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Shores Animal Hospital - Your Gainesville Veterinarians

Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, FL is a full-service small animal hospital and accepts pet emergency cases as well as veterinary medical, pet surgical and pet dental issues for your dog, puppy, cat and kitten, plus boarding & grooming at Prestige Pet Resort Luxury Boarding & Grooming. 

We are your partner in your pet's health:

  • Preventative care physical examinations

  • Early disease detection bloodwork and lab testings (we have a complete in-house diagnostic lab, results while you wait for most testing procedures)

  • Vaccinations

  • Heartworm test & parasite prevention & control

  • Alachua County Pet License Tag

  • Pet dentistry - dental cleanings, scaling and polishing and oral surgery for tooth extractions or mass removals.  Our vet hospital is equipped with digital dental x-rays that allow us to see infection, inflammation and impaction below your pet's gums 

  • Pet allergy testing & dermatology care

  • Pet nutritional counseling

  • Microchipping to help reunite lost pets

  • Radiographs including pet dental x-rays (Can be emailed directly to you for your files at home)

  • Ultrasound - including pet abdominal and thoracic and ultrasound guided biopsy of abdominal organs or masses

  • Pet laser therapy

  • Pet surgeries - surgical services including pet orthopedics, soft tissue and ultrasound 

  • Online store and pharmacy

  • At-home euthanasia (we work with Dr. Hill who will perform these services in the comfort of your own home when you are ready)

  • Shores Animal Hospital also offers boarding and grooming options for your pets at Prestige Pet Resort & Spa

Coming to the veterinarian can be stressful for your pets (and you!) Shores Animal Hospital has products that can help during these and other stressful situations (such as storms, fireworks or visitors to your home).  Ask us about Zylkene, Feliway or Adaptil to help reduce the stress on your pet when they come visit us or boarding at our Prestige Pet Resort & Spa. 


Our Client Care team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Click below to request an appointment or call (352) 372-VETS (8387).

Pet emergencies in Gainesville are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty at our Gainesville animal hospital 6 days a week DURING BUSINESS HOURS who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Pet emergencies can be things such as poisoning, hit by car and toxic ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call us at (352) 372-8387 or come in immediately during business hours. If possible, please call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular pet emergency.

We are also available for pet urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment.  Shores Animal Hospital will do our best to accommodate you into our schedule. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

For pet emergencies that happen outside our hours (nights and weekends), contact UF Small Animal Hospital at 352-392-2235.

Types of Patients

Our veterinarians at Shores Animal Hospital care for the pets of Gainesville including:

  • Dogs and puppies

  • Cats and kittens

New Patient Wellness Membership with $10 Co-pay - fill out form for more information

Sign-up using the form or call us at 352-372-8387 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 8:00am Closed
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 4:00pm Closed

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