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Welcome to Merrill Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Jacksonville,FL
Call us at (904)-744-7206

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (904)-744-7206!

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Your pet would do anything for you and you would do anything for them. You want to make sure that you are making the best choices for your pet. That includes choosing the best medical team to keep your four-legged companion healthy. At Merrill Animal Clinic we give each owner the comfort of knowing their pet is in the best care. 

Merrill Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal hospital, serving the Jacksonville area for over 20 years. We are a family-oriented practice, practicing state-of-the-art medicine with an emphasis on preventative medicine for your four legged companions.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health.

If you have any questions, call (904)-744-7206 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Jacksonville veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Jacksonville pet owners.

We at Merrill Animal Clinic are proud of what we have to offer and want to become your other family doctor!


7530 Merrill Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32277

Meet Our Doctors

  • Leyra Troche Padilla
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Troche has returned the MAC family! She started with Merrill Animal Clinic in 2012 as a nurse. She left MAC in 2014 to pursue her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University. The MAC family welcomed her back in spring of 2019 as a full-time veterinarian! 

    When she isn't practicing medicine, Dr. Troche spends time her husband, Juan and their great danes, Kamille and Sophia.

  • Dr.
    Beth VanCleve

    Dr. VanCleve started working at Merrill Animal Clinic in September of 2008. Prior to that, she worked at Southside Animal Clinic, Northside Animal Hopsital, Briar Patch Animal Clinic in Ithaca, NY, and Parkway Animal Hospital. She graduated from Episcopal High School in 1976. She acquired her BA at Princeton University in 1980 and became a DVM at the University of Florida in 1986. Then in 1999 Dr. Van Cleve graduated from the University of North Florida with her masters degree in Education.

    Dr. Van Cleve and her Husband, Dr. Alan Weldon have several children. Their daughters are Sarah, Dani, and Polly. And their sons are Murphy and Mac. They share their home with a plethora of animals: dogs, cats, and they also have salamander, 3 gerbils and 5 chickens. In her spare time, Dr. Van Cleve is an avid reader, practices yoga, hikes, and gardens. 

  • Dr.
    Jeff Woods

    Dr. Woods is a University of Florida graduate and founded Merrill Animal Clinic in January of 1988. The clinic was originally Merrill-Townsend Animal Clinic but after moving the clinic to its current location it was renamed in 1998. 

    His wife, Carolyn, his two grown children, Madelyn and Hiatt, his cats Abner and Pipper, and his dog, Dolly, compromise his out-of-clinic universe, but his family extends to his entire staff at Merrill Animal Clinic.

    Dr. Woods follows the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars, is an avid fisherman and tennis player, and loves his woodworking to round out his time out of the clinic. 

  • Dr.
    Cathy Rogaski

    Dr. Rogaski is a 2008 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been a member of the Merrill Animal Clinic family since June of 2008.  She has special interests in preventative care, behavior, and alternative medicine.  Dr. Rogaski believes that there are many different ways to treat disease; she received her certification in veterinary acupuncture in December of 2008. If it’s football season, you’ll often find her in Tallahassee cheering on her undergrad alma mater, FSU, or at the stadium downtown, supporting the Jaguars (Duuuuval!). When she's not caring for her patients at the clinic, she enjoys traveling, boating, and off-roading her Jeep with her husband, Stan. She also shares her home with her two fun-loving Goldens, Sophie and Tessa. 

    Her professional memberships include: American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society.

Testimonials

Read What Our Happy Clients Say

  • "We absolutely love this place. We have been coming to Merrill Animal Clinic for over 15 years. Our Chief loves the ladies there and we love how they treat him."
    Jeremt T. / Facebook
  • "I started with Dr. Woods over 20 years ago. I have continued on with Merrill Animal Clinic. They have always given all of my fur babies the best care possible. The docs, front office and all the staff have always gone above and beyond with all care. They have given emotional support when we've had a couple go over the rainbow bridge. We recommend them to anyone with fur babies!"
    Deana K. / Facebook

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Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed