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Our Mission

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital is a true mixed animal hospital dedicated to providing the highest quality medicine and treating your pet as one of our own.

At Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, helping you keep your pets happy and healthy is our passion. We are a state-of-the-art animal care hospital with an exceptional team of professionals dedicated to keeping our patients in good health and feeling great. Our commitment is to offer the best possible care for your pets. Our doctors strive to keep at the forefront of veterinary medicine to ensure we are offering the latest treatments and procedures available.

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital Team

We Believe in Accurate & Early Diagnosis

Because technology is so important, accurate, early diagnosis of your pet is our highest priority. We believe that early diagnosis and treatment is the key to long and healthy lives for your pets.

Meet the Team

Dr. Emmans-Ouellette and family

Dr. Erin Emmans-Ouellette


Dr. Erin grew up in Colorado and New Jersey surrounded by her family's horses, dogs and cats. She began riding horses at the age of three and always aspired to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Erin graduated from the University of Maine and received her Veterinary Medicine Doctorate Degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she studied large and small animal medicine.

After her graduation from veterinary college in 2004, Dr. Erin moved to Saint Johns County where she has practiced large and small animal medicine. Dr. Erin opened Atlantic Veterinary Hospital in May 2010.

She currently lives in Saint Augustine with her husband Jason, a practicing Orthodontist (Saint Johns Orthodontics in World Golf Village), and their two children. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends. It is her passion to help homeless animals and match them with loving, forever homes.

Dr. Herb Loeman

Dr. Herb Loeman


Dr. Herb grew up on a small farm in Canada. He graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI and worked for 3 years in a mixed animal practice outside Calgary, Alberta. He always talks about how he did a cesarean section on a cow in minus 40 degrees! Dr. Herb loves all types of animals. He has practiced since 2003 and always says that it feels like he has never worked a day in his life. Dr. Herb especially likes orthopedic surgery and has a soft heart for rescue animals. Dr. Herb enjoys spending time with his partner Raina. They have “Leo”, a rescue dog, who can always be seen riding with Dr. Herb to farm calls and “Zombie” the rescue cat. Dr. Herb and Raina love to travel and explore new places. They love living close to the beach, kayaking, hiking, and biking, all the wonderful things the Florida sun offers.

Patty Runk

Patty Runk

Office Manager

Patty Runk began her tenure with Atlantic Veterinary Hospital when it opened in May of 2010. During the past eleven years, the opportunity to meet, and work with, so many caring owners and their pets, has been a rewarding experience. As Office Manager, her duties are many, but she manages it all with a smile.

Patty and her husband Don have two daughters, Hallie and Amie, two favorite sons-in-law, Charlie and Keegan, and of course grandson, Alex.

In fact, when she’s not working, chances are she’s involved with horse shows for the First Coast Hunter Jumper Association and brings the whole family along to help out.

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