Daniel Rea, Business Manager, Owner
Originally native to Tallahasee, Daniel has now been in the Gainesville area for almost eleven years. He graduated from University of Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. Although he and Dr. Rea have been married since 2009, they have just recently decided to purchase and run Lake Area Animal Hospital together. Amber takes care of the patients, while he handles everything else. In his off-time, however, Daniel loves to go camping, fishing, and spend time woodworking.
Amber Rea, DVM
Dr. Rea graduated from University of Florida in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science Biology and a Doctorate in veterinary medicine. She is originally native to Tampa, Florida, but has lived in the Gainesville area for almost eleven years. Her main interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and critical care of domestic animals. She completed her clinical research in Methicillin Resistant Staph (MRSA) infections in dogs, cats, and horses. When she is not hard at work, Dr. Rea also enjoys baking cakes and spending time outdoors with her family. She has a energetic son Nathaniel, a dog named Pig, and a cat named Celery.
Julie-Anne Corda, DVM
Dr. Julie-Anne Corda grew up in Connecticut. She moved to Florida to attend University of Florida where she received her BS in Animal Sciences, MS in Animal Sciences and then graduated from University of Florida CVM in 2001. Dr. Corda’s interests include preventative medicine, surgery and pet rescues/adoptions. She lives in Gainesville Florida with her husband, two sons, three dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with pet welfare organizations and traveling.
Arlene Antz-Hanson, DVM
Dr. Arlene Barbara Antz-Hanson is a native Floridian having graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1990 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Antz-Hanson joined Lake Area Animal Hospital in the summer of 2022 after having sold her veterinary hospital of almost twenty years in 2021 which was located in St. Petersburg, Florida. As well as being a practice owner, Dr. Antz-Hanson worked part time for 25 years in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Her primary interests have been in small animal medicine, preventive healthcare and emergency medicine. Dr. Antz-Hanson and her husband have five adult children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys raising cattle, has four cats and a dog, Lola.
Erin Hughes, DVM
Dr. Erin Hughes received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine after completing a Master’s degree in Environmental Toxicology and a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. She has worked in large and small animal medicine with a special interest in avian and exotic animal medicine. She has spent several years working at two different avian and exotic specialty hospitals where she treated everything from skunks to large parrots. Dr. Hughes has pursued extra training and education in rabbit and rodent dentistry and has a special fondness for rabbits. She currently lives in Keystone Heights with her husband, Rick and one parrot, one tortoise, five house rabbits, one bearded dragon, one hamster, five cats, two dogs, three horses and four donkeys and the occasional wildlife patient. Any free time leftover is spent enjoying gardening, reading, hiking or horseback riding.
Jon, Office Manager
Jon joined the Lake Area Animal Hospital team in March 2022. He was born and raised in South Florida and moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida in 2013. While originally studying for a B.S. in Criminology, he discovered his passion for veterinary medicine. In his spare time, Jon enjoys fishing and playing video games with friends. He currently has several pets of his own, including two dogs and one cat.