Meet our amazing doctors and staff!



Dr. Denise Funk, DVM

Dr. Denise Funk, DVM


Dr. Denise Funk has been a Veterinarian since 1997. She worked for Dr. Sundstrom through high school and college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Berry College and her master’s degree in anatomy and radiology from UGA. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA.

Dr. Funk is a past president of GVMA, chairman of GVMA Foundation, and a member of Rotary Club of Gainesville. Her family includes her husband Gary, her son Joseph, and her daughter Rachel. She enjoys horseback riding, lake activities, and family time.

Her four-legged family includes Tutti, a pug; Frank, a cat; Magnolia, a lab; and Pinkie, a Quarter Horse.

Dr. Chris Potter, DVM

Dr. Chris Potter, DVM


Dr. Chris Potter practices veterinary medicine and has been with AMC since 2003. He previously worked at Los Banos Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College and is a graduate of Leadership Hall County. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA and is a member of Tri Beta – National Biology Honors Society and Sigma Xi – National Veterinary Honors Society.

He grew up on a working dairy farm and enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and triathlons. His family includes his wife Tiffany, his daughter Gracyn, and his son Fenton.

His four-legged family includes Bert, a lab mix; Lola, a Frenchie; and three cats: Hibiscus, Edward, and Badger.

Dr. Summer Andersen, DVM

Dr. Summer Andersen, DVM


Dr. Summer Andersen is a Gainesville native and attended both Gainesville College and the University of Georgia, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. She then continued her education at Tuskegee University to work on a master’s degree and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree there.

She returned to Gainesville in 2011 after graduation to practice locally for six years before moving to practice in other clinical settings including shelter medicine and relief work. She has a strong interest in internal medicine and surgery. She has completed courses in Acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida and offers this service to her patients. Dr. Andersen enjoys the different aspects of veterinary medicine and creating a close connection with both her patients and their owners.

In her free time, Dr. Andersen enjoys all things outdoors and was once an original member of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. She lives in Gainesville with her spouse and their house full of rescue dogs.



Terri Combel

Terri Combel


Terri joined AMC in January 2020. She has been grooming pets for over 15 years! When Terri is not here making our patients all clean and pretty, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter doing outside activities like hiking and kayaking. She has two dogs, Seeley the Dalmatian and Hope the Boston terrier. Terri really enjoys her job, and she is so sweet and kind to all of our patients.

Hannah Brock

Hannah Brock

Groomer Assistant

Hannah works as a full-time groomer assistant and is also enrolled in college, where she is currently working on a Business Marketing degree. She enjoys her time at Animal Medica Care because she loves working with animals and even hopes of having her own senior dog sanctuary in the future.

In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and spending time outdoors with her 4 dogs.


Cathy Coffman

Cathy Coffman

Office Manager

Cathy helps to manage the staff, assists with the receptionists, and helps take care of clients. She has 17 years of experience in management at a veterinary hospital in Asheville, NC. She likes to hike, cook, read, and work in her yard. Her family includes her husband Jack, five adult children, two grandchildren, and her dog Jake.


Caring for the pets of Gainesville, GA and the surrounding communities.

Animal Medical Care (AMC) is committed to providing you, your pet, and the Gainesville and Hall County community with high-quality veterinary care and service. We are an AAHA-accredited hospital focused on building strong relationships with each of our clients.

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Contact Info

Phone: 770-532-1217
Fax: 770-532-0311
Email: [email protected]


984 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
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