Services / What We Do

Open Hospital

Southland Animal Hospital & Boarding operates an open hospital. This means that our team welcomes owners to be with their animals during any medical procedure, whether a simple vaccination or a complex surgery. (See updated  COVID-19 restrictions)

Following is a partial list of some of the services we offer at  Southland Animal Hospital & Boarding 

Complete Physical Examinations

We have 3  state of the art exam rooms allowing our staff of caring professionals to provide thorough physical exams.

Safe Anesthesia

We use the most modern inhalant anesthetics, to make anesthesia as safe as possible for your pet. We use the latest in monitoring technology including pulse oximeters, end tidal CO2 monitor, ECG, and Doppler blood pressure monitor to help ensure your Pets' safe anesthesia.

Laser Surgery

Our surgical suite is prepared to help protect your pet during surgery and provides the proper environment for the specialized and highly technical surgeries performed by our veterinarians or our visiting specialized surgeon. The surgery room is equipped with the highest quality instruments, including monitors, LASER machine and suction, allowing us to perform many soft tissue surgeries such as ovariohysterectomies, neuters, tumor removals, cystotomies, abdominal exploratories, orthopedic surgery and much more.

Laser Therapy

We now are proud to tell you that provide Laser Therapy. This is a revolutionary, cutting-edge therapy, used to treat many conditions that our Pets encounter, from a simple cut, or wound, to grave infections, extensive surgeries, and oral disease. Please ask us about this new therapy, and we will be more than glad to tell you more!


A very important part of your pet's overall health care. We use Odontoson machines to ultrasonically scale your pets' teeth to provide the best dental care possible. Also, we perform in ALL our dental procedures, Oral X-Rays, just the same as when you go to your own Dentist. We are also fortunate to have Dr. Leo Rocha, a veterinarian specialized in veterinary dentistry to perform more specialized procedures such as root canals at our hospital.


We have state-of-the-art machines that allow us to run complete blood counts, chemistries and many other tests at our hospital. We also partner with a veterinary specialty diagnostic laboratory in Miami where we send many of our blood and tissue samples for overnight results.

Radiology and Specialists

Our computerized digital X-Ray machine allows us to see internal organs in great detail for the highest quality of imaging. These tools are vital parts of diagnosing issues in both cats and dogs. All of our x-rays are referred to radiology for in-depth analysis.

We also provide ultrasound services from DSU Vet and CT scan services from Mobile Pet Imaging. Both of these services allow us to see internal organs in great detail for the highest quality of imaging. These tools are vital parts of diagnosing many problems for pets.


Vaccines are essential to the well being of your pet. We use quality vaccines available and follow the most strict and thorough vaccination schedules.

Puppy and Kitten Examinations 

Just like human babies, puppies and kittens need a series of examinations and vaccinations. By starting your puppy and kitten off right, he or she will become a healthy member of your family.

Pet Micro Chipping

A microchip is a small device that can be easily inserted under your pet's skin. It is as quick and painless as a vaccine. The owner's information is registered with a national database and if a lost pet is found, the owner can be contacted. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have scanners that read the microchip number and allow the owner to be identified. We use the Homeagain microchip system.

Nutrition Counseling and Prescription Diets

Nutrition is an important part of treating some disease processes. We carry a large inventory of many prescription pet foods and can order any that your pets need.


Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your Pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our hospital is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your Pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that one of our team members can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your Pet needs. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a Pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as Buffo toad intoxication, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your Pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your Pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Types of Pets Seen

We, at Southland Animal Hospital & Boarding, offer veterinary care for the following types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats

 Call us for more information.


Southland Animal Hospital & Boarding accepts payment via Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Apple Pay. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide Treatment Plans and Cost (Estimates) for all services, surgeries and hospitalizations. If you do not receive an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


Southland Animal Hospital & Boarding offers discounted services to senior citizens, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for discounts, please call us for more information.


Clinic Hours


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 AM-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm