VCA Miami Beach Animal Hospital

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959 West Avenue, Suite #12
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Driving Directions

(305) 672-6039


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM-2:00PM
  • For after hours emergency care Please call (305)672-6040 for instructions

Miami Beach Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Miami Beach, FL . The professional and courteous staff at Miami Beach Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Miami Beach Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Miami Beach, FL and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Miami Beach Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
To provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier, and healthier life.

To provide our clients with access to leading edge products and services and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.

VCA Miami Beach Animal Hospital Services

  • Bathing
  • Dental Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Senior Care
  • Wellness Exams

VCA Miami Beach Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Gary Pait, DVM

Dr. Gary Pait is a 1992 graduate of Alabama's Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.  He grew up in South Carolina and received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University.  He is an identical twin and has a sister 3 years older.  He began working in the Carolinas before moving to Florida to reopen and reestablish a clinic in central Florida.  Looking for another challenge, he joined our practice in 2000 and came back to us in 2004.  His pet family includes Jack[a Greyhound], Albert[a Shiba Inu], and his 2 cats[Molly and Charlie Brown].  When not at work, he enjoys spending time relaxing with friends, catching up with family and the occasional workout and run.
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Years in Practice: 24

Alabama's Tuskegee University

Heidi Foster, DVM

Dr. Heidi Anne Foster graduated from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine after completing an undergraduate degree at Cornell University.  Heidi was born in Jamaica and raised in South Florida.  Prior to starting her career, she spent time exploring Costa Rica and learning Spanish.  Dr. Foster is very compassionate with animals and likes to maintain a calm presence in and outside of work.  Her past times include family & close friends, practicing yoga, various athletic activities, and spending time with "Wyatt" and "Brandy Lopez," her two Golden Retrievers.
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Years in Practice: 7

University of Florida

Robert Swinger, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Cooper City, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship in 2005 and residency in 2009 at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinics in Miami, Deerfield Beach, and West Palm Beach. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital outside of Chicago and developed a successful ophthalmology service where he continues to actively consult. In 2011, Dr. Swinger launched Animal Eye Guys (AEG) and joined the Hollywood Animal Hospital veterinary team. In 2012, AEG expanded it's services, offering two satellite locations in Miami Beach and South Miami. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Show More

Years in Practice: 13

University of Illinois

Veterinary ophthalmology