Welcome to Suwannee Valley Veterinary Clinic!
Located in Chiefland, Florida, Suwannee Valley Veterinary Clinic is a full service small animal hospital that has been providing care to the pets of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties for over 40 years. Our team of veterinarians, together with our well trained and caring staff, is dedicated to excellence in medicine, preventative care, surgery and dentistry for dogs and cats. We are known for always providing our patients with compassionate and high quality veterinary care and our clients with exceptional customer service. At Suwannee Valley Veterinary Clinic, we understand that your pets are members of your family, and we look forward to them being a part of our family as well.
Our Facility: Our hospital, constructed in 2006, is a 4600 square-foot modern facility that was designed with patient care and customer service in mind. It features a large reception area, 5 exam rooms, an in-house laboratory and pharmacy, a double surgery suite, a large treatment area, a radiology suite, and separate wards for feline, canine and intensive care patients. We are very proud of our facility and the quality of care it allows us to provide. Please feel free to stop in and let a staff member show you around.
Our Practice Philosophy: We feel that excellence in our field requires more than simply providing competent veterinary care. We strive to always practice in a manner that is compassionate, with understanding and respect regarding the needs of our clients as well as our patients. We also feel that it is important to take the time to educate our clients; we believe that our patients are best served when their owners are given the opportunity to be informed participants in decisions regarding the heathcare of their pets.
Our History: We first opened our doors in 1967 as Meeks Animal Hospital. That year, Dr. David W. Meeks, Jr., a fourth generation Levy County native, graduated first in his class from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, then returned home and founded Meeks Animal Hoispital, the Chiefland area’s first veterinary clinic. Dr. Meeks established a highly respected practice and, throughout his career, earned the trust and loyalty of generations of tri-county area families. Dr. Renaud joined Dr. Meeks as an associate veterinarian (and son-in-law) in 1991. Dr. Renaud quickly made a name for himself at Meeks Animal Hospital, and we changed our name to Suwannee Valley Veterinary Clinic when Dr. Meeks and Dr. Renaud became partners in the practice in 1992. Although Dr. Meeks retired in 2000, he still comes by the office almost every day to visit our clients, staff and office cats.