The UF Small Animal Hospital is the leading referral facility for patients throughout Florida and the Southeast. We are committed to offering the best-possible treatment for your pet via a wide range of expertise in many specialties.


Gauntt Foundation gifts UF veterinary college with $3 million for equipment to treat cancer patients

The new LINAC will enhance radiation oncology treatment for small animal cancer patients.

Goldendoodle survives rare tumor after treatment by UF veterinarians

The 12-year-old dog was given only weeks to live without intervention, but has recovered well from surgery at UF.

Smartphone-based saliva test that can detect COVID-19 earns UF professor honors in national contest

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan and his industry collaborators won 2nd place in a tech competition sponsored by the NIH for a smartphone-based, rapid saliva test they developed that can detect COVID-19,…

Gators helping a gator: Bob, a 660-pound alligator treated at UF, goes viral

The reptile, owned by St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, came to the UF Veterinary Hospital for x-rays to determine a cause for lameness.


Bird Emergencies: Recognizing and Preventing Illness in Your Pet Bird

Do you have a pet bird? You’re not alone. According to a recent national survey, captive birds are the fourth most popular pet after fish, cats and dogs. If you…

Cats With Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Cats develop many cancers that are very similar to cancers people experience. Due to the shared environment, many conditions that predispose people to cancer, such as cigarette smoke, pesticides, and…

Fact or Fiction? Busting the Myths of Equine Health

Should horses be stabled in bad weather? Do horses really sleep standing up? Do horses have to go to the dentist?  Myths abound when it comes to equine health, and…

The appeal of tortoises

Some pets are endearing because they’re so otherworldly. Tortoises, with their ET-like appearance, are a good example. Tortoises are relatively easy to manage, but they’re not for everyone. They can…


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Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinary staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

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Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves