CALL US AT 352-372-5366 (EAST)
OR 352-332-5366 (WEST)

Home of Free Vaccines for Life!

Welcome to Gainesville Animal Hospital, established in 1948. We have three locations to serve the needs of your pet. The doctors at Gainesville Animal Hospital have over 60 years of combined experience, and are committed to giving you and your pet the best care possible. 

We believe pets are family too. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care, products, and services by utilizing innovative technologies in a professional, compassionate, and friendly environment.

Our Doctors are licensed veterinarians, treating pets like family. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Gainesville Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will provide routine services, medical, surgical, and dental care as well as emergency care. Our Veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. We make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.

We believe the best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 352-372-5366 (East) or 352-332-5366 (West) or email us!  Gainesville Animal Hospital is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. 

Your Veterinarian in Gainesville, FL

Ask us about Free Vaccines for Life!!

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Stop by Gainesville Animal Hospital today before these promotions end!

Community Service

We love giving back to the community.  Below is a list of organizations Gainesville Animal Hospital is proud to have supported.

  • LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
  • United Way of North Central Florida
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Buchholz Baseball
  • Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Gainesville High School Navy Junior ROTC
  • Gainesville Orchid Society
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • Toys for Tots
  • Women's Resource and Medical Clinic
  • The Salvation Army
  • Plenty of Pitbulls
  • St. Francis House
  • St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic
  • Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
  • Heifer International
  • Newberry Recreation Soccer
  • High Springs Community School Soccer
  • High Springs Hawks Football
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Santa Fe Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Santa Fe College
  • City College
  • Levy County Animal Services
  • Alachua County Animal Services
  • Levy County Humane Society
  • Alachua County Humane Society
  • Maddie's Fund
  • Sheltering Hands
  • American Cancer Society
  • Tampa Bay HEAT (Home Education Activities Teams, Inc)

At Gainesville Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like valued family members.

Gainesville Veterinarian | Gainesville Animal Hospital | 352-372-5366

2838 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

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Meet The Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Jack Sameck
    Owner / Senior Veterinarian

    After graduating from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975, Dr. Jack Sameck served as a captain with the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps before returning home to Florida. Subsequently, he worked as a veterinary associate in the Gainesville area before purchasing Gainesville Animal Hospital in 1982. In 2005, Dr. Sameck aquired Archer Animal Hospital which was founded by Dr. Michael Harbin in 1986.

    Dr. Sameck’s mission has always been to provide optimal veterinary care to his patients while also serving his clients and the community. In 1983, he founded the Interlachen Veterinary Clinic, and in 1989 he established Gainesville Animal Hospital West. Dr. Sameck is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and Business Network International (BNI), Chapter 212.

    On a personal note, Dr. Sameck and his wife April have five children; Abby, Amy, Jacob, Karen, and Tommy. The Sameck’s also have two adorable schnauzer puppies, Baby and Dolly. Dr. Sameck enjoys golfing, fishing, and traveling with his family.

  • Dr.
    Ray Sujdak
    Senior Veterinarian

    Dr. Ray Sujdak was born and raised in New England, but relocated to Gainesville to attend Veterinary School. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992, he practiced in Gainesville and Ocala areas. During these years, he developed a special interest in oncology and chemotherapy.

    In 1995, upon deciding to establish roots in Gainesville, he joined Gainesville Animal Hospital. Here he has settled with his wife and two children, as well as two cats. During his free time, Dr. Sujdak enjoys spending time with his family, playing strategic simulation games, and playing paintball. He works primarily at the East location.

  • Dr.
    Matthew Hampton

    Dr. Hampton started working at Gainesville Animal Hospital in June 2016. He is a native Floridian and grew up in Tallahassee, FL where he lived for 16 years and was raised a Seminole under his parent’s influence. Dr. Hampton quickly found his calling after volunteering at a vet clinic one summer and decided to become a family traitor…Go Gators! 

    Dr. Hampton has lived in Gainesville for over 10 years. He has 2 wonderful fur children: Kane and Amelia. After receiving his bachelor's degree from UF in animal biology with a minor in chemistry, he went on to graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Hampton has a special interest in veterinary dentistry and business management which led him to pursue his Veterinary Business Management Certificate at the UFCVM. This included working on a project to evaluate the benefits of dental radiography for pets. Ask today how he can help keep your pet’s teeth happy and healthy! In his free time, Dr. Hampton enjoys playing golf and softball. He also enjoys camping, hiking, and anything Gator related. He works primarily at the East and West locations.

  • Dr.
    Cassandra Fleming

    Dr. Fleming is from Fox Lake, IL. She moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida with her family in 2001, where she graduated high school and went on to attend the University of Florida in 2004. Dr. Fleming is a triple gator, graduating with her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree from the University of Florida. Professionally, her interests include surgery and emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys almost anything outdoors and spending time with her husband, Josh and her dogs Samson and Patches. Dr. Fleming works primarily at the Archer location.

  • Dr.
    Laura Axiak

    Dr. Axiak is a 2011 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical studies at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a lameness and surgery internship at the University of Florida and then she completed a second internship focused on diagnostic imaging. She also serves as a Veterinary Officer for the U.S. Army Reserves.

    Her professional interests include preventative care, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. When she is not caring for animals she enjoys running with her dog Marvin, spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Axiak joined the Gainesville Animal Hospital team in 2017 and works primarily at the Archer location.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

East Location Hours:


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-11:00 am



West Location Hours:


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-4:00 pm



Boarding Pick Up Times:

Saturday          5:00 PM  -   5:30 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM  -   5:30 PM

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