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
  • 43695 US Highway 19 N
  • Tarpon Springs,FL 34689
  • Phone: (727) 934-0884
  • Fax: (727)-934-5215
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  • Mon: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 7:00am - 1:00pm
  • 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.
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    Ashley Redmond, BS, DVM

    Dr. Redmond was raised in Vermont and completed her Bachelor’s degree in marine biology at the University of New England. She began veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada, but transferred to Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine after 2 years. She graduated from vet school in 2012.

    Dr. Redmond moved to Florida from Texas and started working at Tarpon Animal Hospital in May of 2018. She is especially interested in soft tissue surgery and managing chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and kidney failure.

    On her time off, Dr. Redmond enjoys reading on the beach, kayaking, and watching New England sports. She has 4 dogs named Benito, Rico, Gronkowski, and Brady. She has 6 cats named Flynn, Gracie, Maggie, Ziva, Milo, and Ducky.

  • 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

    Hospital Administrator

    Dorinda, CVT

    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. 
  • Receptionist


    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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Technician

    Courtney, CVT

    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. Courtney moved here from Dayton, Ohio in 2017 after falling in love with Florida while on vacation. Courtney has 2 pit bulls named Diesel & Moe, and 3 cats named Vincenzo, Lil' Orange & Patty Biscuit (TAH resucue). In her free time she enjoys kayaking the springs, going to the beach, archery and spending time reading. 
  • Technician Assistant


    Anna has been a member of the Tarpon Animal Hospital staff since March 2017. She began as a Kennel Technician but is gaining knowledge through experience in the medical field and is also working as a Veterinary Technician Assistant. Anna has one old hound mix named Sadie and three cats: Roo, Sugar, and Orion. She moved here from Texas in 2016 and is going to school to be a nurse.