Lori Nichols, DVM (General Practice)

Dr. Lori Nichols graduated from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  She is originally from Mississippi but has practiced in Florida since graduation.  She joined SPCA Tampa Bay in July 2019.  Her professional interests include feline medicine, shelter medicine, endocrinology and soft tissue surgery.  Dr. Nichols enjoys fostering kittens and (a few) became “foster failures,” who still live with her and Britt, her feline-loving boyfriend.  The current number of cat housemates varies depending on the season, but they range from geriatric (Solo & Boochi) to youthful (Odo & Bowser), to name a few.  She also has a dog named Poppy, who enjoys the warm weather.  Her hobbies include painting, gardening, amateur decorating and collecting tacky cat art.


Largo Shelter

9099 130th Avenue North
Largo, Florida 33773

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Adoptions Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday – Friday: 1:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Intake Hours

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday: 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Veterinary Center

3250 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

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Veterinary Center Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30a.m. – 6:00p.m.*
Saturday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

*Closed 12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m. every 3rd & 4th Tuesday of the month

New Dawn Animal Behavior Center

11501A 47th St. North
Clearwater, FL 33762

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New Dawn Animal Behavior Center Hours:

Open Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Sundays and Mondays

Visit NewDawnABC.com for upcoming classes

Animal Resource Center

34088 US Hwy 19
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

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Animal Resource Center Hours:

Sunday - Thursday: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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