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Merritt animal clinic Committed to providing the best Veterinary care Enriching the lives of our patients and clients

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US

OUR PRACTICE IS DIFFERENT. THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE CUSTOMIZED CARE AND PERSONALIZED ATTENTION WE PROVIDE OUR CLIENTS. YOU WILL APPRECIATE THIS DIFFERENCE AT EVERY VISIT. OUR PASSION IS TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE AND THEIR PETS, AND IT SHOWS. WE STRIVE TO BUILD QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CLIENTS AND OUR PATIENTS. AT MERRITT ANIMAL CLINIC PROVIDING OUR PATIENTS WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEST CARE IS WHAT WE DO. THE STAFF AT OUR HOSPITAL TAKE PRIDE IN OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR PATIENTS. OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR PATIENTS IS NOT A SLOGAN, IT IS HOW WE PRACTICE VETERINARY MEDICINE.

 

 

OUR STAFF

 

Peter-James Miller, B.V.M.&.S., M.R.C.V.S

Chief of Staff

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Peter-James Miller, B.V.M.&.S., M.R.C.V.S

Kimberley Ruman

Practice Manager, Head Veterinary Tech

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Kimberley Ruman

Esther Wilbanks

Office Manager, Veterinary Technician

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Esther Wilbanks

Nichole Relyea

Lead Veterinary Technician

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Nichole Relyea

Marla Sanchez

Veterinary Assistant

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Marla Sanchez

 

 

WHAT WE DO AT OUR HOSPITAL

 

Surgery
Radiology
Ultrasonography
Parasite Screening
Senior Wellness Care
Heartworm Testing
Nutritional Consultation
Behavioral Consultations
Cardiologist evaluated ECG
Yearly Exams and Vaccinations
Health and Travel Certificates
Comprehensive Laboratory Services
Internal Medicine Specialist Consults
Spay and Neuter Surgery (click to read our approach to surgery)

CONTACT OUR HOSPITAL

PHONE
352 589-1589

EMERGENCY (after hours)
352 728-4440

 

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HOSPITAL HOURS

Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday closed

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Nobody likes paperwork. We can help you roll like a rock star! Print out the below forms before your appointment with us. Fill them out in advance and save time.

New Patient Forms

Boarding Pass

 

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”   –Albert Einstein

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  •  “I am impressed by the quality of care my pets receive from Dr. Miller and his loving staff! I feel they really care about our animals and do everything they can to offer the highest professional care possible. They always make time for us in emergency situations. They always try to educate us as to how to be better pet owners. And they always treat us with respect by allowing us to be a part of the decision making process when treatment is necessary. Their follow-up calls checking on our pets after they’ve been seen have really impressed me, too. I feel they go above and beyond! THANK YOU, Dr. Miller and Staff!”

    — Katie Connor —
  •  “We just love Dr. Miller and his staff. They go above and beyond, be it a emergency, concerned call, or regular visit. We have never been kept waiting and always receive excellent professional care. You guys ROCK!” 

    — Malec Family —
  • “I’m not sure what took me so long to write a review for this veterinarian office. But most likely it’s because I cannot find the words to express my gratitude and satisfaction to Dr. Miller and his staff. Year after year they have always taken great care of our pets. It is in our opinion that Dr. Miller is one of the best veterinarians in Florida, and we are truly blessed to have him here in Lake County. I would recommend Merritt Animal Clinic to those who seek professional and quality veterinarian services. “ 

    — Boston Terrier and Boxer Mom —
  • “My family has brought our Spartacus to Merritt Animal Clinic for many years and we are always treated like family! The staff and Veterinarians at Merritt Animal Clinic have always made certain that our animals receive the best care! The staff always goes the extra mile to make certain that all of our needs are taken care of. Our family would highly recommend Merritt Animal Clinic! “ 

    — R.A. Bazinet —
  •   “I am so impressed with the care my dog Molly receives at the Merritt Animal Clinic. She is always happy when she enters the clinic. Everyone knows her name and treats her like their own. Molly was very sick a few years ago. Dr. Miller called several times to keep me informed how she was doing. He cares about the pets and their owners. Molly receives outstanding care each and every time she enters the Merritt Animal Clinic. We have also boarded her at the clinic. My husband and I joke about picking her up after our vacations. She wants to stay! If you are looking for a dedicated professional to care for your pet….Dr. Miller is the one !” 

    — Beth Crandall —
  • “Dr. Miller and staff at the Merritt Animal Clinic are a part of my family. They have not only been wonderful in the medical treatment of my pets but, the boarding kennel is wonderful. No matter when I need them, they are there for me and my pets.”

    — Linda T. Allen —
  •   “Wow, never had a pet that could hardly wait to go to the Vet. I had went to many vets when I moved to Florida, looking for a perfect fit. My dog and I certainly found that perfect relationship in Dr. Miller and his caring staff. They are so very knowledgeable and work so hard to cover all aspects of pet health, surgery, and recovery. We love this place and all the people in it!” 

    — Jim LeCapitaine —
  • “Five huge stars because you treat my “Martini Girls” as if they are your girls, too!”   

    — Joyce E. Welch —
  • “From opening the front door to paying the bill, we appreciate the people of Merritt Animal Clinic. Front staff, admin, tech folks, and Dr. Miller are the BEST in our Mount Dora area. The Merritt Clinic Family is professional, caring, highly organized and efficient, and most importantly, everyone CARES about the pets they treat. Our dog, Gilligan, is a rescue and not fond of new situations. Sharing this information with the staff and doctor made a real difference. They treated him with extra special care and tenderness and his reaction to them was amazing. They helped us earn his trust in us and his new environment. We are ever grateful for all of you for all you do.”

    — John & Jackie and Gilligan Lardner, Mount Dora, FL —
  • “We have been clients of Dr. Miller since he took over the clinic several years ago. We’ve been extremely pleased with the care of our present 2 dogs and 4 cats, as well as a dog and cat who have gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Dr. Miller gives an excellent explanation of what may be needed, but takes the conservative approach first. His entire staff is superb! It feels like visiting family when we go for an appointment. We have had 7 feral cats neutered or spayed, and the price is reasonable. We know their recovery will be as pain free and successful as possible. We’d recommend Dr.Miller to anyone looking for pet care.”

    — Dean Reynolds and Doug Watson —
  • “I have owned pets for over sixty (60) years. Merritt Animal Clinic – Dr. Miller, Ms. Esther and staff are simply the best veterinary team I have ever experienced. My wife and I have been truly blessed to have them minister to our K-9.s!.”

    — Neil Wasserman —

 

 

 

 

HOW WE DO BOARDING

When your pet boards with us, it gets the same level of care that our hospitalized patients get. Boarding at our practice is an advantage over other boarding facilities, because our staff knows your pet and its medical history.  If your pet needs special attention or medication it will be done.

 

Our staff members have a higher level of training and experience that can be obtained only by working at a veterinary hospital. This means that even subtle changes in your pet will be recognized. This is important because pets can’t always tell us what’s wrong. These signs can be easily missed by a big boarding facility that may have inexperienced staff. Boarding at a veterinary hospital allows your pet immediate access to a veterinarian, even on weekends.

 

Your pet will receive individualized care and attention at our practice. That includes taking your dog out into our play yard for one on one play and exercise time. Rest assured your pet with be well cared for and have great time with us!

 

Those Really Interesting Articles

PETVETJOURNAL is an online publication written by Dr.Miller to provide valuable information about the medical care of your pets.
  • Why Is Your Pet So Itchy?
    Posted by drpjmiller on March 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Pets that are excessively scratching, chewing or licking is the most common appointment that we see in our practice. Itching can be very frustrating for pets as well as their owners. Making things worse, excessive itching can lead to secondary skin infections and ear infections which are also itchy compounding the problem. Unfortunately, not all veterinarians […]

  • Does Your Pet Really Need A Complete Physical Exam?
    Posted by drpjmiller on September 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    The following article was written by Dr.Elizabeth Bradt and reprinted with her permission for PetVetJournal. “Hey, Doc, can you just give my dog a Rabies vaccine without the physical? I know she’s healthy because she is eating, doing her business and taking a walk every day.” Every veterinarian has fielded this request a zillion times. […]

  • IS YOUR PET IN PAIN?
    Posted by drpjmiller on March 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Being able to recognize signs of when your pet is in pain is important. Pets, unlike other members of our family, can’t communicate when they are experiencing pain. Dogs and cats tend to be more resilient than people. In most cases they cope with pain and continue with their normal daily activities. It isn’t until […]

  • Is Grain Free Food Better For My Pet
    Posted by drpjmiller on April 10, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    “Grain free”, “All Natural”, “Organic”, “Raw”, and “Wild” are all very successful pet food marketing tools. It is easy for pet owners to grasp these words because they sound “healthy”. It is even easier for pet food sales people to use them to pitch the latest and greatest all natural pet food that will ensure […]

  • Does Your Pet Really Need Anesthesia To Have Its Teeth Cleaned?
    Posted by drpjmiller on October 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      No matter how thorough you are with your pets dental home care eventually your pet will need its teeth cleaned. Pets are not people. Even with the best home care they are going to accumulate a lot more tartar than humans do. They have more bacteria, don’t brush as frequently, and are unable to […]

  • The Truth About Internet Pharmacies
    Posted by drpjmiller on October 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      How reliable are Internet Pharmacies? There are major differences between purchasing products from a Veterinary Hospital and Internet Pharmacies: First is the quality of your pet’s medication. Novartis Animal Health (Interceptor and Deramaxx) and several other drug manufacturers have filed lawsuits against numerous internet pharmacies for illegally selling unapproved versions of their products or for dispensing medications […]

  • Your Local Shot Clinic
    Posted by drpjmiller on October 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    In this economy it is easy to understand that everybody is trying to save time and money. For these reasons, pet vaccination clinics seem to be appearing almost everywhere. A vaccine clinic has a veterinarian give vaccines without a thorough exam and discussion about your pet’s health. They usually set up in a parking lot or local store.  Owners line up with […]

  • Microchips and Cancer
    Posted by drpjmiller on October 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    “The BSAVA (Bristish Small Animal Veterinary Association) instituted a microchip adverse reaction reporting system in 1996. The unified microchip registration database in the United Kingdom, petlog, reports over 4 million animals have been microchipped and only 391 adverse reactions have been reported. Of these reactions, migration of the microchip from its original implantation site is […]

  • No Surgery Is Routine
    Posted by drpjmiller on October 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I was in the examination room discussing our practice’s anesthetic and surgical protocol with two pet owners, and they where surprised the level of care their pet receives. Though, they had been taking their pets to Veterinarians for many years, they had no idea that Veterinary practices could be so very different in their approach. […]

  • Pets and Table Food
    Posted by drpjmiller on October 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      “Upset stomach” is one of the most common problems that veterinarians are presented with. Although there are many illnesses that can cause vomiting and diarrhea the most common cause is table food. That’s right table food. I know what you are going to say next; “Not my dog Dr. Miller, ‘Buddy’ has been getting […]

 

 

 

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