We love pets as much as you do

The St. Augustine Animal Clinic strives to provide the finest pet health care in a friendly atmosphere of devotion and team work on a consistent and daily basis.

Our hospital exists to relieve animal pain and suffering and to provide unequaled customer service.

Meet our team


Veterinarians across the U.S. report they are encountering a surge in the number of dogs presenting with acute respiratory infections, ranging from mild cases to life-threatening pneumonia.
While the diagnostic testing is often negative for known canine pathogens and the disease is reportedly nonresponsive to first-line antibiotics, it is not clear if this event is a novel pathogen or a well-known disease such as Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC, also known as “kennel cough”).
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM) has issued a statement on the subject and is updating its recommendations as more information develops. While much is unknown about reported atypical CIRDC, basic disease control and treatment protocols as described in the below URL will help keep dogs safe and provide a roadmap for diagnosis and treatment.
At this time, UFCVM and the FVMA recommend vigilance in identifying and segregating dogs with signs of respiratory illness.

2024 Best of St. Augustine Communities Choice Award for Best Veterinary Clinic!

Voting ends Tuesday, May 21st.
Click here to cast your vote!


Our office is looking for new team members.
We currently have openings for a receptionist and veterinary technician, experience is preferred. We offer flexible, reasonable work hours and a friendly work environment. If you would like to begin and end your day in the company of our furry-faced clients, give us a call today at 904-824-5454.

We are pawsitively thrilled to announce that St. Augustine Animal Clinic has won the 2023 Communities Choice Award for Best Veterinary Clinic! We couldn't have fetched this award without our amazing patients and their humans. Thank you for your pawsome support and for making us feel like the cat's meow!

We now have enough staffing to resume weekend boarding!

Also, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings we have many openings for routine baths.

Dr. Jack's best fur friend "Buddy" is so loved that he wears his heart on his head for all to see.


So, Petey is healing well and has a new home with one of our technicians.
"I want to extend our gratitude to our clients for their patience, understanding, and support during this difficult time. We are doing everything possible to communicate and provide the best patient care. We treat your pet like our own and understand the importance of the bond and love our pets give to us. We know it’s especially important during these difficult and stressful times. We are going to continue our curbside Vet Valet service into September. We will continue to evaluate the situation with Coronavirus to ensure the safety of you and our health care team. Please remember our staff is exposing themselves to a large number of people and this impacts all of us and our families. Thank you again for your support, understanding, and trust during the pandemic. You have been there for us and we will do everything in our power to be there for you!"

– Dr. Jack Schmidt, Your Pet’s Pediatrician



Proudly supporting the Tail Waggers foundation to provide assistance to benevolent dog organizations to help them in their mission of taking care of dogs in Northeast Florida.


St. Augustine Veterinarian - Your Pet's Pediatrician

We love pets as much as you do

The St. Augustine Animal Clinic strives to provide the finest pet health care in a friendly atmosphere of devotion and team work on a consistent and daily basis.

Our hospital exists to relieve animal pain and suffering and to provide unequaled customer service.

Meet our team

Professional St Augustine Veterinarian Services


St. Augustine Animal Clinic is pleased to offer a large variety of services for your pet.

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  • sedonahiker86
    Dr Jack Schmidt & his staff at St Augustine Animal Clinic are without question THE Best in St A and all of SJC. If you truly care about your Fuzzy Children, you will have all their veterinary needs taken care of by the most professional and compassionate Vet evvvvver!
  • Daniel Lewis

    Dr. Jack truly loves each animal, grew up knowing what he wanted to do and does it!!

    Daniel Lewis
  • Diane Dew

    Wholeheartedly passionate about your pets - with a lifetime of experience that can help you wether you've got a puppy or more seasoned pet, including boarding!

    Diane Dew
  • Zdenka Leithauser

    Happy to take my dog to place like this. They are all wonderful!

    Zdenka Leithauser
  • Patricia Stephens

    St. Augustine Animal Clinic is awesome! A friendly, knowledgeable group of folks who genuinely love and care for all animals and their people!!

    Patricia Stephens
  • Carrie Pack Chowske

    Best care and service in St. Augustine! Thanks for taking such good care of our crazy kitties.

    Carrie Pack Chowske
  • Karen Higgins

    They are the BEST!!!! They are kind and truly care for you and your pets! They are so friendly and treat your "family" like they are part of theirs!!!! I've taken my dogs to Dr. Jack and SAAC for MANY YEARS!!!!

    Karen Higgins
  • Nickie Aidos Gorce

    Thank you to THE BEST veterinarian in St A for the privilege of subbing for you with BNI ~ Money Makers chapter this morning. I was honored to speak on your behalf and be a guest. You and your staff truly are amazing and exceptional! 

    Nickie Aidos Gorce
  • Reggie Storey

    St. Augustine animal clinic is by far the most compassionate clinic around. Thank you so much for everything you've done for Kittie smalls! It's definitely appreciated.

    Reggie Storey
  • Donna Pacetti Smith

    Dr. Jack has been our vet since he started his practice here. The staff has always been professional yet kind and compassionate. Today when I called, I was told that Jack had a family commitment and was leaving the office "shortly". I explained that our dog, Rajah, seemed to be in a life threatening crisis, and I was told to bring her right in. Jack waited for me to get there, examined Rajah and we discussed the options. He never gave any indication that he had somewhere else to be. Jack and the staff never tried to rush me into making a decision and when it was made they were all very supportive. Not sure if I'll get another pet, but if I do Dr. Jack is the only vet for me.

    Donna Pacetti Smith
  • Nancy Boland

    Really love this animal clinic! The staff and vets are very knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. All personnel are really interested in the welfare of each animal that comes through their doors. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes past my scheduled appointment and the "meet and greet" cat in the waiting room is hysterical!

    Nancy Boland

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Call us today and ask about our vaccination specials every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00PM.