Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County

We are a full service, 24 hour, veterinary hospital located in beautiful St. Lucie County, Florida. Our hospital has an experienced staff that is dedicated to providing compassionate care for your dogs and cats. 



We are available by appointment during our clinic hours for preventative and maintenance care, doggie day care, dog and cat boarding, luxury boarding, dentistry, radiology and grooming.  We carry a variety of heartworm and flea preventatives as well as Royal Canin and Science Diet Prescription Diets.


Whether you are an existing client of our day practice or are being referred by your regular veterinarian, our facility is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to care for your emergencies.  Our staff is fully trained and ready to handle emergency surgeries, fluid therapy, 24 hour monitoring, blood transfusions and more.

Young boy and girl with dog and cat
  • 7790 South US Highway 1
  • Port Saint Lucie,FL 34952
  • Phone: (772) 337-8570
  • Fax: (772) 337-8571
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  • General Practice Hours:
  • Monday- Friday: 7am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 7am - 4:00pm
  • Michael Geraghty, DVM

           Owner & Medical Director

    A 1996 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Geraghty is a practicing veterinarian, with a focus on emergency medicine and surgery. He and his wife have been members of the Treasure Coast community for almost two decades.  He, his wife and four children enjoy lazy days together on the area's beautiful beaches, and frequent trips to Disney World.

  • Haley Johnson, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian - Day Practice

    Dr. Johnson wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was a little kid. As she grew up in the town of Rome, Georgia her desire to become a veterinarian also continued to grow. She completed her undergraduate work at Berry College in Rome, Georgia in 2008, where she obtained a BS in Animal Science. She then went on to complete her degree in veterinary medicine at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She did a rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital from 2012-2013 and then remained at Coral Springs Animal Hospital as a staff Emergency Veterinarian. She is a member of the AVMA and TCVMA. Her professional interests expanded to include preventive care and internal medicine after her working in emergency medicine. She also has an interest in alternative medicine. In her spare time, she and her fiance enjoy sailing, paddle boarding and most other water activities. They also enjoy spending time with fur family, a lab mix named Reef, a poodle mix named Captain, and two mischievous cats named Noah and Oliver.

  • Jessica Slade, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian - Day Practice

    Dr. Slade dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was 6 years old. When she first started college, her horse coliced and ended up needing emergency surgery. As she watched from the OR window, she realized there was no better gift to offer someone than to help them during their pet’s most critical time of need (horse did great). So, she left her rural hometown of Lake Placid, FL and completed her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Animal Science with specialization in Animal Biology, at the University of Florida. She went on to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015. After vet school, she practiced general practice back in her hometown for about a year and then relocated to the Port St. Lucie area, joining our practice in 2016.

    Dr. Slade enjoys the variety of general practice while building long-term relationships with owners and their pets. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and reproduction. Her personal interests include spending time in the great outdoors and enjoying friends, family, and “fur babies” of course. She and her husband Steve have two very spoiled dogs, Casey the Beagle mix and Riley the American Bulldog; as well as Quarter Horse named Chloe and many beef cattle.

  • Giulianna Murati, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian - Day Practice

    To say Dr. Murati is an animal lover would be an understatement.  A native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Dr. Murati took to animals at an early age. Since the age of three she always spoken about how she wanted to be an animal doctor. Veterinaria (veterinarian in Spanish) was actually her first “big word”.  While she lived in Puerto Rico she rescued, housed, and cared for different reptiles, rodents, fish, birds, dogs, and rehabilitated baby birds.

    Her passion and love for animals led her to pursue an education at the Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she majored in Biology. Upon graduation, she enrolled at Ross University in Saint Kitts where she studied veterinary medicine. Since then her focus has been to increase the bond between owners and their fur babies, she also enjoys surgery, preventative medicine, exotics and primary care.

    Dr. Murati began practicing her carrier in veterinary medicine here in Port Saint Lucie, Florida where she continues to build professional relationships with all her clients, two and four legged, furred and more. Here in Florida she has rehabilitated and then released to appropriate facilities opossums, squirrels, and raccoons.

    She has a handsome kitty named Benicio Alejandro, and recently rescued a ball python who is still to be named. In her free time she enjoys travelling, fitness, and is an active car enthusiast.

  • Kathleen Durso, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian - Emergency

    Dr. Kathy Durso is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She attended Ursinus College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies.  Throughout her life, she has realized the exceptional bond that people have with their pets and knew that her career would in some way involve giving back to animals. She attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for veterinary school.  After veterinary school, she practiced emergency medicine in Virginia for three years, and now her love of warm weather has taken her to Florida.

    Dr. Durso enjoys the variety that veterinary medicine offers and the difference that can be made in an animal’s life. Her professional interests include feline medicine, geriatric care, and emergency medicine.  In fact, she was awarded the feline medicine award at the end of veterinary school.  She has two perfectly spoiled cats named Cali Cal and Jammy Jam and a special needs golden retriever named Lexi.  In her free time, Dr. Durso enjoys the outdoors, hiking, traveling, live music, and spending time with family and friends.