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.
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.
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.
Ribbon Cutting for Brand New First Coast No More Homeless Pets Low-Cost Veterinary Hospital 10,000 Square Foot Facility to Serve 300 Pets Daily JACKSONVILLE, Florida, May 9, 2016 –Donors and local pet owners were present for the grand opening of First Coast No More Homeless Pets’ (FCNMHP) new, low-cost veterinary hospital on Cassat Avenue on […]
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony FCNMHP will open the doors to its new, low-cost veterinary hospital on Cassat Avenue on Jacksonville’s Westside. The Hospital will have capacity to serve 300 pets daily and is one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the Country. Please see the below itinerary: When: May 9, 2016 10:30 a.m. – Doors open, […]
10,000 Square Foot Facility to Serve 300 Pets Daily The new facility, which has been under construction for nearly 6 months, will be able to serve triple the people and pets as the current location on Norwood Avenue. With 12 exam rooms, a pet grooming facility, extensive surgery suites, intensive care and isolation rooms, and […]
The First Coast No More Homeless Pets Cassat Clinic Grand Opening was a huge success – over 100 supporters of the no-kill mission in Jacksonville and beyond showed up to see the nearly finished 10,000 sq. foot clinic. A special video outlining FCNMHP programs and recent success stories was aired for the first time. Afterward, […]
The new Veterinary Clinic is progressing along nicely. The dry wall, window fixtures, air conditioning, flooring, and cabinetry are completely installed. As you can see, the new clinic still has a ways to go, and we are still in need of some necessary life-saving equipment! FCNMHP is holding a Cassat Clinic Grand Opening on February 25! […]
First Coast No More Homeless Pets is proud to announce that the new Veterinary Clinic is progressing along nicely. Rooms are starting to become more defined, and the crew is still working on installing air conditioning, insulation, and drywall. Many doors have been installed since the last updates! The clinic is expected to open in […]
First Coast No More Homeless Pets is proud to announce that the new Veterinary Clinic is progressing along nicely. Rooms are starting to become more defined, and the crew is working on installing air conditioning, insulation, and drywall. The clinic is expected to open in mid-January. Interested in sponsoring a room or life-saving equipment? Please […]
About a week after the official “Hard Hat Party” at the hollowed out Cassat clinic building and already the hard work is paying dividends. Extensive work continues on the 13,000 square foot building, but funds are still needed for the life-saving equipment for each room. FCNMHP founder Rick DuCharme has been busy drumming up support, […]