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

    Haley Johnson, DVM

    Dr. Johnson knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was a little girl. As she grew up in the small town of Rome, Georgia, her desire to become a veterinarian also continued to grow.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Berry College in Rome, Georgia in 2008. She then went on to complete her degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Tennessee in 2012. She did a rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital from 2012-2013. She then remained at Coral Springs Animal Hospital as an emergency veterinarian until 2015 when she decided to move north and join the team here at Veterinary Medical Center. Her professional interests include preventive care, internal medicine and integrative medicine. After working in emergency medicine, she developed a desire to help fill the gap between the critically ill pet with a preventable disease and the healthy pet who missed a moment of education. 

    You may see Dr. Johnson and her husband, Francisco, out surfing at the jetty in Fort Pierce or out on their sailboat. They also enjoy traveling as often as they can. They have two dogs, Reef and Captain, and two cats, 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.

  • Tracey Decter, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian - Emergency

    Dr. Decter is a Jersey Girl at heart. She was raised in northern New Jersey, attended college at University of Maryland, and after graduation worked as a veterinary technician for a few years before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After two and a half wonderfully warm years on St. Kitts, she spent her final year of veterinary school at Louisiana State University before moving to Columbus, Ohio to begin her career as a veterinarian. Relief work took her to Pittsburgh, PA where she discovered her professional interest and passion lay in emergency medicine and surgery.

    After 7 years though, Dr. Decter had had enough of the cold, gray Pittsburgh winters, and by accident during a visit to the area, stumbled across the Veterinary Medical Center of Saint Lucie County and it was love at first sight! A year later, she made the move to sunny Florida and is super excited to be part of the team!

    Dr. Decter enjoys swimming, cooking, and baking. She travels when she can and takes in lectures, concerts, and theater performances. Special skills you ask? Dr. Decter can perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance and plays guitar.
  • Meagan Loew, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian - Emergency

    Dr. Meg Loew grew up locally in Martin County and realized at a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian after caring for an ill family cat at the age of eight. She attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate studies, majoring in biology and earning a minor in music. She obtained both small animal and equine veterinary technician experience during her time at UCF.

    She attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary education.  It was during this time that she developed a passion for emergency medicine and dermatology. After graduation she practiced small animal general practice locally for two years prior to joining our team.

    Dr. Loew is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Loew has four rescue pets, two Siamese cats named Mama Rubi and Little Man and two Pomeranians named Boo and Tibby. In her free time she enjoys rowing, road cycling, playing the flute, sewing/crafting and any outdoor activities on the water.

    (Above is Dr. Loew's attempt at a family pic.  Leave it to the cat to not be interested :->)


    Years in Practice:
    Feb 07, 2019