VCA South Dade Animal Hospital

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6380 S Dixie Hwy
South Miami, FL 33143

Driving Directions

(305) 661-2573


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM-4:00PM
  • Onsite emergency care available... After
  • hours: (855) 573-8911

South Dade Avian & Exotic and Small Animal Hospital is proud to announce our merger with Dr. Arthur Scherr and Companion Animal Hospital! Our expanding professional staff will continue to provide full medical services for all companion animals including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. We encourage you to call with any questions regarding schedule, appointments, directions, availability, etc.

South Dade Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in South Miami, FL . The professional and courteous staff at SDAH 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. SDAH strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to South Miami, FL and surrounding areas.

Our Mission
For over 30 years, the South Dade Animal Hospital has been taking care of pets and their owners in our community. As a local veterinary hospital, we pride ourselves in our warm, family atmosphere and caring staff who will do everything to ensure you and your pet’s comfort and well-being. The Veterinarians and the entire staff at SDAH are committed to compassion, quality care and ethics in state-of-the art veterinary care. It is our mission to educate and develop an individualized, preventive, wellness plan that will optimize your pet’s longevity - - making your years together enjoyable and rewarding.

VCA South Dade Animal Hospital Services

  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Non-Anesthetic Dentals
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

VCA South Dade Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Jose Florez


Jose was raised in Colombia.  He has been living in Miami since 1996.  He graduated from Nariño University Columbia with a career in Zootecnia large animal production.  His love for animals has also lead him to his own grooming business with his son Jose Jr. and daughter Lizzy.  During his eighteen years of working with animals, he has acquired two dogs, Roxy and Sabrina, and a cat, Tata.  He has been working with Dr. Scherr for fourteen years, who has now joined with South Dade Animal Hospital. 
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Stephanie Lara

Stephanie was born and raised in Miami, FL. Ever since she was a child; she has always had a yearning for animals, aspiring to become a veterinarian, specializing in exotic animals. She started off with her very first pet, Luna, a very sweet Domestic Short Hair. Since then she has rescued 2 cats: Ponyboy and Monday, 3 dogs: Coco, Spike and Iggy, 1 rabbit: Fluffy, and 2 guinea pigs: Raiden and Freddy. She began working/volunteering in the animal field since she was in middle school. She hopes on obtaining her AA here in Miami, then transferring out to the University of Florida. On her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the dog park and going out with her friends.

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Lusianna Pastor

Office Manager

Lusianna was born in Peru and moved to Miami at the age of 7. She has been working in the animal field since 2001. She has a passion for dancing and animals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has 3 pets: two yorkie's, Precious and Cinnamon, and Valentina, her Siamese 3 legged cat that she rescued at just 2 days old.
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