All Creatures Animal Hospital, located in Wauchula, FL, is a full-service veterinary hospital which strives to focus on the individual pet’s changing needs, bringing completely tailored medicine for the health and happiness of both pet and pet parent. They will see pet chickens, ducks and other backyard poultry.
The hospital was established in beautiful Wauchula, FL by Dr. Paul Slade Hayman in 1982. His legacy not only continues, but flourishes under the guidance and perseverance of Drs. Andrew and Jennifer Altvater.
Dr. Andrew Altvater was born and raised in Highlands County. He graduated with a BS in Animal Science from the University of Florida in 2010 and then graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He was active in the Veterinary Business Management Association as a member and chapter president, leadership roles with the University during orientation and teambuilding retreats, and intramural sports including flag football, volleyball, and golfing. He is an active member of the AVMA, FVMA, and VBMA Alumni. His veterinary interests include specialty surgeries, teambuilding, and training. Outside of All Creatures Animal Hospital, which he owns with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Altvater, he enjoys golfing, horseback riding, woodworking, fishkeeping, movies, and relaxing at home with their 5 cats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, and flock of chickens. In 2019, they were blessed with their first child, Olivia.
Jennifer Altvater, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Altvater attended Ross School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2017. She dreamed about becoming a veterinarian as a child but didn’t know at the time that she would enjoy helping not just animals, but people, too. Nurturing and supporting the bonds between people and their pets gives Dr. Altvater a sense of fulfillment and happiness. Her husband is also a veterinarian, and together they have a variety of pets in their family: Kissa, an Italian Greyhound; Simon, Colby, and Nermal, the household kitties; 2 horses; a goat named Chelsea; and many chickens. Dr. Altvater has a special place in her heart for Kissa, who has been at her side through thick and thin since she started college, attended veterinary school, got married, and obtained her first job as a veterinarian. In 2021, Dr. Altvater and her husband became the owners of All Creatures Animal Hospital in Wauchula, Florida. In addition to her work, Dr. Altvater also loves horseback riding, volleyball, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.