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

  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


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


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

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.

Value for money
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Overall ratingExcellent

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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