Welcome to Lake City Animal Hospital!
We are a full service veterinary medical facility located in Lake City, Florida that offers quality care for both pets and people! We feel strongly that the best medicine is preventive care and well-educated clients. This begins with proper kitten and puppy examinations and vaccinations. This care continues throughout your pet's life, from annual wellness physical examinations, dental care and preventives to geriatric evaluations and diagnostics. This progressive pet care regimen is key in the continued wellcare and health for a very important member of your family.

Veterinary medicine has made enormous strides in recent years and our pets are now enjoying longer and healthier lives with the aid of well-informed, caring owners and conscientious healthcare professionals. We invite you to allow us to become your partner in providing the finest healthcare for your pet. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Lake City Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • 170 SW. Professional Glen
  • Lake City,FL 32025
  • Phone: (386) 755-0236
  • Fax: (386) 755-6921
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am- 10:00am
  • Sun: Closed
  • After hours emergency care: (352) 373-4444
  • Brady Pratt, DVM

    Practice Owner, Veterinarian
    Dr. Pratt is a native Floridian and grew up in Crystal River, Florida. After graduating from Crystal River High School in 2003, he attended the University of Florida and graduated with honors in 2007, achieving a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science and a minor in Chemistry. He then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2011. While in veterinary school, he performed externships at North Florida Animal Hospital and Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists to gain hands-on experience.

    After graduation, Dr. Pratt worked as an associate veterinarian at Bluffs Animal Hospital in Pinellas County FL. Along with working full time in general practice, he gained additional experience in emergency medicine and critical care by working night shifts at St. Petersburg Emergency Veterinary Clinic.

    In 2014 Dr. Pratt decided to make North Florida his permanent home and purchased Lake City Animal Hospital from Drs. Kevin and Tracy Hawthorne.

    Dr. Pratt's clinic interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. When he's not working he enjoys fishing, hiking and anything else that involves being outdoors. Dr. Pratt shares his home with his beautiful wife Brittany and their daughter Adeline. He also has a labrador retriever named Penny and a cat named Applebottom.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    University of Florida, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Devon Smith, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian
    Dr. Smith grew up minutes away from Florida's Gulf of Mexico beaches in Bradenton, and graduated with honors from Manatee High School. After completing her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, she attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, earning her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2016. While training at UFCVM, Dr. Smith worked with both large and small animals, including dairy cattle and horses in addition to cats and dogs. 

    Dr. Smith's clinical interests include surgery, dentistry, nutrition and emergency and critical care. Outside of her professional duties, she enjoys music and returning home to the beach. Her own animal companions include a cat named Milo and a rabbit named Rosie.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    University of Florida
  • Cortney Wright, DVM

    Relief Veterinarian
  • Michele Starling

    Inventory Manager/Reception
    Michele has been part of our team since 2000. She started with the practice as a technician, then worked as a surgery technician and is now our Inventory Manager. She loves spending time with her son and in her free time, she enjoys barrel racing and likes fishing & hunting as well. She is the proud owner of 3 horses, 3 dogs and one cat. 
  • Tami Chesney

    Client Relations Manager/Reception
    Tami has been part of our team since October 2014 and came to us with 13 years of prior experience in veterinary medicine. Tami is our Client Relations Manager and excels in both managing the reception department and making sure our clients expectations are always exceeded.
    Tami is married with twin daughters and 2 sons. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children play sports. She has a large canine family and one cat who rules the roost. 
    Santa Fe College
  • Lisa McDonald

    Reception/Social Media
    Lisa has been with our team since December 2015 and has worked in the veterinary industry for 8 years. Lisa enjoys boating & camping with her fiance and is an avid reader. She has a large pet family - 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 cows, 3 goats, 2 chickens and 2 iguanas!
    Santa Fe College
  • Lisa Dickson

    Lisa has been a member of our team since April 2016 and has been in the veterinary industry for 17 years. She is married with 2 adult kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She loves spontaneous road trips, outdoor adventures, shopping and spending time with her family.   
  • Gena Williams

    Veterinary Technician
    Gena has been a member of our team since April 2015 and has been in the veterinary industry since 1994. She attended St Petersburg College and has a bachelor's degree in Advanced Technical Skills and Hospital Management.
    Gena's charming personality and way with animals makes her one of our clients favorite veterinary technicians. She thrives on educating clients about their pets care and consistently goes above and beyond to make sure all pets are treated like they are her own. 
     She is married with 4 boys ages 11, 7, 4 & 3. She loves traveling & watching her boys play baseball. She also loves animals and has a large pet family with 5 dogs and 5 cats.

    St. Petersburg College
  • Jesslyn Horne

    Certified Veterinary Assistant
    Jesslyn has been with our team since July 2016. She is a Certified Vet Assistant and has been a veterinary technician for 2 years. Jesslyn is our primary dental and surgical nurse and does an excellent job caring for pets during there procedures at our hospital. She has 2 spoiled dogs and a three legged kitty name Lieutenant Dan at home.
  • Makayla Land

    Technician Assistant
    Makayla has been part of our team since May 2016. She is a recent graduate of Fort White High School. Makayla started with us with no veterinary experience but her compassion for animals and ability to master even the most complex tasks quickly have made her an asset to our team and one of our best veterinary technicians. She loves pets and has 3 dogs. She loves boating & spending time on the river with family & friends. 
  • Tiffany Cornwell

    Veterinary Technician
    Tiffany has been a member of our team since July 2017. She loves animals and has 2 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys spending time with her family.
  • Melissa Miller

    Kennel Technician
    Melissa has been part of our team since June 2017. She is an avid animal lover, especially big dogs. She loves caring for pets and treats all of our boarding pets as though they were her own. She loves spending time with her own pets and family.