Ark Animal Hospital
Treating your pets like family since 2001.
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About Ark


Ark Animal Hospital Offers Comprehensive, Compassionate Veterinary Care

Our Mission

Our goal at Ark Animal Hospital is to communicate and educate you in a friendly, considerate atmosphere while providing complete comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care for your pet.

Our Promise

Given the opportunity, Ark Animal Hospital will provide your pet with complete, comprehensive veterinary care. We believe that an open line of communication between you and our staff will help provide the best possible health care for your pet.


Ark offers comprehensive veterinary care services including: preventive care, dentistry, radiology, ultrasound, surgery, cold laser therapy, hospitalization, nutritional counseling, senior medicine, internal medicine, wellness programs and more.

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Our Doctors



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 resides in St Augustine.



D.V.M., 1993

Studied Laboratory Animal Medicine, 1993

B.S. Biology, 1989


• Wilson Scholarship, 1991
• Summer Research Training Award,1990



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Rachel Nuttall, D.V.M.

Dr. Rachel Nuttall, D.V.M., joined Ark in January 2019 after moving to Florida from the greater Boston area.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans. She then completed her D.V.M. at Colorado State University.  

After vet school Dr. Nuttall completed an internship working with racehorses in New Jersey. From there she moved with her husband to Boston where she transitioned to working in small animal medicine. Although she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine her special interests include Dentistry, Pediatrics and Geriatric care. 

She and her family made the move to Jacksonville in December of 2018 to be closer to their extended family. She lives in St Johns with her husband, daughter, 2 Boxers, Sphynx cat and horse!



D.V.M., 2011

B.S., Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2006

The Ark Team


Looking for a Veterinary Internship?

Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Nuttall enjoy working with students in the veterinary field, so if that’s you, contact Ark today and ask about possible internship opportunities that might be available.

Careers at Ark

Interested in Joining the Ark Team?

Ark is always on the lookout for individuals with a keen desire to work with animals and help those who can’t help themselves. If you have a passion for pets, complete this application and tell us more about yourself.

Are you an experienced VET TEchnician who loves pets?

Ark is currently accepting applications for a full-time, experienced technician to join our team - flexible hours and competitive pay.

We are a drug free workplace, and have a mature (no drama please) but fun environment.

Send your resume with references or download and return the application below.