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


  • 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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  • October is Dental Month!


    Dental month is in full swing. Here are a couple before and after pictures.


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    BEFORE                                           AFTER

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    BEFORE                                           AFTER


    Our next dental month will be in January. Dental work is 20% off during


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  • Behind The Scenes

    When clients bring their sick “fur family member” to the veterinarian for treatment, they can be somewhat apprehensive when asked to leave them in our care for the day. Not out of fear that they won’t be taken care of, but out of fear of the unknown.

    At Tavares Animal Hospital, we have the best trained technicians who are dedicated to caring…

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