The HSP Pet Clinic
As a part of our goal to keep pets and people together, The Humane Society of Pinellas offers a low-cost Pet Clinic at our shelter. With experienced and compassionate staff, our clinic provides routine veterinary care for HSP alumni and our community.
Located next to the Adoption Center, our Pet Clinic can be reached at (727) 791-6782.
Fax Number: (727) 240-0255
Monday - Friday: 10AM - 6PM
Saturday: 8AM - 1PM
*please note the clinic is closed for lunch between 1-2pm
While our clinic provides exceptional service, we do not have the ability to do certain diagnostic testing, such as x-rays or ultrasounds, and we cannot accommodate emergencies. If you think your pet needs emergency care and you live in the Clearwater area, please contact Blue Pearl (open 24 hours) in Clearwater at (727) 572-0132, or AA Emergency in Palm Harbor at (727) 787-5402.
the h3n2 virus and our community
The H3N2 canine influenza virus has been confirmed in our state by the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. While currently Pinellas County and the Humane Society of Pinellas have been fortunate enough to not be directly affected by this disease, the instances of influenza are slowly becoming apparent in surrounding areas and HSP is becoming increasingly more vigilant.
H3N2 canine influenza virus (H3N2 CIV) causes a respiratory infection in dogs that looks like “kennel cough,” also known as a canine cold. Common symptoms include sneezing, nasal discharge, and frequent coughing that can last for 2 weeks or more. Dogs may have a fever, decreased appetite, and lethargy during the first few days of illness. Some dogs develop pneumonia and may require hospital care.
HSP's on site Pet Clinic does currently have this vaccine in stock and we encourage you to make an appointment to protect your pet by calling 727-791-6782. The vaccine is a two-injection process that takes between 3-4 weeks to establish immunity. If your dog is coughing and lethargic, we recommend you visit a full-service veterinarian for testing and antibiotic treatment, as our clinic currently cannot perform the necessary diagnostics required to assess these pets.
kyle kushubar, dvm, clinic veterinarian
Growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kyle Kushubar's career path took him to Florida where he became the HSP Clinic Veterinarian in October of 2015. Being surrounded by a variety of pets during his childhood (and already owning a white coat with Dr. Kushubar proudly branded on the front) motivated him to become a veterinarian. Dr. Kushubar received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal and Nutritional Sciences from West Virginia University before earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in the West Indies. Since working with HSP, Dr. Kushubar's passion for shelter medicine lies in the pet clinic, as he feels a strong community connection through his ability to help pets and their families in Pinellas County. In his free time, Dr. Kushubar participates in breakdancing meet-up groups and practices urban foraging.