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Our Practice

Founded by Dr. R.F. Jackson, Jackson Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, proudly serving St. Augustine and surrounding Florida communities since 1959.

The veterinarians and staff at Jackson Veterinary Hospital are ready to provide your pet with excellent veterinary medical and surgical care. From wellness exams and vaccines, to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your dog or cat will receive high-quality care at our hospital.

We seek to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for our patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, through preventive care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Our ultimate goal is to offer excellence in veterinary care.

Our Mission

We strive to fulfill the needs of our clients, providing quality veterinary services through a responsive and professional staff; with the emphasis on individual attention and commitment to our clients, their pets, and our community.

Our Founder

Dr. R.F. Jackson (1918-2010) was born in London, England, and came to the United States at 11 years of age. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1940 and eventually came to St. Augustine, Florida in 1944 to practice veterinary medicine.

Dr. Jackson opened Jackson Veterinary Hospital, at the present location, in 1959. Known internationally for his research and expertise in canine heartworm disease, some of his accomplishments include the two day divided dose schedule for adult heartworm treatment, the identification of the Caval Syndrome associated with heartworm disease, and the first surgical procedure to remove heartworms to save dogs' lives with the Caval Syndrome.

Dr. Jackson had many achievements in the veterinary field, including Florida Veterinarian of the Year, AVMA Practitioner Research Award, Michigan State University Alumni Award, and Ralston Purina Small Animal Research Award. He was a past president of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA), an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) executive board member and its chairman in 1975, and a founder of the American Heartworm Society and its first president (1974-1977). He was also Mayor of St. Augustine in 1950.

Give Us a Call Today

Please call (904) 471-3044 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.