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

BSAVA 2022 Dunkin Award

Dr. Wendy Mandese

Dr. Wendy Mandese, a clinical assistant professor in the department of small animal clinical sciences, has received the 2022 Dunkin Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association in recognition of an article she published in 2021 in the Journal of Small Animal Practice.

Dr. Wendy Mandese 2013

College News

UF veterinary students gain shelter medicine skills through clerkship

Dog treated successfully for botulism at UF

College appoints two associate deans to lead clinical operations

UF Small Animal Hospital to offer free eye, heart screenings for service animals

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.