St. Charles Veterinary Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

 St. Charles Veterinary Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, St. Charles Veterinary Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Dr.Terri Parrott d.v.m. – Graduated from the University of Florida in 1983 and has practiced veterinary medicine in Florida for over thirty years. Dr. Parrott was specialty trained in zoo/wildlife medicine and is the staff veterinarian for “Flights of Wonder” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. “Dr. Polly” is also very active in helping the wildlife of Florida and the hospital is one of the few in Florida licensed to care for sick and injured wild animals. She has authored many publications and journal articles (writes the weekly column in The News Leader) and is a frequent speaker for the Avian Veterinary Association.

Dr. Devon Duffy d.v.m. – Graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (GO GATORS!). She also graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is an active member in the student chapter of the AVMA, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians club, Auburn Integrative Medicine club, Exotic Companion Animal Society club, and the Turtle Rehabilitation Program. She has traveled to Chile, South America where she worked with Austral University College of Veterinary Medicine as a student Ambassador to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Jamie Nenezian d.v.m. – After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida, she went on to attend veterinary school at UF, graduating in 2016. She practices medicine with a strong interest in both primates and avian species, as well as other wildlife and exotics. While in veterinary school she was also a member of the student chapter of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care club. She completed a month long externship at The Raptor Center at University of Minnesota during her final year of veterinary school, giving her experience with avian orthopedic surgery.

Our doctors are on call for the patients and families of St. Charles with a fully devoted answering service just like the old time pediatrician! Our pets are our children! Come in and have a cup of coffee and a cookie and talk to our friendly girls, Amy and Lauren, about our medical practice! We are never the cheapest, but we are “the best family practice around”.

St. Charles Veterinary Hospital is located in the Publix shopping center across from the Heart of Florida Hospital on Hwy 27. We can be reached at 863-438-6600 and like us on Facebook at St Charles Vet Hospital. For more information about accreditation, visit aaha.org/petowner, or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Terri Parrott

Dr. Devon Duffy

Dr. Jamie Nenezian

​Dr. Christine Solis

Emergency Care Clinic

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