"My cats, ferrets, and rabbit and I continue to experience the true love for animals and compassionate, quality care of pets and people provided by the doctors and staff at Peace River Veterinary Clinic. I have been to many vets over the years because it is hard to find vets for ferrets and rabbits. Dr. DeGrove is experienced, knowledgeable, and competent. He keeps up-to-date on the newest information and treatment options for all my pets. He does not hesitate to refer me to specialty clinics when needed and carefully reviews records. All these vets take the time to clearly and honestly explain treatment concerns and procedures and patiently answer many questions. They are honest, caring, helpful, and supportive in making sometimes difficult medical decisions. I am impressed and appreciate that they return my calls without delay and call me with test results, to follow-up, and to check on a pet. Even when they are busy, they find a way to see pets who need immediate care. I respect the vets and staff here. It is clear that they are committed to the best interest and health of each pet. I am grateful to them for giving me the peace of mind of knowing I have someone I can trust and depend on to care for my pets."
"When I lived in New Jersey, I had a wonderful veterinarian who treated my dog Boomer and my cat Simba since 1999. I moved to Punta Gorda in November of 2012. By that time, my dog and cat had passed away. Last August I adopted Casey from the Animal Welfare League and started my search for a new vet. I wanted someone who is compassionate, understanding, patient, and had an excellent reputation. Additionally, the staff had to be kind, professional, and efficient. I found all of that and more with Peace River Veterinary Clinic. I never thought I would feel as comfortable with a new vet clinic since my relationship with my NJ vet lasted over 15 years. However, everyone at Peace River immediately made Casey and me feel comfortable and welcome... We now have a new family..Thank you to all."
Nan Leonard (and Casey)
"Being responsible for four dogs and six cats, we are naturally concerned with quality, compassion, and the cost of our animal's healthcare. For many years we have gone to Peace River Veterinary Clinic. Not only do they meet our needs, but the staff is extremely pleasant and the vets are professional and always willing to spend the time to address all of our questions and concerns. We feel Doctors DeGrove and Reece are the very best veterinarians that we can trust to insure the best for our animals."
Virginia and Pete McLewin
“My parents and I have been taking our pets to Doctor Mark DeGrove for about 17 years now. We followed him as soon as he started Peace River Veterinary Clinic because of his caring attitude and the passion that he shows for both our little members of the family and the veterinary profession. His compassion for our puppy Rex’s safety, well-being, and happiness is like no other I have seen. And with the addition of his daughter in the office, Doctor Julie Reece, all of these superb characteristics only grow stronger. When our previous pets, a cat named Josie and a dog named Mandy, passed away, the level of genuine empathy that was shown to us was remarkable and truly made us feel more comfortable. And now we know that we will enjoy a long and happy companionship with our new little additions Rex and an African Grey parrot named Fonzi as long as Doctor DeGrove and his staff continue to care for him. His veterinary technicians are extremely informative and pleasant. Whenever we have a problem or a question, they are more than willing to help any way they can. We would never dream of going anywhere else!”
"Our dog has been a patient at Peace River Veterinary Clinic for years and we won't go anywhere else! All 3 veterinarians and their staff are knowledgeable, honest and accommodating. Try them once and you'll see!"
Dan & Kristen Anderson
“I recently got a new pet cat. I knew I wanted to take care of him properly. Two phone calls to friends both recommended Peace River Veterinary Clinic, so I made an appointment. My veterinarian was Dr. Julie Reece. She gave me a great education on what I needed to know about cat care, and she treated all the cat’s medical needs with obvious thoroughness.. She was very compassionate and, yes, obviously loves animals. I will never go anywhere else. They really care, from the desk staff to the assistants to the doctors.”
"We really appreciate the care given to our dog at Peace River Veterinary Clinic. The staff is wonderful and you can count on all the doctors. They were especially caring and gentle in our recent time of need."
Doug and Kerri James
"Upon moving to the Port Charlotte, Florida area in 2009, I sought a reputable veterinary clinic for my three dogs - two Golden Retrievers, Shelby and Maggie, and my miniature dachshund, Abby. Lucky me - I was referred to Dr. Mark DeGrove's Peace River Veterinary Clinic in Punta Gorda! Since then I have taken my dogs to his clinic for their annual tests, shorts, flea and heartworm medications and non-emergency and emergency treatments when the need arose. Since I began utilizing Peace River Veterinary Clinic, Dr. DeGrove has welcomed his daughter, Dr. Julie Reece as an additional doctor. What a Trio! It does not matter if I don't see the same doctor at a visit as they all have made it important to know each and every one of my dogs and greets each of them with tender care and a friendly greeting for me. Most visits are just routine in nature for my dogs and the time with the doctors is always pleasant. Even at the time when the situation dictated a serious visit, without hesitation, my pet, as well as my comfort was at the top of their agenda. Their goal, first and foremost, is the tender care and specific treatment for my pets. On two incidents, I have had to euthanize my Golden Retrievers and as difficult a time as that was for me, their priority was the care of my pet's final journey and my comfort with having to make that difficult decision. They each are very genuine, sincere and most important, caring. From the moment you walk into their clinic, you are greeted by their friendly staff who provide you with a special hello and genuine interest in letting you know that your concerns for your pet matter starting with them. I count myself lucky to be associated with Peace River Veterinary Clinic and look forward to a long relationship for my pets and without hesitation will always highly recommend them to my family, friends, and neighbors looking for that special veterinary care for their animals."
"I have a dog and two cats and Peace River is my vet of choice.. You and your pets will not be disappointed!!! Dr Mark and Dr, Julie truly love animals and it comes across in their treatment of your pets!! Very attentive staff too!! They need more than 5 stars to describe their veterinary practice. I just love them and recommend them to all my friends. My pets actually look forward to going there as they are pampered just like they were at a resort. You and your pets will always leave their office with that warm cozy feeling that your pets are in the best capable hands they could be in. You will not be disappointed!!!"
"Dr. DeGrove has been taking care of all of the "Hummel Pets" for the past 30 years. He is a kind, caring, and honest veterinarian and a wonderful person. He takes his time explaining things to you about your pets and answers all your questions. All the doctors are very knowledgeable, and truly care about animals. As well, the staff at the office is pleasant, respectful, polite, and willing to help! We highly recommend Peace River Veterinary Clinic and would not even think about taking our pets anywhere else!"
Beth and Bob Hummel
"Being out of town, we needed a vet when our cat got sick. After reviewing several area vet's offices online, we decided on the Peace River Vet Clinic. We called in the morning and they were able to get us in for an afternoon visit. The staff was great and I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Julie Reece. Some vet offices want to run a gauntlet of tests; the PRVC performed only what was necessary to diagnose the cat. After the exam, she prescribed some meds for the cat. I consider the bill for the exam and meds to be extremely reasonable. And best of all, one week later our cat has recovered and is doing much better!"
“Dr. Mark DeGrove has been my veterinarian for 28 years. I have had dogs all my life. You will not find a more knowledgeable, compassionate, and fair veterinarian. He does everything from routine care, treating illnesses, orthopedics, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, neurological, and dentistry. Several years ago my Miniature Schnauzer was suddenly failing and about to die. I brought him to Dr. DeGrove, who diagnosed him with heart failure and treated him aggressively with I.V. fluids and medications. He kept my best friend on several medicines for his heart and he lived for three more years. He’s now in charge of my new little one. Thanks Doc.”
“We have used Dr. Mark DeGrove since moving to Southwest Florida many years ago. The doctors and staff are the best. This is the only veterinary clinic we trust to care for our babies. Thank you to everyone at Peace River Veterinary Clinic!”
Al and Kevin
"These doctors and their staff are incredible. Have been through general office visits to emergency to the last minutes of my dog's life. They were amazing. Can't praise them highly enough."
"Father and daughter run business...very caring thorough doctors...Their prices are reasonable as well...I trust them with the loves in my life!!"
"This place is wonderful and the price is definitely right! I've been bringing my pets here for 4 years. I have 1 cat, 1 big dog and 1 very tiny dog, I highly recommend this place!"