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Welcome to Coastal Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Largo,FL
Call us at +1 727-518-7387

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If you live in Largo or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Michael Certa is a licensed FL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Coastal Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Michael Certa has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Largo veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call +1 727-518-7387 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Largo veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Largo pet owners.

At Coastal Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Michael Certa
Largo Veterinarian | Coastal Animal Clinic | +1 727-518-7387

1019 Highland Ave NE
Largo, FL 33770


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Michael Certa
    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Michael Certa is the practice owner here at Coastal Animal Clinic. In 2015, he purchased the clinic from Dr. Juan Molina , who is still practicing with us today. Dr. Certa was originally born in Chicago, IL. He moved with his family to Valdosta, Georgia at the age of 10 where he grew up and completed his undergraduate studies.

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  • Dr.
    Juan Molina-Brisson
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Molina worked with the Argentine Army with the war dog breeding/training facility before he was promoted to Captain. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Molina knows how to treat pets and works at clinic 2 days a week.

  • Alex
    Veterinary Technician

    Ales has been a vet tech since 2013. Originally from Ohio, he grew up learning everything he could about animals. That passion is used when helping the patients and educating clients. Alex has two cats; Winston Purchill and Captain Ahab.

  • Andrea
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Andrea was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She now resides in Safety Harbor, FL. She has always had the desire to work with animals since she was a little girl. When she moved to Florida, she was excited to start a new career involved with the medical care and well being of animals.

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  • Jose
    Veterinary Technician

    Jose and his wife are originally from Puebla, Mexico. He has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 14 years. His family moved from Chicago to St. Petersburg for its beautiful weather! Jose has worked with small animals for over 20 years and loves it! 

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  • Ashley
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Ashley is a Chicago native, but relocated to Florida in 2010. She graduated and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2018. She has three pets; her two dogs Jax and Mackenzie, and her cat Jasmine. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach or engaging in charity events with her friends and dogs. 

  • Heather
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Heather was born in Arlington, Texas. She moved to Florida at a young age and has lived here in Pinellas County since. In May, 2016, she graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.

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  • Kim
    Client Care Coordinator

    Kim graduated from school as a Veterinary Assistant at the Institute of Animal Arts in Winter Park Florida. She is married and has a son. Together they own 2 dogs (Snuffy & Bella) and a cat (Frank), all of whom are rescues. Kim and her husband own Mouse's Sunset Tattoo. Together they enjoy boating, motorcycling, and spending time with their rescue pets. 

  • Kelly
    Client Care Coordinator

    Kelly has been working with fur-babies for over ten years. She is originally from Ohio, although she spent most of her life living between Indiana and Florida. She has two rescue pups, 'Lucy' and 'Tucker' and a tenacious cat named “Psycho” who lives up to her name.

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  • Roxanne
    Groomer

    Roxanne has been a veterinary technician and groomer for over 20 years. After working here many years, she decided to fully be a groomer. Here, our staff calls her “the pet whisperer.”

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    I love this place they give Roe the best care

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    Really thoughtful and did everything they could for my cat. I left happy and really appreciate them 😄

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    I'm very happy to have found this place for my little cat, The staff make me feel so comfortable and confident, they explain to me everything about my little cat with clarity , love and excellent attention :)

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed