Welcome to Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center
Your Veterinarian in Weeki Wachee FL

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (352) 515-6776!

Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. William Stocker has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable  and calm, so your pet can relax in a quiet room and look forward to meeting our veterinarian.

At Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • William R. Stocker, DVM

    Dr. Stocker grew up in New Port Richey, working in his father’s automotive garage until deciding he wanted to become Veterinarian. Dr. Stocker received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from the University of Florida in 1980 and continued on with graduate studies in physiology, nutrition and biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Dr. Stocker established his own practice in Brooksville soon thereafter, now with over 25 years of experience.

  • Jan Johnson

    Jan Johnson is the proprietor of Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama as well as a master’s degree From Norwich University. She is very active in the community and continues to work as a mortgage loan originator while attending University of South Florida.

  • Desi McHenry

    Desi has been working with animals since 1995. She started out as a veterinary receptionist for a year then trained as a groomer for a year and then decided to focus on becoming a veterinary technician which she has been doing for over 20 years. She enjoys the time spent with clients and their pets, getting to know them on a more personal level and helping educate them on subjects from pet nutrition to surgical questions. When she’s not working with your pets she enjoys playing with her dogs: Gladys, Odie, Maggie &  Buttercup. When she has time, she loves to ride her motorcycle, spend time on the water fishing or working on various craft projects.

  • Stasi Pekich
    Veterinary Technician

    Stasi joined our team as a volunteer when she enrolled in school to become a CVT. She excelled in her studies as well as her skills learned through mentoring so we invited her to join our team permently.

  • Josephine Monforte
    Receptionist & Veterinary Technician

    Bio Coming Soon...

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

OPEN for medication/food pick ups & for scheduling appointments only

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

After Hours Emergency

Animal Emergency of Hernando
3496 CR-589, Spring Hill, FL 34606
352-666-0904

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I was a bit nervous about changing vets with my two older kitties, but found Dr Stocker after getting bad service at another vet for our new puppy, Poppy. Today we established the Yeti and Butter "grouchy old men kitties" here as well. They were both in the room wandering about out of their carriers and happy to let Doc give them their annual wellness exam. I felt like he listened and responded to my concerns. Vet staff are also amazing, friendly, professional all around. My experience from calling for an appointment through checking out was 10/10. Bonus: the online pharmacy is AWESOME! Getting kitty his S/O rx food on autoship is saving me $10 a month plus no driving. Recommend 100%!"
    Rhonda L.
  • "So glad Dr. Stocker & his wonderful staff were recommended to us. We had our 4 yr old Chocolate Lab that was in dire need of knee replacement surgery. Dr. Stocker was very thorough in explaining the procedure, going over her xrays, answering all of our questions & generally putting our minds at ease. Zoey is now 6 months out & his back to running, playing & even jumping without being able to tell which leg it was. He has also seen several of our cats as well, and has a gentle, easy going bedside manner with them. Highly recommend this terrific clinic!"
    Red T.
  • "I have been taking my pets to Dr Stocker for about 25 years. He is a great vet and an even better person. He has cared for 8 cats and 3 dogs for me over the years. I really appreciate all he has done for my pets over the years. Best vet ever ! Also love Desi and the rest of staff, they are wonderful ! Thanks Doc, Keith"
    Keith C.
  • "We have 4 dogs and Dr. Stocker takes care of all of them. He is knowledgeable, personable and caring. His staff is excellent!. They are always helpful and friendly. After meeting the folks at Nature Coast, we wouldn't think of taking our animals anywhere else. We highly recommend them for all your pet care needs."
    Sam D
  • "I have been taking my dogs to Dr Stocker since the 80's. Where ever he goes I go! Desi and Dr Stocker are one amazing team. If you need a new vet or in need of a second opinion this is the place to go.
    Thanks A Bunch"
    Michelle-M
  • "I love everything about Nature Coast! The staff and Dr. Stocker is so friendly and they were so nice and gentle with my baby puppy when giving his shots. It's a very calm and well organized place ~Nov 2018"
    Brianna C.
  • "Everything about the Vet and the service is excellent. I would not take my dog or cats to any other person~ Oct 2018"
    Susan S.
  • "Dear Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center,On behalf of Operation Kindness for Hernando Animal Services,Inc. and the animals we serve, thank you so much for your generous donation of two pet baskets with gift certificates in each. We are able to use it as part of our raffle at our Santa Paws fundraising event that was held on December 2, 2018. Our mission is to enrich the lives of shelter animals through community support and education. We provide financial and in-kind assistance to Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) to enhance service delivery to all animals in placement; offer community education and outreach highlighting the responsibilities of pet ownership,including spay/neuter; actively pursue opportunities for and participate in adoption events; and raise, receive and disperse funds for items not covered by the HCAS operational budget including,but not limited to, extraordinary medical procedures, and quality of life and facility upgrades for shelter animals. Your donation will help us provide the services we belive are so vital to our community and the animals we serve. Thank you."
    Sarah C.
  • "To Dr. Stocker and entire staff, (I am not mentioning names because I don't want to leave anyone out)
    I am writing this wee note for 2 reasons: Your office is inviting, welcoming, and it reflects all of you... "one awesome staff" and to let you know that competent counselors will not do counseling when you are moving. Even if the move is a positive one going to a troubling place to a "happy" place. Why? Because moving is, in and of itself, chaotic, confusing, frustrating, maddening, and overwhelming! So, all you are feeling is normal. And, you guys are doing okay, really!
    Thanks for always being kind and patient with your animals and consistently giving you knowledge and wisdom to your pet parents so, we with all of you, can provide the nest care to the animals who depend on us.
    We are all proud to say you all (see, I am speaking Southern now) are the vet and his staff who are the best!"
    M. Walsh & Sadie