About Dr. Bivens

Dr. Bivens is a 1994 graduate of University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  She owned and operated a veterinary clinic in Punta Gorda and was voted Charlotte County’s best veterinarian is 2010,2011, 2012.  In 2012 Dr. Bivens sold her practice hoping to practice medicine in a smaller, more personal way.   She spent through October 2017 seeing exclusively house call patients.  House call medicine was limiting, though, in that not every patient could be seen if she was not in their area and many cases had to be referred because lack of a building.

Our practice has two goals:  have a smaller more personal practice and have technology and abilities to meet all our patients needs..

Dr. Bivens is delighted to be working back in Punta Gorda again, where she lives with her 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 horses.

Why Choose Us

Minimal waiting times

As a small personal practice, we don't have to overbook appointments, or rush our patients through their visit. We take our time to ensure that each patients get the personalized service they deserve. We treat you as we would want to be treated.

Emergency Services

We are prepared for emergencies as needed during working hours, and if critical, some after hours services are available. In most cases after hours, and for faster service we recommend you consult a full emergency service veterinary practice near your home.

Compassionate Care

We believe compassion begins with educating you about your pets health or condition.   Our ultimate goal is to maintain a healthy life and relationship for you and your pet.  You will always leave our practice knowing that we have offered you choices to manage your pet's situation, and that we know and understand that decisions and treatments vary from pet to pet and from family to family.

Family Atmosphere

We have a small, and very personal location, away from the city core.  We  have a single doctor and the same staff day to day. Our staff is part of our family, just like many of our patients and their owners. We think you'll like what we have to offer.

Hospital Tours

We would love to show you our new practice.  Please stop by, and we will show you around.

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


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