What are the hours of operation?
The hospital is open to receive clients from 8 am to 5 pm M-F, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for discharges only. The Acupuncture services are available for Saturday appointments. Please call for more information.
Is the Small Animal Hospital open 24 hours a day for emergencies?
Yes, the Small Animal Hospital is open for emergencies 24 hours a day. Afterhours calls are answered by an onsite emergency clinician or ICU technician. In addition, we provide 24/7 care to hospitalized patients.
What services does the UF Small Animal Hospital provide?
The Small Animal Hospital is home to a wide range of veterinary specialty services, all staffed by board-certified specialists, residents and interns, and supported by certified veterinary technicians. Clinical services include:
- Anesthesia and Pain Management
- Behavioral Therapy
- Clinical Nutrition
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Emergency/Critical Care
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Primary Care and Dentistry
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Zoological Medicine
How do I find the UF Small Animal Hospital?
See the Directions and Map page
How long can I expect to wait when I arrive?
We make every attempt to keep the schedule running on time. However, due to emergencies, there may be a delay. We want to give every client individualized attention.
How do I receive a copy of my pet’s medical record?
You may contact the Medical Records Department to request copies of your pet’s medical record by dialing (352) 392-2235 for all small animals including avians and exotics. Medical Records staff will indicate the charges for processing photo copies and they will fax and/or mail a Release of Information consent form to you to be completed prior to processing your request.
Do we see patients for general services or just specialties?
For clients within our local area, our Primary Care and Dentistry service can provide for your pet ’s regular health care needs.
Why do we have only morning appointments on some services?
The appointments are made in the morning so that the afternoon can be dedicated for diagnostic procedures.
Why must I fast my animal prior to my appointment?
Many test and procedures that we do require patients to be fasted for optimal interpretation of results. In addition, we recommend pets be fasted in case sedation or anesthesia is needed during the visit.
Who works with my pet?
A dedicated team consisting of board-certified specialists; residents and interns (who are graduate veterinarians undergoing additional training in a specialty area); third and fourth-year veterinary students (who work under the direct supervision of our faculty); and veterinary technicians.