Pets are Gators, too

Pets are Gators, too

UF Veterinary Hospitals offering discounts to UF, Shands staff

By Sarah Carey

In September, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine implemented a new program aimed at making the cost of veterinary care more affordable for pet-owning faculty, staff and students.

Now, anyone employed by or enrolled at UF or Shands HealthCare is eligible for a 10 percent discount on all services offered by the UF Veterinary Hospitals, the college’s patient-care arm.

“We have been asked by the university to make an effort to be more accommodating to our internal UF community, and our new discount program is one way we decided to do that,” said Glen Hoffsis, D.V.M., dean of the UF veterinary college. “Many people do not know we offer a full range of veterinary services for both large and small animals, or that a referral is not necessary to make an appointment.”

The discount will only be honored upon presentation of a valid UF Gator 1 identification card or a Shands badge.

For more information about the UF Veterinary Hospitals, please call 352-392-2235 for small animals or 352-392-2229 for large animals, or visit