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Welcome to Santa Cruz Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Brandon,FL
Call us at (813) 685-7751

We ensure your pet is in its best health with caring and compassionate vet services from Santa Cruz Animal Clinic located in Brandon, Florida. Our dedicated staff has proudly offered full-service vet care to animals throughout the area since 1971.

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (813) 685-7751!

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If you live in Brandon or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further.Our Doctor 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.

Santa Cruz Animal Clinic 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. Our Doctor 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 Brandon 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 (813) 685-7751 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Brandon 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 Brandon pet owners.

At Santa Cruz Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Brandon Veterinarian | Santa Cruz Animal Clinic | (813) 685-7751

431 W Robertson St
Brandon, FL 33511

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Santa Cruz Animal Clinic, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Veterinarian in Brandon, FL

Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Norman Busciglio
    Practice Owner & Veterinarian

     Dr. Norman Busciglio DVM was born and raised in Tampa, Fl. In his earlier years he worked on his family dairy farm. He graduated from St. Leo College with a bachelors degree before moving on to University of Florida to get his degree in Animal Science. In 1979 he graduated from Auburn University,  were he got his Veterinary Medicine Degree. After graduating from Auburn he became an associate veterinarian and later partner with Dr. Roque Santa Cruz. Dr. Busciglio is a member of the American Veterinary Association, Florda Veterinary Medical Association, Hillsborough County Veterinary Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners and a associate member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Some of Dr. Busciglio's area of interest is Internal Medicine, Surgery and Dermatology.

  • Dr.
    Catherine Stanton
    Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Avians, Reptiles & Zoo Medicine

    Dr. Catherine Stanton was born and raised in Connecticut. In 2003, she graduated from Auburn University with her degree in Veterinary Medicine. That same year she joined the Santa Cruz Animal Clinic team. In 2008, she made a horrible mistake and moved to Ocala. After 3 years she came to her senses and returned. Her clinical interest is in surgery and dermatology. Dr. Stanton has 5 rescue pets including 4 dogs, Cadbury, Skip, Socket, Jameson and Jake the cat. She also has an Eclectus parrot, Oscar and horse, Dylan.

  • Dr.
    D. Rex Gordon
    Small animal

    Dr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with his Bachelor’s in Poultry Science in 1996 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After practicing for 4 years in his hometown of Jonesboro, Georgia, he moved to St. Petersburg, FL, and decided to pursue a career in Emergency medicine and also became especially interested in ultrasound, internal medicine, and general surgery. After many years of being an emergency night owl, he rejoined the living in day practice. He has since worked throughout the bay area in both primary care and emergency care. He joined Santa Cruz Animal Clinic permanently in July 2014 and enjoys the relaxed family environment here, as well as working with Dr. Busiglio and Dr. Stanton (and Dr. Santa Cruz on occasion). An avid musician, he plays saxophone and classical and jazz piano. He also enjoys spending free time working on engines and home repair, fishing, kayaking. Particularly fond of larger dogs, he is an aficionado of Siberian Huskies and sled dogs. He and his partner have a small sled team of huskies at home.


Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr. Stanton was excellent and really great with our pups. The wait time was awesome for a Saturday and they went over costs before doing anything!. Will definitely continue to use them!

    Christina & Ryan D

    Best Vet in Florida!!! Staff is very well trained and polite!! Vets give your pet the best care!!! I love this place. ...would never go anywhere else!

    Leah G

    The Doctors and support staff are so friendly, helpful and caring. I was placed at ease and knew my fur baby was treated with love.

    Christina S

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