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The Gregory Veterinary Clinic Story

From Our Family to Your Pets: Compassionate Care at Every Visit

Founded on a deep-rooted passion for animal care, our clinic's journey began with Dr. Jerry D. Gregory's vision and has flourished under the guidance of his son, Dr. Ryan Gregory. From humble beginnings to a beacon of veterinary excellence in the Tampa Bay area, our story is not just about the care we provide; it's about a family's commitment to ensuring every pet enjoys a lifetime of health and happiness.

A vintage photograph of Dr Gregory Sr

The Beginning

At the heart of Gregory Veterinary Clinic lies a story of family, passion, and a lifelong commitment to the well-being of pets. Our founder, Dr. Jerry D. Gregory, embarked on his journey with a solid foundation in Biology, holding both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. His early career saw him immersed in research at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, paving the way to his veterinary calling at Auburn University. Here, he earned his DVM degree in 1976, setting the stage for a remarkable career dedicated to animal care.

Planting Roots

In 1977, Dr. Gregory, alongside his wife Janice and their vibrant family, planted their roots in the Tampa Bay area. Before long, Dr. Gregory was refining his expertise in orthopedic surgery, working with the athletic canines at the Tampa Greyhound Track. This experience not only honed his skills but also deepened his commitment to veterinary excellence.

Vintage photo of Dr. Gregory and his wife
Dr. Gregory and a vet tech with a dog in an exam room.


The year marked a new chapter with the opening of Gregory Veterinary Clinic, a dream realized through hard work and a deep-seated belief in compassionate, high-quality veterinary care. Dr. Gregory’s son, Dr. Ryan Gregory, grew up with the clinic as a backdrop to his life, learning the ropes and the values that the clinic stood for. Eventually, Dr. Ryan took over the reins, continuing the legacy his father began with the same dedication to excellence and compassionate care.

Unveiling the Future of Pet Care at Gregory Veterinary Clinic

In an exciting leap forward in 2024, Gregory Veterinary Clinic embarks on a new era of pet healthcare with the launch of our state-of-the-art facility. This landmark addition to our practice's history is a testament to our enduring commitment to providing the highest standard of care for your beloved pets. Designed with precision and passion, our modern clinic features distinct cat and dog zones to minimize stress, alongside advanced exam rooms, leading-edge surgery suites, and an on-site lab for swift, accurate diagnostics. Our expansive dental suite ensures your pet's smile shines as brightly as their health, while our dedicated end-of-life care areas offer peace and dignity in tender moments.

This chapter isn't just about our growth; it's a pledge to continue evolving, ensuring that Gregory Veterinary Clinic remains at the forefront of veterinary innovation.  Join us on this journey, where every visit is a step towards a healthier, happier life for your furry family members. Discover the difference at our clinic, where the future of pet healthcare is not just envisioned but realized.

A photo of the front door of the new hospital building.
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