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.


UF veterinarians successfully using new placenta-derived treatment for animals with severe bone loss

A human placenta-derived compound is being used with promising results by UF veterinarians to treat animals with severe bone loss.

Mississippi horse recuperating well at home after treatment at UF to correct heart arrhythmia

UF’s array of veterinary cardiology services convinced horse’s owners to drive him to Gainesville for treatment.

UF researchers study whether approved drugs can block transmission of virus behind COVID-19

UF researchers are studying whether approved drugs can block transmission of virus behind COVID-19.

UF College of Veterinary Medicine family stands against racism and racial prejudice

Interim Dean Dana Zimmel shared the following statement in response to the killing of George Floyd.


A man-made recipe for pandemics

The viral pandemics we’ve encountered over decades can all be traced back to animals. And unless we change our ways, we’re likely to see many more such pandemics. Animals aren’t…

Be on high alert to avoid high-rise syndrome

On mild summer days when you’re tempted to open your windows wide, think twice if you have a cat in the house–especially if you’re way up off the ground. Cats…

Tracking down feline arthritis

When dealing with pain, cats respond very differently than dogs. That’s why painful conditions, like arthritis, are often underdiagnosed in our feliPne friends. More than 90% of cats over 10…

Lar par takes a dog’s breath away

Heat and humidity can exacerbate certain problems your dog has been managing up to now. One of these is called laryngeal paralysis, sometimes called “lar par” for short. The larynx…


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.