Welcome to Oakwood Animal Hospital

Who We Are

Oakwood Animal Hospital was founded in 1972 and holds the reputation of having loyal relationships with clients founded on their knowledge, compassion and service. Our friendly, highly trained staff and doctors look forward to nurturing the human-animal bond between you and your furry family member. We are committed to our own continuing education as well as keeping up-to-date technology in our hospital. This allows us to begin more appropriate treatments should your pet be ill or injured. Our efforts are devoted to keeping your pet healthier and happier. We have built a team of professionals who continue to thrive in making Oakwood Animal Hospital one of the best in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Whatever your needs may be, we offer a service that will exceed your expectations.

The strong points of our philosophy are our teamwork attitude, our emphasis on communication, and maintaining a relaxed, family atmosphere. We believe in the delivery of modern medical treatment to our patients in the most compassionate and humane manner that we can carry out, as well as being caring and sensitive with our clients.

What makes us different?

Your furry family is part of our family and when you step into Oakwood Animal Hospital we strive to make you feel at home. It is our lifelong interest to continue improving our professional knowledge and skill set so that we may practice our profession with dignity and in keeping within the principles of veterinary medical ethics. We look forward to being your ‘other family doctor’.

What do we offer?

Oakwood Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital. We offer many services that set us apart from other veterinary clinics. These services include: internal medicine, surgery, oncology, dermatology, cold laser therapy, laboratory services, pharmacy, microchipping and boarding for both our canine and feline patients. See our Services Page for more details.

AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
Dr. Amber L Deese

Fear Free Certified

The staff and veterinarians at Oakwood have completed additional training and implemented new techniques to make our hospital and our interactions with your furry family members a positive and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Fear, stress, and anxiety can have a long term detrimental effect on your pet’s overall health. We have embraced the Fear Free initiative and believe that by working in combination with pet owners to prevent and treat stress associated with veterinary visits we can build positive lasting relationships with pets and their owners.

Cat Friendly Practice

We are proud to have earned a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice® designation from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. As a Cat Friendly Practice® we take extra steps to reduce the stress associated with your cat’s veterinary visit, making it a calmer experience for you and your cat. Our veterinary staff is trained to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic, and caring manner. When you see our Cat Friendly Practice® designation certificate, you can be confident your cat will be given exceptional care and attention through all phases of the visit including examinations, procedures, and/or hospitalization. You’ll love the way we care for your cat. If this is your first veterinary visit to our clinic, or if your cat tends to get stressed when traveling, please ask our staff for tips on acclimating your cat to the carrier and reducing the stress of traveling prior to your appointment.