Welcome to Gast Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Valparaiso, IN
Call us at 219-759-7387

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If you live in Valparaiso or the surrounding area in IN, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Joyce Gast is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Gast Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Joyce Gast is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Valparaiso veterinarians.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 219-759-7387 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Valparaiso veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Valparaiso pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Gast Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Joyce Gast
Valparaiso Veterinarians | Gast Animal Hospital | 219-759-7387

258 N 475 W
Valparaiso, IN 46385

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Joyce Gast
    DVM

    Having been born into a family with four siblings, when I was offered a scholarship to attend Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, I accepted. During the years following my graduation, I completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of St. Francis. Later, I received a Masters in Health from the University of Notre Dame.

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  • Amy Jacob
    RVT

    Amy is one of our Veterinary Technicians, and has been with Gast Animal Hospital for over two years. She graduated from Brown Mackie College under the Veterinary Technology program in 2009, and has been a registered Technician since 2010. Amy enjoys educating clients as well as herself about the well-being of animals, and hopes to pursue a career as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine one day.

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  • Erica Kerns
    Office Manager

    Erica has been with Gast Animal Hospital since February of 2010. Erica enjoys working with animals and people so this is the perfect job for her!

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  • Rachelle Williams
    Vet Assistant/Receptionist

    Rachelle graduated from Wheeler High School. Then attended Everest College for  Surgical Technology after graduation she worked in the operating room at Saint Anthony Memorial Hospital. Rachelle is an animal activist and volunteers for local rescue groups and fosters animals at her home. Rachelle wants to teach her children to give back to the community, she does this by helping animals.

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Office Hours

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Valparaiso Office

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

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  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

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  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

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  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

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  • National Heartworm Awareness Month Focuses Attention on a Potentially Deadly Disease

    Heartworm disease can have a devastating effect on your pet's health. National Heartworm Awareness Month, observed annually in April, reminds pet owners about the health dangers this preventable disease poses for pets. What Are Heartworms? Thin, white heartworms look like cooked pieces of spaghetti. ...

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  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

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  • "We drive over an hour just to bring our pet to Dr. Gast and the team. Always top notch service and care, that seems to go above and beyond. We recently had to put our beloved dog down and the compassion shown by Dr Gast and her staff touched us deeply. I don't think you could find a better vet out there"
    Matt N. / Valparaiso, IN