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 companion 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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Office Hours

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Valparaiso Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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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  • 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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  • Cherie Salisbury
    Vet Assistant

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  • Jessica Shaffer
    Vet Assistant

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  • Brittney Witt
    Vet Assistant

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  • Morgan Risner
    Assistant

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  • Carson Rhodes
    Assistant

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Featured Articles

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  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

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  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

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  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Snakes

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet, then you might be interested in owning a snake. However, there are a few aspects of owning a snake that you need to be aware of before you make this type of commitment. Here’s what you need to know. What to Know Before Choosing a Pet Snake Before you purchase ...

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  • Domestic Pigs

    Pigs are great for families who want a relatively exotic but easy to care for a pet. Whether miniature, like a pot-bellied pig, or a full-sized animal, caring for a pig is similar to caring for a cat or dog. Health Domestic pigs need to see a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations and checkups. We ...

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  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

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Testimonials

Read What Our Client Say

  • "We bring Macy to Gast because you are very thorough with her care. It"s is a friendly and welcoming environment. The prices are fair and you treat us like family"
    - Nancy Mitchell
  • "I chose Dr. Gast because she has a tender heart"
    - Jo Wirick
  • "Very friendly staff and always informative."
    - Monica Martin
  • "We bring Buster for the genuine care, excellent knowledge and unbelievable love! We feel welcome and wouldn't go anywhere else"
    - Rene Drasic
  • "We bring Lucie and Christie to Gast because we appreciate the care, professionalism and family like atmosphere"
    - Randy Smith
  • "We wish I would have found GAH earlier"
    Shawn and Ruby Cooper
  • "You all treat my fur babies with love and respect"
    - T. Erdelles
  • "Everyone at Gast is super sweet and caring. Hercules and Roxie have had the best care from day one to present"
    - Mike Naylor
  • "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