Your Palm Harbor Vet Clinic

New Patient Center

We love accepting new patients to our Palm Harbor vet clinic; and in this New Patient Center section, you’ll find everything you’ll need to ensure an easy first visit.

Please Download, Print, Fill-out and bring it in during your first visit.

Welcome to the Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor.

You will not find a group of animal lovers more dedicated to your pet anywhere in Florida.

Our friendly staff is extremely well trained and educated and happy to answer all of your questions so please feel free to ask anything you wish about your pet’s condition.

We know that in addition to having your pet’s health treated, you want to be well informed.

Dr. Joel Murphy ABVP Board Certified - Vet Clinic of Palm Harbor - Animal and Bird Medical Center

Meet Dr. Murphy

Our Palm Harbor vet clinic owner and resident vet Dr. Murphy, has extensive experience and training in traditional veterinary medicine; not only for Dogs, Cats and Birds, but also for other non-traditional pets.
With over 30 years experience in Traditional & Holistic veterinarian medicine, Dr. Murphy will provide healthcare options for your pet.
To learn more about Dr. Murphy and our Wonderful Palm Harbor Vet Staff, please visit our Staff page.

Animal Hospital Overview

Safety First

We give our patients the safest and most state-of-the-art anesthesia.

We use the exact same monitoring equipment that is used in Human Hospitals. When our patients are under anesthesia they are monitored by EKG, Pulse Oximetry, Blood Pressure, Temperature, Respiratory Rate just like children during surgery.

We are one of the few animal hospitals in Florida that has computers that breath for our patients during anesthesia just like people anesthesia. This added safety eliminates hypoxia which is the most common complications during veterinary anesthesia at ordinary veterinary hospitals.


We keep our hospital extremely clean.

All rooms are sterilized between each patient. Because we work with exotic birds that can carry contagious viruses – that there are no vaccines for – we have a very extensive protocol that goes way beyond a regular veterinary hospital.


Early-morning Drop-off

ABMC maintains early drop-off hours so pet-owners may get to work on-time by dropping-off pets early in the morning.

Early Morning Drop-off is: Monday – Friday: 7:0am – 8:30am

Visiting Hours

When pets are left for overnight Observation..

When your pet stays in our animal hospital overnight, pet-owners are welcome to visit between 7:00am until 6:00pm. 

Pet Owners may stay with their pets all day if they like.


We have an extensive in house lab so that we can do diagnostic tests quickly in critically ill patients.

We are dedicated to giving you and your pet the best care and you will see our dedication when you tour our hospital and see our extensive technology. We have in house ultrasound and echo-cardiology, digital radiology, full endoscopy, operating microscope, extensive orthopedic surgical equipment.
A Cavitron is a dental tool that uses high frequency sound waves to clean teeth. The Cavitron ultrasonic cleaner is a state of the art instrument that has proved to be an extremely successful tool in removing tartar from both above and below the gum line.


For your pet’s dental care we have a complete dental suite with dental drills & a cavitron just like your Dentist’s office.


We have the latest digital radiology technology that greatly increases the amount of information from pet x-rays.

Radiosurgery is surgery using radiation, that is, the destruction of precisely selected areas of tissue using ionizing radiation rather than excision with a blade. Like other forms of radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy), it is usually used to treat cancer.


An Ellman radio-surgical unit allows for precise micro-surgical procedures on birds as small as parakeets.

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract.


We also have a complete Olympus Videoscope for Endoscopy to diagnose esophageal disease, stomach disease and obstructions as well as colon disease.


For orthopedic surgery, we have a complete orthopedic suite with all of the same Hall’s hand pieces that are used in human hospitals.

Ultrasound Imaging is a method of producing images of the inside of the body by using a machine that produces sound waves which are too high to be heard.


We have a state-of-the-art Siemans Ultrasound for both abdominal ultrasound and echo-cardiology.

New Patient Registration Form

This allows us to record our pet and owners into our management software so that we can effectively and efficiently provide the service you deserve. Please Download, Print, Fill-out and bring it in during your first visit.
Please Download, Print,
Fill-out and bring it in during your first visit.

Payment Options

Payment is Expected when Services are Rendered.

Request an Appointment

CALL US AT (727) 784-0558