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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 Clearwater or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. 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. Richard Brancato has 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 veterinarian office 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.

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. Brancato, DVM
    Dr Brancato received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1987
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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 didn't work, he inserted a tube, and we tube fed her for 4 weeks. Toward the end of that period, she began eating on her own. Today, Sarah is a healthy 2 1/2 year old with a voracious appetite! Kim and I couldn't have saved her without the dedication, compassion and professionalism of Dr. Brancato and his always wonderful staff, Elizabeth and Andrea. I would recommend him to anyone!"
    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 anytime. Keep up the good work!! You guys are awesome :)"
    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 recommend Animal Medical Center!"
    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 let him know how she was doing. He was, and is genuinely interested in the welfare of his "patients". We so love our little "daughter in a puppy dog suit" so to find a Vet who is as knowledgeable, as he is compassionate is a wonderful thing! And his staff is as kind and caring as he is... That says a lot in my book. We will TOTALLY recommend him to our friends and anyone else looking for a good Vet to take their babies to."
    Brenda Lininger