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Our motto is that “Pets Are Family Too,” so when searching for a Sarasota animal clinic that will treat them as such, look no further! We, at Sarasota Veterinary Center, are happy to please and care for your pets.

Our doors have been open for business since 1983.


For the duration, we have been proudly serving the people and pets of Sarasota County. Dr. Dave Smith is the owner and lead veterinarian at this Sarasota animal clinic. Dr. Dave likes to surround himself with staff members whose love of animals and compassion is obvious to all who enter the center.

When your dog is coughing or seemingly has the sniffles, it can be a bit terrifying for you as a pet owner.


It sounds a lot worse and more serious than it actually is. Nonetheless, you’ll be frantically searching for dog coughing and sneezing treatments online or at a store. As humans, we know exactly what to do to soothe our sore throats or itchy eyes. For dogs, there are some things that you can do at home to serve as dog coughing and sneezing treatments for your stuffy pup!
Common Causes of Coughing and Sneezing:

Kennel Cough
As we’ve mentioned,

Dr. Smith veterinarian has been an animal lover since he was in the 6th grade and his love never waned. He received a scholarship to the University of Florida, where he eventually graduated.


He went on to become the managing partner for veterinary emergency centers in the Fort Lauderdale area, while owning and working at numerous other animal clinics. Dr. Smith veterinarian was very active in the veterinary community in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. After 19 years of practicing in Southeast Florida, Dr. Smith moved to Sarasota, in July 2006. Dr. Smith veterinarian is now the owner of Sarasota

Many new dog owners find themselves asking the question “at what age should I neuter my puppy?”
While it really isn't recommended to perform such a procedure on a newborn puppy, it is absolutely best to have the surgery performed before your puppy reaches sexual maturity.

The ASPCA answers the question “at what age should I neuter my puppy,” by stating that it should take place before puppies reach sixth months of age. Doing it at this time helps to avoid behavior problems associated with not neutering your dog.

Regarding male puppies, when they are eight weeks old, their testicles

On occasion, you may notice your pup not quite being herself.

She’s not as quick as she used to be and her sweet little eyes may look a little sad. It’s possible your dog has upset stomach symptoms, which can happen from time to time. Before you rush to bring her into our center, take a look at the signs you should be aware of and how to get her back on the right track.  
Some of the common symptoms to look out for are: 

She’s been passing gas more than usual. 
She may be dry heaving, experiencing diarrhea, and/or vomiting.  

Your premier family pet center is right here at Sarasota Veterinary Center!  
Our doors have been open for business since 1983. For the duration, we have been proudly serving the people and pets of Sarasota County. We also serve in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, providing high quality veterinary services in all locations in a compassionate manner. Dr. Dave Smith purchased the family pet center Sarasota proudly hosts in 2006. He quickly integrated his philosophy of practicing preventative medicine with a strong emphasis on outstanding customer service. 

Dr. Dave likes to surround himself with staff members whose love of animals and compassion is

Warm weather brings many joys, but there are some potential pains associated with it as it relates to your dog.


It’s typically the time to look forward to outdoor activities like hiking and swimming, but if those pesky fleas are anywhere around, it can be quite bothersome. The last thing you want is to do a flea dip before the season really kicks off! So, what can you do to prevent these blood sucking parasites from chomping on your dog? Read on to learn how to prevent a premature flea dip for your doggie.
Choose Spot-On Treatments
These drops work proactively

That time of year is steadfastly approaching.


Many humans aren’t looking forward to it and the same goes for many pups. It’s almost allergy season! With dog allergies itching and discomfort go hand and hand, but are you sure if that’s what may be ailing your dog? Here are 10 signs that may indicate that your pup may be suffering from seasonal allergies. If he’s displaying these symptoms, bring him into our office, Sarasota Veterinary Center, for relief.


Dog Allergies Itching Symptoms
Is your dog constantly scratching himself? This is one of the most tell-tale sign of allergies. This is especially