Welcome to Beachside Animal Clinic!

Your Veterinarian in Sanibel, FL

Welcome news to island pet owners! Full service veterinary care is now available directly on Sanibel.


Our clinic is now restored and open to treat your pet!

After fifteen months and much work by our contractors and by management of the Lime Tree Center, we have reopened our doors at 1640 Periwinkle Way in Sanibel. While there are are a few tasks left to complete before we are running on all cylinders, we are treating pets and have started booking surgeries and dental cleanings. 

Many clients still need prescription meds and diets from afar, or prefer to order meds and prescription diets online. If you scroll down on this page you will see Vetsource Online Pharmacy. Tap the icon and order your needed meds or food. Vetsource will email the prescription for my approval ASAP. Easy peezy. 

Recovery on Sanibel is proceeding as well or better than expected. Businesses are gradually reopening and services restored. The mountains of debris are long gone the foliage has recovered over much of the island. Every day there is a sea of contractors restoring rebuilding our community one nail, one screw, and one board at a time. The beaches are open and bike paths are busier every day. There are good meals to be had as many restaurants and Jerry's market are now open. While it is no small task, Baily's Center will return.

A special thanks to all of our current and new clients who have visited what I referred to as our 'Bohemian Animal Clinic' over the past several months. Surroundings were not ideal, but we got the job done. We look forward to seeing you and your pets at the restored facility.   

Dr. Mathusa

The following was written pre-hurricane but still applies today.

Sanibel is a unique community and word of mouth is our best advertising. So ask your friends and neighbors where they take their pets, then call our friendly staff for an appointment. 

Dr. Mark Mathusa, a Sanibel resident and 1987 University of Florida graduate, is a licensed veterinarian treating all types of pets including dogs, cats, reptiles, and exotics. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us, and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. We are able to handle most of your pet's medical, surgical, and diagnostic needs on site without leaving Sanibel.

We have a number of resources for you to learn how to take better care of your pets. Browse the website and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you have a question, please call us at 239-579-0804. Our Sanibel office is very easy to get to at 1640-3 Periwinkle Way, in the Lime Tree Center, across from Bank of the Islands. You can find directions on our 'Contact Us' page. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

So save the trip to the mainland. Come visit our clean and friendly facility. Spend less time running around, and a little more time on our beautiful island.

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

Mark Mathusa
Sanibel Veterinarian | Beachside Animal Clinic | 239-579-0804

1640-3 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957

Vet Source Online Pharmacy


Need a medication, flea control, or pet food that is not kept in our hospital? No problem! Beachside Animal Clinic now offers Vet Source online pharmacy.  Advantages of Vet Source include

With the exception of Science and Purina pet foods, all orders over $49.99 are provided standard shipping for free. Click on the purple link above to access the Vet Source store, place your order, and medications are shipped to your door. If you prefer, call or come by the clinic and we will take your order here. With Vet Source, the Beachside Animal Clinic assures that you will get the product you want, with the safety and quality assurance you need.

  1. Competitive fees.
  2. Online prescription requests come directly to our hospital so prescriptions are approved without delay. You may also contact us by phone, or stop by the clinic to place your order.
  3. Your medications come directly from the manufacturer to Vet Source. There is no third party transaction as with many other online pharmacies. These third party transactions void manufacturers guarantee of efficacy.

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Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am

4:00 pm


8:00 am

4:00 pm


8:00 am -12:00 pm

Doctor is Not Available: Only Prescription Food and Scripts


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8:00 am

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