Minton Animal Hospital
Minton Animal Hospital

Hospital Hours:

Monday - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday - Closed

For after hours emergency care For after hours emergency care call, Animal Emergency and Critical Care at (321)725-5365

Our Staff

Practice Owner Veterinarians

Dr Hemenway

J. Scott Hemenway, DVM - I was born in southeastern Pennsylvania. My grandfather was a veterinarian so from the time I was old enough to carry a bucket, I was out and about with him on farm calls and working in his office. He had a small farm with 15 Arabians, a few beef cattle and pigs, and for a while chickens. I worked at neighboring farms milking the holsteins before school each morning. I was routinely used as ballast while breaking the horses each spring (spending nearly as much time in the air as in the saddle) but also rode for pleasure and in pleasure classes at regional shows.

I learned and spent significant time in the outdoors as I grew up. I was a Boy Scout, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. I still enjoy many of the activities of my youth such as: camping, hiking, hunting, canoeing/kayaking, skiing, spelunking and riding. My son is also becoming skilled in the ways of the outdoorsmen so I hope to have more time to dedicate to the pursuit with him.

I attended Penn State University and earned a B.S. in Animal Bioscience. I did my masters at University of Maryland in Parasitology. While applying and waiting for acceptance into one of the 26 veterinary schools in the USA, I took up work in landscape and construction industry. I became quite skilled at operating heavy machinery and obtained my license to drive tractor trailers. After four years of denial letters, waiting lists and disappointment, I applied and was accepted to Ross University in St. Kitts. The best decision in my life, Ross offered me the finest education currently available. The curriculum in St. Kitts follows all the standards set by US schools though incorporates significant hands on medical and surgical study. Graduates of Ross have dozens of surgeries from the common spay/neuter procedures to orthopaedic, reconstructive, heart and vascular, and major abdominal procedures. Students at US schools rarely even have the opportunity to observe such procedures. I did my final year of school, or the clinical portion, at Oklahoma State University. At OSU, I spent considerable time in radiology and large animal surgery rotations. I became quite proficient and considered staying on for a residency in Radiology though financial concerns ultimately led me to the working world once again.

I worked at a mixed animal practice in upstate New York, just south of Buffalo for two years. I spent most of that time, day and night, working dairy herd health. I moved back to southeastern PA in 1999 and went to work for a multi-doctor practice in York, PA. I focused on small animal medicine and surgery and my philosophies on preventative care. In Feb of 2004 I moved to Melbourne, FL and have been offering what I believe to be honest, quality care to my clients' fur/feather/scale covered family members.

Technician Staff

Practice Manager/LVT

Darlene A. Boling -Darlene has been at Minton since February 2010.  She has been working in the animal field since 1988, when she started as a receptionist in Emmaus, Pa.  She attended Harcum Jr. College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, for veterinary technology.  She has worked in several animal hospitals, including an exotic practice in Allentown Pa.  When Darlene is not at work, she is at home enjoying family, her grandchildren and her wide variety of pets, including 2 great danes, "Addy", who is part of Minton, and "Picabo", her black great dane, a 3 Legged coonhound mix, "Jilly",  she also has a new addition, "Remington" a rat terrier/beagle mix, also she has an African Gray Parrot, map turtle and a handicap rabbit. 
And let's not forget Darlene is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, and will not miss a game!!!  Her knowledge, passion and love is a great asset to Minton Animal Hospital.


Reception Staff

Denise Marrero - I have worked at the hospital since March of 2010. When not at the office, I am spending time with my family, friends and pets. I am a HUGE Yankees Fan!


Veterinary Assistants

Jeffrey T. McCullough - Jeffrey has been working with us since August of 2009. He has several pets of his own; 2 dogs, 4 birds and a ball python. Jeff enjoys spending time with his special someone, fishing, playing XBox and competitive markmanship.



"Addy" - "Addy" is our staff mascot. :) She is a 5 yr old Fawn Great Dane. She comes to work everyday with her human counterpart to eagerly start her day. She has been coming here to Minton Animal Hospital everyday since she was 10wks old. This is her second home. And she looks forward to meeting and greeting all our clients and their pets. She just loves puppies and children.

Did you know? One in every three US families owns one or more dogs.