Alex Alvarez

Intern, Small Animal Surgery

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
UF Small Animal Surgery Service
PO Box 100126
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0126
FAX: 352-392-6125


  • DVM, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012

Professional Experience

  • Small Animal/Zoo-Exotic Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Rotating Internship. Valley Animal Hospital and The Reid Park Zoo, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Lerner Scholarship for Excellence in Wildlife and Zoological Medicine, Spring 2011 University of Florida
  • J.E. Salsbury Scholarship for Veterinary Leadership and Academic Excellence, Fall 2011 University of Florida
  • Kaytee Avian Excellence Scholarship, Spring 2012 University of Florida
  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians- Wildlife Pharmaceuticals “Future of our Profession” Student Research Competition, Runner-Up Fall 2012

Research Interests

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Exotic/Zoo Animal Medicine and Surgery

University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



Veterinary Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinary staff is ready to assist.

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