with my family.
  • Suzanne Reed

    Client Care Receptionist

    I have lived in Sarasota County my whole life, and have always loved animals and the medical field.
    Growing up I had all kinds of animal pets and also a horse.
    I worked in a previous veterinary office for 10 before coming to The Animal Clinic in January of 2018.
    My husband Kevin and I love the outdoors and car racing, we have 3 rescues, 2 mixed breed dogs Eddie and Dozer and a finch called Mr. Peeps.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    Car racing and the outdoor life.
  • Allana Herstek

    Client Care Receptionist

    I joined The Animal Clinic in March 2019 as a receptionist.
    I am originally from Pennsylvania, but the snow is too cold and I much prefer the warm weather and palm trees. I have always been passionate about animals since I was little. I have 3 Australian Cattle dogs, Sailor, Cousteau and Bindi also 2 cats, Mako and Mahi-Mahi.
    I graduated from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center as a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2004 and have been in the veterinary field ever since.
    When I am not working, I enjoy paddle boarding and relaxing on the beach.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
    Education:
    Lancaster County Career and Technology Center as a Certified Veterinary Assistant
    Interests:
    Beach, paddleboarding
  • Katie Wolff

    Veterinary Nurse

    I am originally from New Jersey.  I moved to Florida in 2016 and started working at The Animal Clinic in December 2018 as a veterinary nurse. I've always had a passion for animals, love what I do and very happy I could make a career out of it.
    I really enjoy the outdoor life and in my spare time enjoy working out, fishing and cooking. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018