Shaffer Animal Hospital opened in August of 1999 in Oviedo, Florida by Drs. Kendra and Jeff Shaffer. After working alongside Dr. Kendra and Dr. Jeff for nearly nine years, Dr. Nicole Gerrish and Dr. Sarika Patel were very pleased to have the opportunity to purchase the practice when Dr. Jeff and Dr. Kendra retired. Dr. Gerrish and Dr. Patel strive to carry on the caring, compassionate, and quality care that clients and patients have come to expect over the years. Since opening the practice, the staff at Shaffer Animal Hospital have been blessed to serve the Oviedo area and have grown to fit our community’s need for a state-of-the-art small animal hospital, while offering grooming, training, and boarding. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your beloved companions!
Shaffer Animal Hospital’s mission is to provide the best possible care and utmost compassion for our clients and their companion pets. It is also a priority of our hospital to exemplify the highest level of professional conduct in providing for our clients and their pets.
Canine Influenza (H3N2)
Recently, there have been several confirmed cases of canine influenza(H3N2) in Central Florida. The symptoms to look for include coughing and discharge from the nose. This virus is easily spread and dogs at risk are exposed at dog shows, parks, grooming and boarding. For more information about the canine influence (H3N2) virus please read the University of Florida Pet Owners Fact Sheet.
We recently received the new vaccine for the canine influenza(H3N2). We are not requiring the vaccine for grooming and boarding but it will be strongly recommended. Dogs that are displaying any signs of influenza will be unable to use our boarding facility. If your pet is showing these signs please call our office for further instructions. If you would like to make an appointment for your dog to receive the vaccine please call our office or use our app to set up an appointment. 407-366-172
For all after hours emergencies
please contact the Veterinary Emergency Clinic at (407) 644-4449