Ark Animal Hospital

3648 Berryhill Rd. Pace, FL


Ark animal hospital a veterinary clinic for dogs and cats

Meet our


Dr. Summerlin started our hospital, as an individual veterinarian with a very small clinic, in December 1992. The practice was originally located on Hwy 90. Over the years, Ark has grown to accommodate the needs of our community, and as of 2007, a new location on Berryhill Road. Even though the practice has grown, his philosophy of a "Small Animal Hospital with a Big Heart" has prevailed. He feels it is important to treat clients and their pets as family.

Dr. Summerlin is married and has three children and a daughter-in-law. His extended family also lives in the area. Charlie, a Golden Retriever, one cat and two horses complete his family.


Dr. Summerlin received his DVM degree from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.  He is an avid football and baseball fan!

His areas of interest include veterinary family practice.

Dr. Inomata joined Ark in 2004.


After attending the University of South Alabama, Dr. Inomata earned her DVM degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Before joining Ark Animal Hospital in 2004, she worked as an associate veterinarian at several clinics in Pensacola and also as a relief veterinarian.


She is married and has many non-human children at home. She is a member of Pensacola Dog Fanciers' Association and an Afghan Hound Rescue group. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and bizarre foods! Nothing is to scary for her.

Her areas of interest include geriatric and internal medicine.

Dr. Faron is originally from Miami. 

He received his degree in biological sciences from Florida State University and his DVM from Auburn University.  Since graduating from Auburn, he has worked along the panhandle of Florida.  His special interests are soft tissue surgery and dentistry.  He also serves as the National Vice President of Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity.

In his free time, Dr. Faron enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Greer.  They are owned by a bloodhound named Tally, and two cats, Aubie and Samford. 


He enjoys hunting, fishing, and cheering on his Seminoles. 

Dr. Donalyn Sauser received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent most of her career practicing emergency medicine in the Midwest, primarily just outside Chicago.


She finds client education a rewarding part of medicine. She loves to help owners understand the steps needed to determine their pet's illness as well as what therapy is best for that individual. She strongly believes that a pet's love is the best gift.


In her free time, Dr. Sauser enjoys traveling and exploring new places. She also likes being outdoors, especially if on or in the water! This includes scuba diving with whale sharks and manta rays! When not outside, she is entertained by the daily antics of her cat, Mahi-mahi.  

Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Berberich received her DVM degree from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.


She practiced in Elizabethtown, KY for two years before moving to Florida in 1989. She has worked at the emergency hospital in our area, but Ark has been her home for many years.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at Pensacola State College in the veterinary technician program.  This program continues to be a success and we attribute that to her!


She is married with multiple pets: cats, dog, and horses. She also is an avid apiarist (bee keeper).


Her areas of interest include emergency medicine and surgery.    

Randy Maddox attended Auburn University and received his DVM degree in 1985. After working in Alabama and South Florida, Dr. Maddox and his wife moved to Pensacola in 1991.


Dr. Maddox practices medicine at Ark Animal Hospital on Tuesdays. His area of interest is surgery.


Our two house cats agree that he is the favorite. 

Dr. Miller hails from the upstate of South Carolina. She first attended Clemson University to earn a Bachelor of Science before continuing on to Auburn University.

Dr. Miller met her husband, Jarrod, while attending veterinary school. They both earned their DVM from Auburn in 2015. She then moved with her husband to Texas where she worked for three years at a small animal hospital in Waco before returning to the gulf coast.


In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beautiful gulf coast beaches, reading, photography, and exploring the area with her husband. They have three dogs- Rory, Jacob and Wash. They also enjoy visiting historic cities and landmarks when they have the chance. Dr. Miller’s special interests include dermatology and preventive medicine.


Dr. Wells graduated from the University of Florida in 2006.  Go Gators!  She has worked as a small animal veterinarian and has been the consulting veterinarian for Gulf Marine Adventure Park in Ft Walton Beach for the past twelve years.  We have shared her with the Gulfarium since 2017.


Although she loves to travel, she spends most of her time with her husband, beautiful daughter and little boy!

She has always had many pets and can relate to many of the medical issues seen by her clients as she has treated many of the conditions in her own pets.  Currently, she has four dogs and two cats. 

She has a special interest in internal medicine and exotic pet medicine.



3648 Berryhill Rd.

Pace, FL 32571




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Monday thru Friday:

7:30am - 6:00pm


8:00am - 1:00pm



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