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Boyette Animal Hospital

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10931 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569
Phone: 813-671-3400

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DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00am7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am7:00pm
Thursday7:00am7:00pm
Friday7:00am6:30pm
Saturday8:00am4:00pm
Sunday5pm to 7pmBoarding Only
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Some Points to Consider When Adopting a Dog

Dr. Rochelle Campbell 

Adding a new dog to the family can be an exciting experience but it is always good to think about a few things before bringing your new pet home. First, consider what type of home you have. Do not choose a larger dog, such as a Great Dane mix, if you live in a small apartment. Pick a dog that is compatible with the amount of space you have available. 

Another thing to consider is what type of lifestyle you lead. If you are a very active person that likes to do a lot of outdoor activities, then a border collie mix or another high energy type of dog may be for you. On the other hand, if you are fairly inactive, a toy mix may be better suited for you. 

If you have children, it is better to pick a family-friendly dog and also maybe one that is not geriatric, as they tend to be less active in general. With regard to senior dogs, also keep in mind that you may need to visit the veterinary office more often because often older dogs, like older people, tend to have more medical issues. Having said that, older dogs can provide a lot of happiness and love to the right family. 

Puppies will need a lot of attention and time. Sometimes adopting a dog that is a little older may be a little easier, as they may already have mastered basic training skills such as potty training and crate training. 

Speaking of training, it is not possible the majority of the time to know the previous history of the dog you are adopting. Therefore you may want to attend basic training classes in general to ensure your dog has the best manners possible. 

Adopting a dog can be a great and rewarding experience, especially if you do your homework beforehand!

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I can't express how Thankful I am for the Doctors and staff here. I brought my chihuahua "son" in yesterday for a check up after being attacked by a neighbors large dog earlier in the week. As usual, we both were treated with great care and concern as I also was a bit emotional. This is a place were the staff Truly care about animals/pets. I wouldn't take my fur babies Anywhere else and have referred my friends multiple times.

- Angie W. / Riverview, FL

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00am7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am7:00pm
Thursday7:00am7:00pm
Friday7:00am6:30pm
Saturday8:00am4:00pm
Sunday5pm to 7pmBoarding Only

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Meet The Team Dr.Bob Encinosa was born in Valrico, Florida and graduated from Brandon High School in 1980. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.Read More

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