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


  • How to help your pets enjoy thanksgiving



    How could you resist those sad eyes? Thanksgiving is all about the food, for us and our pets. They know something smells really good in that oven and who can resist the sweet faces staring up at you with those sad eyes begging for a bite.

    You don’t have to say no! Well, maybe a little. We all know those precious dogs and…

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  • Rosalee Is Here!



    Congratulations to Dr. Josh Huffines and his wife Dr. Stephanie Huffines!


    Friday, November 7th, Stephanie gave birth to their first baby. Rosalee weighed 8 pounds and

    was 20 1/2 inches long. Mom and baby are both at home and doing great.

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  • What is Demodex?



    Demodectic mange (or demodex) is caused by microscopic mites that live and multiply in the hair follicles of the skin. It is not considered contagious but it  sure can look like it would be. The disease is related to a slow developing, poorly developed, or compromised immune system. It is usually seen in dogs less than 18 months old. To test…

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  • My Dog Has Pancreatitis, Now What?



    The doctor diagnosed my dog with pancreatitis. What does that mean? Now what?


    Meet Jagger. He’s a sweet basset mix boy being treated for pancreatitis. Jagger is Dr. Amanda Gilmour’s patient. He’ll be with us for a couple days for treatment. Lucky for Jagger his case of pancreatitis is not…

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Budd!

    We are so happy to announce that Dr. Budd is the new owner of Tavares Animal Hospital. She has been a co-owner with the Drs. Thompson for several years and it’s finally official. The Drs. Thompson have been steadily cutting back on their schedule for quite a while so nothing much will change around here. They will still be with us…

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  • How to Keep Your Pets Happy and Healthy on Halloween




    Playing Dress Up


    If your pet likes to dress up make sure there are no small pieces that are easy to chew off and swallow or choke on like buttons. Never leave your pet unsupervised in a costume. They can become tangled or chew and swallow pieces off of it….

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