About Us

About the Animal Health Clinic

We are a family owned practice governed by Christian principles. Our Lakewood Ranch veterinary clinic was opened in September 2002. We chose Lakewood Ranch because we saw a great need in East Manatee for a veterinary clinic and we live in the area. Our clinic specializes in care for companion small animals - mostly dogs and cats.

Dr. Sookra practiced as a small animal veterinarian in the private sector and in the corporate world in Sault Ste. Marie and Bradenton. That coupled with his experience working at the Emergency Clinic in Sarasota gave him unique and valuable insights that he is constantly using at the Animal Health Clinic.

The underlying philosophy of the Animal Health Clinic is "caring for God's creatures". This philosophy guides every decision we make regarding your pet. We believe that we answer to the "Creator God", a higher authority than Man in all that we do. Your pet will always receive the best care we can give to them. If we are unable to provide the care your pet requires, we will recommend another hospital that can.

As a pet owner, you will always be treated with respect, compassion and understanding. We at the Animal Health Clinic will always carry out our duties with the highest level of honesty and integrity. We will always do what is best for your pet. When it is time to say goodbye to your beloved pet, we will strive to make this as painless as possible for both the pet and you, the owner.

Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

10:00 am

3:00 pm

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Thank you all for your wonderful care of Mau. It means a lot to have a vet's office that I completely trust with my animals. Mau is doing great, but I think he misses all of you!"
    The Redmons / Bradenton, FL
  • "Words can't express how thankful I am for all your love, help and support with Sheba. You are truly special people and it meant a lot to myself and my son."
    Lori - Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • "Thank you so much for caring for Tyler while we were at a funeral... Thank you for a kind and caring heart and standing in the gap for us Bless you all!"
    The Bennett Family - Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • "We wish to thank you for your care & kindness during the loss of our beloved Molly. You provided her wonderful care for 16 yrs! Dr. Sookra saw her the second day I had her and was with her to the end. You all are such a kind, loving family and we are grateful for the care you extend. Thank you so much for all you do! We appreciate you all very much."
    The Stutts Family - Apollo Beach, FL
  • "hank you all for your wonderful care of Mau. It means a lot to have a vet's office that I completely trust with my animals. Mau is doing great, but I think he misses all of you!"
    The Redmons - Bradenton, FL