Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center is a full-service, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic and boarding facility located on the 17 Street Causeway. We treat and board dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits and other exotics (except reptiles).  Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center services include, but are not limited to: Exams, Vaccines, Surgery, Dentistry (with or without sedation), Radiology, Ultrasound, Stem Cell Therapy (for osteoarthritis), Microchipping, Laboratory, House Calls, Health Certificates, Boarding, Bathing, Medical Grooming, Diet Counseling, and much more.  Thank you South Florida for making Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center the fastest growing animal hospital and boarding facility in Broward County. Come by and meet Dr. Javier Gonzalez and the staff to find out what all the buzz is about! Specialties: dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, exotics Biography:  Dr. Javier Gonzalez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. As a young kid, Dr. Gonzalez always dreamed of one day becoming a veterinarian. He did so in 2004. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Florida International University in Miami, FL in 2000. He then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, a small island in the Caribbean and completed his senior year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from vet school in January of 2004, Dr. Gonzalez moved to New York and practiced veterinary medicine in Long Island. After living and working there for a year, he decided to move back to the Sunshine State after long winter days convinced him that New York was not the Empire State for him. Dr. Gonzalez practiced at a local animal hospital for the last 7 years and has now opened his new veterinary center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Gonzalez enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but has a special interest in preventive medicine. He shares his life with his life partner as well as Charlie (miniature schnauzer), Bentley (shih-poo), Kiki (cat), Lola (cat), Bobbi (Goffin's cockatoo) and Sophia (blue Quaker parakeet) and many fish tanks. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, the theater and movies, swimming, bike riding and keeping a healthy lifestyle (except for sweets and diet cola). Come by Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center today and meet Dr. Gonzalez and the staff. Free tours are given daily.
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Jenna R.


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I have been bringing my cat and my dog here since they opened. Dr. Gonzalez is amazing. I make all of my friends go here now too.

Joshua A.


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Dr. Gonzalez and his staff are extremely welcoming and professional! As good as it gets. Whenever I board my cat at the clinic or if he needs medical attention, I feel that he is in the best hands and never have to worry at all. I HIGHLY recommend this clinic!



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If you are looking for a new vet or to make a change. You owe yourself and your animals a visit to Dr. Gonzalez. His prices are good, but the care is exceptional!!!

Yhaley Y.


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Dr. Gonzalez and the staff are wonderful, very friendly and passionate with what they do. I would gladly recommended them and continue taking my girl for her medical and boarding needs.



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Dr. Gonzalez actually gets right down on the floor with treats, and takes time to make our pets feel special, as well as the owners! I interviewed many vets before I chose to go with Dr. Gonzalez. He actually took the time to take me around, show me all the different rooms and explain how an animal is treated. Being that my husband and I travel internationally, on a frequent basis, we have to obtain the health certificates for our dog. This is definitely the place to bring your pet. Dr. Gonzalez (and staff), I thank you for your professionalism and for the care you show our dog. Kudos to you!

Madison N.


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There is no doubt in my mind my puppy will continue seeing Dr. Gonzalez and his staff for years to come! This is the best vet I have ever come too and my pup does not hate coming.



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Dr. Gonzalez is the most amazing vet ever. The clinic is gorgeous and the staff is friendly and helpful! Dr. Gonzalez truly cares about his patients and the clients; it shows from the moment you walk into his clinic. I would recommend this clinic over ANY. Once you meet Dr. Gonzalez and experience his beautiful clinic and the personal and loving care your four-legged babies receive..... You will never want to go anywhere else.

Donald D.


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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Gonzalez and his staff. First of all, the location is convenient. Second, the office is not only up to date, but it's absolutely clean. Third, the vet tecs are great and they truly love and care for your pet. Fourth, Dr. Gonzalez is an absolute gem.

Yemil L.


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I can't say enough about Dr Gonzalez and his staff. He's been so wonderful to our Max. Whenever we used to go to our old vet our dog Max would cringe in the back seat. Now we say we are going to see Dr G and he's excited to go!! He's always there for us. His staff is professional and caring. I would recommend taking your pets here. I'll never take our pets anywhere else.



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"First, when you walk in the door you immediately notice the fresh, clean smell of a hospital that is well taken care of. The decor is beautiful and not too cluttered. I feel like my animals can relax and if my pet has an accident the staff is right there to help me clean it up.

Second, the staff is just wonderful. Always smiling, always attentive to me and my pets, and always accommodating. I've called Dr. Gonzalez in emergency situations and he is right there to help no matter the time of day. He takes pride in his practice and truly loves animals."



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Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center is simply the best in town. Being an animal lover I really consider who I trust to take care of my animals and Dr. Gonzalez and his staff exceeded my expectations

Jacklin N.


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"Dr. gonzalez and his staff are amazing .

Thank you for all the care you gave me and to my dog !!!!!!

i will see you all soon"



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My young lab mix loves going to Dr. Gonzalez! Clean office, friendly staff. I have brought her here a few times. Once was unfortunately for a severe allergic reaction. The staff took great care of her & even gave us their personal number in case we had problems after hours. I had a few lingering questions the next day and it was easy to talk to the doctor personally when I called the office. He spent another 15 minutes explaining things to me. Even for the emergency visit, the total was approximately $80 for everything (exam, shots, meds). Of course, prices for medications are more expensive than what you can get online, but they very similar to other vet offices. I highly recommend this practice.



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I have 2 dogs that I have been taking to Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center for almost 2 years now. First: the hospital itself is very nice, very clean, smells good, and beautifully designed. Second: the staff is always welcoming and very knowledgable. When I come in me and my dogs are always greeted with a warm smile and my dogs loves the attention. Third: the doctor is unlike any other. Dr. Gonzalez knows exactly what he's doing and is not in the business of doing things that are unnecessary. Everything from cost to the procedure is expressly laid out for me so i can truly make an informed decision. Dr. Gonzalez treats my pets as if they were his own and truly makes me feel so comfortable when they are in his care. Fort Lauderdale is lucky to have such a great vet in the area and I encourage everyone who loves their pets to bring them to a place where they'll be love just as much.

Alice E.


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Simply the best place on earth for all of your pets and our rescue dogs! Dr. Gonzalez and his staff on such caring people!

Desha W.


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Great vet and great staff!! We will use them every time we are in the area! They went out of their way to handle the anxiety of our rescue dog to make him comfortable while we did some traveling. Great job!! I just recommended you to some other contacts!



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Truly outstanding experience every single time we have gone. My little boxer Charlye drags me from our car into his office doors she is so excited every time we go. Javier is uniquely good at what he does!



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We love Dr. Javier and his team! First class care. The care is very personalized. I have sent him pictures in a text message when I think something is just not right with one of our two four legged kids and he responds back immediately-most often than not letting me know all is okay and no reason to come in. Who does that in this day and age! Any other Vet would want you to come in to charge you for an office visit. You never feel like a number. It's about the best care and fair costs. Dr. Javier and his team give back supporting and raising funds and awareness for many animal charities and doing his part to at in charge take care of animals in need. We have two Golden's and Dr. Javier has been our family pet doctor for 8 years.



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The most wonderful place for all critters.. Loving caring and accurate with the care!!

Nann N.


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All I can say is WOW.. They took care of my cat and dog while I was on a cruise.. They were so well cared for and actually wanted to stay .. A great place .

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Medication, Preventative Medicine, Prescription Diets, Dental Care Products, Pet Hygiene Supplies, Skin Products, Vitamins, Pill Pockets, Flea & Tick Preventatives, Laborator, Animal Hospital, Veterinarian, Veterinarian House Calls, Pet Clinic, Veterinary Care, Emergency Veterinarian Service, Pet Hospital, Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Kennel, Cat Boarding, Dog Boarding, Veterinary Dental Services, Orthopedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Veterinary Laboratory
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Fort Lauderdale Beach, Oakland Park, Sunrise, Fort Everglades, Hollywood, Pompano Beach
Boarding, Cat Boarding, Dog Boarding, Bird Boarding, Exotic Pet Boarding, Kennel, House Calls, In-house Laboratory, Sedation
English, Spanish

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Broward County Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association, Broward County Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinarians, Pet Boarding & Kennels, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinary Specialty Services
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