Lawrence N. Garcia

Clinical Assistant Professor – Shelter Medicine

Lawrence N. Garcia
Lawrence Garcia

Veterinary Community Outreach Program

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
PO Box 100126
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL  32608-0125
FAX: 352-846-2445


  • Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine, University of Florida, 2015
  • DVM, Auburn University, 2009
  • MS, Animal Science, Auburn University, 2004
  • BS, Animal Science, Auburn University, 2001

Research Interests

  • Surgical training techniques
  • Shelter medicine
  • Disaster response and preparedness

University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



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