THE UF Large Animal Hospital provides advanced diagnostics and veterinary care to horses, cattle, alpacas, llamas, goats, pigs, and other large farm or food animals. We serve as the clinical teaching environment for veterinarians of tomorrow.

EHV-1 Response and Update: Experts at the UF Large Animal Hospital have answers about equine herpesvirus infection (EHM) as well as current information for owners and practitioners.


Dana Zimmel appointed permanent dean at UF College of Veterinary Medicine

The first woman to serve the college as dean, Dr. Zimmel has held the post on an interim basis since 2019.

College names longtime leader in diversity outreach to new assistant dean position

Dr. Michael Bowie served as the college’s acting diversity officer since 2019.

New programs seek justice for victims of animal abuse

Two new programs spearheaded by Dr. Adam Stern aim to bring justice to victims of animal abuse.

UF veterinarians successfully remove shoe from stomach of Nile crocodile

Successful surgery was performed to remove a shoe from the stomach of a 10.5 foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile on Feb. 5.


Managing microchip data

Spring is a time for renewal and reset—so what better time to double-check the contact information on your pet’s microchip? By now, chances are you know the importance of microchips…

Beware unscrupulous dog breeders

The past year has been tough on all of us, including vulnerable people and pets alike. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people adopted pets for companionship. That led to a…

Pets Not Eating, or Eating Too Much? A Healthy Appetite, Defined

Is your pet a picky eater? Does it sometimes refuse to eat? Or do you have a four-legged friend that will eat anything and everything in sight? Our animals’ feeding…

Keeping Your Pet Bird Healthy – Original Air Date Jan. 19, 2018

Do you have a feathered rather than a furry friend in your household? Pet birds can be wonderful companions, but sometimes even subtle signs of a problem can mean serious…


Fees for visits are to be paid in full at the time of service.  For your convenience we accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, 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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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.

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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.


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.