Walk-In Veterinary Care
5080 N U.S. Hwy 41
Apollo Beach FL 33572
Phone: (813) 213 - 8515
"Compassionate vet care at a convenient time"
A New Kind of Animal Hospital Serving Apollo Beach and Ruskin FL
Certainly, this small animal hospital is unlike others in the Apollo Beach area because no appointments are required!
On Feb. 2, veterinarian Kristina Ramer opened a new animal hospital, Walk-In Veterinary Care. The veterinary hospital is located in the SouthShore Village plaza. The address is – 5080 U.S. 41 N., Apollo Beach.
Many area pet owners will be delighted to know they no longer need to make appointments to see a vet. Veterinarian, Dr Kristina Ramer, decided to open her first practice in Apollo Beach. She decided to have a different type of veterinary clinic. Different from other veterinarians in the Apollo Beach and Ruskin areas. A walk-in animal clinic where an appointment is not needed.
Practice Philosophy | Dr Kristina Ramer – Vet and Owner
“Convenience for people is extremely important. “
“We wanted to make it easier for pets to be seen at their owners’ convenience, rather than ours.”
“At our animal hospital, we take a conservative approach to veterinary pet care, want to provide flexible hours, be able to maintain reasonably priced services and at the same time, offer the best compassionate and quality veterinary pet care for our clients and patients that we can”
“We will always try to give our clients an honest medical diagnosis, quality treatment and care for our patients like family.”
Veterinary Pet Services Offered
Walk-In Veterinary Care is a full-service animal hospital located in Apollo Beach FL, offering onsite laboratory testing, ultrasounds and full digital X-rays.
In addition to seeing dogs and cats, the animal hospital sees ferrets, rabbits and other small mammals and trims wings and nails for all birds.
Other Services Provided by Our Veterinarian include:
Vaccinations for puppies, kittens, adult dogs and cats
Screening for worms and heartworms
Dental cleaning and extractions
Performs routine surgeries
Acute and chronic pain management
Geriatric pet care
Allergy screening and treatment
Management of chronic illness like diabetes and thyroid conditions
The animal hospital also has a full pharmacy and also dispenses parasite prevention products such as, Iverhardt and Bravecto preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks.
About Veterinarian – Dr Kristina Ramer
Dr Ramer, 34, grew up on a 120-acre farm in Pennsylvania, where she developed a love for animals. She said she originally wanted to be a dolphin trainer and at one time a zoo vet. But life took her in a different direction.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Florida State University in 2006, graduated from the Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts in 2012 and completed her clinical training at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
She worked as an associate veterinarian at Bayshore Animal Hospital for two years and then, after moving to St. Petersburg, held the same position for two years at Gateway Animal Hospital there.
In 2016, she relocated to Hawaii, where she worked as an independent contractor for Kapaa Animal Clinic on the island of Kauai. Last September, she came to Ruskin, where her family lived nearby.
“I wanted to open a practice in a growing community,” she said.
Dr Ramer has also worked as a relief vet for the Tampa Humane Society and has experience in emergency medicine.
She enjoys boating, beach sports, Buccaneers and Seminole football, Rays baseball, Lightning hockey and lives on a boat with her 9-year-old mixed-breed rescue dog, Henle.
Walk-In Veterinary Care Animal Hospital Office Hours
We accept patients until an hour prior to closing, unless we hit capacity sooner. We utilized this last hour for technician appointments, patient discharge and medication pickups.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays
8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesdays (for surgeries)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays (By appointment for existing clients)
New Client discount
We accept patients until an hour prior to closing, unless we hit capacity sooner. We utilized this last hour for techcian appointments, patient discharge and medication pickups.
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday; 8:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday is our surgery day. Call the office for further information.
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Now doing Saturday appointments for existing clients.