Circle of Life Animal Hospital Tampa, Florida

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Erin McNamara

2 years ago

I have worked with Lisa and Dr. Palma for years. They are thorough, attentive, and compassionate. I have a small dog as well as a large dog. My large dog is very anxious and they are always accommodating to his anxiety. I trust them both with my dogs fully.

Daniel Gonzalez-Claveria

2 years ago

Ok, so I'm a new dog dad and everyone at Circle of Life made me feel like I wasn't the worst parent ever. I have a Belgian Malinois who was in pain and they handled him SO expertly even though he was a grump! Lisa was so brave and attentive she was holding onto him and calming him the whole time. Really happy I found this place.

Ashley Hall

2 years ago

I am new to the area and was looking for a friendly, knowledgeable, and affordable veterinary practice, Circle of LIfe Animal Hospital fit the bill! They were great with my three french bulldogs. I am very confident and happy with their practice.

Brooke Straub

2 years ago

The staff and the vet were all amazing! I love the care they put into their work and how well they treat my four legged baby. There was quite a bit of sticker shock with the bill and if I had the means this would be the only vet I would ever go to again.

Ricky Gonzalez

2 years ago

Had an amazing experience, I had the feeling you guys were working to make sure my Puppy was ok instead to figure it out how you can bring a high price bill Wich it's been my complaint with other alike type of business. Elice was awesome, I got there because your great google reviews, now you guy's definitely earn one more 5 star review there Thank you for the way you guy's conduct business.

Kelvin Hunter

2 years ago

The service my dog Oliver received here was excellent. Lisa aswell as the other staff that worked here were all friendly, informative and attentive to all the questions and concerns i had, and even followed up with me the next day to make sure my little buddy was doing okay! Thank you all so much for your time and care you gave for Oliver and I.

Desiray BRUH Bookman

2 years ago

Went in today, was my first time at the vet, thinking it was going to be ridiculously expensive and hard to get through. It was the complete opposite of my expectations. They were very friendly, Miss Lisa even offered me a drink for the road, and took very good care of my cat. The price was not nearly as much as I thought, and I even added on more because I just wanted whatever was gonna be best for my cat, and it was still cheaper than my original thought. It was quiet, relaxed, and all around great service. And Cloe is not too mad about getting shots and ate her antibiotics right up.

Austin Campbell

2 years ago

I had two kittens (Holmes and Watson) that I adopted from a local rescue organization. Post adoption I discovered that both were severely Ill and needed urgent care. Circle of Life was incredibly helpful and gave me everything I needed to care for them. After weeks of syringe feeding food that I blended with a coffee grinder and daily medication I’m happy to say that both my boys are healthy and growing. Special thanks to Lisa for helping so much along the way and everyone on the staff who assisted. Will be a regular here as long as I’m in the area.

Kathy Dollar

2 years ago

Dr. Palma and the entire team at Circle of Life are professional and caring. I can’t say enough about the care given to my fur babies.

Skyler Harrod

2 years ago

Best fit in town helpful and kind good with giving reasonable expectations about older pets and always making sure you know the prices of everything before they do anything. Lisa was it especially helpful when we went today just making sure we had a price for all our upcoming visits 10 out of 10 best fat in town

Precious J

2 years ago

Told me not to come in because they are short staffed, but did recommend me to go to urgent care if needed.

Michael Byck

2 years ago

I recently moved to Tampa from Michigan and needed a new veterinarian for my Chihuahua Coco. Our experience with the staff of Circle of Life was very positive. Lisa was great with Coco and took time to make sure all my questions were answered. Dr. Youssef was also great with Coco. Coco strongly recomends Circle of Life for your pets veterinary needs ????

Linda Saxon

2 years ago

I took my cat Max to the vet today and what a wonderful experience! Lisa, the tech was very helpful and friendly and took very good care of Max and me. Max doesn't like being in a carrier and Lisa was friendly and helped us both relax. I highly recommend this vet practice!

Lauren Scapin

2 years ago

I came here as a new patient with my baby Coco, who suffers from urinary incontinence. Our vet tech was Lisa and our vet was Ibram Youssef. Both of them were AMAZING!! So thorough, and Dr. Youssef walked me through the entire exam and didn’t cut corners. Lisa was so kind and thorough as well. They even found us a new treatment for her urinary incontinence. My favorite part was how they kept the door open while they brought coco out to the scale and to draw blood, so I felt super safe that I could hear everything. They also do blood on site which is so cool! 10/10 recommend ???? ask for Lisa and Dr. Youssef

Brad Herscovici

2 years ago

I had usually taken my dog to a different vet but I will not take him anywhere else after bringing him here. Not only was all the staff helpful in treating my dogs ear infection but members such as Lisa showed me the best way to apply the ointment and so much more. Please if you’re looking for a place to treat you and your animal right go here.

Dana Pena

2 years ago

The most caring and committed staff. Dr Palma is amazing. Lisa always so friendly and goes out of her way to know us and do whatever she can to provide the best care and comfort in well visits and also those stressful times.

Dawn Dayringer

2 years ago

Elise was very thorough and patient with Scotty. Sylvia knew I was concerned about his behavior during the treatment, so went back and checked on him during the procedure - then came to the lobby and assured me he was being a good boy. Thanks!


2 years ago

I’m glad I chose Circle of Life. Lisa went above and beyond to make sure that we were well taken care of.

Heather Schmeck

2 years ago

Dr. Palma is the best vet you could hope for. She is compassionate and really good at explaining everything. Be warned though, she can talk kind of fast. ☺️ We are so enamoured even our move to Valrico couldn't force us to find a new vet. Yup we travel over 30 mins just to stay with this Dr and Vet techs especially Lisa.

Lynn Raffin

2 years ago



2 years ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Palma. I will never take my fur babies to see anyone else. The entire staff is amazing, Lisa is always so helpful and knows what she is talking about!

Marilon Furman

2 years ago

Can I give Dr. Palma and her staff TEN stars?? Dr. Palma is wonderful. She is thorough and kind, and loves my fur babies as if they were her own. The entire staff is the best. Sylvia Miller is always there for me to help or just give a kind word of encouragement when I am worried about an appointment. Melissa, Brenda, Shannon and Lisa are always ready to help me when a fur baby is hurting. Or I am hurting. I started with Dr.Palma when I moved to Lutz and she was starting the practice. I still have the letter she sent out! That was, what? twenty years ago? I recently moved, but still come back!!!!! She has not met this boy and he is now a year old. I'll be glad to drop him off to have a visit!

Richard Santos

2 years ago

We took our cat Little Boy to Circle of Life for a mosquito bite allergy. Lisa was very helpful and our overall experience with Circle of Life was great. The veterinarian was very thorough in explaining Little Boy’s problem and treatment. I would definitely recommend Circle of Life to anyone in need of a good veterinarian.

Rina Bane

2 years ago

everyone here has been really helpful, and it's been a pleasant and quick experience whenever I need to bring the beastess. this round, Lisa was especially helpful and thorough to make sure that my kitty was well taken care of and up-to-date on vaccinations. you guys are all great! thanks for helping all the animals.

Nanette Wagner

2 years ago

Best !!!! Would take my pets no where else . Always feel confident of diagnosis and treatment plan . Can not say enough about Lisa . She goes goes above and beyond to accommodates my little grouchy senior . We are truly treated Amazing

Marie Howard

2 years ago

Not being from the area,We found a sweet little stray pup & the staff here was so helpful with advice on how to help keep her healthy while trying to find her family!

Melody Burke

2 years ago

I have been bringing my fur babies to circle of life for over 18 years, and will continue as long as I have any types of pets (I wish Dr. Palma was my doctor, but they don't treat humans; oh, well). Dr. Palma clearly and compassionately explains what your pet needs (and doesn't need); treatment options; and the costs. She is also willing to try different options for the best way to treat your pet if money is a problem. Through the years, Dr. Palma, the technicians and receptionists have helped me through times of great joy and relief; but also through times of overwhelming heartbreak. I will always be grateful for their kindness, compassion, and support.

Michael Casola

2 years ago

Hands down the best Vet in Tampa, brought my puppy in for an ear infection and they took great care of her and educated me properly

Rita Thomas

2 years ago

Love this office and staff! Been taking our fur baby to Dr. Palma for almost 10 years now and wouldn't go anywhere else! And our most favorite front office staff girl, Sylvia! Our furbaby just adores het and so do we!!

Taylor Tippett

2 years ago

I feel very fortunate to have found COLAH, and will continue to drive out of my way to bring my cats here. I can always count on Dr. Palma and Dr. Bishai to provide excellent care for my cats at a fair price. The front desk staff is always friendly, as are the technicians. I can also always count on Lisa, one of the nurses, to be available if I have any questions over the phone or in person. Lisa will also always call to check in after a visit or to follow-up on current treatment regimens. I would absolutely recommend COLAH to anyone seeking care for their pets.

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Circle of Life Animal Hospital, Florida, Tampa

14919 N Florida Ave

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8 AM - 6 PM


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8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 12 PM



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