Meet the Team at Animal Medical Care

Our exceptional team at Animal Medical Care in Gainesville, GA is proud to provide thoughtful and experienced veterinary care for your furry family members. By emphasizing preventive care and client education, our passionate veterinary professionals work to ensure the health and happiness of your pets for years to come.

MEET OUR STAFF

Get to know our Gainesville, GA veterinary team!

Veterinarians

Dr. Denise Funk

Dr. Denise Funk

Veterinarian/Co-Owner

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. Summer Andersen

Dr. Summer Andersen

Veterinarian

Summer Andersen, a native of Gainesville, embarked on her educational journey at the University of Georgia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Her love for animals and commitment to their well-being led her to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2011 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.

After completing her veterinary education, Dr. Andersen returned to her hometown and worked locally, gaining valuable experience in the field. In 2020, she took on a new chapter in her career by joining Animal Medical Center (AMC). Her dedication to providing top-notch care is complemented by her diverse interest in acupuncture, internal medicine, and surgery.

Dr. Andersen enjoys spending time with her family, which includes seven canine companions. A lover of horses, she is eagerly anticipating the addition of a horse to her family. In her leisure time, she indulges in her passion for cooking, explores the scenic outdoors through hiking or watersport adventures, and embraces the challenges of being a beginning equestrian.

Active in the community, Summer remains connected to her roots through her involvement in the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. Her multifaceted interests and commitment to animal care illustrate a well-rounded individual who finds fulfillment in the harmonious balance between professional expertise and personal passions. 

Dr. Rachel Weaver

Dr. Rachel Weaver

Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Weaver graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. During her time in vet school, she was part of the Phi Zeta honor society and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While in vet school, Dr. Weaver did an externship at Animal Medical Care where she was able to learn from the famous Dr. Funk and Dr. Potter. She is so excited to be back!

Prior to vet school, Dr. Weaver attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where she obtained a B.S. in biology. There she met her husband, Alan Kattelmann, who is from Gainesville. In their spare time, they enjoy going out with their friends and relaxing with their 3 dogs Ally, Huey, and Tillie. Dr. Weaver is obsessed with corgis!

Dr. Weaver is certified in fear free practice. Her special interests include internal medicine, neurology, and preventative medicine.

Dr. Joshua Mann

Dr. Joshua Mann

Veterinarian

Dr. Joshua Mann (Dr. Josh) is originally from Opelika, Alabama.  He graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  He has practiced in the north metro Atlanta area for 15 years with a brief stint in Peachtree City for the last two years.  He is super excited to be in Gainesville and looks forward to meeting the community and Animal Medical Care family.

He loves all things medicine.  In his free time, you can find him in the gym or enjoying the outdoors.

Leadership

Lindsey Santiago

Lindsey Santiago

Practice Manager

Lindsey first started at Animal Medical Care as a kennel technician while still in high school, way back when AMC (Animal Medical Care) was still in the old little brick building that Dr. Sundstrom started up! She continued working here through graduating from high school and the current building being built, moving up to being a veterinary technician. Lindsey left AMC shortly after the new building finished to pursue other things in life. Almost 9 years ago, Lindsey decided she missed working in this field and made her way right back to us. Coming back in as a CSR, she has worked in every area of the hospital, from kennel to vet tech to surgery tech, and finally decided to jump headfirst into the role of Practice Manager. Since she has been back with us, Lindsey has developed long-lasting relationships with our clients and considers many of them her friends.

Lindsey’s family includes her husband Rafael, 3 children, and two cats. Since her husband is from Puerto Rico, they really enjoy taking yearly trips back there to enjoy the culture, scenery, and, most of all, the food!! Family and friends are what is most important to her, along with her love for music.

Technicians

Client Service Representatives

Groomers

Laurie

Laurie

Groomer

Laurie has been grooming pets for over 10 years and is truly passionate about making them look fabulous! She treats every animal that she grooms like her own and goes out of her way to make them feel safe and loved. When she is not here making your pets beautiful, she is reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Groomer

Vanessa always wanted to help animals as a child. In 2013 she went to the Academy for Grooming and shortly thereafter began working in the veterinary field. Not only did she do grooming but worked as a vet assistant as well. Her experience has given her a better understanding of not only what makes a pet beautiful, but also healthy. She takes immense pride in her job, and it shows. The one thing Vanessa loves most is her handsome orange tabby cat Dallas.

Join Our Team

This isn’t just a job for us, it’s our way of life!

We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

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Contact Info

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

Location

984 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
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Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM
Sat: 8 AM - 1 PM
Sun: Closed