Our History

History of Longwood Veterinary Clinic

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In the early 1970’s, Dr. Robert Walton opened Longwood Veterinary Clinic (LVC).  Located in a rural area of Seminole County on a barely inhabited stretch of Highway 434, LVC was originally a mixed animal practice, caring for horses and farm animals as well as pet dogs and cats.  The original building was equipped with stalls for the hospitalization of large animals.

As suburbia expanded north from Winter Park, Maitland, and Altamonte Springs, the areas around LVC became predominantly single family neighborhoods.  Dr. Walton’s practice became increasingly focused on small companion animals and ultimately the horse stalls were replaced with dog runs and LVC became an exclusively small animal practice.


In 1993, Dr. Marrinson and his partners at Sanlando Springs Animal Hospital (SSAH) bought LVC from the retiring Dr. Walton.  After eight years at SSAH, Dr. Marrinson took over Longwood Veterinary Clinic becoming its lead veterinarian and administrator.

A major renovation project began almost immediately.  After a year of construction, the newly remodeled LVC resembled the original practice only in name.  Over the next ten years, Dr. Marrinson expanded LVC from two to six veterinarians while his partnership had expanded its ownership to three practices.  In 2003, Dr. Marrinson left the partnership and assumed sole ownership of LVC.


Longwood Veterinary Clinic continues to be a leader in the Orlando area veterinary community focusing on high quality small animal medicine and customer service.  LVC’s philosophy is to treat our clients as family and their pets as our own.  With a passion for serving our clients and caring for their pets, Dr. Marrinson believes in investing the practices resources in the best equipment and in continuing education for the doctors and staff.

Our doctors and staff thank you for your interest in Longwood Veterinary Clinic and plan to serve the Longwood and other Orlando communities for many years to come.

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