Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

South Ocala Animal Clinic partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Ocala veterinarians have served the community since 1961.

Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

South Ocala Animal Clinic partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Ocala veterinarians have served the community since 1961.

Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

South Ocala Animal Clinic partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Ocala veterinarians have served the community since 1961.

At South Ocala Animal Clinic, caring for pets is our passion

Here, we treat pets like family. We understand how important your companion is to you — because they’re there for you through the thick and thin of life, with a wagging tail or a happy purr, and unconditional love. Our goal is to be your partner in taking care of your pet’s physical and mental wellbeing, so you can enjoy many happy years together. So, whether your pet needs a checkup with a doctor… a caring team and top-notch medical treatments when they’re ill… or, some advice on the best food for them or how to care for them at home — we’re here for you! Here, we see dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals, and more. And, we’ll strive to make their visit a comfortable and positive experience. Come in and get to know us, and see why both you and your pet will love coming here!

Monday7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday7:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday7:30am - 5:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Meet Our Veterinarians

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    Jennifer Madera, Veterinarian

    Dr. Madera is a 2004 Missouri graduate. She moved to Ocala for an equine internship at Peterson & Smith and stayed on with them as an ambulatory associate. Dr. Madera later was given the opportunity to work a few relief shifts at a sister clinic where she began seeing dogs and cats. That is where she found her love of being a small animal vet and never turned back. She has a lot of areas of interest in medicine but particularly enjoys providing dentistry services for her patients. She is very passionate about building lasting relationships with clients and their pets, doing her best to promote long-term, happy, and healthy lives. Dr. Madera is also Fear Free and Human-Animal Bond Certified and makes it a priority to put a lot of those principles in place while seeing her patients.


    In her spare time (aside from wrangling 2 kids with her husband and managing the mini-zoo they live on) she still works at several equine endurance rides a year to maintain a small connection with her equine background.

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    Kevin Stoothoff, Veterinarian

    South Ocala Animal Clinic was founded by Dr. Hogan in 1961. Dr. Kevin Stoothoff began working at this clinic in February 2007 and then purchased South Ocala Animal Clinic in January 2008, when Dr. Hogan retired.

    Dr. Stoothoff has been a veterinarian since 1993, graduating from Mississippi State University with honors. Prior to veterinary school, he taught Agriculture in the Marion County School System. “I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was maybe eight years old. I consider myself blessed to fulfill my lifelong dream to be able to help pets and their owners. My wife Terry shares my love of animals, and we are surrounded by supportive family and friends, and a dedicated staff.”

    Professional associations include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and is president of the Marion Veterinary Medical Association. He is involved with numerous ministries at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

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Our Services

We offer a full range of services — including preventive care, diagnostic tests, surgeries, treatments for illness or pain, consultations for behavior or nutrition, and more — for your pet’s well-being. When they’re ill, we’ll help get them feeling better quickly. And, we offer personalized preventive care, to help keep them healthy in the first place.

Your First Visit

No need to be nervous. Here’s what you can expect at your pet’s first visit…

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Forms

Save time by filling out your forms before you arrive. Use these for your first visit, boarding, grooming, and behavior consults.

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Payment & Insurance

We accept a variety of payment options, including Care Credit. And, we can help you with pet insurance forms.

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FAQs

Have a question for us? Check our list of frequently asked questions, or give us a call at 352-622-5253.

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Happy Pet Parents

  • They are the best...my dog loves them all.

    Jane H.

    Facebook

  • They have the best vet ever. They take their time with your animals and show you how much they care.

    Elizabeth A.

    Google

  • This staff is absolutely fabulous! They are so caring to the needs of not only your pets but your needs as well!

    Julie C.

    Google

  • Absolutely wonderful!!  They are so accommodating. The doctor is just amazing. The techs are super sweet and very loving to our pets. We recently had to put our dog down and the way they handled the situation was just so endearing. I highly recommend this clinic.

    Tammy M.

    Yelp