Welcome to South Orlando Animal Hospital. At South Orlando Animal Hospital (SOAH), our mission is to provide the level of medical care and support for your loving pet you want for yourself and the rest of your family. Sincere concern. Prompt attention. The latest equipment and methods. Knowledgeable, experienced professionals who stay on top of the constantly changing body of knowledge. Thoughtful, complete and clear definition of options. Guidance to help you make the right choices.

At South Orlando Animal Hospital we are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care for your pets to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases and surgical care, we have the expertise to provide the care your pet needs at every stage of life.

Please browse our website to learn more about our animal clinic and the services we provide for companion animals in Orlando and the surrounding areas. View videos, take a virtual tour of our veterinary hospital, read testimonials, and find details about upcoming events. Please call our office today at (407)855-1297 for all your pet health care needs.

At South Orlando Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Orlando Veterinarian | South Orlando Animal Hospital | (407) 855-1297

11265 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Megan Dowst

    We are pleased to announce the newest member of our staff, Dr. Dowst! She is a recent graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, baking and spending time with her boyfriend and dog. We hope you will join us in giving her a warm welcome to SOAH!

  • Dr.
    Glenn Finnell & Dr. Genye Hawkins

    Dr. Glenn Finnell and Dr. Genye Hawkins met while attending school at Auburn University School of Veterinary medicine. After graduation in 1981, they married and moved to Orlando to begin their practices. They opened South Orlando Animal Hospital in 1985. They have one son, Michael, and a variety of pets including dogs, cats and an occasional stray reptile or wild furry creature.

  • Dr.
    Marcia Cushing

    Dr. Marcia Cushing is a 1979 graduate of Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the SOAH staff in 1991 after practicing medicine in the Orlando area for several years. She enjoys a large variety of pets including Chip, the office clown, cats, rabbits and chickens.

  • Dr.
    Nancy Mingle

    Dr. Nancy Mingle is a 1986 graduate of Tuskegee University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the SOAH staff in August 2000 after practicing in the Crescent City and East Palatka area since 1987. She has one daughter. Her pets are Daisy, a terrier mix and Tootsie the cat.

  • Dr.
    Jeffrey Esch

    Dr. Esch graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Dawgs) where he graduated in 2007. He enjoys golf, tennis, camping, and spending time with his Dachshund Armstrong and his Sphynx, Harry.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Cushing and Dr. Mingle (and the rest of the doctors and staff) have many times gone out of their way over the last 15 years or so to take care of my dogs. I'd recommend them without any reservation!"
    Tom Beaton / Orlando, FL

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