COVID-19 Update:

In an effort to continue providing services while reducing the threat of the COVID-19 virus, Buck Lake Animal Hospital is happy to offer curbside pet pick up services from your car to our office, or the option to wait in your car instead of our waiting room. At risk clients who wish to take advantage of our curbside service can schedule their appointments, arrive, give us a call, and then wait for one of our friendly staff to come to your vehicle to get your pet. Our doctors and staff will communicate with you by phone.

Clients may also choose to wait in their car instead of our waiting room. Schedule your appointment, let the staff know when you arrive, and we will come out to get you when it is your pet’s turn. You may check in at the front desk, or call from the parking lot. 850-878-4799.

Welcome to Buck Lake Animal Hospital


Who We Are

Buck Lake Animal Hospital is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Dr. Carlos Varela and Dr. Blair Anderson in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a full service veterinary clinic that offers routine wellness exams, vaccinations, boarding, nutritional counseling, in-house diagnostics, digital radiography, surgical services, dental care including dental radiography, hospice, pain management in addition to a class IV therapeutic laser.

Dr. Varela, Dr. Anderson, and their team are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout your pet's life. They treat your pets with compassion, provide personal attention, and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care with an emphasis on client education. Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please call us today to schedule an appointment for all your pet health care needs.

Buck Lake Animal Hospital, located in Tallahassee, Florida, is only one of 13% of animal hospitals in North America that are AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Accredited. Although veterinary hospitals are not required to be accredited, we undergo a rigorous on-site evaluation process to ensure that we meet the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. These standards include the areas of patient care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pain management, pharmacy, safety, surgery, client services, anesthesia, contagious diseases, continuing education, dentistry, examination facilities, and medical records.