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Welcome to Dixie Animal Hospital

If you live in the Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay or the surrounding areas of Miami, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dixie Animal Hospital is a local vet practice perfect for treating all types of cats and dogs. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Dixie Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Michael Pegelow and Dr. Lara Sparks are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Miami veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best vet care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (305) 238-5161 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Miami veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Miami pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

Well Pet Care and Prevention Services:

At Dixie Animal Hospital, our focus is to partner with you to ensure that your pet(s) has the best preventative health care possible. While vaccines are an integral part of your pet’s preventative health care plan, we recommend that you consider other important steps to keep your pet healthy. The rest of your pet’s plan should include annual or semi-annual examinations, proper nutrition, obedience and behavioral training and preventative care testing. These things, along with recommended vaccinations will help to keep your pet happy and healthy for many years.

We welcome your questions and comments! Thank you for considering Dixie Animal Hospital to provide for all of your pet’s health care needs.

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Meet Our Doctors

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  • Dr. Michael Pegelow, DVM
    Dr. Michael Pegelow, DVM

    Dr. Michael Pegelow graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with a degree in Zoology with honors. In 2004 he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree also at the University of Florida. He began practicing at Dixie Animal Hospital in 2004.

  • Dr. Lara Sparks, DVM
    Dr. Lara Sparks, DVM

    Dr. Lara Sparks graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1999 with a degree in Psychology and Natural Sciences with honors. In 2005 she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Louisiana State University.

  • dr jesenia carnero
    Dr. Jesenia Carnero DVM

    Dr. Jesenia Carnero is a Miami native born of Cuban parents. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.  She graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High and studied Biology at Florida International University. In 2005, Dr. Carnero completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Ross University in St. Kitts & Nevis. She concluded with her final year of clinical rotations at Louisiana State University. Dr. Carnero continued with a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in 2011. She has practiced in both New York and Miami and her special interests include small animal medicine and emergency medicine. She is currently enrolled in a small animal soft tissue ultrasound course. Dr. Carnero has two pets of her own; an adorable yorkie named Sophie and a senior cat named Dusty. In her spare time she is training for the next half marathon, learning to play the piano and learning to golf. 

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    Dr. Samantha Carter, DVM

    Dr. Carter was born in Valdosta, GA and spent her formative years with her sister and parents in beautiful, rural VA on a large farm with horses and other animals. The idyllic surroundings encouraged a natural interest and love for animals.

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    Dr. Carmen Morales, DVM

    Dr. Carmen Morales was born in Cuba, but grew up in Miami, Florida. While in Miami, Dr. Morales received her undergraduate from University in Miami. She then completed a wildlife internship at Disney's Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital.

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Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed