Our New Veterinary Hospital

State-0f-the-Art, Low-Cost Veterinary Hospital

For those of you who have been to our Norwood veterinary clinic, you know the demand for our low-cost, high-quality medical care is very high. Being able to provide this care, though, is important to prevent unnecessary euthanasia. On May 9, 2016, our state-of-the-art, 10,000 sq. ft. veterinary hospital officially opened.

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The new clinic will not only serve low-income people in the surrounding neighborhoods, but it will help grow our other lifesaving programs to neighboring counties.

The new facility will be able to serve triple the number of people and pets as FCNMHP’s current clinic on Norwood Avenue. With 12 exam rooms, a dental lab, surgery suites, intensive care and isolation rooms, and a lab and pharmacy, this state-of-the-art veterinary hospital allows FCNMHP to help more families in need of affordable veterinary care.

“When we started to look around for a second location, it became obvious that there was one part of Jacksonville that was a desert for veterinary services,” said Rick DuCharme, FCNMHP’s Founder and Executive Director. “This will be one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country, treating an area that is underserved and in need of low-cost, high quality veterinary services.”

After the ribbon cutting, guests were able to join Rick and FCNMHP staff for a tour of the Mary Lou Russell Animal Welfare Complex and the Joseph A. Strasser Veterinary Hospital.

Quick Facts

  • The veterinary hospital is located at 464 Cassat Avenue, Jacksonville.
  • FCNMHP veterinary services are approximately 40 percent less expensive than the average cost of a veterinarian.
  • The Jacksonville Pet Food Bank is a FCNMHP program that has distributed more than a million pound of pet food to income-qualified pet owners. The Pet Food Bank will be operated out of the new Cassat hospital.
  • The new veterinary hospital will employ approximately 30 people, with many from the Northwest neighborhoods.
  • Revenue from the operation of the veterinary hospital will help support FCNMHP’s other programs, including targeted spay/neuter surgeries, large adoption events and the Pet Food Bank.

Make an Appointment

Whether it’s time for a wellness exam or you notice that your critter just isn’t acting the same, schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable, caring medical team. Call the number below to schedule your appointment either at the Cassat or Norwood locations.

If your animal is experiencing an emergency, please seek immediate veterinary attention at our clinic/hospital or the closest emergency clinic!

We require that all cats enter our facility in a box, carrier, or cage. We have boxes for sale for $8:50 at the front desk if you do not have one (come in to purchase before bringing the cat in). This policy in enacted for your cat’s safety, so thank you for understanding.

Request an Appointment Below* or Call (904) 425-0005

*This form does not officially schedule an appointment. A Customer Service Representative will reach out to you to schedule the appointment within 48 hours.

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* Spay/Neuter only available at Norwood Clinic

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