Welcome to Gast Animal Hospital

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


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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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Joyce Gast

    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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  • Kati McCurdy-Smelley
    Vet Technician

    I graduated from International Business College Vet Tech Institute in 2015. I have five cats, a dog named Deku, and a four year old daughter, Violet. In my free time I enjoy karaoke and spending time with family. 

  • Anne Kutemeier
    Veterinary Assistant

    I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences and a minor in Biological Sciences. I have been a veterinary assistant for 7 years now and am in the process of applying to Vet school. In my free time I play volleyball, softball, and hang out with my family!

  • Cherie Salisbury
    Vet Technician

    I graduated from Brown Mackie South Bend and then came to work here. I have a small farm with goats, pigs, horses, cows, ducks, and chickens. I have a six year old son named Cason. I also have four dogs: Annie, Jim, Susan, and Wendy.

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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