Welcome to University Animal Clinic located in University Park, FL and offering veterinary care for all kinds of pets in the surrounding communities of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, and Sarasota. The motto of our veterinary center and animal hospital is that caring only requires love which we carry out every day by offering delicate , high quality medical care for our pet patients. Our veterinarians and staff promise to give your pet with the same concern, tenderness, and attention that we give to our own pet companions. We know the close relationship you have with your pet and will keep in close communication with you during any surgery, hospitalization, or illness healing that your pet undergoes.

Our veterinarians and staff have extensive experience and heal pets using the latest technologies in veterinary care. Dr. Robert Rill specializes in small and exotic animal medicine as well as surgery, and Dr. Tyrene Fellman specializes in internal medicine, oncology, and exotic medicine. Together with our veterinary hospital team , our staff is able to offer a comprehensive suite of services to care for your pet. We provide medical, dental and surgical services to care for the changing needs of your growing pet. Our vet staff is trained to provide urgent care and emergency veterinary treatment during our regular business hours. We are open 6 days a week to accommodate any busy schedule and work to get your pet seen as soon as possible.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Services for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Pocket Pets, Reptiles, Birds, Amphibians, Fish

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • AAHA

Serviced Areas

  • Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, and Sarasota

Contact Details

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  City Bradenton , FL
  Zip Code 34201
  Address 8239 Cooper Crk Boulv
  Phone Number (941) 355-7707

Products & Services

Veterinary Services

From dogs to rats, cats to amphibians, the University Animal Clinic serves the needs of all types of pets in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton, and surrounding communities. Our animal clinic’s highly skilled veterinarians and trained personnel are on hand six days a week, with our animal hospital open 8:30 a. m. to 6 p. m. Monday to Friday and 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. on Saturdays. Led by a knowledgeable veterinary team, our animal hospital offers emergency procedures, urgent care, and a wide array of services for cats, dogs, and exotic pets.

  • I would recommend this business

I found a tick on my puppy . I called the clinic and they said,”come on over “ . They ended up giving my puppy his first full exam !! So excited about this place! Wonderful staff! Very clean! We are very Happy!

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Leigh Samanowitz and every other person I've dealt with at University Animal Clinic has been wonderful! As long as I live in this area I will bring all of my pets here. Their thoughtful attention to detail (Like calling the day after a rabies shot to make sure there were no reactions) and vast knowledge will put you at ease no matter what you need for your animals.

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  • I would recommend this business

We recently had to put our beloved 14 year old Westie down. The entire staff from the very first phone call until we received his ashes. My daughters were tyring to figure out how to get his paw print last minute. In a card we received after the visit, they included his paw print. Our hearts runneth over! The Dr treated Jester as if it were her own pet. The tech was extremely sympathetic to our needs. What they didn't know is he had Jester since he was 15 weeks old and our girls were 8 and 11 at the time. Jester was our "son and brother" and my 50 year old husbands only pet he has ever had. They loved on him as much as we would have. I would recommend them to anyone with a pet. If and when we decide to bring in another dog into our family, they will be our vet again! Thank you for all the love and support for our Pup and his human family.

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  • I would recommend this business

We visited Dr. Sam for the first time today with our two cocker spaniels. Our first clear indication of what the practice was like came when Kasey took the histories on the girls: she was efficient, knowledgable, and very pleasant. Then Dr. Sam came in. She was energetic, reassuring to the dogs, easy to talk to, and willing to discuss a couple of concerns with us without talking down to us.

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  • I would recommend this business

In my experience these vet professionals of some of the very best. They always do a great job in making my chihuahua, Lola, feel comfortable and at ease. They really put a whole lot of love into what they do and it really shows. Personnel is also very friendly and understanding. Brandi in reception is very helpful and always has a smiling face to welcome us each time we come in. Casey, one of the vet techs, is wonderful and Lola really feels right at home with her. Dr. Fink, the veterinarian, is extremely thorough in her evaluations and great at explaining things to make owners feel comfortable.

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Customer Testimonials

When I first got my dog I started at a different vet. The vet was okay but when I switched to University Animal Clinic I realized how more attentive they were with my dog and how much information they were able to provide me about her breed. My dog hates coming to the vet and has never gotten used to nail trims but the staff deals very well with my baby's fears. Thank you!!


I couldn't be happier with my first visit there today for my new conure Missylou. Dr. Samanowitz is an extremely knowledgeable avian vet, very thorough, professional and friendly.. She answered all my questions and concerns and was also mindful of my budget. The techs are very talented as well and a very friendly and organized front desk staff made it a total pleasure. Lots of satisfied customers there, beautiful place, very clean. I would highly recommend this vet!


My ball python had a thermal burn, when I first noticed, I immediately made an appointment (after beginning initial treatments of course.) I made the appointment through petdesk since the office was closed and made it for two days after, assuming they wouldn't be able to serve a next day scheduled appointment. to my surprise they called me first thing in the morning after I had made the appointment, asking if I could come in that morning. This showed how much they genuinely care about your pet's health. They got me in right away after a bit of paperwork, the nurse was very knowledgeable and asked every question to make sure that the care I was giving was what my pet needed, and the doctor made sure that to let me know all the possible signs that I would need to come back for. everything I could ask for in a veterinarian, and so happy they were there when my boy needed them!


I recently adopted 2 kittens from an area shelter. Brought them to University Animal Clinic for their first check up. Staff at the front desk were professional and friendly. The nurse working with Fergie and Finnegan was very kind to my furbabies, and very informative to me. Dr.Sam has an amazing bedside manner! Everyone works well together, and you immediately get the feel that these guys really love their jobs :) And the facilities? Well, let's just say that when you walk in the door, all you see and smell is CLEAN! I highly recommend this clinic!


Really pleased with the care my dogs have received! Most recently, my Doberman Marley had orthopedic surgery and she received the very best attention. The techs are wonderful and were instrumental in keeping her calm and happy in the crate (which she hates). One tech even followed me home to assist in lifting Marley out of the car. Dr. Fink was great about coordinating the cardiologist and surgeon and staying in touch with both of them (and me!) to ensure a successful surgery. Thanks to all at UAC!


I love this clinic. When my kittens had stomach parasites they new exactly what to do. The kittens are now healthy and happy. The staff is very friendly and they are very knowledgeable.

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