About Us

Florida Animal Care is a full-service state-of-the-art veterinary medical facility. We are located in South Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Chad Wright will provide your pet with the best possible preventative, medical, surgical, and dental care. Please take a moment to contact our professional and courteous staff today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Florida Animal Care can serve the needs of you and your furry family member. Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available. The veterinarians and staff at Florida Animal Care are ready to provide your pet with compassionate and progressive veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to dental cleanings and surgical procedures, your pet will receive high quality care.



Dr. Chad Wright

Dr. Chad Wright, DVM purchased Florida Animal Care in June of 2014. Since then he has been hard at work updating the clinic inside and out and making all of the clients feel at home when they step into the office.

Dr. Wright received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1998 from the University of Tennessee as well as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Wright was able to study abroad as part of his curriculum. He studied animal agriculture in Australia. He has also participated in externships at notable Tennessee Walking Horse breeding farms.

After graduating in 2002, Dr. Wright was employed by Bright Cross Animal Clinic for 12 years until he purchased Florida Animal Care. Bright Cross is a progressive, fast paced and well run practice that was named "Best Animal Hospital" in Venice for many years in a row. Dr. Wright believes that Florida Animal Care, with its wonderful staff will someday be the best practice in Punta Gorda.

Dr. Wright keeps very current with traditional veterinary medicine, and tries to integrate nontraditional modalities when needed. Dr. Wright has a special interest in dermatology as well as internal and geriatric medicine. He loves keeping the healthy, healthy, but finds it most rewarding to improve an old, uncomfortable sick dog or cat's life so noticeably that people think they are puppies and kittens again.

In his spare time, Dr. Wright likes to travel, remodel homes, outdoor activities and spending time at home with his pets, Tater and Nanook.



Heidi has been a veterinary technician for almost 20 years and enjoys applying her experience to the well being of our patients. She loves being a part of the amazing and drastic changes concerning quality of care that have taken place in that time. She has a special interest in dentistry, emergency medicine and Radiography. Heidi has three amazing daughters and the most precious and perfect new granddaughter . She loves spending time outdoors and has a passion for fishing and being out on the water. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets.



Shelly studied at SUNY Delhi in upstate New York and joined the team at Florida Animal Care in January 2013. She enjoys hiking, cooking/baking and spending time with her two dogs, Jameson and Tucker.



Candice is a certified veterinary technician that graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2009. She enjoys jogging, eating and shopping. Candice also fills in from time to time at the Emergency Clinic in Charlotte County. She has a little mixed breed named Nora and a tortoise named Squirtle.



​Jenny joined us in August of 2015. She has been a veterinary technician for almost 20 years. She has 2 dogs of her own, a Black Lab named Levi and a Dachshund named Frenchfry. When she's not working she loves being outdoors, camping, boating, and especially running.



Stephanie joined Florida Animal Care in March of 2016 but has been a technician since 2011. She is currently studying for her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science at Florida Southwestern State College. She loves spending time outdoors with her 2 children and her Husky Mix named Isis. ​



Makenzie joined Florida Animal Care part time while still in High School for an On the Job Training program. After graduation she decided to come back full time and is now a Technician Assistant. Her mother, Heidi, has been a Technician here for 7 years. Makenzie enjoys spending time at home with her 2 dogs, Rosco and Diesel.

Our Team

We're here when you need us, whether it's for a routine checkup, a much needed vaccination, or an emergency surgery or hospitalization. Our staff is not only knowledgeable about advanced veterinary techniques but also possesses incredible passion for their work, you can rest assured that your best friend is in the best hands.