VCA South Dade Animal Hospital

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12401 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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(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

Jessica Monteagudo


Jessica was born and raised in Miami, but her heart is in Tennessee.  Ever since she was a young girl, she wanted to work with animals.  She started working in the animal field in 2006 and it only confirmed the fact that this is what she was mean to do.  Currently, she is in school working towards her dream of becoming a veterinarian.  Jessica is a mother to two beautiful children and a wide variety of animals which includes dogs, cast, squirrels, and a monkey.  On her spare time Jessica loves to read, shop, write poetry, and do a variety of outdoor activities.
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Arthur Scherr, DVM


Dr. Arthur Scherr is a Miami native who graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.  His family is best know as the founders of Parrot Jungle, now Jungle Island.  Except for his time spent attaining his veterinary degree, the rest of his life has been spent within a 10 mile radius of his veterinary practice.  Thus, he can certainly be called "home grown", and he knows the population of south Florida as well as anyone.  What sets Dr. Scherr apart is his intense interest in advanced levels of veterinary medicine and surgery.  His ability to handle even the most challenging of cases is nothing short of exceptional.  The father of SIX children, Dr. Scherr is especially sensitive to the relationship between families and their pets.
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Ross University 1990

Canine & Feline Medicine & Surgery

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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Louisiana State University

Birds and other exotic pets