OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Animal Hospitals in Gainesville, Florida | Animal Hospital in Newberry, Florida
Our purpose is to provide customized basic to advanced veterinary medicine and surgery that is accessible to everyone.
We provide comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care, while providing employees with desirable, fulfilling and financially rewarding employment.
As a business, we want to inspire and nurture the human spirit by serving animal health in the community with excellence, compassion and integrity.
FOUNDER: DR. JEFF PHILPOT
Newberry Animal Hospital was founded in 1990 by Dr. Jeff Philpot in the small town of Newberry, just a few miles west of Gainesville. It began as a rural, mixed animal practice with a single doctor that really knew how to take care of people and pets. He loved beagles and fishing almost as much as he loved his clients.
As Dr. Baltzley looked for a place to plant his roots, he partnered with Dr. Philpot as they began to plan for future growth. Unfortunately, not much later, the beloved Dr. Philpot was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away in 2008. His spirit is still a huge part of Newberry Animal Hospital and had an impact on everyone that knew him.
In 2012, Newberry Animal Hospital rebranded themselves as they expanded with two more clinics in Gainesville, Florida. Renovations have been completed at both the Main Street location, as well as the Newberry location.
In 2013, Newberry Animal Hospital acquired a holistic location in Gainesville, which helps provide a more 'eastern approach' alternative to veterinary care.
In 2018, our 39th Avenue location extended hours so that our client's had more time options to meet their needs.