Fly-In Pet Vets


Ears, rears, and everything inbetween!

As Fly-In residents ourselves, our house-calls only practice is exclusively for Spruce Creek Fly-In pets. We are able to provide most of your pet’s vaccination, medical, minor surgical and dental needs in your home. By avoiding the overhead of a conventional veterinary practice, we are able to perform services at a considerable savings and great convenience to you.

While we enjoy taking care of mostly dogs and cats of any age we especially love taking care of older pets, helping them maintain longevity in comfort. Just like people, pets are as old as they feel, and we want them to feel great! Arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver issues in older pets are relatively easy to treat at home. What we may lack in equipment and facilities, we make up in nearly 80 years of combined experience and knowledge. If we are unable to provide for your pet’s needs, we will have referral resources for you.


We are proud to service the Spruce Creek community. Let us bring high-quality veterinary care to your home!


Prevention is the best cure! We can make sure your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date and save you the worry!

Dental Care

Is your pet's breath less attractive than you remember? Proper dental care can prevent a host of other complications.


We are able to process most routine bloodwork for your pet with our in-house facility and our excellent laboratory affiliates.

Senior Pet Care

Let us help your pet age gracefully and pain free with effective arthritis control, kidney & heart monitoring and much more.

Diabetic Control

Managing your pet's diabetes through weight control, prescription diets, and natural medications.

Hospice Care

Medical services and support for your pet's decine, as well as our high-quality in-home patient monitoring services, and humane terminal services.

Weight Control

We provide weight management through proper nutrition, natural diets as well as prescription weight reducing diets.


Dr. Maxine Makinson-Shefki

Dr. Maxine Makinson–Shefki , commonly known as “Max” , was born in England, and is a graduate of the University of Bristol Veterinary School in 1975. Upon graduation with honors, she married Dr. Dinjer Shefki and came to do an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since completing her internship, Dr. Max has worked in New Jersey, and is a co-founder of the Hawthorne Animal Hospital in 1981. Max has a single and multi-engine pilot’s license, and enjoys scuba diving, reading, gardening; she especially excels in growing orchids.

Dr. Dinjer Shefki

Dr. Dinjer Shefki , known to all as “Dinj”, is from Cyprus, but grew up in England. He met Dr. Maxine Makinson-Shefki during their first day at Veterinary School in Bristol, England in 1970. He sat next to her and copied all her notes for the next five years, marrying her upon his graduation with honors in 1975. Dinj also followed with a year of small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in Philadelphia, and has worked in New Jersey ever since, co-founding the Hawthorne Animal Hospital in 1981 with Dr. Maxine. His outside interests include flying; he is a flight instructor ( CFII, MEI) as well as an airline transport pilot (ATP). Dinj loves scuba diving, sailing and all living things great and small. Don’t get him started talking airplanes!

Now retired from decades of veterinary practice ownership and permanently living in Spruce Creek, the Shefkis are available for house calls to take care of your pets in the comfort and safety of their own environment.


Contact info

(386) 236-8292

1813 Wright Drive
Port Orange, FL 32128