Advancing the science of companion animal health

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences provides instruction, research and service opportunities for the next generation of veterinarians.

What we offer



As the college’s largest academic department, SACS faculty coordinate and teach the majority of the veterinary medical curriculum.


clinical trials


SACS faculty are involved in numerous clinical studies with the goal of advancing animal and human health.


Clinical excellence

Patient Care

Among all of the public institutions ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News and World Report. UF’s Small Animal Hospital has the third highest caseload in the United States.

Patient care

Faculty Spotlight

Canine Total Ankle Replacement

Dr. Stanley Kim

Stanley Kim, BV.Sc., is one of only 12 veterinary surgeons worldwide — the only one in the Southeast — trained in the surgical technique.

Dr. Stanley Kim Play Video

College News

UF researchers discover new disease fatal to gopher tortoises

Large animal medicine professor named associate dean for academic and student affairs

First canine total ankle replacement surgery in Florida performed on dog at UF

Dana Zimmel appointed permanent dean at UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Additional News Resources

Florida Veterinarian Cover

The University of Florida

College of Veterinary Medicine Magazine

Catch up on all the latest news.

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves

A daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health. Animal Airwaves-Live is a weekly show that features UFCVM faculty members sharing information about topics relating to patient care and veterinary medicine.