Treating pets like family since 2001.



    Comprehensive, compassionate veterinary care for your dogs, cats and exotic pets.


    No Fear Here!

    Learn about our Fear Free certified staff.

    Our Team

    Helping Pet Parents

    Whether you're a new pet owner or an experienced pet parent, Ark is here to help.

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    Ark Animal Hospital serves clients in the Jacksonville / St. Augustine area providing a full range of veterinary services as well as boarding and grooming for your pets.

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    Preventive Care

    Annual and Bi-Annual Health Care Plans include: comprehensive physical exams, immunizations, parasitic…

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    Caring for your pet's teeth is a "must" in order to maintain…

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    Laser Surgery

    Ark is one of the only Laser pet surgical facilities in the Jacksonville, Florida…

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    Ark provides comprehensive care in our state of the art surgical suites.…

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    Boarding & Grooming

    Whether your pet needs a place to stay while you're away or…

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    Home Delivery of Medications and Prescriptions

    Ark is proud to partner with VetSource to offer convenient, home delivery…

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    Radiology & Ultrasonography

    With a full radiology suite on-site, Ark can handle your pet's diagnostic…

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    Exotic Pet Care

    Our expertise goes beyond cats and dogs. We treat birds, pigs, ducks,…

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    Our commitment to your best friend

    The goal of our veterinarians at Ark Animal Hospital in Jacksonville is to communicate with you and educate you in a friendly, considerate atmosphere while providing complete, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care for your pet. Dr. Anna Maxwell understands that your pet is an important family member and - given the opportunity to serve you - we will work diligently to earn your trust as we provide you and your family with caring veterinary services.

    Ark Animal Hospital would love to be able to take care of all of your pet's health needs, but we realize there are times when emergency or after-hours care is needed.
    If your pet requires emergency or after-hours care, we recommend you contact any of the following service providers:

    Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Center

    After-Hours Veterinary Hospital • Emergency Care • Surgeries • Stabilization • 3444 Southside Blvd, Suite 101 • 904-642-5911

    St. Augustine Regional Veterinary Emergency Center

    2090 US Hwy 1 South • St. Augustine, FL 32086 • Hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm-8am • Fri 6pm until Mon 8am • 904-797-5770

    Clay-Duval Pet Emergency Center

    275 Corporate Way (off Wells Rd. in Orange Park) • 904-264-8281

    Preventive animal health care is very important to us here at Ark Animal Hospital in Jacksonville. In fact, we believe so strongly in preventive care, that we have developed an annual and bi-annual health veterinary services care plan for your dogs and cats.


    Ark's attentive staff makes sure that when you board your animals with us, they are treated like family. They get plenty of attention, exercise and affection just as they would at home. We have separate, secure boarding facilities for both dogs and cats, plus, for bigger dogs, we have large yards.


    Visit Ark for professional pet grooming services. Pets can be dropped off between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and can be picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. Your pet will be kept in a friendly environment and will never be exposed to un-vaccinated animals.


    Proper dental care is as important for your pets as it is for you. That's why at Ark, we are committed to providing preventive dental care using the latest digital dentistry tools for your pets throughout their entire lifetime - from puppy-hood to their senior years.


    Our Fear Free Commitment to You and Your Pet

    We are proud to have Fear FreeSMcertified professionals on our team and are dedicated to caring for your pet's emotional well-being as well as his or her physical well-being.

    Questions on how we meet this goal? Just ask!

    The People Behind the Care

    Every member of the Ark team shares one thing in common - a passion for animals. We invite you to meet the people that make Ark the premier veterinary service provider in north Florida. Call or stop by and ask us how we can help your pet be happy and healthy for a long time.


    Support the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

    Ark recently enrolled in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The program was created to support veterinarians who provide medical services to the lost, neglected and abused animals that find their way into our hospital. The program also allows us to care for animals in our community when their owners face extraordinary hardships.

    We invite you to support us in this new endeavor by making a donation to the AVMF to support our charitable work. Donations can be made online via the button below.



    12585 Phillips Highway

    Jacksonville, FL 32256

    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday | 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Closed Sunday