Meet Our Doctor

Anna K. Maxwell, D.V.M.

Dr. Anna Maxwell was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up traveling all over the world as military families do. She graduated from the Columbus State University with a B.S. in Biology and moved to Gainesville to work as a biological scientist at the University of Florida. She spent three years doing liver research under the direction of Dr. Meyer.

In 1993 she received her D.V.M. degree from the University of Florida. There she was awarded the Wilson Scholarship in1991 and the Summer Research Training Award in 1990. During her senior year she attended the University of Washington, studying Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Prior to coming to Ark Animal Hospital, she practiced small animal medicine in her hometown of Gainesville. Although she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as reptilian medicine.

Dr. Maxwell is presently living in St Augustine.



Meet Our Team

Leslie Thieme

Veterinary Technician


Jill Burton


Jill and Kane

Karen Ray



Carol Mainwood

Customer Service Liaison

Carol and Maya

Codie Amador

Veterinary Technician


Jane Benoit

Veterinary Technician

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We consider it an honor to be chosen as a partner in caring for your pets. In this type of partnership, we believe that an open line of communication between you and our staff will help us to provide the best possible health care for your pet. We are committed to providing you with clear and concise communication regarding your pets wellness.

We encourage you to come and visit our facility and get to know our friendly, knowledgeable staff. If you are pleased with what you find, (and we certainly hope you will be), we would be honored to partner with you for your pet care needs. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us and we will do our best to address your queries.

Looking to join the Ark team?

We have career opportunities available in various areas. Download the application here and return it to us via mail (Ark Animal Hospital, 12585 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, Florida 32256) or fax: 904-886-2757.

We love our pets and yours.