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Our Doctors

Dr. Dan Clifton

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Dr. Dan was born in Cinncinati, Ohio. He graduated from Iowa State University with a DVM in 1988.  Dr. Dan is associated with the AVMA, Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association, and Veterinary Information Network. He also has his pilot's license! In his spare time Dr. Dan enjoys flying, music, church, and swimming

Dr. Sara Mathews

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Dr. Sara was born in Grinnell, Iowa. She graduated from Grinnell College and Iowa State University with a DVM in 1989. Dr. Sara is associated with the AVMA, Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association as their Treasurer since 2008, and the Veterinary Information Network. She also is president of her non-profit organization Indian River Animal Advocates. In her spare time Dr. Sara enjoys movies, cruising, jewelry, swimming, and spending time with her beloved pets and children.    

Dr. Loretta Potts

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Dr. Loretta Potts, was born in Kane, Pennsylvania.  She received her DVM at the University of California and her MA in Reproduction at California State University.  Dr. Loretta was a practice owner in Paso Robles, California for 25 years.  She then ran a free Spay/Neuter clinic in Utila, Honduras for 12 years.  Dr. Loretta also did Horseback riding competition in California.  During her free time she enjoys Scuba diving, golf, playing pickle ball, traveling and horseback riding.  We were so happy when Dr. Loretta decided to join our team in 2016.

Dr. Susan Fries


Dr. Susan Fries graduated with honors with her BA in Anthropology, graduating summa cum laude and as the valedictorian from Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ 2002. In 2005, she graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, in Seneca Falls, NY. She became a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner in 2014. Dr. Fries is affiliated with the Florida Chiropractic Association, International Association of Veterinary Chiropractitioners, and the President’s Council NYCC. Dr. Fries specializes in chiropractic treatments on canines and felines, treatments for orthopedic, neurological, spinal and muscular skeletal disorders, and associated pain syndromes. She also practices Holistic pain management. In her spare time Dr. Fries' interests include her private human Chiropractic practice, golf, tennis, beach walking, and  spending time with her beloved rescue animals.

Clinic Reviews

Hear It From Our Clients

Wouldn't take my pets to any other place. They have a passion for animals and it shows through their work. A+

Kuffs K.

Our go-to DVM for over 10 years! Staff and providers actively listen, answer questions, and troubleshoot solutions, putting patient care first.

Mike F.

Awesome staff. Dr. Sara is the best. Very helpful and compassionate. All of our dogs needs were met perfectly. Any future pets we have will definitely go here. Rosco thanks you and so do we.

John D.

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