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 next practicing doctor at the Veterinary Medical Hospital of Clearwater. Dr. Bendit has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. He tries to mix evidence based medicine and surgery with experience and compassion to help his patients.

Dr. Daniel Jacoby

Dr. Daniel Jacoby

A Dedicated compassionate veterinarian with an accomplished background in education, private practice, and team leadership. He has over twentyseven years of experiance practicing evidence based medicine, dentistry and surgery.



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)

Liz Nightingale

Front Desk Receptionist
​​​​​​​Bio Coming Soon!

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 F.

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 institution. Traci is a team leader and her skill and knowledge and expertise is second to none, We are very fortunate to have someone of her skill level and commitment and compassion and love of animals working with us.

Jen Keene

Veterinary Assistant

Jen is training as a veterinary technician. She has a masters degree and has been working in marine biology and toxicology. We are happy to have her.

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