Meet the Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Veterinary Medical Hospital of Clearwater We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

​​​​​​​Please call us at (727) 796-1026 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Mitchel Bendit

Dr. Mitchel Bendit


When Dr. Carr retired in 2005, he knew Dr. Mitchel Bendit was the right fit to become the sole practicing doctor at the Veterinary Medical Hospital of Clearwater. Dr. Bendit has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years.



Office Manager

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of animal and pet care. She started at a young age working with and training Arabian horses in North Florida. She is active in feral cat care and is basically a loving caring person who loves helping people and pets.


Our "Feral" cats

We personally feed 3 "feral" cat colonies with about 30 cats in total. We spay/neuter and vaccinate them. We release any that are not a good fit for adoption. We try to rescue any new kittens and place them in foster care until they can be adopted into a loving family. We work with many local rescue organizations including Suncoast Animal Rescue.

Linda (Front Desk Receptionist)

Carley F.

Front Desk Receptionist
Carley is our receptionist. She is an avid animal lover and has a rich background in customer service.

James B. - Staff

Regina T.

Veterinary Technician

Regina is a veterinary technician. She helps both in the rooms and at the front desk. Regina volunteers at Big Cat Rescue and works at another animal hospital/ER when not working at our hospital.

James B. - Staff

Traci K.

Veterinary Technician

Traci is a certified Veterinary Technician. In her twenty years of experience in the animal care field; she has managed an animal hospital and taught veterinary technicians in a higher education setting so they could become certified. We are very fortunate to have someone of her skill level and commitment.

James B. - Staff

Jazmine W.

Veterinary Assistant

Jazmine is a trained veterinary assistant. She came to us from a veterinary dental practice. Not only is she very proficient at dental cleaning and prophylaxis, she is friendly and knowledgeable in all aspects of animal care, flea prevention and heartworm prevention.

Izzy (Staff)


Kennel Technician
Izzy came to us after working for a nearby animal hospital in their kennel. Izzy can be found hugging or carrying around the hospital cat "Macho," or at the front desk or helping in a room. Izzy has a smile for everyone.

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