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(407) 855-1297 H

(407) 855-1297

Our Hospital


South Orlando Animal Hospital was founded by husband and wife team, Dr. Glenn Finnell and Dr. Genye Hawkins. The hospital opened on November 1, 1985. Today the hospital staff is made up of five veterinarians and a support staff of twenty. 




In the spring of 2000 Drs. Finnell and Hawkins realized that the staff and clientele had outgrown the building. The doctors and numerous other professionals--architects, contractors, engineers, landscape architects, and decorators made plans to double the size of the outgrown building.  




The enlarged building made room for a business office, dog and cat waiting rooms, five exam rooms, a second surgery table, an enlarged isolation ward, a new cat boarding ward, a new boarding kennel with in-door/out-door runs and exercise yards, a grooming room and an employee lounge.  




South Orlando Animal Hospital has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1992. Only 14% of the veterinary practices in the United States and Canada have made this commitment to excellence. Member hospitals must voluntarily submit to periodic on-site evaluations where their facility, staff and services are judged on over 800 standards.

Though the hospital and staff have increased in size, South Orlando Animal Hospital remains a family oriented practice intent on providing the best in medical care for your pet without sacrificing the friendly atmosphere established in 1985.  

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  South Orlando 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.

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Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am Closed
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 12:00pm Closed