The UF Equine & Large Animal Surgery service is available 24/7 for all large animal procedures and emergencies by calling (352) 392-2229. Our  veterinary surgeons are experts in advanced surgical procedures, emergency colic, and pain management, using the most advance techniques, tools and procedures available.

The surgery service works alongside all other services within the hospital, providing a wide range of modalities for diagnosis and treatment. Contact the UF Large Animal Hospital for emergencies or to speak with one of our veterinary specialists to see how we can help your animal. Large animal surgeries include:

Colic Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

Upper Respiratory Surgery

Ophthalmology Surgery

  • Equine cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplant surgery
  • Amnion grafts
  • Eye defect or eye injury repair

Reproductive Surgery

  • Urogenital surgery (male and female)
  • Cesarean section

Laparoscopic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Fracture repair
  • Correction of angular limb deformities
  • Diagnostic & surgical arthroscopy
  • Bursoscopy

LASER Surgery

  • Upper respiratory diseases
  • Tumor removal
  • Uterine cysts

Miscellaneous Surgeries

  • Dental
  • Esophageal
  • Thoracic

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Team

Anje G Bauck

Anje G Bauck DVM, PhD, DACVS (LA)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Large Animal Surgery
Adam H Biedrzycki

Adam H Biedrzycki BVSc (Hons), PhD, BSc (Hons)

Assistant Professor
Diego De Gasperi

Diego De Gasperi DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

Clinical Assistant Professor
David E Freeman

David E Freeman MVB, MRCVS, PhD, DACVS

Appleton Endowed Professor
Taralyn M McCarrel

Taralyn M McCarrel

Assistant Professor
Alison J Morton

Alison J Morton DVM, MSpVM

Clinical Professor, Medical Director Of Large Animal Hospital
Sierra S Chanutin

Sierra S Chanutin DVM

MS: Resident
Heather A Roe

Heather A Roe DVM

LA Surgery Resident
Elizabeth Moyer

Elizabeth Moyer DVM

Auri M Silverstone

Auri M Silverstone DVM

Orlando Barrera

Orlando Barrera

Lg An Hosp Recovery Assistant
Samantha Findley

Samantha Findley

Lg An Hosp Svc Vet Tchn I
Nicole L Klacko

Nicole L Klacko

Lg An Hosp Svc Vet Tchn I
Kristen Stammer

Kristen Stammer

Lg An Hosp Svc Vet Tchn I
Meg Whaley

Meg Whaley

Lg An Hosp Svc Vet Tchn I

More Information

The UF Large Animal Hospital veterinarians treat equine and large animal patients from the Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville areas, including Alachua and Marion Counties in Florida, and our clients come from all over the United States. Contact us to speak to one of our specialists or to make an appointment.

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