Dr Jim O’Brien established Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic in 1987. He graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society. Passionate about the practice of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. O’Brien has enjoyed attending a wide variety of continuing education conferences and clinical training meetings during his career, in order to expand his ability to better serve his very special patients. He has embraced many advances in veterinary medicine during his greater than 33 year career, and loves the variety of cases he attends to in general veterinary practice.
Dr. O’Brien enjoys spending time with his family and many pets. He has played the banjo for many years, and enjoys making music in a bluegrass/folk style band, the Amelia River Ramblers. He enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking and fishing.