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Welcome To

University Animal Clinic

University Animal Clinic is proud to welcome you to our Bradenton animal hospital! At our state-of-the-art animal clinic, we’re proud to serve our local Florida community, from Lakewood Ranch, to Sarasota,  Bradenton, and beyond!

As an AAHA-Accredited vet in Bradenton, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine available, along with friendly, compassionate service that you can trust.

If you have any questions about our animal hospital, our veterinarians or our wide range of veterinary services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Thank you for your interest in University Animal Clinic! Our veterinarians look forward to meeting both you and your pet!

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Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, FL & Sarasota, FL

Veterinary Services

From dogs to rats, cats to amphibians and reptiles, University Animal Clinic serves the needs of all types of pets in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton, and surrounding communities. Our animal clinics’ highly skilled veterinarians and trained personnel are on hand six days a week, with our animal hospital open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Led by a knowledgeable veterinary team, our Bradenton animal hospital offers some emergency procedures, and a wide array of services and routine care for cats, dogs, and exotic pets.

Our motto is “Caring Only Requires Love” and we have plenty of love as well as plenty of advanced resources, tools, and facilities to administer our veterinary care.

Our services include check-ups, annual exams, and preventative medicine (wellness plans as part of our Prevention Club). We offer a full range of vaccinations that include rabies, distemper, kennel cough, and the newest rattlesnake vaccine.

Our ultrasound technology allows us to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your pet in a non-invasive way.

Our surgical procedures include; spay, neuter, orthopedics, and internal procedures as well as other intricate surgeries.

We are not limited to dogs and cats, either. We also treat the exotic pets of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch.

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Meet Our Friendly Doctors

Dr. Leigh Samanowitz
Dr. Sara Velic
Dr. Jenny Dakin

Lakewood Ranch

Exotic Pet Care

Every pet is special to us at University Animal Clinic. We also know exotic pets are unique and therefore require special care. Our highly qualified exotic veterinarians near you serve the needs of exotic pets in University Park, Bradenton, Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. Whether a bird has a crop infection, a snake or other reptile is not eating or has a lack of appetite, or rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets or other rodents suffer from respiratory infections, we are here to serve the needs of our all exotic pets and their owners. In addition to treating exotic pet ailments, we offer tips and guidance on the proper diet, vitamins, lighting and housing for these unique creatures that visit our exotic pet clinic in Bradenton.

Although all reptiles share the similar traits of being cold-blooded and covered in scales, they do not follow a one-size fits all outline for proper care. Some snakes and other reptiles need a hot, dry environment while other snakes and reptiles require a humid and mossy enclosure. They also vary in requirements for lighting, diet, vitamins and housing.

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