In 1997, Dr. Javier Vicente purchased Haines Road Animal Hospital after practicing veterinary medicine for five years, and in 2016, Dr. Raul Buso purchased the hospital after practicing there for over 7 years.
Retaining a deep love for animals and a vision of a devoted animal hospital that delivers the same level of medical care to pets as is offered to humans, Dr. Buso opened EDGE Animal Hospital in late 2020, positioned in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, to serve the growing local community. Dr. Buso’s insight and continued dedication to veterinary medicine has inspired our team to provide the most progressive and up-to-date treatment for cats and dogs.
Both Haines Road and EDGE are fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), with team members within both locations holding Fear Free Certifications. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) hold our clinics to strictest standards in veterinary care and services in vital practice areas including:
- Surgical protocols
- Pet dental regulations
- Contagious disease conventions
- Anesthesiology codes
- Proper patient care formalities
- Pain management guidelines
- Emergency protocols
This AAHA accreditation also guarantees thorough and complete medical records, an onsite veterinary pharmacy, and advanced animal diagnostic services.
If you are an existing EDGE client, please note that if you are scheduling an appointment at Haines Road Animal Hospital you will need to establish a doctor/patient relationship with an up-to-date exam as is required in order for each hospital to stay compliant with medical records.