VCA Baywood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

Our Story

At VCA Baywood, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

Hometown Care at VCA Baywood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!

VCA Baywood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort has been serving the Cape Coral/Fort Myers, FL, area since 1978. Our veterinarians, Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Dr. Sue Peters and Dr. Kasey Mitchell, provide care with compassion and years of experience. We offer full medical, surgical, dental, and radiology services for dog, cats and some small pocket pets.

At VCA Baywood Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your furry family members. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, heartworm disease, which affects both cats and dogs. Because it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. And in our warm climate, it's a year-round risk. The same is true for flea, tick, and intestinal parasite infestation, each of which is a problem in any season. And finally, skin allergies can be a year-round issue in sunny south Florida. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.

We do have a lot of local wildlife, so make sure your dogs are up to date on their rabies, distemper and leptospirosis vaccines. And watch out for those Bufo toads; one lick can cause seizures, and even death in small dogs.