About Us

Established in 1960 and operated by its founder, Dr. Joe Larmon, this once two-veterinarian operation has expanded its services across two locations to better accommodate the pets of the St. Petersburg area.

In 1997, Dr. Javier Vicente purchased the hospital after practicing veterinary medicine for five years, and in 2016, Dr. Raul Buso purchased the hospital after practicing there for over 7 years. 

Retaining a deep love for animals and a vision of a devoted animal hospital that delivers the same level of medical care to pets as is offered to humans, Dr. Buso opened a second location in late 2020, positioned in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, to serve the growing local community. Dr. Buso’s insight and continued dedication to veterinary medicine has inspired our team to provide the most progressive and up-to-date treatment for cats and dogs 

Haines Road is fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and our Edge location is well underway in achieving the same accreditation. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) hold our clinics to strictest standards in veterinary care and services in vital practice areas including:

This AAHA accreditation also guarantees thorough and complete medical records, an onsite veterinary pharmacy, and advanced animal diagnostic services.

Accompanying our uncompromising principles, standards, and protocols, we offer best in class customer service and innovative technologies to ensure high-quality results. Additionally, our full-service veterinary hospital can cover almost any customized pet care need.