A Veterinarian’s Breakdown of Cat Heartworm


As veterinarians, we see a wide range of health concerns in our feline friends. One potential threat often overlooked by cat owners is heartworm disease. While less common in cats than dogs, heartworm infection still poses a serious health risk. Understanding the prevalence of this disease in cats, along with the importance of p...

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10 Cat Breeds That Make Perfect Pets


Every family is unique, and when it comes to finding the perfect pet, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Whether you’re looking for a playful kitty to entertain the kids, a loyal companion to snuggle up with, or an elegant feline to grace your home with beauty and charm, there's a cat breed out there that’s just right for yo...

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Cat Thyroid Issues: Understanding Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism


As a veterinarian, I often encounter feline patients struggling with thyroid issues that can significantly impact their cat’s health and quality of life. Two primary thyroid disorders affect cats: hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Understanding these conditions, their symptoms, and treatment options can help cat owners provide...

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Easing the Ache: Understanding Arthritis in Cats


Do you notice your silver-snouted feline isn’t feeling as adventurous as they once were? Does it seem a little harder for them to jump to their favorite sun spot, or maybe chasing the laser isn’t as fun as it used to be? There is a possibility your feline friend is struggling with arthritis, a condition often associated with dog...

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Emergency Alert: Recognizing And Treating Urinary Blockages In Cats


Urinary blockages in cats can turn a routine day into a critical emergency. Alarmingly, it is estimated that up to 10% of male cats may experience a urinary blockage at some point in their lives, often being fatal. Quick recognition and immediate veterinary intervention are crucial to prevent severe complications for your whiske...

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Tackling the Tumbleweeds: A Guide to Cat Hairballs


Ah, the joys of cat ownership: the purring, the playful attacks on your toes, and, of course, the occasional surprise hairball on your carpet. If you've ever been serenaded by the unmistakable sound of your cat hacking up a hairball, you're not alone. While often considered a normal part of cat ownership, hairballs hold a fascin...

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What Our Clients Have To Say

Yesterday was our first visit to this clinic. I brought my 6 year old Goffin Cockatoo Chance in for a wellness check and nail trim and also to discuss her ongoing feather plucking issues. Dr. Leigh Samanowitz was Amazing as were all the staff.

Margie Bauer

We’ve always had a great experience at University Animal Clinic. The doctors and team are all very knowledgeable and friendly. They get back to you in a timely manner and work with you when it comes to scheduling appointments.

Natalie Platt

I’m from New Jersey and our dog was hit by a car the day we arrived. The staff at the clinic were amazing. We went to the cliniceget out dog’s stitches out and both JJ (the nurse) and Dr. Sam both sat on the floor to make him feel comfortable.

Lambi Newsham

Dr Sam was very sweet, knowledgable and took the time to explain everything to me. The nurses and front desk staff were wonderful.

Kaila Baziuk

Dr Sam and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and truly care about your pets health and happiness! We wouldn’t trust our babies with any one else.

Sherry O’Neill

Very nice and welcoming entree, king and professional vet and nurse. Thank you very much, I will come back and be happy to recommend you

Simone Lutz

There are several Clinics near me so that say it all! Looking for the best care for your pet go no further. Starting with the Staff they are all caring, have excellent listening skills, and properly follow up and the facility is always clean. Dr.

Stephen Pierannunzi SR

The team at University Animal Clinic is so compassionate and caring, organized and punctual, responsive and appreciated!! Thank you so very much for all of your support and expertise.

Tamara Knapp

I took my galah Rosie for a general physical. The staff and vet took the time to show me (as a new bird owner) how to clip nails and wings and what to look for as far as outward signs of her health.

Susanne Arbagy

I just moved to Florida, and looking for a veterinarian I came across university animal clinic walking around the plaza so I decided to stop in and get information on the veterinarians, the women at the front desk was so kind and caring, I unfortunately forgot her name.

Karen Hulty