Welcome to Jumper Creek Veterinary Clinic

What sets our hospital apart?

  • Our hospital features the latest equipment to insure your pets are receiving the best care possible.
  • Our in-house laboratory features advanced extensive blood diagnostics equipment, to diagnose your pet while you wait instead of waiting days for a outside laboratory. Below is just a partial list of equipment that we use.
    • Element HT5 provides a true 5-part WBC differential, RBC and PLT Parameters using laser, impedance and colorimetric technologies.
    • Element DC analyzer brings advanced solutions to in-hospital chemistry testing. We can test BUN, CREA, ALP, ALT, PHOS, GGT, TBIL, AST, GLU, TP, ALB, Ca, Mg, NH3, TRIG, LIP, AMY, CK, URIC, CHOL, TCO2 Electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl) and more.
    • Element i uses ground breaking, fluorescence immunoassay technology, this benchtop analyzer ensures impressive sensitivity for accurate detection of Total T4, TSH and Cortisol in the clinic, with a test time of 10 minutes or less per analyte.
    • Digital X-Ray Machine for better image clarity.
    • Tonopen measures intraocular pressure to check for signs of glaucoma and uveitis.
    • Nikon microscope with infinity corrected optics for sharp and clear images with less chromatic aberration, which gives the doctors a better idea of what organisms they are looking at.
    • Grade 4 cold laser utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue to help accelerate the healing process. It is used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. We use this after all of our spays to help speed up healing.
  • Our surgery suite features state of the art anesthesia monitoring with end-tidal CO2 to measure the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in exhaled air, which assesses ventilation of the patient and helps in the differential diagnosis of hypoxia to enable remedial measures to be taken expeditiously before hypoxia results in an irreversible brain damage.

We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for small and large animals in Bushnell and surrounding areas. We have recently added a mobile vehicle for large animal farm calls to provide even more value to the practice. Our team of veterinarians and staff look forward to treating you and your pets!

Dr. Mark Yates opened this practice in 1992 and has provided veterinary services to the Bushnell area ever since. We take pride in our high level of veterinary medicine and make sure we offer the most innovative treatments possible. When you bring your pet to us you can trust that they are receiving optimum care.

Dr. Mark Yates

Dr. Yates was born and raised in Colorado and attended Wheat Ridge High school,  graduating in 1965.  He worked as a meat cutter through high school until he went into the Air Force in 1971. He then attended Colorado State University and graduated from Colorado State Veterinary school 1984. Dr. Yates is also trained in emergency veterinary medicine, and still occasionally moonlights at The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida. He married his wife Lynne in 1971 and they have two children, JoAnna and Connor.  Dr. Yates opened Jumper Creek Veterinary Clinic in 1992 and has built a very loyal following in Bushnell, FL. In his free time Dr. Yates likes bicycling, playing poker, and goofing off with his dog, Cadbury.



Dr. Candice Humphrey

Dr. Candice Humphrey Grew up in Bushnell, FL and graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelors in Animal Science in 2008. She then attended LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May 2013. She joined Jumper Creek Veterinary Clinic in June 2013.  Her hobbies include Golf, softball, fishing, and shopping.  She currently has one dog named Layla, a rambunctious lab mix who enjoys playing ball. Dr. Humphrey is  excited to return home and work with the people in the community.





Dr. Lindsay Montgomery

Dr. Lindsay Montgomery is a Bushnell native and grew up on a small family farm raising cattle, pigs, chickens, and riding horses. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She then attended the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2014. She spent summers in New York working with a mixed animal vet spending her time with dairy cattle and horses. She joined Jumper Creek Veterinary Clinic in August of 2015. Her interests include spending time with her family and friends, traveling, boating, and cooking/baking. Dr. Montgomery is happy to be working with the community for large animal and small animal needs.