Welcome to Boggy Creek Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Kissimmee FL
Call us at (407) 348-4840

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (407) 348-4840!

At our Kissimmee veterinary hospital, we are dedicated to providing you and your pet with the highest level of personal veterinary care in the Kissimmee area: care that is tailored to the individual needs of your pet, whatever life stage they may be in. Our ultimate goal is to keep your pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

We accept patients from all over the Central Florida area including: St. Cloud, Buena Ventura Lakes, Orlando, Celebration, and of course, Kissimmee, FL.

Experienced Veterinary Hospital in Kissimmee, FL

Our experienced Kissimmee veterinarians and staff collectively have over 270 years of experience serving people and their pets. Since opening Boggy Creek Animal Hospital 17 years ago, we have seen significant changes and improvements to pet care, allowing us to offer much more than was previously available.

By staying abreast of these latest advances in veterinary care, the team at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital in Kissimmee, is able to give your pet the level of care they deserve.

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If you live in Kissimmee or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Robert Hicks is a licensed FL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Boggy Creek Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Robert Hicks has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Kissimmee veterinarian.

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 (407) 348-4840 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Kissimmee 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 Kissimmee pet owners.

At Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Robert Hicks
Kissimmee Veterinarian | Boggy Creek Animal Hospital | (407) 348-4840

2229 Fortune Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34744

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  • Dr.
    Robert Hicks


    Dr. Hicks graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1982 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1986... Upon graduation, he moved to Central Florida where he practiced at various hospitals until opening Boggy Creek Animal Hospital in 1996. Dr. Hicks is an active member of the AVMA, FVMA, CFVMA and IVAPM. He is the past president of the CFVMA and has been on the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida for 10 of the last 12 years. When not at work, Dr. Hicks spends the majority of his time with his wife Stephanie, their five children, and multiple pets. His hobbies include sports of all kinds and real estate investing.


Read What Our Clients Say

    "1st visit today. We absolutely loved all the caring staff and veterinarian!! The facility gave me a complete tour and everything was so immaculately clean and odor free. We were so impressed that we made reservations for our dogs to be boarded with them soon. Dr. Straund was so sweet with all our dogs and very knowledgeable. I haven't been that impressed ever with an animal clinic/resort! I highly recommend them!!! I have complete peace of mind that our dogs will be in great hands while we are o"

    Angela J.

    "Treat you and your furr baby like family. Love them and they're so compassionate. Sent a condolences card for our beloved furr children. That means alot. Wonderful place and very accommodating when you have an emergency."

    Shawn G.

    "Yesterday we had to face the very difficult experience of putting our beloved Chihuahua , Polly to sleep and Dr. Straund and their staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help our family. We are forever grateful."

    Isabel L.

    "They are always great with Silver, explain and recommend services and the whole staff is extremely friendly to. Can't recommend them enough."

    Robert J.

    "We had to face the very difficult experience of putting our beloved english bulldog, Chacho, to sleep. Lauren, Leona, Donita and Dr. Straund went above and beyond the call of duty to help our family. We ven got a bulldog stuff animal. We are forever grateful."

    Jose N.

    "So grateful we found this vet when we moved here 4 years ago. I've boarded my girls here several times and the staff treats them as though they were family. Love this place...wouldn't change for anything!"

    Deborah S.

    "I am forever Grateful for the staff here. They have gone above & beyond while our Dog was boarded with them."

    Leslie Mintrone

    "Been taking my dogs & cats there since they opened......treat my animals like family. A plus!"

    Carolyn W.

    "Pricey but well worth the services , vet was very informing and made us feel comfortable ! They answered all our questions about our pets ."

    Mercedes F.

    "The office staff is always very nice and courteous. Love that staff in the kennel know my dog by his name."

    Luis T.

    "Been using them over 15 years. Good people, good care."

    Jess D.

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