Island Animal Hospital

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2603 Demere Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Driving Directions

(912) 638-2583


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Boarding Pickup Only)

Your pets mean the world to you. Guess what? They mean the world to us, too! At Island Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the very best medical care possible while treating you and your pets with the professionalism, courtesy, and respect you deserve. We offer state-of-the-art care and client consultation services with the goal of promoting your pet’s overall health and longevity, while building a lasting relationship with you. It is our privilege and pleasure to care for our patients, so call today to learn about our services and start making a difference in your pet’s life.

Island Animal Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Island Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Karl Hill, DVM

Associate DVM
Dr. Hill has over 18 years in zoo medicine and 2 years in companion animal practice. He also practices on exotics, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. He has volunteered many years helping animals in shelters, helping with spay/neuter clinics, and providing exams for rescued dogs. He is native of Georgia and is very excited to join our practice.
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DVM University of Georgia

Spending Time with his Family, Kayaking, Travel, and Reading Science Fiction

Dr. Jan G. Rossiter

PT Associate DVM
Jan Rossiter has had the pleasure of providing veterinary care to local pets since 1984. Recently he stepped down from his position to retire. He leaves a talented group of veterinarians and veterinary staff whose mission is to provide progressive and compassionate medical care for companion animals and their families. Dr. Rossiter, a native of Iowa, graduated in 1973 from Iowa State University. Before moving to Georgia, Dr. Rossiter practiced in Schenectady, New York; Barre, Vermont; Nantucket Island, Massachusetts; and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Jan and his wife Cathy have two sons, Luke and Ian, a daughter- in- law Katie, and a grandson Connor. His pet family includes two St. Simons Island cats and a Chihuahua. We look forward to Dr. Rossiter sharing his many years of experience to consult and train the Island Animal Hospital staff while he enjoys the flexibility of retirement. His interests in veterinary medicine include diagnostic medicine, clinical pathology, dentistry, ultrasound, cardiology and working with wildlife.
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Dr. Kari Obermeyer, DVM

PT Associate DVM
Dr. Obermeyer is a part time resident of St. Simons Island and divides her time between running her own successful practice in NC and working with Island Animal Hospital. She has a large caseload of surgical and dental patients along with a focus on preventive medicine, and looks forward to developing those special bonds with her Island clients and their pets.
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Graduated with Honors from Ontario Veterinary College

Ironman Triathlons and Working with her Dogs doing Obedience and Agility Work