About Us

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick’s Equine Lameness and Sports Medicine Veterinarian

Sunny Coast Veterinary prides itself on providing the best service from passionate, qualified and experienced veterinarians.  

During the early 2000s, Dr. Carla Francheville noticed the surplus of general equine and small animal veterinarians, but a need for more specialized services in the area – particularly lameness and sports medicine, as well as reproduction (theriogenology). With her interest and natural talent in these areas, Dr. Francheville founded Sunny Coast Veterinary in 2005, in order to follow her passion and fill Florida’s immediate need.

Today, our staff is comprised of the most passionate and qualified veterinarians and technicians, bringing over 25 years combined experience to the table. Our varied backgrounds, from equine and small animal emergency care, to advanced certifications and ongoing training in Chinese Medicine, provides a tremendous knowledge base that results in amazing success and treatments for our clients.

Our practice provides such a unique and successful combination of Eastern and Western medicine that clients bring horses from all over the United States to our Florida location, in order to be treated by our vets.

Not only do clients travel far and wide, but our treatments are so successful and in demand that we are called in for consults from other veterinarians worldwide. Our special interests in lameness, sports medicine and reproduction have also resulted in our veterinarians being featured in such publications as Equus and Holistic Horse.

Our expertise allows us to bring our clients treatments that are not widely available. Such treatments include but are not limited to, embryo transfer, frozen insemination and specialized injections for sport horses.


Carla Francheville, DVM

DVM, Atlantic Veterinary College of Prince Edward Island
BS, University of Prince Edward Island, Biology


Our Values

As passionate animal caregivers, our love of our career and our patients is evident in the quality of care and services that we provide. Our staff’s diversified and accomplished experiences add so much to the level of treatment capabilities and a dedication to ongoing, constant learning/education.  Our staff is committed and dedicated to being the best in its fields because second best is not an option.

We thrive on gaining more experience from each case we see and each treatment we perform. We are committed to providing the best skills, services and communication to our abilities, and our committed to further increasing our knowledge through continued education and solving the difficult cases that we come across.

Our Mission

An ongoing commitment to providing the best veterinary services possible – through compassion, dedication, experience, and ongoing research and education. What really sets Sunny Coast Veterinary (SCV) apart from other practices is our staff, our clients and patients, and our dedication to treat our patients with compassion. If our staff is the brain of our practice, then our clients and patients are the heart of it, all working together to ensure the best animal care and treatment.

We will always strive to provide our clients and patients with the same levels of commitment, dedication, compassion, and high level of skill and service that we would give our own family, because at SCV, our clients and patients are our family.

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