Welcome to Largo Veterinary Hospital

If you live in Largo or the surrounding area in Pinellas County, Florida then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Dawn Daniels is a licensed veterinarian, treating canines and felines. Our staff is committed to providing the best medical and surgical care to your pets.

Upon visiting Largo Veterinary Hospital you and your pet will be met with compassion and consistency. Your pet's health and well being is the most important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. We strive to treat every pet as if they are our own.

Largo Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Daniels is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 727-584-8370 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Largo veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Largo Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Dawn Daniels
Largo Veterinarian | Largo Veterinary Hospital | 727-584-8370

1120 Starkey Rd.
Largo, FL 33771


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Elizabeth -
    Veterinary Technician

    Elizabeth is a Florida native who joined our team in 2021. She has been in the veterinary field for four years and is studying to become a veterinarian. Currently she is a certified veterinary assistant through Career Academics of Seminole. 

    Elizabeth currently lives with her father and many pets! She has 2 pups: Harper & Cooper, a cat named Sabrina, 1 goose, 1 duck and 3 chickens.

    Elizabeth spends her time to studying and volunteers at Pinellas Hope. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, working out, and dinners with friends. 

    “Anyone can talk to an animal but only a few can listen. I want to learn how to listen to what doesn’t speak.”

  • Kelly Receptionist

    Kelly is a native of Florida. She graduated from SPC in 1996 with an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. 

    Kelly joined the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over 25 years of experience. We are thankful to have her up front welcoming clients. Kelly has worn many hats in the veterinary field making her a valued addition to the team.

    Kelly enjoys spending her free time reading and relaxing with family. She currently has no pets of her own but has two fur grand babies, Kat & Mouse. Kelly remembers growing up in a home full of pets. This led her to desire a career helping to care for animals.

    'I enjoy the bond I form with clients and their pets. I strive to treat them like family.'

  • Carrie -

    Carrie is a Florida native from St. Petersburg who brings over 20 years of experience to our team. She has a bachelors in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Eckerd College. 

    At an early age she rode horses and instinctively cared for any wounds she found on animals. She volunteered to assist the veterinarians that visited. As time progressed she developed a bond with the clients of animals. This was the driving force that led her to work in the veterinary field.

    Carrie shares her home with Delta, a Border Collie; two clown fish named Creole & Voodoo; a Shrimp named Grits; and a conch named Fritter. In her spare time she volunteers for Bowls for Good, making wood bowls to feed local hungry people. She loves art and pottery. She also enjoys riding horses, swimming, participating in triathlons, traveling, cooking and home decorating.

    'I love to bond with clients and their furry family members. I see the value in making visits as comfortable as possible for both client and pet.'

  • Crystal -
    Veterinary Technician

    Crystal is a native of Massachsetts who moved to Florida 20 years ago for the sun and warm weather. We are fortunate to have her on staff as she brings over 26 years of experience in the veterinary field. 

    She was just a young teen when she started working for an animal shelter and knew that she wanted to continue helping animals. From there she worked her way up and earned the title of veterinary technician.  “I love being able to provide the best quality care possible and treat each pet as my own”. 

    Crystal happily shares her home with her life partner; a bird named Pickle; and 4 dogs Hatteras, Kahne, Bodie, & Raleigh. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with the humans she loves, her furbabies and enjoying the Florida beaches.

  • Dr. Dawn Daniels
    Veterinarian & Practice Owner

    Dr. Daniels is a Nebraska native. She graduated from University of Nebraska with a BS in Biology. She then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1997 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

    After practicing in Nebraska, in 2001, she moved to the Bay Area to enjoy the Florida sun and the beaches! Dr. Daniels then practiced at several clinics in the area as a Relief Veterinarian. She was also an Associate Veterinarian at both Seminole Boulevard Animal Hospital and Largo Veterinary Hospital.

    Largo Veterinary Hospital opened in 1984. Dr. Daniels returned to in 2012 and became the sole practice owner as of 2015.

    In 2007 Dr. Daniels served as President for the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association and was a Gold Star Recipient from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. 

    Dr. Daniels shares her home with her pet-children, 2 cats: Sailor and Sammy.

    Dr. Daniels prioritizes showing compassion to all patients, educating her clients, and staying current on information in the veterinary field. It is important to her to maintain the highest standards of care and service. Her special interests lie in dermatology, internal medicine, and senior pet care. She practices from the heart, and sincerely cares about the animals she treats and their people.

    Member of:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association
    • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jamie -
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jamie is a Clearwater, Florida native who brings her lifelong passion for animals to Largo Veterinary Hospital. While growing up she always knew she wanted her life to include working with animals. She earned a degree in Dietetics from Hillsborough Community College.

    Jamie shares a home with her mother, sister and four furbabies. They share two cats: Oreo & Sinjay and two dogs: Teddy & Avril. In her spare time Jamie enjoys the company of “the love of her life” Avril.

  • Kim -

    Kim is a native of upstate New York who just recently moved here to be closer to family. She brings over 14 years of hands on veterinary experience to the Largo Veterinary Hospital team. She chose this field of work because animal always bring her joy. 

    Kim shares her home with her partner, 2 daughters, and her canine fur baby Charlie. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, kayaking, walking/running her pup, and spending time with family.

  • Arden -
    Veterinary Technician

    Arden is a Maryland native who recently moved to Florida to experience the warm weather and beaches. She is pursuing a Bachelors in Biology and plans to continue her career in animal care.  Arden finds value in giving a voice to animals though out their experience with her. She believes they are amazing creatures who deserve the best possible care.

    Arden shares her home with her partner and two cats: Dahila & Iris. Both fur babies were rescues and Iris is a special one-eyed kitty! In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and of course spoiling her cats. 

    “I view every patient as if they were my own because that is what I would want.”

  • Phillip -
    Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Tech

    Phillip is a native of Michigan who moved to Florida after being swayed by a Clearwater commercial!  He graduated from Pinellas Technical School and is certified as a Patient Care Technician.

    Working with animals has been a passion of his since he was a young child. Cats and dogs of various breeds have always been a part of his life. He feels a strong pull to ensure that any animal around him has the best life possible at all times.

    He shares his home with four Boxers: Fiona, Zoe, Zeus, & Vincent. In Phillip’s spare time he enjoys running, movies, gaming, taking the pups to the beach, landscaping, karaoke, and reading.

    “I will provide a calm and compassionate experience for your fur baby, so that when they come in next time they’re excited to return.”

  • Alexa -
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Alexa is a native of New Jersey who moved to Florida over 15 years ago when her family was looking for a fresh start.  She enjoys working with animals because she values the well-being of all animals. She takes pride in being a part of routine visits or being a part of assessing unexpected needs. 

    Alexa brings over 5 years of experience to our team at Largo Veterinary Hospital.  She earned an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College.

    She and her partner and share their home with two cats: Ash & Cole, whom are brothers.  In her spare time she enjoys unwinding at home while doing arts and crafts. She is also known to make time for the occasional nap. 

    “Vet technicians get to be the voice for these amazing animals who cannot speak for themselves. I want nothing more than to treat your fur-babies like my own and ensure a positive pet visit.”


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "There should be a way that EVERYONE would know that Dr. Dawn Daniels treats Kidney Disease for cats. We moved to Largo and did not know what to do to find a vet who understood how to treat our cat "Baby" for his kidney disease. We took a gamble and went to Largo Veterinary Hospital. The staff are amazing and caring. Baby took to everyone right away. Dr. Daniels not only KNEW what to do to care for Baby, but she KNEW MORE than our vet in Las Vegas. She is amazing. Baby's life is more full and extended due to the care Baby is receiving. I can't express our gratitude enough to Dr. Daniels and staff. Thank you!!"
    Rhonda and Thomas Lyons
  • "I have special needs pets and Dr. Daniels knows what she's doing. She is super compassionate, knowledgeable & kind. She has been caring for my furry family for over 5-years now. Highly recommended"
    Cindy Asselstine
  • "After moving from Rochester NY recently we are very glad to have found the Largo Veterinary Hospital. The staff is terrific!"
    Sheri Clausen
  • "Molly our rescue Great Pyrenees mix just finished heartworm treatment by Dr. Daniels and staff. Most recently we also had an emergency visit to Dr. Daniels for a liver failure brought on by "we have no clue". Dr. Daniels and staff treated Molly like she was their personal pet. They are always very passionate about treating our pets and us like we really matter. I would not trust my pets to anyone else. We have been clients of theirs for dozens of years. Thanks for all you do."
    Tom & Laurie Wissman
  • "Dr. Daniels and the staff at Largo Veterinary Hospital are top notch. They are all very knowledgeable and compassionate. It is easy to see how much they truly love animals. I highly recommend them and appreciate everything they have done to keep my dogs happy and healthy."
    Tara Kearney
  • "Dr. Daniels and her staff are great. They are all so compassionate and truly care about my dogs. I'm very happy to have found Largo Vet Hospital when moving here."
    Frank McCloy
  • "Largo Vet Hospital is the best EVER !!!!! Dr Daniels and her staff are the most caring and wonderful people. We have been blessed to have found Dr Daniels. Her care of our "kids" has been nothing short of fantastic. The staff, without exception, is the friendliest and efficient group we have ever experienced at a vet's office. We only wish we could take all of them with us when we relocate to Michigan. We love them all !"
    Ralph Kennedy
  • "Dr. Daniels and all of the staff are professional and treat your fur babies like family. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent and caring vet."
    Linda Cox DeMarais
  • "Dr. Daniels and the staff are simply amazing. They treated Rocko (our over-weight, grumpy Rottweiler) with kindness and compassion; in an extremely professional environment. I loved how the doctor educated us without judgement. Rocko was initially upset and Dr. Daniels and her assistant just sat there and rubbed and petted him until he was calm. I would recommend everyone to take their fur children here!!"
    Amber Syde
  • "Dr. Daniels and her staff are fantastic! I was very impressed, and my cat was even relaxed during his examination. It was a wonderful experience!"
    Candace Kiefel Isackson
  • "Lilah, our 12 year old cat, made her first visit to Dr. Daniels Friday. Could not have been a more pleasant experience. Except for the bloodwork, Lilah had a grand time. As it turned out, Lilah's bloodwork came back showing some intestinal problems...gall bladder, liver, etc...and a need for further testing. She is currently in the hospital but the ultrasound this morning showed no cancer or pancreatitis and she is receiving meds/treatment for the other issues. Dr. Daniels and the vet techs have been absolutely wonderful to us...kind, dedicated, and so knowledgable. Lilah will be coming home soon and is already feeling so much better!!! Woohoooooo....and THANKS!!"
    Nan Ridenour
  • "My dog tore her nail and the doctor and the nurse were wonderful with her!! Excellent Service!!! Thank you!!!"
    Wendy Mitchell
  • "Everything from the office to the staff and examining rooms were spotless. I have been in other vet offices and I can,t remember any that could come close to yours. You will always be Tess,s Doctor and will be strongly recommended to everyone I know who might need your services. Keep up your great work."
    George & Tess Clarke
  • "First time ever taking a pet to the vet and I was really scared and nervous. The staff did an extremely amazing job to make me feel at home and assured me that they were going to do everything in their power to help. This place saved my cats life, and for that I cannot thank this staff enough!"
    Karl F.
  • "Our pets have been customers here for about 3 years. Always prompt, excellent service, clear information on costs and quality recommendations without being pushy on 'extras'. I would highly recommend this Veterinary Hospital to anyone."
    Linda DeMarais
  • "I moved to FL about 3 yrs ago and was very nervous about taking my cats, that I moved with me, to a vet. They were all seniors and were never happy at the vet. My first visit experience was with Dr. Daniels and I was amazed me on how well Buddie the worst of the three cats responded to her. Dr. Daniels didn't just inspect Buddie like most vets do - she tried getting to know her. Last year Picacu had a blood clot. All the staff at Largo Veterinary Hospital took great care in watching her. Dr. Daniels prescribed some medicine to help her. Because of Dr. Daniels and her staff I was able to enjoy another full year with my 18 yr old cat which is a priceless gift.Chase dog is my 13 yr old Lab/Dob mix and weighted about 135 lbs."
    Lucia Duarte
  • "Having just recently moving here from another state for my job, I just wanted to let everyone know that Largo Vet & Dr. Daniels are the best. You can tell she truly loves your pets, all of them. My poor dog has an eye issue and we were not sure what caused it. But Dr. Daniels worked and worked with my Gizmo and now his eye is getter better. Which is far better than him losing the eye. You need to come here you will not regret it :) The staff is also very helpful and you can tell the whole office just enjoy taking care of your Furry Loved Ones :)
    Thank you Largo Vet for all your help."
    Lise Fournier
  • "I have been with Largo Veterinary Hospital for several years with my dog Joscar, He is an older dog and I've always been very happy with the care he's received. Joscar has vet anxiety but as soon as Dr. Daniels walks in he always warms right up to her. She is a huge lover of Dachshunds and she always makes us feel so warm and welcome...Take your animals here, I know you will be happy with the service you receive:)"
    Julia Isch
  • "They are the best vets we've ever worked with."
    K Pefferman
  • "Awesome caring Vets. Can't say enough about them."
    Mary Clauson
  • "As it turns out my dog was very very sick and had to decide to put her to sleep. The support we received from all staff and Drs here was excellent. They helped ease my sorrow. Thanks to Largo Vet Hospital"
    Roberta Quesnell
  • "Outstanding! The vets and staff are fantastic! Will refer others there!"
    Deborah Furka
  • "I had to unexpectedly put my dog to rest. Although it was a very bad day, I couldn't imagine a more sympathetic and professional team. She was euthanized in a very peaceful manner and I was sent a very nice sympathy card in the mail. Any future pets I have will certainly go to this hospital."
    Patrick Wells
  • "Dr. Lutz and his staff have been taking care of my several dogs for over 25 years. He always treats my pets like they are his own. One time, when one of my dogs coded on the operating table and needed CPR to be revived, he took the dog home for 6 weeks and nursed him back to health. That dog is now 8 years old and living a happy life. In my mind, Dr. Lutz is one of a kind. I miss him dearly now that he is retired. I continue to take my dogs to Largo Vet since Dr. Daniels is just as warm and nurturing as Dr. Lutz. I wouldn't take my dogs anywhere else. Visiting this office is like visiting family. They know my name when I walk in the door."
    Pam Dulaney

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