Jack Sameck, DVM
After graduating from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975, Dr. Jack Sameck served as a captain with the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps before returning home to Florida. Subsequently, he worked as a veterinary associate in the Gainesville area before purchasing Gainesville Animal Hospital in 1982. In 2005, Dr. Sameck aquired Archer Animal Hospital which was founded by Dr. Michael Harbin in 1986.
Dr. Sameck’s mission has always been to provide optimal veterinary care to his patients while also serving his clients and the community. In 1983, he founded the Interlachen Veterinary Clinic, and in 1989 he established Gainesville Animal Hospital West. Dr. Sameck is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and Business Network International (BNI), Chapter 212.
On a personal note, Dr. Sameck and his wife April have five children; Abby, Amy, Jacob, Karen, and Tommy. The Sameck’s also have two adorable schnauzer puppies, Baby and Dolly. Dr. Sameck enjoys golfing, fishing, and traveling with his family.
Dr. Axiak is a 2011 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical studies at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a lameness and surgery internship at the University of Florida and then she completed a second internship focused on diagnostic imaging. She also serves as a Veterinary Officer for the U.S. Army Reserves.
Her professional interests include preventative care, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. When she is not caring for animals she enjoys running with her dog Marvin, spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Axiak joined the Gainesville Animal Hospital team in 2017 and works primarily at the Archer location.
Emily Horton, DVM
Dr. Emily Horton grew up in Burke, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with Bachelor’s degrees in Animal & Poultry Science, as well as Biology. Dr. Horton graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with the Class of 2019. After graduation, she and her boyfriend, Jake, moved to Gainesville with their two Great Danes, Waylon and Bailey!
While Dr. Horton enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and volleyball, her absolute favorite thing to do on the weekend is snuggling with her pups on the couch.