Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Okeechobee, FL. We offer services to Large and Small Animal clients. The professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Okeechobee County and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and obtain more information about how Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.


Jim Harvey <br/> DVM photo

Jim Harvey

Dr. Harvey graduated from Auburn University in 1978. He soon returned to his hometown of Okeechobee, Florida to begin a long career in veterinary medicine. Working for many years primarily as a food animal and equine practitioner, his focus has now shifted to small animal medicine and surgery. 

In addition to veterinary practice, Dr. Harvey operates his family ranch raising purebred Braford cattle and Cracker horses, breeds that are native to the state of Florida.

Candace Davis <br/> DVM photo

Candace Davis

Dr. Davis graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and joined the staff at OVH in 1987. She now limits her practice to canine and feline medicine and surgery. She believes that focusing on preventive health, such as weight management, dental health, appropriate vaccinations, and spaying or neutering, will allow our pets to live long, active lives.
Dr. Davis and her husband are the parents of two adult children. They have a small cow herd used to produce show calves for local 4-H and FFA members. They support their Texas A&M Aggies and enjoy returning to College Station and the Texas Hill Country as much as possible for barbecue and true Country music.

Dusti Small</br> DVM photo

Dusti Small

Dr. Dusti Small was raised on a large, diversified, family farm in Delaware where she showed Holstein cows, as well as meat and wool sheep. From a very young age her educational pursuits were guided by her interest in the inheritance of genetic traits in production animals, and her passion to help family-run agricultural operations become more successful, sustainable, and prosperous. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree of Distinction in Animal Science with a concentration in Biotechnology and minors in Biology and French from the University of Delaware while conducting RT-PCR research on immune factors tying acidosis to laminitis in dairy cattle. She then completed a dual Master of Science program in Animal Science and Animal Nutrition at North Carolina State University, with a research project in niacin supplementation in lactating dairy cattle. Finally, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with a certificate in Food Animal Medicine from the University of Florida in 2013.

Dr. Small is happily married to her husband John, and they have two sons. As a family, they enjoy church, gardening, cooking, and of course, eating their creations. They also spend as much time as possible pursuing new cultural experiences, observing nature, and traveling to visit family.

Andrew  Gilliland<br/> DVM photo

Andrew Gilliland

Dr. Gilliland joined the OVH team in June of 2016 upon receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2016. He was born and raised in Sylacauga, AL. He and his wife Raylan both enjoy family, Auburn football and spending time in the outdoors.
Dr. Gilliland is passionate among all aspects of veterinary medicine with a particular interest in both Small and Large Animal Surgery.

Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital

2949 State Rd. 70 West

Okeechobee, FL, 34972

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Clinic: (863) 763-2523 Email: [email protected]


Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed