When Dr. Harvey Partridge built the St.Petersburg animal hospital in 1978, it was originally named “Riviera Animal Hospital”. In 1995, he sold the practice to a corporation of veterinary hospitals named VCA (Veterinary Centers of America). Dr. Partridge left the practice in 2003, and VCA’s lease ran out two years later. At that time, the St. Petersburg animal hospital was remodeled and opened under the new name, “Partridge Animal Hospital”. Dr. David Landers began working at Partridge Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg in 2007, and he purchased the practice from Dr. Partridge in 2010.Dr. Freeborg did two externships with Dr. Partridge and Dr. Landers while he was in school. Dr. Landers was so impressed with him that he thought he would be a good fit for our clients and staff.
We see mostly dogs and cats with the occasional pocket pet and rabbit. The doctors enjoy working up challenging cases by utilizing the digital x-ray, ultrasound, brand new in-house lab machines, and endoscopy to come up with a diagnosis and then figure out the best way to treat it.
Dr. Landers first met the K9 unit supervisor when he was called out to our hospital for a false alarm response. Dr. Landers invited Officer Ladd into the hospital for a tour and expressed an interest in the dogs’ care. Officer Ladd was impressed by Dr. Landers enthusiasm and the hospital so he started sending the K9 unit dogs over for us to care for them. We see them for their pet wellness exams and care, but also for emergency vet visits and everything in-between.
We are also the hospital for a local non-profit rescue, Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue. They rescue small, senior dogs that are on the kill list at the shelters and “fix” them up for adoption.