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

Small Animal Surgery service

Dr. Alex Fox-Alvarez

Dr. Alex Fox-Alvarez, an assistant professor of small animal surgery at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, has a reputation for taking innovative approaches to teaching.

Alex Fox-Alvarez

College News

Virtual commencement offers echos of tradition in unique format to honor new D.V.M. graduates

College to honor Class of 2020 in virtual commencement ceremony

Congratulations to our Spring M.S. and Ph.D. recipients

UF veterinary college faculty thank coworkers, support local businesses by donating lunches

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.