At VCA Knowles Central Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
Since 1923, VCA Knowles Central Animal Hospital has been Miami’s first family-owned, 24-hour animal clinic. We treat cats, dogs, exotics, and pocket pets in Miami, Alameda, Grapeland Heights, Fairlawn, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Snapper Creek, Westchester, Homestead, Hammocks, and West Kendall, Florida.
With two locations, our fully-staffed animal hospitals maintain the highest standards to keep your precious family members healthy and happy. From routine annual visits to major surgery, we care for your beloved pets in a compassionate, loving environment. Our state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained, expert staff insure that you receive the best medical care, a speedy diagnosis, treatment and recovery plan.
At VCA Knowles Central Animal Hospital, we have the reputation of being Miami’s premier animal clinic. We understand that it’s often a difficult, emotional time when your pets are ill or injured, and our veterinarians and staff are always there to offer a gentle hand. You can count on us to treat your pets as if they are our own.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
As veterinary professionals, we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why pets don't always receive the medical attention they need. Fear Free℠ veterinary visits reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams. Having a Fear Free℠ Certified Professional can help alleviate your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress when visiting our hospital.
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) offers certification programs to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care. This certification is to recognize those hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines published by the VECCS. The VECCS does this to raise the standard of care, while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
SoFl Retired K9 Fund
We help any dog now retired that has worked as a law enforcement K-9 in Miami-Dade County.
100% of your donation goes to the medical assistance of retired Miami-Dade County law enforcement K-9s. Retired K-9s typically continue to live in the home of their law enforcement partner. After retirement, there are typically no financial provisions for their healthcare. Many, as they age, acquire diseases, frequently related to their past service. Oftentimes, the human partner is unable to manage the financial responsibilities of extensive medical care.
ASPCA Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435.