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.

TEMPORARY SMALL ANIMAL EMERGENCY SERVICE UPDATE: To continue to provide top-quality care for your pets, ensure the wellness of our staff and minimize wait times, we are temporarily limiting admissions through our small animal emergency service to critical patients in need of urgent hospitalization, and to patients from the immediate Gainesville area. We anticipate this being in place through the month of January. Please call before bringing your pet into the clinic; at times that we are at capacity, we may direct you to other local resources to ensure care for your pet. Thank you for your support and we will keep you updated.


Jaw-dropping recovery: UF veterinarians save injured dairy calf using creative 3D solution

A 3-D printed, cast-like device allowed the calf’s jaw fracture to heal.

Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future

Using gene expression analysis, researchers found trends in the disease process.

New LINAC at UF veterinary college enhances cancer treatment for animals

UF’s veterinary oncology team began treating patients with the new LINAC in September.

College names new chair of large animal clinical sciences

Dr. Dianne McFarlane joins UF in her new role on Dec. 15.


How Vaccination Programs Keep Beef Cattle Healthy

Beef cattle herds should be vaccinated regularly to protect the animals from diseases caused by infectious organisms such as viruses, bacteria and protozoans. Vaccines work by stimulating an animal’s immune…

Have a healthy respect for zoonotic diseases

The term zoonotic infection — that is, infection that can spread from animals to people — often conjures up exotic diseases like Ebola. Truth is, most zoonotic infections happen right…

Watching our pets like it’s the holiday — all year long

It’s always important to watch our pets carefully during the holidays. But it’s even better if we can resolve to mind these suggestions all year long. For starters, it’s crucial…

Pinning down feline pancreatitis

Feline pancreatitis doesn’t get as much buzz as the canine variety, but cats know what it means. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas, which can cause enzymes to leak…


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

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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