Under the umbrella of Pet Medical Centers, nine Miami-Dade and Broward-area veterinary hospitals provide sophisticated healthcare for furry, feathered, and scaly family members. The hospitals’ specialty services include nonanesthetic dental care, ultrasounds, radiology, and endoscopies. All locations boast surgical operating rooms equipped with windows and cameras to give owners peace of mind, and many of the clinics are equipped with lasers for blade-free incisions. Besides emergency care, the doctors and technicians—some of whom have appeared as specialists on Univision and Animal Planet—perform general wellness examinations and informative nutritional consultations.
Although medical care provides what pets need, boarding services treat pets to what they want. Most locations double as cat and dog hotels, but only one deserves the title of pet resort—at Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical Center, animals enjoy a climate-controlled dog park with a pool, baths with massaging jets, and expansive canine suites with window views.
Animal care is a family affair at Hometown Animal Hospital. Dr. Jan Bellows, a Florida Veterinary Medical Association Gold Star–recipient with more than 35 years experience, leads a team of practitioners and assistants which includes his son, Dr. David Bellows. Together, they keep their four-legged patients healthy through annual checkups and wellness exams, and help them recover from illness or injury through medicinal and surgical treatments. Their expertise is not just limited to dogs and cats, however, as they also aid exotic pets including hedgehogs, mice, chinchillas, and snakes.
Their services also go beyond veterinarian treatments at their bed-and-breakfast-style boarding facility. Here, staff members pamper each furry guest during overnight stays with personalized care—feeding them their favorite food, scratching their favorite spots, and letting them stay up past their bedtime, just this once.
No one comes close to knowing your pets as well as you do. But as fellow pet owners, 5 Paw Pets’ professional dog walkers and pet sitters understand the importance of being reliable and punctual when taking care of four-legged family members. The dog whisperers at 5 Paw Pets can take care of your pets while you are away at work, out of town, or having a dinner party with the mailman and vacuum cleaner. Along with dog-walking and pet-sitting services, the licensed, insured, and bonded team can also take pets to the groomer or vet, as well as reshape pets’ appearances with fitness programs and grooming services.
Two experienced veterinarians lead the staff at Scarbrough Animal Hospital. The team fills the hospital with the cheery barks of pups, baritone purring of cats, and falsetto squeaks of balloon animals during grooming services, including bathing and nail clipping. Beneath collages of fuzzy past patients, veterinary and dental care ensures that critters stay beautiful on the inside and can help ward off future illnesses, weight issues, and problem behaviors. Boarding services provide a venue to compose concertos for squeaky toys and coddle pets during their owners' vacations.
Veterinarian Mustafa Saleh has healed small pets along with exotic, avian, and farm animals for more than 38 years. Now with the VetField Animal Hospital & Mobile Vet, he provides preventive and emergency care, grooming, and boarding for pets of all ages. VetField even provides mobile services to bring routine services such as vaccinations and comprehensive exams to homes.
If a kitten is due for its first vaccines, an escape-artist pup needs microchipping, or a bunny is suffering from an insufficiently twitchy nose, the compassionate veterinarians at Nob Hill Animal Clinic can help. They also keep furry patients healthy with regular check-ups and a slate of diagnostic tests. Pet owners don't need to leave the clinic for more specialized services: it's outfitted with its own lab, emergency and radiology equipment, and surgical facility, and the doctors are even trained in animal dentistry.