Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center: For Comprehensive Veterinary Care

When your pet gets sick or injured, everyone in your household suffers. Your primary concern is finding a place where your pet can get immediate care. As a valued member of your family, your feline or canine is worthy of quality veterinary care. With over 40 years of experience, Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center is fully equipped to provide that care. Located in Gainesville FL, our animal hospital serves Gainesville and surrounding communities, making it easier for pet owners to get the services their pet needs.

Our Mission

At Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center, our goal is to improve the health and wellness of pets in our local community. We do so by offering your pet high-quality, personal care. Our team has years of collective experience in all aspects of pet care. We’re also used to handling all kinds of pets to include those who are shy, anxious, fearful or easily excitable. A visit to our facility enables you to benefit from our team's knowledge and expertise. 

As a full-service animal care facility, we offer the latest in medical diagnostic, preventative pet care, surgical and dental care. Through our comprehensive wellness exams and preventative care services, i.e. dental exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, nutrition counseling, etc., your feline or canine can enjoy better health from babyhood all the way through his senior years. Older pets need special care. Through our geriatric care, we can help your pet enjoy better health and wellness in his senior years.   

The Veterinary Services We Offer

We offer such basic services as routine spays and neuters, boarding and grooming, declawing for cats, teeth cleaning, flea and tick prevention, core vaccinations and more. Your Gainesville veterinarian is also experienced in routine and advanced surgical and dental procedures, anesthetics, alternative medicine, cardiology, and pet allergy diagnosis and treatment. In fact, we are among the few animal hospitals in Gainesville capable of providing radio and laser surgical procedures which can help your pup or kit recover at a faster rate.  

We maintain an in-house laboratory where your pet can get diagnostic tests and x-rays when needed. Having our own lab enables us to provide a faster diagnosis of your pet’s condition. Early diagnosis of diseases and conditions will enable your pet to start treatment sooner which will facilitate his recovery.

If you need to leave town and can’t take your pup, kit, bird or other exotic pet along, we offer quality boarding services that your pet will enjoy. As a patient of our animal hospital, your pet will feel right at home within a comfortable, familiar environment.

Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center

Schedule an Appointment Today, Contact Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville, FL!

To schedule a wellness exam or consult with a professional veterinarian, contact Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center today at 352-373-8055.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    David Menard

    Dr. David Menard DVM is the current Chief of Staff at MVMC. He is a graduate of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine class of 1989. In addition to Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville, Dr. Menard is senior partner at Paddock Park Animal Care Center in Ocala, Florida.His special interest is his family, hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, horses, dogs, cats or anything else his son Dylan likes to do.

  • Dr.
    Esther Devlin

    Dr. Esther Devlin moved to Gainesville in 1995 to attend the University of Florida. She graduated from UF with her bachelors degree in Animal Sciences in 1999.  She worked as a veterinary technician for several years before continuing her studies at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her DVM degree in 2006 and entered private practice. Dr. Devlin joined the Millhopper team in September of 2013. She has special interests in dentistry, dermatology and supporting the human-animal bond. Dr. Devlin and her husband, Nathan, have one son, William, who was born March of 2013. Additionally they share their home with 2 dogs and 1 cat.

  • Dr.
    Brian Harris

    Dr. Brian Harris joined the MVMC practice in 2008 as a graduate of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. His interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and neurology. A long-term goal of his is to become board certified in canine and feline practice from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Harris's hobbies include playing the guitar, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

  • Dr.
    Deborah Eib

    Dr. Deborah Eib joined our team of veterinarians in June of 2015. She is a Jacksonville, FL native and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida while working as a veterinary technician. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2014. Her medical interests include Dermatology and Behavioral medicine. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and exploring Florida’s natural wonders with her husband and their three dogs.


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  • ""I will continue to visit Dr. Harris and send new patients to see him. He is caring and a joy to be around.He is amazing with the pets and knows how to work with them as an individual rather than just another dog or cat.""
    Lisa M, Gainesville