About Us

We have been providing exceptional and compassionate veterinary care in Jacksonville and the surrounding area since 1985.

A Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite!

Recommendations summary from Nextdoor

Switzerland Animal Hospital in Saint Johns, FL comes highly recommended by pet owners for its exceptional service. The hospital is praised for its professional and caring staff, with special mentions for Dr. Cunningham and Dr. B. The staff's dedication to their patients is evident in their after-hours follow-ups and their refusal to oversell unnecessary services. The hospital's groomers are also highly praised. Despite some concerns about pricing, the majority of pet owners find the hospital's services to be worth the cost due to the high level of care provided. For those seeking a reliable, professional, and caring environment for their pets, Switzerland Animal Hospital is a top choice.

Switzerland Animal Hospital was established in 1985 with the goal of providing the best veterinary health care to northwest St. John’s County while fostering an environment where clients and pets are treated like family. Back then, Julington Creek Plantation primarily existed only on paper and Roberts Road was still a dirt road.

In the early 90’s Dr. Bredehoeft was an associate at a large veterinary hospital in Mandarin. During the following years, he worked on a part-time basis for the former owner of Switzerland – Fruit Cove Animal Hospital as it was then called. In 1999, Dr. Bredehoeft purchased and renamed it Switzerland Animal Hospital. He loved the clients and patients and could not have imagined practicing veterinary medicine anywhere else.

Our facility is nestled on a wooded 2 acre lot allowing your canine a secure walk on or off the leash and plenty of “privacy” when the need arises.