Welcome to Boyette Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Riverview, FL

Call us at (813) 671-3400

Free Photo With Santa:

Join us on Sunday, December 11th from 12pm to 2pm for a pet visit with Santa. Pictures are free with a donation to CARE (Critter Adoption and Rescue, Inc.). Photos will be emailed shortly after the event. 

Items from the CARE donation wish list include:

Bleach, paper towels, cat and dog toys, cat and dog treats, Nylabones (no rawhide), and Royal Canin dog/cat food. You may also make a monetary donation.

See the complete CARE wish list at www.careshelter.org

Traffic Safety:

There have been a couple of serious car accidents near our entrance on Boyette Rd. The ridiculous speeds that people drive on that stretch of Boyette, combined with the very annoying U-turn diversion that drivers must now take to get to the Post Office, have made our entrance intersection pretty scary. When you are leaving our office and must make a left turn onto Boyette, please consider turning right and making a U-turn just 100 yards down the road. Also, don’t forget there is a back exit from our office that will get you to Hwy 301 northbound a little more safely.

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Boarding Upgrade!:

We have moved our boarding kennel operations to a temporary facility at the southwest corner of the office park, right by Tom Rd, about 200 yards from the current kennel. We are doing this so that we can demolish the old kennel building and construct a newer, much more updated boarding facility. But don’t let the phrase “temporary facility” turn you off. Even our temporary facility (Petside Manor) is an extreme upgrade from our current boarding kennel, with brand new, beautiful and more comfortable accommodations for your pets. We are also taking advantage of the shade from the big oaks in the play yard. For now, most grooming appointments will still be handled at the main clinic. You can still reach all our facilities via the 813-671-3400 number.

Looking for a new career?

We have trained hundreds of people to care for animals over the years. And, to keep up with our demand, we are often looking for new, hard working employees who are as passionate as we are about animal care. We are especially interested in people with previous experience in service and hospitality industries. Keep in mind that this is a very “active” profession…everyone in the hospital is in constant motion! To learn more about job opportunities with us, contact Elizabeth at 813-671-3400.

We Care For Your Pet Like They're Part Of Our Family!

Mission Statement:

"We at Boyette Animal Hospital strive to offer your pet the highest quality medical care & services, all in a comfortable, family oriented environment."

Founded on November 5, 1990, Boyette Animal Hospital has enjoyed a steady rate of growth ever since. Our beautiful 9000 square foot building now employs over sixty staff members, including nine full time veterinarians, one part time veterinarian, five credentialed technicians, and three full time groomers.

Our office hours are designed to accommodate most work schedules, making it easier than ever to arrange the appointment time that best meets your needs. Our dedicated staff is eager to assist you in providing the highest possible care for your pet.

We think of our facility as a place of healing, warmth and goodwill. With a staff dedicated to attending to the best interest of both the patient and client, we strive to fulfill our mission of providing the most comprehensive veterinary care. Each veterinarian and team member is deeply committed to your pet's health and well-being. We fully dedicate ourselves to providing top-notch, personalized medical care in an environment that is both welcoming and comfortable for you and your loved companion.

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Call us today for an appointment

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Payment options: Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express, Cash, Care Credit

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


Boyette Animal Hospital  (813) 671-3400

10931 Boyette Road 
Riverview, FL 33569

Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

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    Dr. Bob Encinosa

    I was born and raised in Valrico, Florida and my family roots in Florida extend back to late 1800’s. I first remember wanting to be a veterinarian in 4th grade. I was strongly influenced by the memory of the farm vets who came to treat our livestock. I have always had a love of science and a soft spot for animals.

    I graduated from Brandon High School in 1980 and received my doctorate from UF College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. On November 5th, 1990, I founded Boyette Animal Hospital. Our first facility was a 900 square foot “hole in the wall” in the Winn Dixie shopping center. 8 years later we moved to our current facility.

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    Dr. Lorraine Ellwood

    Veterinary medicine is not just a job, it is a passion for Dr. Lorraine Ellwood.  Even at a young age she had a love of science and animals.  She was the daughter of a naval officer and lived all over the United States and one year in Paris, France.  She grew up with dogs, cats, birds and small mammals.  She spent many summers with her grandparents in the Catskill Mountains of New York, where she was exposed to horses, farm animals and wildlife.  One summer she converted part of the barn into a small hospital for sick farm cats and injured wildlife.  After high school she attended The Ohio State University, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in science education and her Master’s of Science degree in physiology.  Lorraine spent the next four years studying veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University, graduating cum laude in 1980.  

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    Dr. Sarah Hilario

    Dr. Sarah Hilario joined Boyette Animal Hospital in 2008 after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After years of trudging through snow and ice, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to move to the beautiful Tampa Bay area.  

    Animals were a huge part of her life growing up, and after much begging and pleading, she was allowed to rescue a cat from the shelter on her seventh birthday and has been a passionate (some say crazy) cat lady ever since.  

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    Dr. Geoff Gardner

    Dr. Geoff Gardner is a proud University of Florida alumni. In addition to small animal medicine, his interests include the care of swans, pocket pets, and other exotic animals.

    He is a past president of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and is the official swan veterinarian for the City of Orlando, caring for the swans on Lake Eola . He was chosen twice to help care for the Queen's swans in the United Kingdom, and pioneered the use of botulism vaccinations in the swan population.  He is the author of the first book on the care and feeding of captive swans.

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    Dr. Luke Viramontes

    Originally from New York, I grew up in the Tampa area before moving to Gainesville, FL. As a kid, I knew I had an interest in science and realized I loved animals more than many of my friends at that age. I attended the University of Florida for undergraduate and veterinary school - my favorite colors are orange and blue and I am a die-hard Gators fan (GO GATORS!!!!!!!) While in college, I began shadowing and volunteering that paved the way to where I am now and haven't seen myself being in any other career. After graduating veterinary school in 2018, I lived in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area prior to returning to Tampa. 

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    Dr. Matt Encinosa

    Born and raised in Riverview, Florida, Matt had always had an interest in science. Throughout high school he had aspirations of becoming a pediatrician but those changed as he attended the University of South Florida and began working as a kennel technician right here at Boyette Animal Hospital. He realized his love for animals, their owners, and the bond they share.

    Matt graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and started veterinary school at Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!). Since then he has returned to his hometown to start his dream job.

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    Dr. Nancy Moser

    Dr. Nancy Moser was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She grew up with many dogs and knew from an early age she wanted to help animals. Dr. Moser graduated from the University of South Florida, with a Bachelors degree in Integrative Animal Biology. While there, she met her now husband, Alex. She then went on to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her clinical year of training at Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine.

    After graduating in 2019, Dr. Moser returned back to South Florida, practicing for a year before relocating to Tampa Bay and joining Boyette Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian. Her veterinary interests include surgery, ultrasound, and strengthening the human-animal bond through client education.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • I can't express how Thankful I am for the Doctors and staff here. I brought my chihuahua "son" in yesterday for a check up after being attacked by a neighbors large dog earlier in the week. As usual, we both were treated with great care and concern as I also was a bit emotional. This is a place were the staff Truly care about animals/pets. I wouldn't take my fur babies Anywhere else and have referred my friends multiple times.

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    - Angie W. / Riverview, FL Show More

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday

7:00 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am

6:00 pm

Friday

7:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am

2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Boarding

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Boarding Pick-Up Only 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grooming Drop-Off

Monday

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Tuesday

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Wednesday

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Thursday

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Friday

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Saturday

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Sunday

Closed

Our Regular Schedule

Monday
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Boarding

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Boarding Pick-Up Only 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grooming Drop-Off

Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sunday
Closed