We are a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Michael Pegelow and Dr. Lara Sparks are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Miami veterinarian.

Our focus is to partner with you to ensure that your pet has the best preventative health care possible. While vaccines are an integral part of your pet's preventative health care plan, we recommend that you consider other important steps to keep your pet healthy. The rest of your pet's plan should include annual or semi-annual examinations, proper nutrition, obedience and behavioral training and preventative care testing. These things, along with recommended vaccinations will help to keep your pet happy and healthy for many years.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Well Care, Surgery, Boarding, Grooming, Digital X-rays, Ultrasound, Prescription Foods, Dentistry
  • Bloodwork, Bathing, De-ticking, Skin problems, Flea and tick prevention, & Heart worm prevention

Serviced Areas

  • Miami, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Dade, Cutler Bay, Kendall, South Miami

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Dr. Michael Pegelow
  City Miami, FL
  Zip Code 33176
  Address 14701 S. Dixie Hwy
  Phone Number (305) 238-5161
  Fax (305) 238-9297

Business Representative

Dr. Michael Pegelow

Veterinarian

Dr. Michael Pegelow has lived in Florida since 1984. He completed his undergraduate studies from University of Florida in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology with honors. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Products & Services

Services

Dixie Animal Hospital provides a variety of veterinary services in order to give your pet (s) exceptional health care in all aspects of their life. With areas of expertise in everything from preventative and routine care to nutritional programs, the staff at Dixie Animal Hospital are committed to providing your pet (s) with outstanding service. With a fully functional surgical room, complete x-ray system, and quick in-house laboratory equipment as well as access to outside laboratories for specific tests we are equipped to handle all the needs of your pet (s) . We are available for your convenience, serving the areas of Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, the Falls area, and many more. Please click the links below to see everything that Dixie Animal Hospital has to offer to you and your companions!

  • I would recommend this business

Fantastic experience! Was very worried about my kitty. Dixie Animal Hospital was recommended. Could not have been more pleased. They were able to give me an appointment the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone was amazing, especially since I was a nervous wreck! My kitty was picked up from my car and returned with explicit instructions on medicines to be administered. I was overwhelmed but was able to call and get clarification! The vet called me the following morning to check on kitty and again on Monday. Wonderful feeling! Thanks again to everyone at Dixie Animal Hospital!

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  • I would recommend this business

One of the most professional vets in South Florida. Their passion and care for our animals is amazing. After both times we've taken our cats, the doctor has followed up with us numerous times to check in on them. We've been extremely impressed.

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  • I would recommend this business

Recently began taking our cats to Dixie Animal Hospital. The entire staff has been caring, patient, and provided EXCELLENT communication. One of our kitties has been having trouble healing from a tooth extraction, and the number follow up phone calls to check on her, as well as the ability to send photos for feedback and to determine if an additional follow up visit was needed (which it was, and they squeezed us in the same day to get her the care she needed!), has been much appreciated. Highly recommend Dixie Animal Hospital!

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  • I would recommend this business

I have had horrible experiences with vets. I have a pure breed cat and 3 tabby cats. I have always struggled finding the perfect vet that I trusted without concern. I finally found the most awesome vet! I always, and I mean ALWAYS, receive a call back and a follow up after every visit! My cats to me are family and I feel like our vet approaches my concerns with all of his attention and care. I will staying with Dr. Pegelow for ever!

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  • I would recommend this business

Excellent facility with a compassionate staff. We are big fans of Dr. Rainey.

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  • I would recommend this business

We take both our dogs here and while it is expensive, we do appreciate the care our pets receive from Dr. Pegalow and the rest of the staff. They always call after our appointments to see how our dogs are doing, which is a nice touch! Often it is Dr. Pegalow calling himself. He is very attentive and takes his time with each animal. We do like Dixie Animal Hospital and will always look to them for our pets' medical needs.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Knowledgeable doctors and friendly staff, open on Saturdays
  • Location is far from home

The doctors and staff at Dixie Animal Hospital have been wonderful since day one. We've brought our dog to Dr. Pegelow for everything, and we have been very happy with the level of service and care that he and the staff Dixie Animal Hospital have provided! Dr. Pegelow always takes the time to answer all our questions, and always calls after an appointment to follow up on our dog. Highly recommend.

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Customer Testimonials

Took our Goldendoodle for her yearly. First time without Dr. Rainey. Had a wonderfull vet, Dr. Sparks. She was great with Zoey and explained everything as we went along. Hope she will be permanent.


Dr. Pegelow truly cares about the well being of his patients -- the four and two legged ones! As an allied pet professional I whole heartedly recommend Dixie Animal Clinic to anyone who asks for a referral to a compassionate, knowledgeable and professional veterinary practice in south east dade. The vets at Dixie has decades of experience combined, a state of the art facility, staff with positive attitudes, the list goes on. It's obvious Dixie animal hospital and Dr. Pegelow are passionate about what they do. Thank you Dixie for being amazing!


The Dixie Animal Hospital it's a very neat and clean place. Staff are doctors are very nice and professional. I have used their services a few times and I like it.


My pets have been patients at Dixie Animal Hospital for several years. Throughout the staff and doctors have been caring, professional and very knowledgable. The hospital is very clean and offers grooming and boarding which is very convenient. When my dog died i found the entire staff very compassionate. I highly recommend Dixie Animal Hospital and Doctor Pegelow.


They genuinely care for your animals. I am very pleased and so is our Louie. Love you guys , God bless what you do♡


My husband and I appreciate Dixie Animal Hospital and the vets, and the staff there. We feel that they love seeing our dog Charley Brown and that they give him the best care possible. We are confident in their expertise in caring for our dog and would highly recommend them to any dog owner.


I had a great experience at the Dixie Animal Hospital. The staff and doctors their were very caring for my sick little cat, Indy. I recommend them highly. Thank you Dixie Animal Hospital and especially Dr Pegelow.


For us our dogs are our family. Dr Pegelow and his staff are brilliant and go out of their way to make sure our dog gets the best care possible. They have guided us through all his problems so we have been able to make the best choices for him.


For the past 6 years, I've been bringing my 2 dogs and 2 cats to Dixie Animal Hospital. They have received excellent and compassionate care from the 3 vets on staff. When my beloved, 12 year old English setter needed an operation for cancer., Dr. Rainey took great care of him, and saw that he got the expert treatment he needed, including the operation, overnight stay, and medicine. He also reassured me, when I was very distraught. The 3 vets consult with each other all of the time, and with specialists when needed. Dr. Pegelow saved this same dog when he had a huge infection on his leg. Dr. Kittrell operated on my dog, Dolly when she had a hernia. The staff is also very caring. The cost of treatment is very reasonable. Dixie is a great place to take your pets!


I brought my dog into the clinic for a second opinion, letting them know that we could not afford to pay lot of money to cure our dog if the problem was severe. Dr. Pegelow was aware of the situation he did a check up on our dog looked at the lab results and gave me some suggestions. He called to check up on our dog to see how she was doing. When I had problems I called the clinic and they got a prescription ready for me to pick up. Dr. Pegelow called me again to check up on our dog's condition and gave me some other helpful suggestions. This Clinic has been very caring, professional, detail oriented, clean, conscientious, and overall a GREAT place to take your animal. We have never had a vet call on our animals before. THEY ARE A GREAT ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY!


Dr. Pegelow is a great. He is smart and kind. The best combination for a Veterinarian. We have gone to him for 10+ years and have always had a great experience.

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From Our Website

Dixie Animal Hospital is proud to serve the Miami area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital, at your service in the Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Cutler Ridge, the Falls area and many other parts of Miami, is run by Dr. Michael Pegelow, who is a licensed, experienced veterinarian. He is joined by Dr. Lara Sparks; an integral part of our team. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Dixie Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.


While some pets die of old age in the comfort of their own home, many others become seriously ill, get injured in some way or experience a significantly diminished quality of life as they grow very old. In these situations, it may be necessary for you to consider having your pet euthanized in order to spare it from pain and suffering. It is a difficult decision to make, but not an uncommon one. Many of the staff at our hospital are pet owners themselves and have experienced these same hardships.


Feeding your pet the proper nutrition is important for the well being of your pet's natural defense system against disease. At Dixie Animal Hospital nutrition goes beyond what you are feeding your pet and how much of it to feed. Our nutrition counseling starts with a veterinary exam to determine your pet's body score. The exam also includes practical advice on exercise routines, how to switch foods, create an exercise regiment and how to encourage your pet to drink and eat. The veterinarian will work with you throughout your pet's life stages to determine the best diet and exercise routine to keep your pet at a healthy weight and protect them against disease.


At Dixie Animal Hospital we know that preventative care is essential to a healthy, long life in pets. We offer a variety of services to help maintain that healthy life and prevent avoidable concerns which may arise. We focus on preventative care to extend and improve overall pet health. Bringing your pet in for routine check-ups allow us to diagnose various diseases. These sometimes avoidable diseases can be very serious, costly and sometimes fatal diseases. Dixie Animal Hospital strongly recommends keeping your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations.


Our veterinary staff is fully capable of delivering a complete thorough examination leading to a tentative diagnosis as well as performing emergency surgery during regular business hours. Please inform us prior to your visit of any accidents or situations that will be cause for preparation on our part by contacting our office immediately at (305) 238-5161. We are not a 24-hour emergency clinic but do want to provide with the best care around the clock. Therefore, we would like to bring to your attention some options that you may want to consider in the event of an emergency.


Dental disease is the most common disease seen by veterinarians: 70-85% of pets over the age of 2 have some form of dental disease. Dental disease is an often-overlooked threat to the comfort and health of your pet. Because dental disease often has few readily apparent signs, bringing your pet in for a wellness examination is the only way to ensure detection. Following the exam, the veterinarian may recommend a particular dental cleaning schedule, oral care routine, or special treatment based on your pet's dental health needs.


Antinique Chinn joined Dixie Animal Hospital in August of 2013 but has been working in the animal health industry for the past 10 years. With her hard work and commitment to our facility, Antinique's efforts earned her the title of Assistant Technician Supervisor in August of 2016. A Miami native, Antinique graduated from Miami Edison Senior High in 2001 and then graduated from The English Center in 2003 with a Veterinary Assisting Certificate. She spent the last 10 years working for Animal Emergency Clinic taking care of multiple critical care patients each day!


Dixie Animal Hospital is equipped with bathing and grooming facilities to help your pet look and feel great. Bathing and grooming is available for both dogs and cats. Standard grooming care includes a bath, ear cleaning, nail trim, and brushing. We also offer tick bath, dip and removal services. Maintaining your pet's grooming needs will aid in preventing matting and skin issues. Dixie Animal Hospital does require that all patients be fully vaccinated as described in our boarding policies to be eligible for a bath.