Tarpon Animal Hospital

Tarpon Animal Hospital in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is a full-service veterinary hospital that offers a wide range of pet care. Our friendly clinic treats your pet as if they were our own. We do our very best to provide the top veterinary services and treatment possible.

Our Hospital

Tarpon Animal Hospital was founded in 1954, and was originally located on the historic Sponge Docks. Our complete medical and surgical facility takes special interest in dermatology and allergies, which allows us to treat itchy skin and ears.

Since 1990, the animal hospital has been owned and operated by Sal Abbate D.V.M. The hospital has a caring staff that includes certified technicians and 2 veterinarians that are dedicated to the health of your pet.

The outside of our veterinary hospital in Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Mon: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sal Abbate, BS, DVM

    Sal Abbate, BS, DVM
    Dr. Abbate was raised in New England. He attended Michigan State University as an undergraduate, and then transferred to Auburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition, Growth and Physiology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Abbate's post-graduate studies are in Physiology, Nutrition, Growth and Body Composition, and most recently Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbology, Food Therapy, and Acupuncture. His special interests in veterinary practice are in Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery, Dermatology, Allergies, Integrative Medicine and Food Therapy.

    Dr. Abbate has been the proud owner of the Tarpon Animal Hospital since 1990. Dr. Abbate, is an excellent surgeon and is an internationally published author on arthritis and hip dysplasia therapy, as well as on feline leukemia and cancer therapy.
  • Josie Hamilton DVM

    Dr. Hamilton grew up in Huntsville, Alabama.  After spending her freshman year of undergraduate study at Smith College in Massachusetts, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) majoring in Psychology, with a double minor in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  She continued her education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, she then went on to complete a year internship in veterinary medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida.

    Dr. Hamilton’s special interests included Fear Free™ veterinary visits, animal behavior, soft tissue surgery, acupuncture, dermatology, nutrition, shelter medicine, and pathology.  Being Fear Free™ certified, Dr. Hamilton takes extra care and time in dealing with your four-legged family members so that they have the most pleasant veterinary visits possible. 

     

  • Linda Jack DVM

    "Compassionate and dedicated to service, Florida native Dr. Linda Jack practices relief veterinary medicine and travels between states across the Southeast. Her work with small animal and emergency clinics builds on half a dozen years practicing with the Adams Farm Animal Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Linda Jack holds a DVM from North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Jack also has a background as a music composer and teacher and plays a variety of instruments including guitar, drums, clarinet, piano, and saxophone. She has performed across the United States and internationally. From 2009 to 2011, she held responsibilities with Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensboro as an assistant worship band director and guided youth band, adult choir, and contemporary worship services.

    The daughter of a US Air Force pilot and a schoolteacher, Dr. Jack has an extensive volunteer background. In addition to taking part in American Cancer Society events she has contributed to World Vision and sponsored children through Compassion International, volunteered in nursing homes and hospitals and worked with animal rescue groups. Dr. Linda Jack is active with the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and has performed spay and neuter work as part of Operation Catnip and the Humane Society.  In 2017 she launched a volunteer political activism group, Indivisible Pasco, which has grown from a few members to over 200.  She is running for State Representative for District 36 because she believes the people should be represented by honest, hardworking, dedicated leaders who will listen to the needs of their constituents and be committed to finding sensible bipartisan solutions."
  • Dorinda

    Dorinda, CVT
    Hospital Administrator
     
    Dorinda has been in the Veterinary field since 1994. She graduated from St. Petersburg College of Veterinary technology in 1997. Dorinda is a certified Veterinary Technician and the office manager at Tarpon Animal Hospital. She enjoys her job and considers the patients the best part of what she does. She enjoys working with her co-workers here at Tarpon Animal Hospital and could not ask for a better staff or work environment.

    She was married to her best friend George in 1998. They have two children - a daughter Arron and a son Devin, and they enjoy being grandparents to their grandson Jayden and granddaughter Aria. Dorinda has a rescued German shepherd named Ellie that she enjoys taking to agility classes. She has a very silly cat named Buddy who was a Tarpon rescue and she loves her foster cat named Shelby whose parents are currently in the Navy. She also has a cockatiel named Nikki who she got as a first year anniversary gift in 1989. 
  • Aimee

    Aimee
    Aimee has been a member of the Tarpon Animal Hospital staff since May 2011. She started in the clinic as a kennel technician, caring for every patient as if they were her own. She was always detail oriented and ensured each pet had equal, individualized care. After some time, she gained some knowledge and experience working the front desk. She enjoyed helping clients, but her passion lived with working one-on-one with the patients. She now works as a technician assistant and is working to become a veterinary technician. She actually grew up, thriving to be a veterinarian by watching one of her idols performing various surgeries.

    Her home life includes the company of a husband, two cats (hope and Remington, Both rescues from TAH), Sasha (an elderly Siberian Husky) and Gomex (a healer mix). She also has two Tennessee Walking Horses (sport and Cimarron). Her love for animals started when she was very young. When she isn't working, she spends her time horseback-riding, reading and spending precious time with her husband and other members of the family. Her infatuation with perfection and drive to please makes her the perfect candidate to aid in the health of your pets!
  • Jaqueline Olynick

    Jaqueline
    Jaqueline has been working with Tarpon Animal Hospital as a veterinarian technician since 2008, but has been in the field since 2003. She enjoys assisting with acupuncture, adjustments, reiki, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, water and physical therapy. She is extremely passionate about the care that is taken in every pet that visits our practice. She has a calming personality and a warm healing touch. She is married to Randy Olynick and has a son named Michael.

    She has experience with both small and large animals but currently owns two dogs, Odin and Recon, and a handful of furry cat babies. When she's not working she enjoys gardening, camping, singing and spending quality time with her family.
  • Michelle

    Michelle has worked for Tarpon Animal Hospital since September 2014 as a Kennel Technician, and more recently has been moving into a technician assistant position as needed. Although this is the first job that Michelle has had in the veterinary field, animals have always been one of her passions since she was a little girl. She's happy to be doing something she loves.

    While working in the kennel, she gets to make sure that all our patients are happy and healthy, that they all have a good time while boarding, and they're treated like her own pets. Michelle has pets ranging in age from juvenile to senior. She has a few cats, and a dog named Harley Quinn. Her love for animals makes her very attentive so that all patient needs are met whether they are visiting the hospital for the day or an extended period of time.


  • Tammy

    Tammy
    At a very young age, Tammy was in love with animals and her passion for them continued to grow over the years. As a little girl she often brought home stray animals of all kinds and set up obstacle courses for her dogs to run through. She has over thirty years of experience in the field of animal health care and training and has worked in the industry for over twenty five years.

    Through her experience she has encountered numerous animals aside from everyday dogs and cats including reptiles, rodents, birds, horses and even a puma. Over the years she has fostered sick or injured animals and rescued numerous abandoned pets that went on to live healthy lives from kittens and puppies to tortoises, birds, horses, and opossums. With such a passion for animals it is no surprise that she has owned numerous species of domestic and exotic pets.
  • Amanda CVT
    Amanda has been in the field since 2005. In 2008, she graduated from New Hampshire Community Technical College with an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She is originally from New Hampshire. After falling in love with Florida when she visited years ago, she realized she needed to get away from the cold and snow. She made the move to the south in 2013, and originally began at Tarpon Animal Hospital in January 2014. She left for a couple of months but came back in April 2015. Amanda has a pit bull named Kane, and a cat named Tiki. She enjoys watching movies, kayaking, hiking and going to the beach.
  • Pamela

    Pamela
    Pamela is originally from Texas, Pamela is a former trick rider and Wild West entertainer, traveling all across the U.S. and Canada performing in rodeos and horse shows. She enjoys working with animals and has been working at Tarpon Animal Hospital as a receptionist since 2014. Pamela has an Australian shepherd named Trixi.
  • Meaghan
    Meaghan has been a receptionist at Tarpon Animal Hospital since 2013. She is going to school for Environmental Sciences at SPC. She has 4 cats; Hazard, Moriarty, Pangea, and Sherlock, and also two dogs; Diamond and Miko. All four cats she had rescued from Tarpon Animal Hospital. She understands the responsibility of pet ownership and encourages pet owners to not hesitate speaking with her on the phone for advice and help!
  • Stacie


    Stacie has been working with Tarpon Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician since March 2017. She has been in the veterinary field for 16 years and moved from Illinois in 2016 after working with a practice for the first 15 years of her career. Stacie moved down here to be closer to family, and for the beaches and warmth of the Sunshine State. She currently has 2 dogs and 3 cats.

     

  • Courtney

    Courtney has been working with Tarpon Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician since March 2017. She graduated from Sinclair Community College in 2016 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She recently just moved here from Dayton, Ohio after falling in love while on vacation, she made the decision to make the move to Florida to be with family. Courtney has a pit bull named Diesel and two cats named Vinny and Lil’ Orange. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, archery, going to the beach, and spending time reading.