We're pleased to offer the following services at Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center:



Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 4 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Advanced Diagnostic Medicine

Here at Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center, we have many diagnostic tools available including Digital X-rays, Ultrasound, Advanced In-House Laboratory Services as well as the capability to send out more complex testing to our Reference Laboratory.

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Orthopedic Surgery

At Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center, we are pleased to be able to provide solutions to many of the complicated orthopedic problems that our pet patients have. Successful veterinary orthopedic surgery requires both expertise and experience. Fortunately, Dr. Stocker has been performing orthopedic surgery for 30+ years. He has a special interest in veterinary orthopedic surgery and is dedicated to excellence in veterinary surgery for the benefit of you and your petDr. Stocker has been using  a surgical CO2 Laser since 1998.  The laser is an amazing surgical instrument that is beneficial in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.  It greatly reduces bleeding, swelling and seals nerves to reduce pain.

Dr. Stocker can diagnose orthopedic problems by combining your pet’s medical history that you give us with the results of our orthopedic and imaging (X-ray) examinations. Some of the conditions we see are minor and will heal with rest and medications. However, many orthopedic conditions that we diagnose are more complicated and require specialized treatment.

Sudden limping or pain accompanied by swelling or the abnormal appearance of a leg could indicate a bone or joint injury. This could be a broken bone or torn ligament. Some pets require orthopedic surgery to correct congenital problems they are born with, not caused by injury. Many of these problems can be corrected with surgery.Rather than referring you to a large specialty hospital, we are able to provide most of the veterinary orthopedic services your pet might need right here in our neighborhood practice, including but not limited to the following examples:

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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