Tavares Animal Hospital

418 East Alfred Street, Tavares, FL 32778
Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Office: (352) 343-7793 Emergency: (407) 644-4449


  • Pet Pig Veterinary Care

    Pet pigs need the same veterinary care as dogs and cats. Annual physical examination, vaccinations, fecal checks, and routine dental care is the minimum standard of care. Piglets should be examined and start their vaccines at 3 to 4 weeks of age.


    Pot Bellied Pigs should be vaccinated against erysipelas and tetanus. Two initial vaccinations 3–4 weeks apart are followed by boosters…

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  • Why should I spay or neuter my dog?

    Spaying or neutering your dog is part of being a responsible pet owner. Not only does it help with the overpopulation problem, but it also has many benefits for the individual animal who has the procedure.

    Health Benefits

    Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying can help to prevent your female dog from having many serious health problems, such as…

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  • Welcome Dr. Blackwell!




    Dr. Jonathan Blackwell has joined the Tavares Animal Hospital staff! It was a long time coming and we were all starting to wonder if he really did exist, but Dr. Blackwell has finally joined us. He, his wife, little girl and baby boy have recently moved from West Virginia. Dr. Blackwell has fit right…

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  • 5 Common Allergies in Dogs


    If you notice that your dog’s itchiness seems to coincide with the same season every year, it might be tree or grass pollen. Try giving your pet more frequent baths and washing their bedding more often. If your dog is a foot licker, wiping the…

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  • The Basics of Heartworms

    What is heartworm disease?

    Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in…

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  • What is a Holter Monitor

    This is one of our heart patients, Parker, she’s a 5 year old Boxer sporting a Holter Monitor.



    20160810_105845A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive, portable device used to continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart in humans and animals. Its extended recording period is useful for observing occasional…

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