VCA Orange City Animal Hospital
1220 S Volusia Ave | Orange City, FL 32763Call 386-473-1917
In addition to the traditional services you'd expect from a veterinary hospital, we offer pets and pet parents a selection of specialized veterinary services. If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. We may already offer it, or can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area or one of our veterinary referral hospitals.
At VCA Orange City Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat and other pets. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health. In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
The friendly, professional staff at V.C.A Orange City is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of V.C.A veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: Teamwork! Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.
We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy. Our services don't end at our hospital doors. As a member of the V.C.A family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the V.C.A knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 V.C.A veterinarians. And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, V.C.A Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.
Veterinary School: Auburn University
Dr. Athey grew up in south Alabama where he attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated top of his class in 1971. His background includes working as a Veterinarian for the Central Florida Zoo in addition to small animal practice. He is the former owner and current medical director for VCA Orange City Animal Hospital. He has been a practitioner in the local community for over 20 years. He enjoys small animal medicine with a special interest in orthopedics.
Veterinary School: Auburn University
Dr. George Carlton joined VCA Orange City Animal Hospital in 2010, he had previously owned Semoran Animal Hospital for 23 years. He is currently working with our partner hospital VCA Howell Branch in Winter Park. Dr. Carlton's wife Karen, does tissue typing for FL Hospital, they have 2 children. Ricky, 23, enjoys playing guitar and golf and graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in digital media. Jeanna, 20, enjoys playing piano and shopping, she is currently attending University of Central Florida to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kitchen joined our team in 2010. She earned her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and minored in Journalism at Ohio State University. Dr. Kitchen has been working in the Veterinary field for more than 20 years and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. At home, she has 1 cat and 3 turtles.