About Us

Large Animal Care

Kanapaha Veterinary Services is a large animal ambulatory practice serving North-Central Florida. Our service area includes (but not limited to) Gainesville, Newberry, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Lake Butler, Lacrosse, Ft. White, Lake City, Live Oak, Trenton, Chiefland, Bell, Bronson, Williston and Micanopy. Our practice treats backyard to performance horses, cattle, goats, sheep, alpacas, llamas, pigs and occasionally large-breed exotic species. Services include preventative care, vaccinations, dentistry, emergency care, surgery, lameness evaluation, shock wave therapy, acupuncture, pre-purchase exams, in-house Coggins testing, digital radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy. Our veterinarian – Eric Hiers – has trucks equipped to provide full service care in a field setting. Contact us with your questions or schedule an appointment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Eric A. Hiers – Veterinarian

ericDr. Hiers was raised in the Orange Park/Green Cove Springs area in North Florida, but has been residing in Gainesville since 1997. He received his BS and Masters degrees from the University of Florida, Department of Animal Sciences, specializing in reproductive herd management of beef cattle. Following graduation from the UF Veterinary School in 2007, he joined Dr. Ted Yoho with Kanapaha Veterinary Services, and has been serving the North-Central Florida area ever since.

Eric is married to Allison Hiers, and is a proud parent to 3 amazing children, Colton, Taylor and Ashton. Outside of work Eric enjoys spending time with family, golfing, fishing, and trail riding. Dr. Hiers enjoys being active in local FFA and 4-H chapters. Dr. Hiers is currently a Courtesy Assistant Professor in the large animal department at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Laura Jackson – Office Administrator

L-J-HORSE2Laura has a life-long love of horses and it is that passion that brought her into the equine veterinary field nearly 20 years ago. She has been a valued asset to KVS since her move to the Trenton area in 2005. She is a certified EIA laboratory technician and runs our North Florida Equine Laboratory. Laura’s office is located at our sister company, Trenton Animal Hospital. She can be reached by email or at 352-463-7100. Laura prides herself in client relations and is happy to help you and your pet any way she can!