One of our goals at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is to make our clients’ experience as stress-free as possible.

To make an appointment at the Small Animal Hospital (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and exotics), please call (352) 392-2235. When you call, a scheduling staff member will assist you. If it is not possible to keep a scheduled appointment, please contact the scheduling staff at least 24 hours in advance. If you are going to arrive late, please contact the scheduling staff as soon as possible.

A referral to the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital can be requested by your veterinarian but is not required to be seen by our veterinary clinicians.  We will work closely with your veterinarian if he or she refers you and your pet to our facility. Whether you are visiting us for wellness care, for specialized veterinary services or for emergency treatment of your pet, we are here when you need us.


Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Small Animal Hospital Discharges only 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sundays and Holidays
Veterinary Emergencies only

University of Florida Small Animal Hospital
2015 SW 16th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 392-2235
FAX : (352) 846-2445

Note: If applicable, please have your pet’s veterinarian fax any/all records pertaining to the reason (diagnosis) for your appointment. We will also need a copy of your pet’s current vaccine records.

Feeding Instructions:

Unless otherwise directed, if your pet is seeing Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, or Soft Tissue Surgery, please do not feed your pet (food) after midnight on the night before his/her appointment (unless your pet is diabetic); Water is allowed (as much as desired).  Medications can be taken as prescribed.

If your pet is seeing Cardiology, Integrative Medicine, Ophthalmology, or our Exotic/Zoo Medicine Dept, then food and water is allowed unless otherwise directed.


We have free parking for our clients in a parking lot right in front of the hospital that has a drop-arm gate and will require a “token” to exit. You may obtain a token from our front desk staff.

Leash Policy

Dogs that enter the hospital must be leashed for the safety of all patients, owners and the hospital team. Flexi leashes should be locked at the shortest length.

Cats must be restrained appropriately in a carrier or on a leash.  We are a cat friendly practice and consider the unique needs of cats in waiting and examination rooms to make your cat as comfortable as possible.

If you are bringing in an exotic animal, please use the same precautions and use an appropriate travel carrier.