Emerald Hills Animal Hospital

Emerald Hills Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hollywood, FL. The professional and courteous staff at Emerald Hills Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Emerald Hills Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hollywood, FL and surrounding areas.

Emerald Hills Animal Hospital was started by Dr. Ron Tapper in August of 1988. Dr. Tapper graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.

Additional services available include professional grooming by Iain Pizik, cat shaving, general bathing and dipping, boarding,  no-anesthesia dentals, cosmetic ear trimming and tail docking, and artificial insemination.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Emerald Hills Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
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  • 3399 Sheridan St
  • Hollywood,FL 33021
  • Phone: 954-983-2300
  • Fax: 954-983-6021
  • After Hours ER: 954-875-2303
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  • M, W: 7:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Tu,Th: 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • Ron Tapper, DVM, Practice Owner

    Dr. Tapper grew up in a small town in Iowa with the dream of following in his uncle's footsteps (ISU 1969) of being a veterinarian.  While attending ISU, Dr. tapper was a letterman with the track team competing in the 110 high hurdles and the 400 intermediates.

    Upon graduation, Dr. Tapper accepted his first veterinary job at Hollywood Animal Hospital where he received excellent training and experience  over the next 4 years.  In August of 1988, Dr. Tapper left HAH to open Emerald Hills Animal Hospital.

    Dr. Tapper married his wife Valli, a Hollywood native, in 1987.  They have 3 children and a dog.  The oldest child, Jesse, is a graduate of U. of Miami Law School.  He is currently a Lieutenant with the Navy JAG Corp.  The oldest girl, Jenevieve, is currently in her junior year at FSU majoring in communication disorders.  Jillian, the baby, is currently a sophomore at FSU, a communications major, and the feature baton twirler with the FSU band.  The dog, Kaiser, is a black doberman pinscher. In his spare time, Dr Tapper likes to travel, ride his bike, go hiking, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, maintaining his yard (along with palm trees and orchids), sports, spinning, and spending time with his wife and kids.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1984
    Education:
    ISU
  • Katrina, Technician

    Katrina is the head technician here at Emerald Hills Animal Hospital.  She has been a member of the EHAH family since 2003. 

    Trina was born in South Florida and has lived her entire life here.  She graduated from McArthur High School in 2002, and started working at EHAH the next year. 

    Trina has 2 dogs.  A lab named Hercules, and a pitbull named Zarein.  She also has 3 cats, Stitch, Diamond, and L'il Debo.

    Katrina is a proud mom of Jacob, a 2 year old budding veterinarian.  In her spare time, Trina likes to take Jacob to the zoo, where he can learn all the animal names!  She also likes kick boxing, so don't get her angry!
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2003