Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Heart of Florida Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our veterinarians have served the Haines City community since 1987.

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Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Heart of Florida Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our veterinarians have served the Haines City community since 1987.

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Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Heart of Florida Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our veterinarians have served the Haines City community since 1987.

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Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Heart of Florida Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our veterinarians have served the Haines City community since 1987.

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At Heart of Florida Animal Hospital, caring for pets is our passion.

Here, we treat pets like family. We understand how important your companion is to you — because they’re there for you through the thick and thin of life, with a wagging tail or a happy purr, and unconditional love. Our goal is to be your partner in taking care of your pet’s physical and mental wellbeing, so you can enjoy many happy years together. So, whether your pet needs a checkup with a doctor… a caring team and top-notch medical treatments when they’re ill… or, some advice on the best food for them or how to care for them at home — we’re here for you! Here, we see dogs & cats. And, we’ll strive to make their visit a comfortable and positive experience. Come in and get to know us, and see why both you and your pet will love coming here!

Heart of Florida Animal Hospital

14 Kentucky Street

Haines City, FL 33844

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MON-FRI8:00am - 5:00pm
SAT8:00am - 12:00pm
SUNClosed
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Meet Our Team

  • Dr. David Wilkinson

    Dr. David Wilkinson

    Dr. David Wilkinson received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. After graduating, he returned to his hometown, Haines City. In 1987 he opened the Heart of Florida Animal Hospital and, with seeing a need for pet boarding in the area, opened the Pet Resort in 1996. Dr. Wilkinson provides high quality care for cats and dogs, however, over the years he has helped tigers, llamas, lions and snakes.

    Community service is important to Dr. Wilkinson. He has served on Haines City’s Community Redevelopment Agency board and has mentored teenagers who were interested in pursuing veterinary careers. He provides free vet care for Haines City’s PD K-9 unit.

    Dr. Wilkinson is married to his high school sweetheart, Connie, and has a daughter and son. He enjoys fishing and breeds boxer dogs. His love for animals started at a young age, having grown up his around his grandparents’ farms, and is still evident today with having horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks and geese at his home.

  • Dr. Charles Hendry

    Dr. Charles Hendry

    Dr. Charles Hendry graduated from the University of Georgia, where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Prior to beginning his veterinary education, Dr. Hendry was a chemical researcher at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. He started his veterinary career in Jacksonville at a mixed animal practice and then moved to Sebring, Florida, where he raised three children. Growing up in a farming community where he raised dogs, cats, cows, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, and quail ultimately influenced Dr. Hendry’s move into the veterinary profession.

    In 2018, Dr. Hendry relocated to Haines City to join Heart of Florida Animal Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, playing guitar, reading, and traveling. One of his favorite aspects of living in Haines City is the family-centric values of the wonderful folks in the community.

  • Dr. Devon Watts

    Dr. Devon Watts

    Dr. Devon Watts graduated from St. George's University. He was born and raised in Winter Haven, FL and decided to return home to serve the community that raised him. He looks forward to practicing quality medicine with the members of the Heart of Florida Animal Hospital.

    Dr. Watts believes education is key when it comes to treating his patients and as such plans on pursuing continuing education courses to further his knowledge and skills. He also will spend time educating pet parents on disease processes and medications to help them understand how treatments or tests will help their beloved pets.

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Your First Visit

No need to be nervous. Here’s what you can expect at your pet’s first visit…

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FAQ

Have a question for us? Check our list of frequently asked questions, or give us a call at 863-422-5744.

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Payment & Insurance

We accept a variety of payment options, including Care Credit. And, we can help you with pet insurance forms.

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Forms

Save time by filling out your forms before you arrive. Use these for your first visit, boarding, grooming, acupuncture, and behavior consults.

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  • When we met Dr. Devon Watts, we knew from moment one that Ozzy was in good hands. Dr. Watts took his time explaining to us what he was doing to Ozzy and answered all our questions with the knowledge and expertise that characterize this amazing clinic... Dr. Watts was, in fact, the one who discovered Ozzy's heart condition and, after doing so, he immediately took control of the situation and prescribed Ozzy the medications that he will need to live a better life from now on. I have to say that we are more than thankful to Dr. Watts and his staff at The Heart of Florida Animal Hospital for the way they cared for our baby, Ozzy. You guys Rock!

    MC Reyes - Northeast Polk Gazette

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  • Thank you soooo much Dr Watts and Wilkinson and staff for caring for my baby boy, Scout. Was very worried he wouldn’t come home but he was well taken care of and is home resting and back to his normal self! His brother, Moe, is happy to have him back home as well.

    Tammy M.

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  • Was there for the first time with Max. The front staff, vet tech and Dr Watts were all compassionate and caring. Great first experience. Definitely will return and encourage others too. Max was diagnosed with a substantial heart murmur and put on medication. 3 days later he is bouncing around the house playing with toys. Exciting to see a positive change in our almost 12 year old Shih Tzu.

    Carol R.

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  • Both of the vets Dr.’s Wilkinson and Hendry are awesome and we love the staff as well. They have always shown us nothing but kindness. Our fur babies love them too.

    Lisa F.

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  • Dr. Hendry AND the young tech were wonderful at examining our 19 year old Martha cat who usually totally freaks out at the vets--or at her best--refuses to cooperate in any way whatsoever. She has NEVER been as calm with any vet as she was when we brought her in with a nasty UTI last Thursday! Dr. Hendry was calm and gentle, taking his time--and so did the young tech when she weighed Martha & got her ready for Dr. Hendry. The office ladies were very good, too--from the phone call for a quick appointment right thru holding the door for us in a terrible downpour of rain as we left. We were impressed with how caring they all were!

    Joy L.

    Yelp

  • Dr. Wilkinson has been our veterinarian for years. He is the best on the area.

    Rosie N.

    Google

  • David Wilkinson has been caring for our animals for 27-28 yrs both farm & pets. When my son was 8, he was there on a late night call & saved his ferret's life, my doberman broke her leg, he expertly place a rod in her leg. He saved her life & gave her years of running joy. His staff is reliable & caring & many have been there long term. They will care for your pets like their own.

    Sandra S.

    Google

  • We have been going here for over 20 years. Dr Dave is more of a friend and vet. He has taken care of all my animals. Thru thick and thin operations and all. His staff is great and friendly. Everybody has been great even when we had to have them put down. I now have a new cat Lucy Lu that I just got from them.

    Jess H.

    Google

  • The moment we arrived at The Heart of Florida Animal Hospital, we were treated like family. The receptionists were very caring towards our little guy and made sure all our paperwork was ready for his visit. But it was the moment we were called inside the exam room what made the experience an even better one.

    MC Reyes - Northeast Polk Gazette

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  • Best vet I have ever met. So caring and gives it to you straight. The entire staff is amazing and we trust them with all our fur babies.

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    Deborah V.

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  • I brought my puppy here for a second opinion and got real answers. She had a rough start to life and the vet and assistant really took care of her. They’re very informative, clean and truly ready to help. They have became her primary!

    Brittany K.

    Facebook

  • I wouldn't want anyone else to see my fur baby. I have no doubt he is getting the treatment he needs rather than a bunch of fluff. I also know that he is well taken care of when he needs to stay overnight or requires more invasive treatments. Everyone is amazing there - the front office staff, the techs, the vets -- we love you all. Thank you for the peace of mind we get from using your services.

    Rebecca P.

    Yelp

  • The staff is knowledgeable and deeply caring. The service is fast and I always feel like a valued customer. The doctors are extremely knowledgeable and are always able to answer all my questions and wave any silly causes for concern.

    David S.

    Google