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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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  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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  • Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by a spiral shaped bacteria. Dogs, cats, other animals and even people can be infected through exposure to urine, bite wounds, ingestion of infected flesh, or contact with contaminated soil, water and even bedding. Certain environmental conditions ...

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  • Dentistry

    Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly. Periodontal ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Tapeworms

    Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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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