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Dr. Mark Scribano

Owner and Staff Veterinarian - D.V.M.

Dr. Mark Scribano studied at the University of Florida. He acquired his B.A. in 1983, completed two years of post-graduate studies, and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1989. He is a member and officer of numerous local, regional, and national veterinary and community organizations.

Dr. Scribano’s out of office activities include spending time with his family, working in the yard, and fishing. He is the owner of Northeast Animal Hospital and its sister practice, Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic, and he sees dogs, cats, and exotics with special interest in laser and stem therapy for acute and chronic pain management.

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I feel like I was one of the lucky ones that was so passionate about veterinary medicine at such an early age. I can remember having to empty my pockets and whatever critter I had tucked under my shirt before my mom would let me in the house.

My first job was in 1979—in high school—with one of my veterinary mentors. I think I’ve only had one job that wasn’t directly related to veterinary medicine. At vet school—Go Gators!—I worked in the barn for a few years and also in the laboratory. The clinicians and support staff were always trying to challenge us to be the best we could be.

People say we have a disadvantage because our patients can’t talk, but I find that the clients know their pets very well.

At home, we have a small menagerie of children: 3 two-legged children, 4 four-legged children, a salt water fish tank, and an injured parrot that I rescued almost 30 years ago.

Being a veterinarian has truly been a blessing. It’s such a gratifying career. I understand how important our patients are to our clients and the impact that we have by providing a higher level of care. I enjoy being part of helping them live happier and healthier lives. Sometimes I get the feeling that they just know we’re here to help them.


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