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Welcome to Southside Veterinary Hospital
We are currently accepting new clients!
Call us at (772) 562-7845

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (772) 562-7845!

Southside Veterinary Hospital provides Vero Beach and surrounding areas with exceptional care for your pets and their needs. Dr. David S. Kilpatrick and his team take great pride in their extensive experience and are dedicated to providing your pets with the best possible care. 

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We are a full-service animal hospital that welcome both emergency treatment cases during normal business hours, as well as routine care. We strive to make our clinic comfortable, kid friendly and calm so you and your pet have a pleasant experience.

Please take a moment to browse our website where you will find helpful links, articles and other pertinent information. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Vero Beach pet owners.

At Southside Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

David S. Kilpatrick D.V.M., M.P.H.
ABVP, Diplomate, Board Certified 

Vero Beach Veterinarian | Southside Veterinary Hospital  

(772) 562-7845

935 36th Ct. SW
Vero Beach, FL 32968

Currently Accepting New Clients.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Would not take my dog any were else. Very clean ,staff is great Doctor is very good with my dog. Great place try it you will be very happy you did.Takes alot of time and answers all your questions."
    susan e.
  • "Doc and staff have provided my fur babies with excellent care for years. They are thorough and capable of handling routine veterinary care, as well as complex medical issues that arised with one of our pups. Highly recommend this practice!"
    Danielle N.
  • "We brought our rabbit to get his nails clipped. They are the friendliest people and took excellent care of him!! Can’t wait to bring our new puppy there for his needs when we bring him/her home!!"
    rachel a.

Featured Articles

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Office Hours - By Appointment - Closed for Lunch

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed