Dr. Cottrell has been chosen as Veterinarian of the Year by two different organizations!!


Dr. C was selected as Vet of the Year 2008 by the No More Homeless Pets coalition and by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. This is a great honor, and recognizes more than two decades of service to animals and the community.


Blogs, commentary, opinions, rants and raves from anyone who would like to submit. If you have an opinion on an animal or veterinary-related issue, email it to us and we'll publish it. If you have ideas, criticism or suggestions, we'll listen to those, too! Submit them here

Here is what we think:


Define Shelter: By Iaon Cottrell

I Rescued a Human Today

Dr. C.'s column about Michael Vick in the Gainesville Sun Aug 2007

Testimonial from "Kody" 

Poem by a Rescued Dog submitted by Darla

Click to read about Dr. C. and Iaon's first trip to New Orleans and see the photos.

Click to read about Dr. C and Iaon's second trip to New Orleans and see the photos.

The Day I Paid to Have My Best Friend Killed By: Kevin Folta




Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

- T.H. Thompson and John Watson


Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

- Author Unknown


Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. 

- Mark Twain


You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

- John Wooden


A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

- Dave Barry


Don't cast a shadow on anyone unless you're providing shade.

- Terri Guillemets


We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

- Immanual Kant


The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

- Mahatma Gandhi


A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.

- Hazel Nicholson


Until one has loved an animal,  a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France


All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.

 - Samuel Butler