WELCOME TO

GAINESVILLE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
"Pets Are Family Too!"

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 100 years of combined experience, and are committed to giving you and your pet the best care as the best price 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 preventative medicine including regular diagnostics, vaccinations and parasite prevention. We looking forward to seeing you at one of our clinics soon, where pets are family too!  


Special Promotion for Bravecto & Sentinel Spectrum!

Protecting your pets from parasites is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy pet. Check with our staff for great savings on protection from heartworms, fleas, ticks, tapeworms, roundworms, whipworms and hookworms!

Sentinel Spectrum Savings   

Bravecto Savings




At Gainesville Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like valued family members. We are pleased to offer the following services for your convenience and savings!


After-Hours Emergency?

Blue Pearl Emergency Clinic


Click the Pet Portal to log in and update your pet's information, book their next appointment and more!

Pet Portal




Save time and have your pet's medications

and prescribed food delivered directly to your home!

VetSource Home Delivery


Stay informed, save time and be prepared by filling out our client forms

in advance of your visit!

Hospital Forms


Save money with Pet Insurance!

Trupanion

Contact Us To Learn More About Free Vaccines For Life

Meet The Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Jack Sameck
    DVM
    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
    DVM
    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.

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have gone to East for as long as I can remember. The staff is there to comfort you, and truly care about the health, safety, and wellbeing of your pet (s)."
    BRITTANY F. / GAINESVILLE, FL

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

East Location Hours:

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

7:00 am-11:00 am

Sunday:

Closed

West Location Hours:

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Boarding Pick Up Times:

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