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

2022 Distinguished service award

Dr. Daniel Lewis

Dan Lewis, D.V.M., a veterinary orthopaedic surgery specialist, received the Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Daniel Lewis

2022 Special Service Award

Dr. Erin Porter

Erin Porter, D.V.M., a veterinary radiology specialist, won the Special Service Award.

Dr. Erin Porter

College News

Decrease in spay-neuter surgeries during pandemic may undermine pet welfare

A first: Avian influenza detected in American dolphin

At UF, caseload and approach set us apart

Great challenges, great minds meet at UFCVM

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.