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Dr. Bivens has practiced in Charlotte County since 1994. She owned an operated a clinic downtown Punta Gorda until 2012, when she decided to do something smaller and more personal. For five years, she did a house call practice with a mobile veterinary clinic; however, the house call practice was limiting. Dr. Bivens began Bivens Animal Hospital, to merge her two desires. The clinic is small and personal, much like the house call practice was. However, the clinic setting allows more technology (full labs, digital radiographs), hospitalization.
Canine Hip Dysplasia The most common inherited joint condition affecting large dogs is Canine Hip Dysplasia (also called CHD). Over the past 100 years, the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and dedicated, professional breeders have worked hard to identify and reduce or remove this painful, degenerative condition from dog populations. Standard physical examinations and x-rays only […]
The wellness exam is the visit when most people say “My dog needs his shots.” The wellness exam, however, embodies so much more than shots. This is your pet’s annual comprehensive exam. We examine your dog head to toe, address ongoing issues-skin, ears, arthritis. We listen to the chest, we palpate the abdomen– This is […]
We are equipped to run diagnostics such as most blood tests and digital radiographs in house to diagnose your pet’s illness as quickly as we can. We are there to treat them through their illness and return them as healthy members of your family.
We are equipped with a surgical suite as well as gas anesthesia. We perform most soft tissue surgeries including spays, neuters and tumor removals.
We perform routine dentistry including cleaning, polishing, fluoride treatments, and extractions. All are performed with carefully monitored anesthesia, intravenous fluids.
If your pet has a terminal illness and needs comfort measures or home euthanasia, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
We will continue to offer house calls to our clients (distance limiting)
Dr. Andrea Bivens has been my veterinarian since she came to Port Charlotte. Over the years, she has treated over 12 dogs, 8 cats, and one macaw of mine. She also has provided feral cat care and management to my neighborhood cat colony. Along with a compassionate and considerate approach, Dr. Bivens has a refreshing, no-nonsense, and professional attitude.
Dr. Bivens is an OUTSTANDING diagnostician, and I trust her professional opinion completely. She is particular in her choice of vaccines, vaccination protocol, medicines, treatment and office equipment. All are thoughtfully chosen based on providing the best medical care for her patients.
They are oh-so-lucky, as Dr. Andrea Bivens is THE BEST!
I want to thank Dr. Bivens for helping my cat Rufee get back to a happy, healthy kitty. He had Inflammatory Bowel Disease and diarrhea problems for over a year. We tried everything to get him better. He improved but he still had a problem. By happenchance we met Dr. Bivens who helped with Rufee’s care. Dr. Bivens changed his diet which led to a dramatic improvement in his bowel movements. With this change, we’ve been able to adjust his medications, so he now takes minimal doses for his health issue. He’s gained weight, feels better, and his prognosis looks excellent. I belong to an internet forum and have shared my story with others whose pets have the same issues. I’m pleased to report that three others have made changes as Dr. Bivens did with Rufee and the success stories are the same.
Deedee, Tim and Rufee Cheek Cape Coral, FL
Deedee, Tim and Rufee Cheek Cape Coral, FL
Andrea is an awesome veterinarian whom I have placed total trust in caring for my numerous Goldens over the years. Her knowledge, attention to detail, compassion, outside the box approach to uncommon conditions combined with her great personality make her an invaluable asset to all animals and animal lovers in SW Florida. Great Results, Expert, Creative!
I have known Dr. Bivens for 16 years. During periods of that time, she has been both my pets’ veterinarian and/or my employer. I, therefore, have seen both her patient side methods as well as what occurs behind the scenes. My experience has been that once Dr. Bivens has seen a patient, she is tenacious in her efforts to diagnose and treat the pet. I have witnessed her to be honest and forthcoming with her clients, and I have watched her research alternative therapies when a firstline treatment fails.
I have had many dogs in my life, and they are and were very dear to me. In saying that, I have gone to many vets from NY, to California to Florida. I not only look for someone who is knowledgeable, professional, and highly intelligent, but has compassion and a true love of animals. Dr. Bivens fits the bill to a T. She listens to what the patient has to say which is rare for any doctor these days. I don’t think you could do better for your pet anywhere. I only wish she also treated people!