Client Education

Dr Sutton appreciates when her clients wish to be involved and research their pet’s conditions and situations. She encourages her clients to use utilize Veterinary Partner, a quality website written by veterinarians. This website has many wonderful articles on a broad range of subjects from arthritis to diabetes to behavior and more. This is a valuable resource for clients who love their pets!

For cat lovers, the American Association of Feline Practitioners also has a great website discussing feline diseases. Click on  the “Medical Conditions” tab.

If you have a dog, you can bet Dr Sutton is going to ask you what HEARTWORM preventative you are using. South Florida is heartworm country.  It is spread by mosquitos so even dogs who are primarily indoor pets are at risk. Cats also need to be on a heartworm preventative here in South Florida. You can read more at the American Heartworm Society’s website:

Care to compare heartworm preventatives?

Another request Dr Sutton will have of you is to provide a poop sample at least yearly for your South Florida pet.  (She may let you get away with declining it if you have an indoor only pet.)   You can read about the current recommendations by the Companion Animal Parasite Council at:

WHY DOES MY CAT DO THAT?!?!? Check out the Feline Behavioral Guidelines put out by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Hills.

WHICH FLEA MEDICATION SHOULD I USE?  THERE ARE SO MANY! Here is a nifty page that will help you compare them.  Dr Sutton was in practice BEFORE any of them came on the market and is tickled with the many options available these days. She is particularly fond of Advantage Multi for cats here in the tropics.  A dog’s lifestyle guides the best choice. For flea control products Tequesta Vet carries Activyl (a topical product) and Comfortis (a pill). We carry Advantage Multi Feline for fleas, heartworm and intestinal deworming.  Perhaps our favorite dog monthly medication is TRIFEXIS which contains Comfortis (for fleas) and milbemycin (aka Interceptor, for heartworm and intestinal parasites) all in one pill.  We also carry the generic of Heartgard. Our goal is to treat for internal parasites, kill fleas, and prevent heartworm. She can help you decide which product(s) may be best for your pet.

Is your INDOOR cat or dog bored? The Ohio State University has the “Indoor Pet Initiative” to help keep their indoor pet well balanced emotionally. Check it out:

Chronic kidney failure is common in geriatric cats. The following is a good website:

Have an asthmatic kitty? There is a great website on feline asthma:

Inappropriate feline elimination problems? In addition to the information found at the above websites, you might want to read this article:


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    Dr. Joi Sutton is an incredible vet! She was willing to change her weekend around and help me and my 20 year old cat. I highly recommend meeting her in person. She is smart and caring!

    Michelle C​​

    Dr. Joi is fantastic we have been with her for about six years now and she's the best vet I have ever had, I've had dogs all my life and so I've seen my share of vets and she's the tops, She even made a house call in an emergency and nobody does that anymore, I would highly recommend her to anybody that has a cat or a dog or any other small animal that she might take care of.

    Larry L​​

    I love Tequesta Veterinary Clinic! Joi and the entire staff are so friendly and helpful. I'm forever grateful that I found them as a second opinion several years ago when another vet was ready to give up and put my dog to sleep at only 2 years old! Joi took the common sense approach, started from the beginning, and went over the basics that the other vet missed. She literally saved our dog's life and saved us thousands of dollars in unnecessary testing too. It's hard to find a good vet, and I recommend Tequesta Veterinary Clinic to everyone who asks!

    Michelle B​​

    Our cat became ill and we were in a panic about what was happening. The staff at Tequesta Veterinary Clinic was extremely helpful, kind, gentle, and knowledgeable. Dr. Joi is professional, a nonalarmist, and very experienced. Both our cat and our family were well respected and tended to, which isn’t an easy task. We’ve known this clinic for years and years as Dr. Joi also helped my parents and their dog over the years. I highly recommended her and her work.

    Lani S​​

    My old man, a 12-year-old beagle named "Juice", was treated like a king at this vet. I just moved from Pittsburgh and Juice really needed some dental work. I was putting it off until June when I returned to Pittsburgh but then I found this vet a half-mile down the road. Dr. Joi and her whole staff are amazing. They made me feel very comfortable taking my dog here for procedures and routine check-ups. After Juice's procedure, Dr. Joi gave me her personal number and called me to check on him. She goes the extra mile for her patients.

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