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Welcome to Animal Medical Center of Clearwater
Your Veterinarian in Clearwater FL
Call us at 727-531-2457

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 727-531-2457!

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If you live in Largo, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Richard Brancato is a licensed FL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Animal Medical Center of Clearwater is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Richard Brancato has over 30 years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Clearwater veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 727-531-2457 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Clearwater hospital is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Clearwater pet owners.

At Animal Medical Center of Clearwater, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Richard Brancato
Clearwater Veterinarian | Animal Medical Center of Clearwater | 727-531-2457

4860 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764

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Meet The Doctor

  • Dr.
    Richard Brancato, DVM

    Dr Brancato is originally from Dutchess County, New York and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Prior to entering veterinary college he worked as a surgical research assistant at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Castle Point, New York and was a contributory author to eleven national medical publications.

    Dr Brancato received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1987. Following several years of small animal practice in New York and then Florida, he became the practice owner at Animal Medical Center in 1992. Dr Brancato is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Society, and was selected to appear in the 1992 edition of Who's Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine. Dr Brancato currently lives in Largo, Florida, with his wife Andrea, along with their four cats (Newman,Stella,Elaine,Hannah) and dog (Molly).

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What our clients say about us

    Their love of animals show in everything they do. Friendly staff that love your pet like it was their own. Very competent and great at what they do!

    Kristy Clark

    Dr Brancato is a very good vet. He loves animals and does everything he can to make them healthy. He has a real caring way with each animal . If your dog or cat is old or near death he tries all he can to keep them alive or to reduce their pain ...

    Jim H.

    I have been taking my dogs to Animal Medical Center for the past 15 yrs. Dr Brancato is an excellent vet.He and his staff are very caring and knowledgable. I won't take my girls anywhere else.

    Judy Allen

    My wife Kim and I had a 2 year old kitten show up at our door around Christmas. She wouldn't leave, so we took her to Dr. Brancato who was able to locate her owners through her microchip. She had escaped from them. We ended up adopting her (her other owners had three other cats). We didn't know how long Sarah had been on her own outside, and she wasn't eating. Dr. Brancato determined Sarah had a liver disease caused by not eating/malnourishment and recommended a treatment regimen. Since that did

    Tim Armstrong

    We have been taking our Aussie Dusty to Dr Brancato for 14 years. He is so patient and compassionate. He takes the time to explain things and answer any questions you may have. Andrea and Elizabeth are both so caring and i love the fact that they call to see how your "baby" is doing after an appointment. You never have to wait long for an appointment and when you walk in they make you feel like you are their only clients :) I would never hesitate to recommend Dr Brancato and staff to anyone at a

    Jody Lynn

    We have been taking our dog, Molly, to Animal Medical Center since 2006. Dr. Brancato and his staff are by far the best veterinary clinic we have ever taken our animals to. The staff goes above and beyond what I have come to expect from other veterinary clinics. Dr. Brancato takes the time to talk to you and explain everything in detail. We now board Molly at Animal Medical Center when we go out of town because we are positive that she will receive the best care available. We highly recomme

    Patti Pringle

    I've been bringing my animals to Dr Brancato for the past 13yrs, I could not imagine taking them anywhere else. Dr B, Andrea and Elizabeth are wonderful, they truly care about my "kids" and are very experienced and knowledgeable.

    Stacey Absher

    We took our toy Schnauser to Dr BRANCATO because she had swallowed a piece of wood and was very I'll. I've never met a more caring and knowledgeable Vet (and I used to work for one). Our dog is nearly blind because of Cataracts and she's afraid of strangers but Dr Brancato immediately put her at ease by talking to her soothingly and rubbing her face and head. She never even flinched. She Warmed up to him as if she had known him forever. When we were leaving he came out and asked us to call and

    Brenda Lininger


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