Richard Hurt, DVM (Board Certified Surgeon), DACVS

Dr. Ric Hurt is a board certified small animal veterinary surgeon. He is originally from Cocoa Beach, Florida and went to vet school at the University of Florida. After graduating, Dr. Hurt spent time working in emergency medicine and shelter medicine at the Sacramento SPCA. He then completed a surgical internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado and a surgical residency at Mississippi State University. He has interests in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. In his free time, Dr. Hurt considers himself a shade tree mechanic and a blues guitarist. He likes to spend time outdoors whenever possible. Dr. Hurt’s best friends are a scruffy terrier named Ruffles and a cat named Carl. He is also known to have a few foster kittens hanging around at his house.

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

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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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