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.


Dana Zimmel appointed permanent dean at UF College of Veterinary Medicine

The first woman to serve the college as dean, Dr. Zimmel has held the post on an interim basis since 2019.

College names longtime leader in diversity outreach to new assistant dean position

Dr. Michael Bowie served as the college’s acting diversity officer since 2019.

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.


Problems posed by foxtails

Dangers to our pets sometimes come in very small packages. A case in point is the foxtail, otherwise known as a grass seed awn. These barbed seed heads often top…

Break through bath time fears

If you’ve decided not to take your pooch to a groomer, the bathing is all up to you. But what if your cuddly canine launches into a fearful frenzy at…

Core concepts about equine vaccines

With all the equine vaccines available these days, how do you know which are best for your horse? Core vaccines are those designated as medically necessary by veterinary authorities, such…

Focus on feline cognitive disorder

These days, it’s not unusual for cats to live into their late teens or later. But some of these seniors develop an Alzheimer-type disease called feline cognitive disorder, or FCD….


Fees for outpatient visits are to be paid in full at the time of service. Hospital admission, including emergencies, requires a deposit of 75% of the high end of the estimate with the remaining balance due at time of discharge. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards. The UF Veterinary Hospitals do not offer payment plans, however, we do accept CareCredit. To pay your bill or for more information regarding our financial policies, visit our financial services page.

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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