Sebring Animal Hospital

When it comes to the health of your pets, come to only the best at Sebring Animal Hospital.  We are a licensed, accredited and insured practice offering expert and caring veterinary services in Sebring, FL.

Our mission is to fulfill the needs of our clients by providing quality health service through a responsive professional staff with an emphasis on individual attention and commitment to our clients, their pets, and our community.

We have been taking care of the health care needs of the pets of the Highland County area since 1963.  We have a pet friendly atmosphere and trained staff who care about animals.

Our boarding facility has 85 individual indoor spaces complete with a common outside play area.  We take in both cats and dogs.

Thank you for visiting the online home of Sebring Animal Hospital.  We are here to offer you the best in veterinary and pet care services.  We are always available for emergency service.

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For any pet emergency give us a call.

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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • After Hours Emergency Contact: (863) 385-6147 - Answering Service
  • Wm. Lawrence Jernigan, DVM

    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Larry Jernigan is a 5th generation Floridian and native of Sebring, Florida.  He attended the University of Florida as a Plant Science major, was accepted into the University of Florida College of Veterinary medicine in 1978 and graduated in June 1982 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Jernigan is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  He grew up working with his father in the practice since 1963, has worked at Sebring Animal Hospital as a veterinarian since 1982 and has been the owner since 1996.  He is also a third generation member of the Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon club), as well as an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Sebring.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1982
    Education:
    Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1982.
  • William H. Jernigan, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1963
    Education:
    BS in Agriculture, University of Florida, College of Agriculture, 1953; Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1963.
  • Erin M. Hinds, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Erin Hinds grew up in Sebring and worked at Sebring Animal Hospital while attending Sebring High School.  She graduated from Warner Southern College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Upon graduation, she attended the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Hinds graduated in 2012 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  She is also a member of the FVMA and the AVMA.  Upon graduation, she and her husband, Jacob, returned to the Sebring area and she came back on staff at Sebring Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian.  Her husband, Jacob, is also a veterinarian and is on staff at Citrus Animal Clinic in Lake Placid.  They are both active in their church, enjoy spending time with each other, their son Charles, and their pets.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    BS, Warner Southern College, 2008; Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012.
  • Leah C. Altvater, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
    Education:
    BS, Animal Science, University of Florida, 1981; Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1985.
  • Allen C. Altvater

    Veterinary Practice Manager
    Education:
    AS Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg Junior College, 1981; BA, Warner Southern College, 1996.
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  • Karen Catarelli

    Office Manager

  • Marge Jernigan

    Accounts Receivable

  • Tiffany Bermudez

    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
  • Angie Catarelli

    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
  • Ann Durbano

    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
  • Missie Gillilan

    Certified Veterinary Assistant
  • Sarah Orrell

    Part-time Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Attendant
  • Sue Pollen

    Receptionist
  • Brad Pryce

    Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Attendant
  • Kathy Sanders

    Veterinary Assistant
  • Nicole Sanders

    Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Attendant
  • Chelsea Thompson

    Part-time Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Attendant
  • Courtney Thompson

    Certified Veterinary Assistant

  • William Watson

    Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Attendant
  • David Zeiss

    Repair/Maintenance