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.


Harnessing genome editing for COVID-19 drug discovery

A UF research team is using genomic editing in the fight against COVID-19.

Dietary changes may help ward off lupus, UF Health researchers find

A change in diet may protect against gut-bacteria dysfunction that leads to lupus in mice, UF Health researchers have found.

UF veterinarians successfully using new placenta-derived treatment for animals with severe bone loss

A human placenta-derived compound is being used with promising results by UF veterinarians to treat animals with severe bone loss.

Mississippi horse recuperating well at home after treatment at UF to correct heart arrhythmia

UF’s array of veterinary cardiology services convinced horse’s owners to drive him to Gainesville for treatment.


Spotlight on veterinary telemedicine

A lot has changed during the global pandemic this year, including the way people interact with their veterinarians. For example, telemedicine, once considered a novelty in veterinary medicine, has been…

A vet’s take on pet toys

When it comes to pet toys, veterinarians have lots of advice to offer. There are some definite no-no’s across the board. Toys that are too hard can damage a dog’s…

Dangers posed by snail and slug bait

Now that gardening has begun in earnest, some folks want to cut down on snails and slugs. But if you’re a pet parent, be careful how you do it. Many…

Pet parents: a valued part of the anesthesia team

For many, veterinary anesthesia is a black box. If your pet needs a procedure requiring anesthesia, you simply trust the veterinary team to keep your pet safe. But in reality,…


Fees for visits are to be paid in full at the time of service.  For your convenience we accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and CareCredit. Individuals other than the owner admitting an animal must provide written treatment authorization signed by the owner or be able to assume financial responsibility for the total cost of the visit.  Pay your bill online.

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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