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.


Smartphone-based saliva test that can detect COVID-19 earns UF professor honors in national contest

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan and his industry collaborators have won 2nd place in a tech competition sponsored by the NIH for a smartphone-based, rapid saliva test they developed that can be…

Gators helping a gator: Bob, a 660-pound alligator treated at UF, goes viral

The reptile, owned by St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, came to the UF Veterinary Hospital for x-rays to determine a cause for lameness.

Professor of infectious diseases named associate dean for research

Dr. David Pascual has held the post on an interim basis for over two years. His appointment is effective immediately.

Couple creates $1 million professorship honoring UF veterinary college faculty member

The new professorship honors Dr. Michael Schaer for his contributions to the college and the veterinary profession.


Benefits of bloodwork

During your pet’s wellness exam, do your eyes glaze over when your veterinarian recommends bloodwork? After all, isn’t that just for sick pets? Sure, that’s one reason. Results of blood…

Truth or Stare? Common Myths about How and What Animals See Differently from People

Many people grow up hearing that animals are color blind, or that dogs and cats only see in black and white. The truth is much more muted and complex. On…

Koalas and chlamydia

Koalas — those adorable marsupials from Down Under — don’t seem to have much in common with people. But they’re very susceptible to the same infection that wreaks havoc in…

Shielding horses again tetanus

While most animals are susceptible to tetanus, few are more at risk than horses — and tetanus is as big a threat as ever. Tetanus-causing bacteria are found almost everywhere…


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.


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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.