Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County

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7790 South US Highway 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Driving Directions

(772) 337-8570


  • Hours:
  • General Practice Hours:
  • Monday- Friday: 7am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 7am - 4:00pm

We are a full service, 24 hour, veterinary hospital located in beautiful St. Lucie County, Florida. Our hospital has an experienced staff that is dedicated to providing compassionate care for your dogs and cats. 



We are available by appointment during our clinic hours for preventative and maintenance care, doggie day care, dog and cat boarding, luxury boarding, dentistry, radiology and grooming.  We carry a variety of heartworm and flea preventatives as well as Royal Canin and Science Diet Prescription Diets.


Whether you are an existing client of our day practice or are being referred by your regular veterinarian, our facility is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to care for your emergencies.  Our staff is fully trained and ready to handle emergency surgeries, fluid therapy, 24 hour monitoring, blood transfusions and more.

Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County Services

  • 24-Hour Animal Hospital
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Laser Therapy
  • Boarding
  • Vaccinations
  • Bathing
  • Anesthesia
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Dental Care
  • Doggie Daycare
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Wellness Exams

Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County Staff Profiles

Michael Geraghty, DVM

       Owner & Medical Director

A 1996 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Geraghty is a practicing veterinarian, with a focus on emergency medicine and surgery. He and his wife have been members of the Treasure Coast community for almost two decades.  He, his wife and four children enjoy lazy days together on the area's beautiful beaches, and frequent trips to Disney World.

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Kathleen Durso, DVM

Associate Veterinarian - Emergency

Dr. Kathy Durso is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She attended Ursinus College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies.  Throughout her life, she has realized the exceptional bond that people have with their pets and knew that her career would in some way involve giving back to animals. She attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for veterinary school.  After veterinary school, she practiced emergency medicine in Virginia for three years, and now her love of warm weather has taken her to Florida.

Dr. Durso enjoys the variety that veterinary medicine offers and the difference that can be made in an animal’s life. Her professional interests include feline medicine, geriatric care, and emergency medicine.  In fact, she was awarded the feline medicine award at the end of veterinary school.  She has two perfectly spoiled cats named Cali Cal and Jammy Jam and a special needs golden retriever named Lexi.  In her free time, Dr. Durso enjoys the outdoors, hiking, traveling, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

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Jessica Slade, DVM

Associate Veterinarian - Day Practice

Dr. Slade dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was 6 years old. When she first started college, her horse coliced and ended up needing emergency surgery. As she watched from the OR window, she realized there was no better gift to offer someone than to help them during their pet’s most critical time of need (horse did great). So, she left her rural hometown of Lake Placid, FL and completed her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Animal Science with specialization in Animal Biology, at the University of Florida. She went on to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015. After vet school, she practiced general practice back in her hometown for about a year and then relocated to the Port St. Lucie area, joining our practice in 2016.

Dr. Slade enjoys the variety of general practice while building long-term relationships with owners and their pets. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and reproduction. Her personal interests include spending time in the great outdoors and enjoying friends, family, and “fur babies” of course. She and her husband Steve have two very spoiled dogs, Casey the Beagle mix and Riley the American Bulldog; as well as Quarter Horse named Chloe and many beef cattle.

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