• Palm Coast Pet Clinic with Dr. Cathy Sheffield

    Palm Coast Pet Clinic, P.A
    Catherine Sheffield, D.V.M.
    5 Utility Drive, Unit #8
    Palm Coast, FL 32137

    Palm Coast Pet Clinic, P.A
    Catherine Sheffield, D.V.M.

    5 Utility Drive, Unit #8
    Palm Coast, FL 32137
    (386) 597-2905

    (386) 597-2906 Fax

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
    Saturday 8am-Noon
    Sunday Closed
    On-site Digital X-ray General Veterinary Medical & Pet Surgery
    Spays & Neuters Pet Dental Services
    In-house Laboratory Preventive & Pet Wellness Care
    Pet Vaccinations Parasite Detection & Prevention
    Pet Microchip Identification Health & Travel Certificates
    We are centrally located in the Woodland Commons Shopping Plaza just east of I-95, serving the communities of Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell and surrounding areas. The practice, was built by Dr. Cathy Sheffield in January 2011. Dr. Sheffield is the sole veterinarian at Palm Coast Pet Clinic and her friendly staff are here to serve you and your pets. Dr. Sheffield lives locally and can be available for after hours assistance on an as needed basis with prior arrangement for her established patients. She is committed to their well being.
    Dr. Cathy Sheffield is originally from the great state of Wyoming. She received her undergraduate degree in Zoology/Physiology in 1992 from the University of Wyoming. Later she attended Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1998. Dr. Sheffield has spent most of her career in private practice, with the last 2 years working at a non-profit spay/neuter/medical clinic. She believes in the value of evidence based medicine.

    The Sheffield family (husband Stan, daughter Amelia) re-located to Palm Coast in March of 2004, just in time for the big hurricane season! The Sheffields belong to a houseful of rescued critters; including dogs, cats and guinnea pigs. Dr. Sheffield believes in adoption, responsible pet ownership through spay/neuter and preventive care, Trap Neuter Return for feral cats in our community, and lasting, loving relationships with family pets.
    Our Mission statement: At Palm Coast Pet Clinic we are committed to the highest quality veterinary care for our patients and pledge to provide excellence in service to their families. At all times our patients and their families can expect honesty, integrity, dedication and sensitivity. We are committed to practicing current, leading edge veterinary medicine and providing referrals to specialists when needed. We pledge that we will always do our very best. -Dr. Catherine Sheffield

    When to call the Doctor

    If an animal is seriously ill or injured it needs critical care immediately.

    Bring your pet in to see us if any of the following occur:

    1. DIFFICULTY BREATHING. Noisy breathing, blue tongue or gums, abnormal panting, gasping for air, or very shallow breathing.
    2. UNSTOPPABLE BLEEDING. Apply pressure with a clean cloth. Do not use a tourniquet.
    3. INABILITY TO URINATE OR DEFECATE. Continuously straining with little or no result. Blood in stool or urine, or pain.
    4. HEATSTROKE. Heavy panting, extreme weakness, a body temperature above 104 F.
    5. BLOATED OR DISTENDED ABDOMEN. With or without vomiting.
    6. INABILITY TO DELIVER KITTENS OR PUPPIES. Has labor contractions for more than 2 hours, or more than 15 minutes of labor with fetus, or membranes protruding.
    7. LOSS OF BALANCE, UNCONSCIOUSNESS OR SEIZURE. Tremors, staggering, convulsions, sudden blindness, fainting, tilting of the head, or sudden change of disposition, such as unusual withdrawal or aggressiveness.
    8. PAIN. Especially continuous pain.
    9. MAJOR TRAUMA OR INJURY. If your pet has fallen, been hit by a car, or has suffered wounds anyplace on the body, but especially to the eye, chest or abdomen, or has broken bones.
    10. SHOCK. If your pet shows signs of weakness, collapse, shallow breathing, rapid heartbeat, or has a bewildered appearance, or pupils that are dilated or pinpoints.
    11. POISONING. If you believe your pet has either eaten or come in contact with poison, call first, then bring the container with you if you have it, or the commercial name or chemical name with a list of ingredients. Common poisoning: insecticides, snail bait, antifreeze, rat poison, over-the-counter drugs (Tylenol, ibuprofen), prescription medications (blood pressure, antidepressants) and chocolate.
    12. VOMITING AND/OR DIARRHEA. Violent episodes, continuous, or contains blood.
    13. LAMENESS. Continuous, not bearing weight on limb, or swollen limb.

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