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Dr. James E. Hughes

Dr. James E. Hughes graduated in 1979 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. His experience is widely varied; he has worked for the Center For Disease Control, as an intern during college at the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, as a large and small animal practitioner in Florida and has been the sole veterinarian at All Creatures Animal Clinic since 1986. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the Association of Small Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.


Sheila Drake

Our Consultant / Liason, Sheila has been with our practice since February 1986. She was very active locally with Project Pup taking her dogs to nursing homes, earning a community award for this service. Presently, she is the President of the Four Corners Animal League of Taos, New Mexico.

Debra Turner

Originally from Michigan, Debra, our Office Manager who also works at our reception desk, currently lives in Largo with her husband of 30 years. She has four grown children and three grandchildren. Her family of rescued pets includes one dog (Polar Bear), four cats (Paris, Bumble, Dinky and Boi), a macaw and a Sulcata tortoise named Coach. She has worked in veterinary hospitals for 22 years and been with us for fourteen years.

Courtney Levy

Originally from New York, She is the newest edition to our team. She lives in New Port Richey with her family and 10yr old American Staffordshire Terrier named Domino, she also has a Bearded Dragon named Ricky. Courtney is a terrific asset to the reception team, She looks forward to meeting you and helping with your pets needs.

Judy Scholfield

Judy is our doctors assistant and she has been with us for a year. She lives in Palm Harbor with her 2 dogs, Star and Comet and a rescued kitty named Chassie. She loves working with the animals and spending time at the beach.


Jabuchi, our Office Tortoise, has been a fixture for several years. In 2011, she couldn’t eat, poop or walk. Dr. Hughes performed abdominal surgery on her, allowing her to eat and pass stool again, but her legs couldn’t function. Through physical therapy, her rear legs have regained some function and, recently, her front legs have begun to move again. She serves as a greeter to pets and clients alike.

Winston and Thomas

Important members of our staff include our Office Cats. Senior Office Cat Winston (foreground) was selected from a pool of over a dozen potential candidates at the Humane Society of Pinellas County in 2008. Office Cat Thomas (background) was brought in as a patient and stayed on as staff. Their jobs include greeting, comforting nervous patients and owners and, in Thomas' case, checking out the females.


Junior Office Cat Bob was recently discovered occupying a chair outside Laugerhaus Pub. He now occupies a softer chair in Dr. Hughes' office, where he spends pretty much his entire day and night. He accepts attention from anyone at anytime.

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Office Hours

Monday8 -12 pm1 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday8 -12 pm1 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday8 -12 pmClosed
Thursday8 -12 pm1 - 6:00 pm
Friday8 -12 pm1 - 5:30 pm
Saturday8 -12 pmClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 -12 pm 8 -12 pm 8 -12 pm 8 -12 pm 8 -12 pm 8 -12 pm Closed
1 - 5:30 pm 1 - 5:30 pm Closed 1 - 6:00 pm 1 - 5:30 pm Closed Closed

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