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Lake Howell Animal Clinic

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856 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 628-8000
Fax: (407) 628-8412

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am1:00pm
Thursday7:00am6:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Considering a Pet? Consider Adoption First!
 
Five to seven MILLION cats and dogs are euthanized in United States shelters every year.

Fifty percent of dogs and seventy percent of cats in shelters are euthanized just because no one will adopt them. Many animals have to die as a result of overpopulation when they would have made wonderful pets. Animal overpopulation invariably leads to animal abuse and abandonment

As far as dogs, with the boom of the so-called “designer breeds” this problem has become more noticeable. Puppy stores and pet stores know how to catch the consumer’s eye with “too cute for words” puppies. These puppies tend to be over-priced and are often sick and suffering from the results of inbreeding. 

The reality is that the majority of pet store puppies come from puppy mills:

  • Puppy mills are inhumane breeding factories whose only purpose is to produce puppies for profit.

  • Dogs are kept their entire lives in dirty, wire cages, stacked on top of each other.

  • Urine and feces drip down from one cage to the other.

  • The animals are not treated with love, are poorly fed, do not get any exercise or activity and do not receive even the most basic veterinary care.

  • The conditions in which these animals live promote infection and genetic/birth defects that are passed on through inbreeding.

  • The female dogs are continuously bred from the time they get their first heat cycle, until they can no longer produce any more puppies.

We often hear pet owners say that they “saved” a puppy from a pet store. However, for every puppy that comes from a puppy mill and bought at a store, thousands more are left behind and both the store and the puppy mill still make their profit. It seems that it only serves to preserve the existence of puppy mills. 
The simplest way for all of us to help with the pet overpopulation problem is to start by spaying and neutering our own pets. And to go even further, adopt and save your next pet from a rescue group

Nydia Melissa Perez, DVM and Orlando Diaz-Figueroa, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Specialty)

Veterinary Services

Welcome to Lake Howell Animal Clinic

"Your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern."

Your Dog, Cat, and Exotics Veterinarian in Maitland, FL
Call us at (407) 628-8000

Veterinary Services:
  • Medical Care

  • Dental Care

  • Orthopedics

  • Surgery

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Critical Care

  • Vaccinations

  • Boarding

  • Diet & Nutrition

  • Referrals

  • Education

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

We like the knowledge of both Dr.Diaz and Dr.Perez so much- we moved from another clinic we had been with for ten years. I highly recommend them both.

- Robin L. / Maitland, FL

I can say with much certainty that not many will do what you (Dr.Diaz) did for me. Not many are out there who have so much benevolence in their heart to help out others, particularly in the medical profession. My heart is filled with thankfulness towards you. I would also like to thank your staff which is equally as loving and caring. They showed tremedous sensitivity towards me and dealt with me in kindness.

- Vijai T. / Maitland, FL

Dr Perez has been the vet for my 3 dogs for over 5 years and I can't say enough good things about her care and the well being she has for my pups. Nancy is also very knowledgeable and wonderful. She takes the time needed to answer all my questions and gives me the best course of action when they're ill.

- Janis L. / Orlando, FL

Office Hours

WE ARE CLOSED FROM 12:00PM - 1:30PM ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS. DROP OFF AND PICK UP FOR OUR BOARDING FACILITY NO LATER THAN 5:00PM ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS AND NO LATER THAN 12:00PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.  
DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am1:00pm
Thursday7:00am6:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Contact

  • (407) 628-8000
  • 856 Lake Howell Road Maitland, FL 32751
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