Ark Animal Hospital
Treating your pets like family since 2001.


Treating pets like family since 2001.


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

Since 2001, when Dr. Anna Maxwell opened the doors at Ark Animal Hospital, it has been her goal to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care for all of the pets entrusted to her and her team. Over the years, Ark has grown and we’ve served thousands of satisfied pet families. We welcome the opportunity to have you and your pet come and see why Ark Animal Hospital should be your pet’s go-to source for veterinary services, including boarding and grooming.

Dr. Anna Maxwell, D.V.M. along with Dr. Rachel Nuttall, D.V.M. and the entire Ark team understand 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.

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12585 Phillips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 886-2751

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I can not thank Ark enough for the wonderful job they are doing taking care of my sweet Piper! I have been an emotional wreck and the doctor has kept me informed with every little thing. She has gone above and beyond. For that I am forever thankful.
— Brittany

An ounce of prevention.

Services offered at Ark Animal Hospital

preventive care & wellness programs

Preventive care is priority #1 at Ark. In fact, we believe so strongly in preventive care that we have developed annual and bi-annual health care plans for dogs and cats.


Need a safe, friendly place for your pet to stay while you travel or while you're at work? Ark Animal Hospital provides services for boarding as well as day stays. Ark has separate boarding facilities for both dogs and cats. For the larger dogs, we have large runs to make them as comfortable as possible.

dentistry & digital dental radiography

Ark is committed to doing all that we can to help make it easy for you to provide the best dental care possible for your pets throughout their lifetime from puppy-hood to the senior years.


Ark Animal hospital offers 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.

surgery & Laser Procedures

Ark is one of the only Laser pet surgical facilities in the Jacksonville area. Pets can now benefit from the technology that humans have been using for over 30 years.

home delivery of medications & supplies

If you’ve not yet signed-up for the Ark online Pharmacy, there’s no better time than the present. Sign-up and start taking advantage of discounted pricing on all of your pet supplies - including foods, supplements, and prescription and non-prescription medications.

I’ve never been puppy mama before! Thank you for your patience and answering all my questions! Your facility is clean and your staff is so friendly, plus everyone is a true pet lover and it shows! Cash Bocephus and I are grateful for your guidance!
— Nickie


Have a Pet Health Emergency?

If your pet needs urgent care during Ark’s normal office hours, please call us immediately at: (904) 886-2751.

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 you have a pet emergency after Ark’s normal business hours, please refer to this list of recommended after-hours, emergency service providers.

Support the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

Ark supports 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 extend your support of us in this endeavor by making a donation to the AVMF to support our charitable work. Donations can be made online via the button below.