Flying with Pets

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Flying to Gainesville

Gainesville Regional Airport offers a variety of airlines, services and amenities, including parking, and rental cars.

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Most dogs and cats can fly in the cabin after being evaluated by their veterinarian to be sure they are stable and can travel safely. Your veterinarian can prescribe a sedative for your pet, if necessary.

Please Note: For cardiology surgery patients – a cardiologist must evaluate if the patient is safe to fly prior to traveling for mitral valve surgery.

Gainesville Regional Airport Airlines Pet Travel Requirements

University of Florida


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.

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