About Our Practice

While Bivens Animal Hospital is a "new" practice, Dr. Bivens has been practicing in Punta Gorda for the past 18 years. She has a large and loyal following of clients and patients as well who have come to Bivens Animal Hospital for her broad knowledge, the quality of care, the personal attention and her commitment to the pets of Charlotte County. We welcome your call or visit to find out more about how we practice and how we care for your pets.

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.

- Meredith Shattuck-Kecken

We cater to discriminating pet owners like you who desire proactive care for your pets, with a veterinarian who listens to what you have to say, who communicates thoroughly the diagnosis and treatment plan and guides or directs institution of that plan.

The practice has purposefully been kept small. We know our patients, we know their histories, we know their diseases, where they live, and their families. Our personal and comprehensive knowledge of our patients helps us better diagnose and better manage their health problems.


Why Choose Us

Minimal Wait Times

The practice has purposefully been kept small. We know our patients, we know their histories, we know their diseases, where they live, and their families. Our personal and comprehensive knowledge of our patients helps us better diagnose and better manage their health problems.

Unrushed, One-On-One Attention.

Most veterinary hospitals schedule their appointments every 15 minutes. At Bivens Animal Hospital, we take more time to thoroughly evaluate your pet and answer all of your questions. Plus, it’s easier to evaluate behavior and symptoms when both you and your pet are close to home and in your normal environment.

Compassionate Care

With a personalized touch and experienced and knowledgeable team, Bivens Animal Hospital gives your pets the full attention they need in a less stress environment at your home. What can be better for them, or you?

Your Pets Health Is Our Purpose.

We cater to discriminating pet owners like you who desire proactive care for your pets, with a veterinarian who listens to what you have to say, who communicates thoroughly the diagnosis and treatment plan and guides or directs institution of that plan.

Small, But Full Service

While we have purposefully kept our practice small, we have not limited the advanced technology and range of services we provide your pets. We are up on all the latest and best practices to provide your furry friends the best care available. 

We welcome your visit to our hospital to get a first hand look at our facility, our technology and to meet Dr. Bivens. We truly believe you will be happy with the professionalism and compassion of the entire team at Bivens Animal Hospital.

What our clients say

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!

Meredith Shattuck-Kecken

Meredith Shattuck-Kecken

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!

Frank Diasparra

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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.

Kimberley Sherkus

Kimberley Sherkus

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!

Michael Getoff

Michael Getoff