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.


New programs seek justice for victims of animal abuse

Two new programs spearheaded by Dr. Adam Stern aim to bring justice to victims of animal abuse.

UF veterinarians successfully remove shoe from stomach of Nile crocodile

Successful surgery was performed to remove a shoe from the stomach of a 10.5 foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile on Feb. 5.

Animal Airwaves celebrates 10 years of public radio broadcast success

Ten years later, Animal Airwaves is nationally syndicated on public radio and going strong.

Oral health affects all aspects of pet wellness, UF veterinarians say

Routine dental care is a key component of pet wellness, UF veterinarians say.


Another win for canine hypothyroidism

In January 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved another replacement therapy for canine hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones impact many of the body’s functions, and dogs with hypothyroidism don’t produce…

Chasing down boxer heart disease

Boxers as a breed are pretty endearing dogs, but they can be heartbreakers, too. One of the diseases they’re prone to is a type of cardiomyopathy called ARVC for short,…

What’s causing catastrophic injuries in racehorses?

Every year, way too many Thoroughbred racehorses die of catastrophic injuries, prompting a furious search for answers. Most of these injuries affect previously damaged legs and where there’s tissue damage,…

Current Issues in Manatee Health

Manatees are intriguing, gentle creatures that are sadly endangered. UF’s Aquatic Animal Health program offers online classes relating to these fascinating marine mammals as well as clinical research and intervention…


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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

Syndicated Podcast

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