Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Crawfordville veterinarians have served the community since 2008.

Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Crawfordville veterinarians have served the community since 2008.

Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Crawfordville veterinarians have served the community since 2008.

At Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital, caring for pets is our passion

Here, we treat pets like family. We understand how important your companion is to you — because they’re there for you through the thick and thin of life, with a wagging tail or a happy purr, and unconditional love. Our goal is to be your partner in taking care of your pet’s physical and mental wellbeing, so you can enjoy many happy years together. So, whether your pet needs a checkup with a doctor… a caring team and top-notch medical treatments when they’re ill… or, some advice on the best food for them or how to care for them at home — we’re here for you! At Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital, we see dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals, and more. And, we’ll strive to make their visit a comfortable and positive experience.

Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital

4851 Coastal Highway

Crawfordville, FL 32327

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Monday7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday7:30am - 5:00pm

Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Norm Griggs

    I grew up in Memphis, TN with my 3 brothers, sons of a machinist and a “stay at home” Mom. As a child and teen of the 60’s, I struggled through school. After high school, I enlisted in the US Marine Corps. As it turned out, those 4 years changed my life far more than any formal education after that. Self-determination, responsibility to myself and others, and a structured life, where effort and excellence was recognized, profoundly changed my personal view of myself. I learned about life, death and the personal rewards for a job well done. My peers hailed from all over the United States; farm kids, getto kids, rich kids, smart kids and semi-insane kids. I say “kids” because, looking back, we really were kids. I “grew up” with this incredibly diverse mix of peers. I learned my “place” in life from these buddies from everwhere. But, most of all, I learned that I could do something meaningful with my life if I was willing to work to make my dreams come true. As cheesy as it sounds, that is where I was forged. By nature, I am hard headed about what is right and wrong. Honor, to me, is the most important virtue a person can possess. I don’t propose that makes me special or different. It is simply what is in my heart.

    I love caring for animals. I feel their discomfort, both physical and emotional. I admire the brutal honesty of children, cats, dogs and other animals. Each can tell you that they don’t feel well, but the challenge that I enjoy so much is learning and understanding what is wrong with them, and doing something to help them.

    I try to surround myself with caring, like minded people. They all work hard, often under very difficult circumstances, to help our patients enjoy a better life. Their expectations inspire me to be my best, each day, to lead our team in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those trusted in our care.

    Not a single patient of mine has ever “thanked” me with words. But they do thank me. No words are needed. But just as important to me, it is the expressed appreciation from their owners, those who care so much about them, that is moving beyond words. So, it is for you great people, and your profound love for your furry, feathered, or “other” friends that I dedicate Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital. It is and will continue to be, our mission, to partner with you to ensure your pets enjoy a long and healthy life. And, I promise to always see that mission fulfilled with grace, honor, dignity, and compassion.

    Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

  • Dr. Jose Diaz

    Dr. Jose Diaz

    Dr. Jose Diaz was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Biology/Zoology with a minor in Chemistry at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and Nevis and finished his clinical training at Kansas State University. His professional interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine, and wound care.

    His favorite hobby is gardening. When not at work or working with his plants, he loves spending time with his fur babies, which include three dogs; Willow, Simon, and Harley, and his six cats, which he has rescued over time; Blue, Cuca, Ru, Douglas, Pudge, and Tali.

  • Dr. Liz McGowan

    Dr. Liz McGowan grew up in Staten Island, NY. She attended the University of Delaware for her Bachelors degree, where she majored in pre-veterinary medicine and animal biosciences with a minor in wildlife conservation. She then attended Ross University for her veterinary degree and finished her clinical year at the University of Florida. Her professional interests include surgery, parasitology, and exotics.

    In her free time, Dr. Liz enjoys spending her days with her dog Chimichanga and cat Honeydew. She also enjoys taking care of her endless house plants. She also enjoys hiking and scuba diving; she would love good spot recommendations for both.

Clinic Resources

Your First Visit

No need to be nervous. Here’s what you can expect at your pet’s first visit…

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Have a question for us? Check our list of frequently asked questions, or give us a call at 850-926-1475.

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Payment & Insurance

We accept a variety of payment options, including Care Credit. And, we can help you with pet insurance forms.

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Save time by filling out your forms before you arrive. Use these for your first visit, laser therapy, and behavior consults.

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  • Amazing staff and Doctors A Big shout out to Dr. Franklin and also to staff member Laurie Tadlock. Laurie went far and beyond on her weekend days off to answer ANY questions I had concerning my very sick special needs (ME) dog. We were at the clinic 1st thing Monday morning and Dr. Franklin and staff worked hard throughout the day to me answers. The entire clinic and staff are amazing. Thank you.

    Lisa B.


  • Dr. Franklin is a wonderful person as well as a dedicated and conscientious vet. She personally calls me to check on my 1.5 +/- year old baby, Ra, a white American Shorthair stray I found in the streets last December. He has put her research skills to work, and she has successfully gotten him through some tough times including steering us toward the successful treatment of a serious heart abnormality. We love Dr. Franklin and Shepherd Springs Animal Hospital!

    Pamela H.


  • I love the Vets and staff here. They are great for my animals and take the time to explain what needs to be done for my animals. They are reasonably priced, so much so that I drive two hours one way for a visit.

    Jennifer T.


  • I have been fortunate enough to meet Dr. Elmore, Dr. Franklin and Dr. Petrario. With 5 cats it’s not always easy to transition and they were all very sweet, friendly and calm while treating them. The staff is lovely and extremely friendly! Spooky, Missy, Buddy, Loki and Rhapsody are happy to have such wonderful people care for them.

    Simera K.


  • Dr. Logan Harvey Elmore and the staff are amazing. I will always continue to bring our pets to them!!

    Terry H.


  • Love this place, they have a wonderful staff and they love your pets. This was my first visit with my 10 year old dog Mollie. Dr. Elmore is fantastic, she made my her feel so at ease during the examination, loving on her and hugging her. Will definitely be coming back and recommending to everyone.

    Lori B.


  • My fur babies Jack and Bella love Dr. Griggs, his group of vets and his staff. They have a very calming effect on our fur babies especially during their annual checkup which includes their shots! I highly recommend Dr. Griggs, his group of vets and staff!

    Rida L.


  • Doc Griggs is wonderful. Compassionate, thorough and accurate. I highly recommend.

    Tina R.


  • Easy, calm, knowledgeable, caring and sweet staff. And my dogs are NOT nervous to walk through the door! Most of all, I feel extremely confident here with any decision. Thankful for Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital

    Bridget F.


  • Absolutely my all time favorite animal clinic. They treat me and my girl (who is special needs with ME) awesome. Each and everyone of the employees in there always greet us with a smile and give a special attention. We love ya'll! Thank you very much.. What a great team of people.

    Lisa B


  • Shepherd Springs Animal Hospital is the best veterinary hospital that there is anywhere. If you got the time to drive to Crawfordville, It is worth it. The doctors are compassionate. They treat your fur baby like you would. They go above and beyond as much as they can to help your baby get better. They love animals and they are a great staff!!!

    Lezlee C.