Your pets deserve the highest standards of care in an environment as warm and as friendly as they are. At Bayshore Animal Hospital & Avian Practice, we welcome your furry, feathered, scaly, and hard-shelled friends with open arms, and we treat them like family.
Bayshore Animal Hospital & Avian Practice has been part of the St. Petersburg community since 1955. Doctors Steven Sanders and Stephen Wehrmann have more than 50 years of combined experience, and we take pride that our practice has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1976.
We take time to listen closely to your concerns, and your pet is never just a number. He or she will be treated with individualized care tailored to his or her own unique qualities and needs.
We provide comprehensive preventive care, as well as therapeutic and surgical services in clean, organized surroundings using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment.
Whether it’s time for a wellness visit, or your pet is showing signs of an illness, please call us to schedule an appointment. We sincerely look forward to providing your pets with the compassionate, experienced care they deserve.
A Note About COVID-19
At Bayshore Animal Hospital, we have always been committed to providing a safe environment in which you and your pets can receive treatment while feeling comfortable and secure. Our community, our people, and our pets are what is most important to us, and both your safety and the well being of your pet is always our priority.
If you pet is sick or scheduled for routine care, WE ARE OPEN and fully operational. We will do everything we can to meet your needs pertaining to any service you or your pet may require.
After checking in with reception, you are welcome to wait in your car. We will optionally text you when we are ready to see your pet.
If you wish to minimize contact with others in our hospital, we can arrange to pick up your pet from your car (in our parking lot) and return them after treatment. For clients that are unable to leave home to pick up medications or prescription foods, you are able to order most items through our online store for home delivery. Now more than ever..it's important to support local businesses and shop locally.
Fortunately, every surface of a veterinary hospital is designed to be easily cleaned, and meticulous disinfection has always been at the core of our daily protocols. We are also sanitizing our credit card machines between use.
Bayshore Animal Hospital is thoroughly sterilized daily, and we will continue to ensure that we take proper measures to minimize any potential risk.
We have mandated that doctors or staff showing any symptoms stay home until they’re cleared to return to work.
New Policy for Inpatient Visits -Hospitalized Patients and Boarding Pets
No personal items can be kept with the pet while hospitalized or boarding. We ask that you leave those items at home. Medications and food are allowed.
At this time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) says there is NO evidence that companion animals can spread COVID-19. However, people who are sick with COVID-19 should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just as you would restrict your contact with other people. Here are some helpful links to reference as the situation develops:
Make sure to have an emergency kit prepared with at least two weeks’ worth of your pet’s food and any needed medications. The CDC provides a great Pet Disaster Checklist here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/resources/disaster-prep-pet-emergency-checklist.pdf
If you become quarantined or diagnosed with COVID-19, you can find the CDC’s guidance on managing this with pets in the household here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-home-care-and-isolation-who-have-pets.html. If you are communicating with a public health official, please let them know that you have a pet or other animals in your home.
The CDC’s FAQ on COVID-19 covers topics such as travel, steps to prevent illness, protecting your family, high-risk populations, and pet concerns.