In 2009, we were accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).  Did you

know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent

of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited  when it is not. In actuality,

only 12% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.


Welcome to SunShine Animal Hospital were we have been "Caring for Pets Like Family" since 1993. We serve Melbourne, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Satellite Beach and the surrounding areas.

​We have a cutting edge facility providing the latest advances in veterinary medicine.  We offer on-site lab testing, digital X-rays, abdominal & cardiac ultrasound, intensive care unit, computerized medical records, on-site pharmacy, hospitalization, IV-fluids, EKG, chemotherapy, advanced dentistry, soft tissue & orthopedic surgery, laser therapy and platelet rich plasma  therapy.  Additionally, we offer boarding and bathing services Sunshine Animal Hospital in Melbourne Kennel in Melbourne