FAQ

These FAQ’s may provide some answers for you: 

(if you have any other questions, or these do not answer your questions, please call us at (813) 920-6656)

1. How often should my pet have an exam?

       ~There are many factors that determine the frequency of recommended exams, like age and overall health.  Our exams are tailored to your pet’s specific needs. We will discuss with you your concerns about your pet’s health and decide together your pet’s exam schedule.

2. How often should I bring my pet for a rabies vaccine?

      ~There are 1 year and 3 years Rabies vaccines available. Your pet’s needs may vary.  Therefore, after a physical exam, vaccine history, and discussion with our veterinarian, we will customize a complete immunization schedule for your pet.

ALERT: There has been a rabies alert in our area in February, 2016.  A rabid cat was found on corner of Del Valle and Ehrlich Rd. in Citrus Park.  All pets indoor and out should be vaccinated.

3. Is it true that Dr. Brooks and staff spend a vast amount of time and hospital resources treating, saving and rehabilitating local wildlife?

     ~We spend time and hospital resources to assist the FWC and local rehabbers serve the wildlife in our  area.

4. What is “Pet of the Month”?

     ~Pet of the Month is a fun contest we run once a month.  Clients submit pictures via email or through Facebook message.  Once we end the submitting phase, we then post all entries onto our Facebook page.  Finally, the pet’s picture receiving the highest amount of “LIKES” will be deemed Pet of the Month.  You can “SHARE” our post with your pet’s picture to your FaceBook page, but you must direct people to “LIKE” your pet’s picture on our DIRECT FaceBook page, as we cannot view “LIKES” on your personal page. Once we have a winner, that pet will receive a giveaway (which varies each month).  Then, your pet will be added to our Website gallery for the month that he/she won!

5 .Does Citrus Park Animal, Bird & Exotics Hospital give clients estimates before every service?

   ~We encourage you to ask for estimates on all procedures.   Our sincere wish is that you know to the best of our ability what your pet’s medical needs will cost.  This way you will be better informed, allowing you to make the best health decisions on your pet’s behalf.

6.  Does Dr. Brooks refer pets to specialists if he feels they need further care or evaluation?

    ~In the event the veterinarians at CPAH would like your pet to be seen by a specific specialist, we will match you and your pet’s needs with the best veterinary specialist.  We are fortunate in our Tampa Bay area with veterinary specialists in fields like internal medicine, opthamology, soft tissue, orthopedic, oncology, cardiology, and more.

New animals receive $15 OFF first exam

Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

  • "I would recommend this clinic, the doctor is knowledgeable and friendly to my pets. The fees seem fair and they never hesitate to give an estimate if asked. My pets are happy with this Dr. so that makes me happy!"
    S.E. Tampa, FL

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More
  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

    Read More
  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up