|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 12:00pm|
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
We understand that your pets are important members of your family. As family members, you want the finest in veterinary care. This is why Braden River Animal Hospital is dedicated to giving your pets the best veterinary care possible.
Our new, larger facility, featuring 5 exam rooms, is equipped with digital radiology, an in-house lab, a dentistry suite and a state of the art surgical suite with a CO2 surgical laser. Along with our compassionate, customer service oriented staff; these features allow us greater diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
As always, we strive to provide the superior full-service veterinary care that your pet deserves.
Terry Clekis, D.V.M.
Dr. Clekis earned his DVM a the University of Georgia in 1983
* Masters in Reproductive Physiology
* Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association
* Member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association
* Member of the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association
* Board Member of the American Heartworm Society
At an early age, Dr. Terry Clekis always knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. After completing his undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston and graduate studies in reproductive physiology at the University of Georgia, Dr. Clekis went on to attend and graduate from the prestigious University of Georgia veterinary school in 1983.
Upon graduation, Dr. Clekis knew he wanted to make a positive impact on the veterinary industry as it related to pets, pet owners, and his professional colleagues. After gaining experience as an associate veterinarian and hospital owner in the Charleston, South Carolina area and St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Clekis purchased Braden River Animal Hospital in 2002 and built the current new facility in 2007. On a daily basis, Braden River Animal Hospital strives to provide the highest quality medical care and client service.
Today, Dr. Clekis is very instrumental and influential on setting the direction for veterinary medicine. He is widely known for his expertise on wellness care and he routinely speaks on the use of cutting edge products and protocols related to veterinary medicine. Dr. Clekis has also been featured in many local, state, and national publications such as Veterinarian Compendium and the Merial Monitor. Under his leadership, Braden River Animal Hospital is one of the few nationally recognized clinical trial research sites for all major animal health pharmaceutical companies. In addition, Dr. Clekis was instrumental in starting and serving as the president for the Manatee County Veterinary Medical Society. In 2007, he was awarded the highly sought after Gold Star Award from the Florida Veterinary Dr Clekis Medical Association that recognizes outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine. He is a board member of the Southeast Guide Dog Association, the Manatee County Humane Society and the American Heartworm Society. Dr. Clekis is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA), and the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association. His most recent contribution to his profession and community came when he became the FVMA Disaster Response Committee Chair, where he is responsible for ensuring that all veterinary hospitals have a plan of action for their clients and patients in the event of a natural disaster.
Dr. Clekis enjoys being a vital part of the Manatee County and Bradenton communities. Whether in the hospital or riding his Harley Davidson, Dr. Clekis is committed to ensuring that he does everything in his power to build long term relationships with anyone he comes in contact with. Dr. Clekis resides in Bradenton with his wife and their four children.
Laura Eslinger DVM