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

Don Harris, DVM


Dr. Don J. Harris came to Florida in 1980 following his graduation from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. His practice became exclusively avian in 1990, and he opened Miami's first exotics-only veterinary hospital, Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center, in 1996.

The quality of Dr. Harris' practice is reflected in his international reputation. A major factor that allows Dr. Harris's hospital to excel in exotic pet care is the extensive professional network that Dr. Harris has established with international leaders in exotic animal medicine. Avian & Exotic serves as a point of contact between the hospital's clients and the worldwide authorities on practically any situation involving exotic pets.

Ultimately, Dr. Harris is a dedicated individual. He devotes himself 110% to anything and everything he takes responsibility for. Clients rest assured that nothing will be spared when Dr. Harris cares for their beloved pets.

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