The board-certified veterinary surgeons at the UF Small Animal Hospital apply state-of-the-art techniques in combination with the most sophisticated equipment available to provide for all your pet’s surgical needs. The veterinary surgical service at the UF veterinary hospital has a number of diagnostic tools available for patients including: digital and computed radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy, computed tomography (CT) and our most recent addition, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Soft Tissue & Minimally Invasive Surgery 

  • Upper respiratory
  • Laser surgery
  • Emergency abdominal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Wound management
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Fracture repair
  • Angular limb deformities
  • Diagnostic & surgical arthroscopy
  • Total hip replacement
  • Knee surgery TPLO, TTA

Our Team

Kathleen M Ham

Kathleen M Ham

Clinical Associate Professor, Soft Tissue Surgery Service Chief
Daniel D Lewis

Daniel D Lewis

Eminent Scholar & Aso Chair, Orthopedic Surgery Service Chief
Jose L Carvajal

Jose L Carvajal DVM

SA Surgery
J B Case

J B Case

Associate Professor
Matthew D Johnson

Matthew D Johnson

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery
Stanley E Kim

Stanley E Kim

Associate Professor
XiaoXiao Lederer

XiaoXiao Lederer DVM

Surgical Fellow
Penny J Regier

Penny J Regier

Ast. Professor, SA Surgery
Rachel W Williams

Rachel W Williams

Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery
Sophie N Eiger

Sophie N Eiger VMD

Resident; MS Student
Kaitlyn M Mullen

Kaitlyn M Mullen DVM

Lindsay C Peterson

Lindsay C Peterson DVM

Logan M Scheuermann

Logan M Scheuermann DVM, MS

Francesca P Solari

Francesca P Solari DVM

Small Animal Surgery Resident
Natalie J Worden

Natalie J Worden DVM

Mengxuan Zhang

Mengxuan Zhang DVM

Danielle Marsh

Danielle Marsh BGS, CVT

Veterinary Technician Manager
Sierra Knobles

Sierra Knobles CVT

Veterinary Technician II
Diane Downs

Diane Downs BS, CVT

Veterinary Technician 1
Victoria C Gomez

Victoria C Gomez

Veterinary Service Rep
Caleb Figueroa

Caleb Figueroa

Veterinary Assistant

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As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



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.

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