Dentistry & Medicine
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X-Rays & Surgery
Pet Food & Supplies
Digital Radiography & Ultrasound
Flexible & Rigid Endoscopy
Laparoscopy & Cold Laser Therapy
Chemotherapy & Oncology
In-House Blood Work & Urinalysis
Dogs & Cats
We offer quality veterinary solutions for caring Winter Springs pet owners and their beloved pets.
Rapid diagnosis & treatment is often the key to successful therapy.
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My dog is a first-time client and I was very impressed with the service. The staff was super nice and they were very kind to my dog (who has a very anxious personality). The doctor was very professional and knowledgeable. He provided a thorough examination to ensure my dog is happy and healthy for the years to come. The facilities were very clean and the services were reasonably priced. Would recommend it to all my friends with animals!
The doctor was extremely nice and calm. The front desk ladies were absolutely more than willing to help and answer questions of what you needed. The price is shocking very reasonable. The doctor was patient and very fast with seeing my dog and the other what seemed like 10 pets in the waiting room but you still felt totally comfortable. 10/10 switching from my old vet clinic to here and I won’t regret it. I have no negative remarks.
My family and I have been using Dr. Alex Suero since we moved to Florida in 1981. You will not find another Vet that has the compassion that he does. I have not used any of the other Vets at this office however I am sure they are as wonderful as Dr. Suero.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
At Tuscawilla Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Alex Suero – Lake Jesup Veterinarian Tuscawilla Animal Hospital
Veterinarian Office Hours
Although we care for pets primarily by appointment, walk-ins are accommodated and will be seen as time allows. Like humans, animals do not synchronize their illnesses with an appointment book.
Monday Thru Friday:
7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Veterinarian in Lake Jesup
Learn about us – your local veterinarian in Lake Jesup Florida now. Our vet clinic cares about your dog or cat.
We invite you to learn more about our team, our services and contact us to schedule a tour of our veterinary practice. Proudly serving the communities of Winter Springs, Oviedo, Lake Jesup, Winter Park, and East Orlando since 1980.
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Lake Jesup is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida, one of many that make up the St. Johns River. Located in the heart of Seminole County along the middle basin of St. Johns, the lake encompasses an area of approximately 16,000 acres (65 km²), including open water and floodplain. It is named in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Jesup, an American military officer who served in the Second Seminole War. The lake boasts one of the longest free-standing bridges, part of the Seminole Expressway, which bisects the lake.
The lake is home to a wide variety of species and is considered to support one of the state’s densest populations of alligators. Drivers on the bridge across the lake are likely to see eagles (osprey and bald eagles) perched on the light posts watching for fish.
During the 1960s, the toll of decades of abuse and neglect was very apparent. Wastewater discharged directly into the lake, stormwater discharges from surrounding communities, the construction of berms that segregated the lake from parts of its floodplain, and a causeway that reduced the lake’s connection with the St. Johns River all took their toll on the ecosystem. The discharges resulted in significant algal growth, fish kills, and a thick layer of muck more than 9½ feet deep in some areas sitting on the bottom of the lake that now averages only six feet in depth. The berm construction aggravated this problem by limiting the lake’s ability to cleanse itself.
During the 1990s studies were conducted of water circulation patterns, storm-water runoff into the lake, the impacts of the State Road 46 bridge, sediments within the lake, and land management plans for adjacent public properties. With this data in hand, The Friends of Lake Jesup and the St. Johns River Water Management District staff worked closely with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to develop a plan for restoring the lake.
The Friends and the District staff, working closely with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, began to determine the most environmentally sound and economically feasible methods of restoring the lake.
Since that time the water district brought about 3,850 acres (15.6 km2) around the lake into public ownership and has plans for acquiring an additional 4,700 acres (19 km2) of floodplain around the lake as part of the restoration process and to ensure the health of the lake into the future.
In the spring of 1996, a 2-mile (3.2 km) berm on the north side of the lake was removed, reuniting 300 acres (1.2 km2) of floodplain with the lake to act as a natural filter. The removal of this berm also increases the lake’s flood buffering capacity as well as provides habitat to a wide variety of life.
In January 2008 the Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Transportation, and others contracted to have the State Road 46 bridge rebuilt. The re-opening of channel B and the removal of about a mile of the causeway were designed to improve the flow of the St. Johns River into and out of the lake. Several other projects were also undertaken to improve the quality of the lake. The Friends of Lake Jesup was active in monitoring these projects and in bringing new areas of concern into focus. There are small businesses that operate lakeside restaurants, fish camps, and airboat tours in the vicinity of the lake.