Full-service Veterinary Clinic

Located in the heart of St. Pete's EDGE district, and plenty of free parking for clients

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Edge Animal Hospital is a progressive veterinary clinic that believes advances in medicine and best practices do not mean that love gets left behind. We truly care about your furry family members, because we know they are just that – family. Located in the heart of St. Pete’s EDGE District, we exist to provide high-quality care through safe, fear-free, and environmentally-friendly practices.

Upon entering Edge Animal Hospital, you’ll realize pretty quickly that we treat every animal as if they were our own, which means your little buddy will feel safe in our hands, and you’ll feel at ease entrusting them to our care.

We are here to service the cities of St. Petersburg, FL, Gulfport, FL, Seminole, FL, Tampa, FL, Pinellas Park, FL, Clearwater, FL, Redington Beach, FL, Largo, FL, Kenneth City, FL, Green Cove Springs, FL and more!

 

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★★★★★ BEST 👏🏼 ANIMAL 👏🏼 HOSPITAL 👏🏼 EVER!!!!!!!I was sooooo discouraged after taking Bodhi to my regular vet and having her turned back to me just minutes later almost with anger telling me they wouldn't touch her unless she came in on Trazadone. They made my sweet girl seem like a monster 😭She is a very anxious dog. Construction, fireworks, loud cars - you name it she's terrified of it. So I was really nervous to take her to a new vet but trusted the recommendation of my amazing friend Sara Martzahl to go to the "fear-free" The Edge Animal HospitalAnd oh my God when I tell you they respected her boundaries I couldn't mean it more!!!!! They prioritized the comfort and trust of Bodhi FAR before the administration of the treatment plan. They spent ample time making her feel comfortable and I never felt rushed. She received shots and a physical exam. I was hands on the entire time as they made detailed notes of when her boundaries were pushed, what she liked etc. I have NEVER EVER seen a vet care sooo much for my dog like it's their own. Bodhi even gave us all a huge smile after her last shot like she was even proud of herself! It put me in grateful tears. Thank you thank you thank you to Dr. Schimmel and staff!If you have an anxious dog and are looking for a vet, you MUST try them out!!!!Alyssa D.Alyssa D. ★★★★★ I recently visited Edge Animal Hospital with my pet and had an exceptional experience. Dr. Schimmel provided outstanding care and demonstrated a high level of expertise and compassion. They took the time to thoroughly explain the diagnosis and treatment options, making sure I felt comfortable and informed every step of the way. The clinic itself is modern, clean, and well-equipped, reflecting their commitment to providing the best possible care. I am incredibly grateful for the attention and kindness shown to my pet and me. I highly recommend Dr. Schimmel and the entire team at Edge Animal Hospital for anyone seeking top-notch veterinary services.Emma R.Emma R. ★★★★★ The entire staff at Edge is welcoming, compassionate, and professional. I highly recommend entrusting your beloved pooch or kitty to their excellent care.maryellen M.maryellen M. ★★★★★ I took my puppy “Koda” in after rescuing him from Friends of Stray rescue agency in St. Petersburg. It was the best vet visit I have ever had. Dr. Rhonda Johnson and tech Jamie were both amazing and super thorough in treatment. Sarah at the front desk was super helpful as well. This vet office deserves all the business they can get. They are honest, caring, and genuinely thoughtful in terms of your pet’s care. Thanks Edge!!!David Nieves J.David Nieves J. ★★★★★ I have been taking my dog and cats to Edge for several years now. The vets and vet techs are all incredibly caring, knowledgeable, and professional. You can tell they truly care about the important work they do. Dr. Johnson was wonderful with my Aussie when I brought him in recently for a paw injury. She spent significant time with us examining him and educating me on other wellness items. His paw is healed up and he's doing great. Cannot recommend more!Jessica S.Jessica S. ★★★★★ Great and caring personal and facility.They earned my business I'm glad I switched. You will be glad you check them out.Jeff T.Jeff T. ★★★★★ Dr and Tech were very helpful at first appointment.Andrew B.Andrew B. ★★★★★ The service is outstanding and staff is friendly and caring. Dr. Johnson is my favorite vet and is always gives the best care for my dog!Nicole M.Nicole M. ★★★★★ Edge has been the best Vet Experience I have had in the past 20 years. Dr Johnson and staff have been extremely caring and professional. I highly recommend Edge to anyone who wants to give their pet first class healthcare.Carlos Q.Carlos Q. ★★★★★ Dr Schimmel and Staff are wonderful. They ensure that each fur baby feels comfortable, loved and safe. They make extra efforts to ensure the environment at every touch point is free of fear which is greatly appreciated for our Sweet Charlie Rose a hurricane survivor out of St Croix.Most recently, Charlie Rose had to seek emergency room attention after hours at another hospital. Dr Schimmel was so thoughtful to check in on her right away after the overnight visit.I highly reccomend Edge Vet for your fur babies. They are the BEST!Laura A.Laura A. ★★★★★ We are new to the area and wanted to make sure we chose the right place for veterinary care for our senior cat, and EDGE has been great! Dr. Johnson has been so wondertul at our visits and with thorough follow-up. The office staff and vet techs are all amazing too. We are very happy with the service and care we receive.Elizabeth D.Elizabeth D. ★★★★★ Look no further. The staff at Edge clinic is highly professional and cares about your pet. Shout out to Dr. Ronda Johnson, she is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced vet. She takes care of your pet like it was her own. She has helped us make difficult decisions about the care our puppy Luna and every single time her suggestions have paid off.Vanesa D.Vanesa D. ★★★★★ Professional, compassionate and caring describes Edge Animal Hospital and specifically Dr. Rhonda Johnson, whom I have complete trust. Her knowledge, passion, care and consideration for your pet and pets family is unequalled, exceeding ALL expectations, especially in times of crisis. Over the years Dr. Johnson has treated for our dog and cats as if they were her very own, considering all options, never rushing and providing exemplary health care.I highly recommend Edge where your pet will be well cared for and Dr. Johnson will unquestionably have your fur babies best interest at the forefront.John Q.John Q. ★★★★★ Very professional - as well as kind. Good ability to track appointments and medications, etc via the app.Hannah Farley L.Hannah Farley L. ★★★★★ My first time there. Already made my next appointment. Everyone was great and Alex L. took great care with my girl pup that has anxiety. Would highly recommend.William S.William S. ★★★★★ Highly recommend EDGE Animal Hospital. Dr. Johnson is amazing beyond words. She is compassionate while remaining completely honest with the pet parents, which is very important to us, so we can make well-informed decisions. Every staff member was professional, friendly, and helpful. The facility is welcoming and you can tell they love spoiling the furbabies.CJ C.CJ C. ★★★★★ We have been with Dr. Rhonda Johnson since our Westie was 8 weeks old and followed her to Edge recently. She is knowledgable, investigative, and caring and over the past 10 years has always taken time to explain whatever we needed to understand. It is so obvious that she truly cares about animals and has never made us feel like we need unnecessary testing, in fact quite the opposite. Recently Jake had a severe case of colitis and Dr. Johnson’s recommendations and after hours follow up were paramount in helping him to recover. We can’t thank her enough for all she has helped us with over the years including our Westie’s severe dermatitis. Edge has a friendly staff and the times I have been there the office is clean and we didn’t have to wait long. We highly recommend Edge Animal Hospital!Terri H.Terri H. ★★★★★ Took my recently adopted bulldog here with an unknown health history. Dr. Schimmel was very thorough in establishing a base line for the dogs care, prescribed a very effective medication for the dogs eye and joint problems and brought life back to my pet. Very welcoming environment, very knowledgeable and energetic. Can’t say enough good things about this place.Greg H.Greg H. ★★★★★ Took our small dogs to Edge Animal Hospital primarily because Dr. Rhonda Johnson is on staff there. We have experienced her passion and knowledgeable care previously at her former business. She is amazing and the fact that she has associated herself with Edge AH speaks volumes for them. We have been there twice and the staff’s level of care, compassion, and efficiency is exemplary! We have to travel about 50 miles from our home to utilize this facility, but when it comes to Max and Murphy, they are worth it! I highly recommend this to you for your animal’s care.Paul H.Paul H. ★★★★★ EDGE is a wonderful animal hospital! I shadowed Dr. Johnson during the summer and I learned so much about veterinary medicine. Dr. Johnson and all of EDGE’s staff embody compassion and will do everything they can to help your pet live its most healthy and happy life. I can tell you from firsthand experience that Dr. Johnson will look at every possible option and treatment plan to take care of your fur baby and take the time to address all of your concerns. As a former volunteer, I highly recommend you bring your pet to EDGE!Alexandra Q.Alexandra Q. ★★★★★ Saw Dr Johnson here. Live in East Tampa but went here specifically for her. So glad we did! The staff was wonderful and treated us very well considering we were new to the practice and our fur baby was there at the end of her life! The facility itself was clean and inviting and the staff was caring and very kind. Obviously Dr Johnson was the absolute best! Highly recommend Edge!!Laura C.Laura C. ★★★★★ My pets and I love Edge Animal Hospital. Dr. Johnson is an amazing Vet and thinks outside the box. I trust her completely with my dogs and cat. If you are looking for an honest and knowledge place to care for your furbabies, this is the place!! Dr. Johnson has years of experience and truly has the animals best interest at heart ❤️R B.R B. ★★★★★ Dr. Johnson has been our vet for over 20 years. We follow her wherever she is practicing! Her knowledge, skills and compassion are unsurpassed! We really love Edge Animal Hospital. It is a smaller practice so we never have to wait. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. You can tell that your pet is their primary concern. I drive there from Tampa, but it is so easy as it is conveniently located just off the expressway. We love Edge!Kari D.Kari D. ★★★★★ First time visiting Edge with my cat who is deathly afraid of vet’s offices. Staff were gentle and kind and were attuned to Chloe’s mood. Chloe got treats during the exam which helped. The vet was knowledgeable and staff were sympathetic. Good experience for both Chloe and I.Denise M.Denise M. ★★★★★ EDGE is great. Convenient, caring, knowledgeable.Susan A.Susan A. ★★★★★ Edge animal Hospital is one of the most caring veterinarian hospitals I have been to. The staff love animals and give each one such personalized attention. Dr. Schimmel is not only intelligent but she takes the time and effort to understand all of your pets needs. I highly recommend edge animal Hospital and I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else.Leslie H.Leslie H. ★★★★★ They are very kind to my dog and they’re doing everything to make her feel better ! Dr.Volkers is a Godsend.Kevin A.Kevin A. ★★★★★ I highly recommend Edge Animal Hospital for anyone in search of a trustworthy, caring and loving veterinarian clinic. I bring my 2 Siberian huskies here, and we are all treated like family… the way family ought to be treated. Thank you so much!Elysium E.Elysium E. ★★★★★ Dr. Buso and Dr. Volkers are GREAT!Solar S.Solar S. ★★★★★ I would like to thank everybody at the Edge Animal Hospital, from the people at the front door to the people at the back door for saving my dogs life! My sweet Storm age 13 was brought in with a fever, infection, pneumonia, and a descended esophagus. I could tell the doctors did not think she was going to make it. By the grace of God, lots of prayers and amazing staff… my sweetheart Storm has not only recovered, but is back to being an awesome sweet girl. I love all of you there so much for saving my dogs life!Love DavidDavid A.David A. ★★★★★ Wow! This was such different vet experience. As others have said, I was able to get my kitty seen the day I called in. That was a huge relief as he was having a severe allergic reaction. My cat has had terrible allergies for 3 years but this was extra bad. I had taken him to two other area vets who shrugged us off and offered steroids as the only treatment. Dr. Schimmel took the time to educate me about allergies and started us on an actual treatment path to recovery. One month after the visit my cat was in better health than he has ever been. His hives were gone, his fur was growing back, no more itching and barely any mucous.It is honestly like a MIRACLE, but all it really took was a COMPETENT vet!! Not only is Dr. Schimmel able to offer competent and thorough care, she and the entire staff were incredibly kind to me and my animal, from start to finish. In addition, the follow up from Dr. Schimmel and her team is unlike any other care I have experienced. They call, email and are super responsive to make sure that you and your pet are doing okay. Do yourself and your animal a favor and go to Edge Animal Hospital. It is worth every penny.Sarah G.Sarah G. ★★★★★ I had the luxury of touring the facility today and was blown away. The staff is amazing, it’s much larger inside than it appears, the staff was beyond knowledgeable and helpful. I just can’t believe how clean the place was. They really do care about you and your loved ones. I highly recommend to anyone with a fury friend they truly care about.Harry C.Harry C. ★★★★★ Really great service! I’ve been taking my dog since she was a pup!Nabil R.Nabil R. ★★★★★ Wonderful friendly staff. My dog had a great experience. Convenient location if you live downtownWhitney W.Whitney W. ★★★★★ I highly recommend Edge Animal Hospital, the veterinarians, vet techs and staff are all extremely knowledgeable and very caring. We always get excellent service and the vet does follow up calls if your pet is sick!Susan D.Susan D. ★★★★★ My cat loved it and was comfortable getting his nails trimmedJeanne B.Jeanne B. ★★★★★ We had a wonderful first visit to Edge! All staff from reception, vet techs (shout out to Chris!), and Dr. Volkers were so kind and truly care about the animals in their care. Dr. Volkers asked if we had questions for her several times during our visit which not many doctors do at all. Our golden retriever puppy had the most wonderful time there and everyone made him feel so special and welcomed. He loves going to the vet!Javed M.Javed M. ★★★★★ I had recently adopted my kitty Jasper, and he seemed to have some urinary issues. Dr. Volkers, the nurses, and the receptionists did everything in their power to love Jasper and give him the highest quality care possible. He unfortunately passed away shortly after surgery, but edge animal hospital sent me flowers and a beautiful card signed by all the staff. This thoughtful touch brought my roommate and I to tears and we realized how much edge animal hospital truly cares about the pets in their care. It took me a while to write this review , but I wanted to share my appreciation for the quality of care we received here. I’m absolutely bringing my new kitty here as I fully trust edge with my pets. Highly recommend them to any pet owners looking for a new vet.Sara S.Sara S. ★★★★★ I’ve never had such a caring veterinary experience with my cat before. They do everything to make sure he’s as comfortable as possible during his visit.Haley H.Haley H. ★★★★★ We just moved to St Pete and took our Bernese Mountain Dog to Edge Animal Hospital for a cyst on his back. They were able to book us same day and it was by far the best experience we’ve had at a vet! Dr. Johnson was so sweet and helpful. And her assistant was also great! They helped address the issue and then also provided a lot of good advice since our dog is getting older. Overall it was just a very pleasant experience and very affordable in comparison to other vets in Tampa / St Pete area.Alexandra F.Alexandra F. ★★★★★ I took my dog to Edge Animal Hospital for the first time today and had a very positive experience. The staff was so friendly and seemed to really care about what they do. I was in and out in less than an hour and was provided the antibiotics I needed for my pup on site. The staff seemed to really enjoy working with animals and addressed any questions or concerns I had in a friendly and professional manor. They were easy to locate and have their own parking lot which is convenient since they are basically located downtown. I will definitely be back.Amber J.Amber J. ★★★★★ Great service. Great employees. Unique solutions to unique problems. Great locations and good scheduling.Tim N.Tim N. ★★★★★ 1st visit. Really nice facility within walking distance of my home!Victoria W.Victoria W. ★★★★★ Best vet we've ever gone to! They go above and beyond with my skittish dog son to make sure he is as comfortable as possible. We recommend this Vet to everyone in DTSP!Katelyn C.Katelyn C. ★★★★★ Super friendly and helpfulRuni R.Runi R. ★★★★★ Dr. Volkers is amazing! I've been trying to find a compassionate, knowledgeable vet for several years, since move to St. Pete and so glad I found the Edge! One visit and I had a diagnosis for my collie vs. multiple other docs that just said old age and drugs. Dr. Volkers provided details of her disease and options to aid my sweet baby. Plus the Edges's online pharmacy provides a great rate on her meds (almost half other vets). Also, the staff I've had interactions with--Jessica and Chris--were kind and professional as well. Plan to bring any new fur babies into this fantastic vet care family!Jill B.Jill B. ★★★★★ New to the office and know we made the right decision. Every one was polite, knowledgeable, professional. Every thing was explained and questions were encouraged. Techs and vet spent unhurried time with us. We feel our fur baby is in the best of care. Even our cat was more relaxed than we ever imaged he would be. Thanks to the staff! We feel fortunate to live nearby.Barbara M.Barbara M. ★★★★★ Wonderful humans taking care of our beloved furry family.They spend time with you and the patient as they get a good understanding of what might be going on. All the while, building trust with the human and ye almighty furry one.Great place, great folks, and tasty treats!lu Z.lu Z. ★★★★★ They helped my pup when he needed itChris L.Chris L. ★★★★★ Love my vet!Sheri M.Sheri M. ★★★★★ So so great. They are incredible kind and patient with my dog, cant recommend them enough.Mike L.Mike L. ★★★★★ We love Edge Animal Hospital! If you’re looking for a local vet with a family feel atmosphere, look no further! Dr. Busso, Dr. Wolfe and the technician Chris all went above and beyond to make our German Shepherd comfortable. They are all “fear free” trained and very patient with nervous and anxious animals. For the first time— a vet was able to perform routine exam protocols without needing any sedation for our dog. Couldn’t recommend this spot enough!Cassidy S.Cassidy S. ★★★★★ Our family loves Edge Animal Hospital. We are always blown away by their technicians and vets on staff— Especially Chris, Jessica, Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Busso. Incredibly impressed by their professionalism, patience and free of fear demeanor for nervous dogs and making everyone feel comfortable.Kaye F.Kaye F. ★★★★★ Staff and EDGE Animal Hospital were incredibly thoughtful during Winston's annual check up. They ensured Winston was comfortable and worked to reduce his stress during blood work and annual shots. Winston especially was a huge fan of the treats and peanut butter!!Hannah S.Hannah S. ★★★★★ Just moved to the area and took my pups here. Due to the move, my one older dog has been super stressed. The Doctors and their team has tried to help my dog's anxiety by giving him peanut butter during the visit to help calm his nerves and has taken multiple calls to help try different medications to find the ones that help him. I defiantly recommend those looking for a vet to go to Edge Animal Hospital!LoLo ★★★★★ Best vet in Saint Pete!! Great doctors, who genuinely care for animals! It is the only place I trust someone with my kitties!! 100% recommendedArturo R.Arturo R. ★★★★★ Fabulous vet clinic close enough to walk to, very convenient location.Staff was welcoming and warm. Both the tech and the vet were super patient with my nervous old girl.They offer online prescriptions, shipped home!Couldn't be happier after our first visit, we found our new vet.joan F.joan F. ★★★★★ All of the staff members are great to work with! They are friendly and great with your pets! I would highly recommend them to any pet owner!Jamie CJamie C ★★★★★ The veterinary office was incredibly professional and compassionate with my senior dog Mighty in his final days. They took great care to make sure he was comfortable and treated him with the utmost respect. They were also very understanding and supportive of our loss, and went above and beyond to make sure we were doing okay during this difficult time. I was extremely impressed with their level of care and service, and I know that as long as I'm living in St. Pete, I will be using their services for my other two dogs. They truly are a top-notch team, and I can't recommend them enough.Also, thank You so much for the sympathy card and the flowers. It means so much.Kenan VKenan V ★★★★★ I can’t recommend this place enough! Dr. Volkers is kind, knowledgeable, and so patient! The techs who work the front desk are very responsive and so sweet to my dog! It’s super easy to schedule an appointment online, through text, or through our patient portal. If you’re looking for a new vet, look no further! This is the place!!Jessica V.Jessica V. ★★★★★ Love this place. Forrest and I were in and out with no delays. Highly recommendedJose Lopez, J.Jose Lopez, J. ★★★★★ The staff was great and the hospital was very clean. I had a very short wait and the visit was efficient. The tech was very sweet to my fur baby and gave him extra lovin' and treats to make him comfortable. 🙂Chuck RChuck R ★★★★★ The staff at Edge Animal Hospital are outstanding. They are professional, caring and very experienced. They have been very accommodating as we had to evacuate our home due to Hurricane Ian. Our dog experienced stresses and strains during the course of our travels. The treatment has brought great relief to our dog and us. We are so very thankful for the great service in our time of need. We could not be more please. Sincere, Denise, Mike and Moo Moo 🙂Mike DMike D ★★★★★ Petey loves Edge Animal Hospital! she comes in tail wagging every time. she's excited to get her final round of vaccines so she can play with all the big dogs at the dog park! they are very quick, efficient, and friendly.Alexandria W.Alexandria W. ★★★★★ Just recently started taking my cats here since moving to FL this year. Nikki and Dr. Volkers are amazing. I feel heard, and I feel like they care about helping us find solutions for our pets without doing unnecessary things that cost a lot of money. Even though we've had some challenges lately, I have confidence that they will help us manage our pets' health longterm. Grateful to have found Edge Animal Hospital.Rebecca W.Rebecca W. ★★★★★ Edge animal hospital is literally the best vet I’ve ever taken a pup to. They have a fear free approach so my dog actually wants to go to the vet. They listen to and answer all of my questions. They’re patient and flexible. 10/10 recommendAbi B.Abi B. ★★★★★ I took my Cockapoo to Edge ever since I moved to St. Pete and they were absolutely wonderful vets to my 14 year old. Sadly, I had to put him down due to health issues recently. You learn a lot about a vet by the way they handle you in difficult times like this and I have to say that they have the most loving staff imaginable. So kind, so caring, so respectful. They even sent flowers and a card that included a personal hand written note from every member of the staff. The way they love the animals they care for is evident and I learned that the way the care for their owners is equally loving. I highly recommend both Dr. Volkers, Dr. Buso, and the entire team at Edge Animal Hospital.Joseph T.Joseph T. ★★★★★ You can trust them with your pet!Mike B.Mike B. ★★★★★ They've been very skilled, caring, and really saved my dog after a serious accident.Eva P.Eva P. ★★★★★ This was my first time to EDGE and I came to euthanize my dog and they were free and able to do it the same day I asked so he didn't have to suffer longer. The staff was very kind to us and our dog throughout the process and they even sent us a handwritten card from all the staff to wish us well once the procedure was complete.Evan W.Evan W. ★★★★★ Very professional and welcoming hospital. I really enjoyed the way they treat and take their time with my fur baby. Great experience. Definitely will come here again.Ruth G.Ruth G. ★★★★☆ Such a nice friendly place that shows the vets really care about each animal that comes in. Only reason I give it four starts is like most veterinary clinics it’s expensive. Pets cost a lot of money to be cared for.Chris Garner the Tuscan Wine F.Chris Garner the Tuscan Wine F. ★★★★☆ Good care, however very expensiveGeorge D.George D.js_loader

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Allie M

My dog and I love the people at Edge Animal Hospital. We have tried 3 other vets in town but found our perfect fit here. They are perfectly accommodating to my dog reactive pup and do everything in their power to make sure he’s comfortable. I finally feel like a client and not like a burden. They’re also really good about communicating and reminding you of appointment times. And a comfy waiting room doesn’t hurt either!

Tiffani B

Can’t say enough good things about this place. Top notch staff. They are so incredibly kind 100% of the time… calls, visits, messages, all of it. They are thorough too, which is great for us helicopter pet parents. I especially love the ease of the app for scheduling. I love that there is parking right there (which is hard to find downtown). Front desk and vet tech were super sweet. Very modern facility. Very clean. Smelled great too! 10/10 would recommend

Casey N

I can’t say enough good things about EDGE Animal Hospital! I’m a new customer but have had several experiences with both doctors and staff.

Dr. Buso, Dr Volkers, Christina, etc. are knowledgeable and very caring for both the pets and humans! I have a special case pet and they went out of their way and met us where we were without judgement.

I consider my pets and I lucky for their care!

Freddy N

Soooo great! Every single staff member i had interaction with was top notch, helpful, friendly, empathetic. It was the best vet experience Buddha and I have had!!!

Kathy R

I’ve gone there for over 20 years now, and wouldn’t dream of going elsewhere.
In my opinion, they are simply the best! All of the doctors there are wonderful and it’s so obvious that they all care so much about their clients’ fur babies… And the staff is wonderful and very caring, ask well!
Thank you, EDGE Animal Hospital for taking such excellent care of our babies, all through the years.🐈🐕🐾❤️

Arturo R.

Took my cat Luna today for a check up, everybody at the hospital was extremely nice, helpful and efficient. My cat was relaxed and happy with them! So glad I found a great vet close to home!