David Graham, DVM
I have had a passion for animals all my life and had many kinds of pets while growing up. I always enjoyed going to the vets’ offices to listen to their advice about how to best care for them, and was moved by the concern they displayed for our pets’ wellbeing. These were the people that fostered my dream. I can still remember the conversation with my parents at the dinner table when I told them I wanted to be a veterinarian… I was in the third grade. They both encouraged my dream and realistically described what it would take for me to one day attend the University of Florida, the gateway to the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. I began my journey that day.
When I started at the University of Florida in 2015 it didn’t take long for me to adopt the Gainesville area as my new home. After graduating in 2019 with a degree in Animal Sciences, I went on to the College of Veterinary Medicine, where I received my degree in 2023. I take great pride in being a Double-Gator and am grateful that I was able to attend my dream school twice.
It is said that finding a career you enjoy and have a passion for is like never having to work a day in your life… For me, that career is being a veterinarian. I love being able to spend each day working with animals – promoting health and well-being so they can be happy and active companions; providing healing and comfort when they are sick or injured; and advising their owners on how best to care for their pets – much like those who fostered my dream when I was young.
When I am not with my patients, I am with my fiancé, Morgan, who is a PA in Trauma Surgery. We have a house-full of 4-legged kiddos – Indy (Black Lab/Dane), Zola (Great Dane), and Ravioli (one-eyed orange tabby) – and a backyard coop with 12 chickens. Outside of the hospital, you will usually find us enjoying the outdoors… Whether that be kayaking at the river, off-road riding, relaxing at the beach, or backpacking in some foreign country, our favorite thing to do is to get outside & connect with nature.
I could not love a place of business any more than I do Jonesville Animal Hospital. Both veterinarians are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and loving towards the animals. The staff has some of the friendliest people I've met, and their professionalism is top-notch. The facility is large, clean, and modern, and the extended hours are fantastic for working professionals. Thank you for being so great to our dog, Charlie!
Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman are awesome! When one of my dogs was afraid of going to the vet, they worked with me to make her visits as stress-free as possible. They go out of their way to make every visit great and the facility is clean and inviting. They know me by name when I come to buy dog food and always offer to bring it to the car for me if I have my two young daughters with me.
I have had the privilege of having Dr. Lerman taking care of our animals for over 20 years. The compassion, knowledge and attention to detail displayed in the variety of situations we have experienced is truly amazing and appreciated. It is so evident that everyone associated with Jonesville Animal Hospital has a true love of providing quality care for animals.
The staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital is always exceptional! Our beloved Border Collie, Mysti, was a patient there for 10 years, and we always felt as if they loved her as much as we did. Even after her passing they sent our family the most heart felt, loving message to console us. We think the world of the entire team! Now our new puppy, Boo, will enjoy their loving care too.
The Doctors and Staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are top-notch. They stayed late, performed emergency surgeries after "normal" business hours, and made sure to call and update me of their status even though it was 9PM at night. I feel like they treat each pet as if it were their own, and always have the best interest of the pet in mind.
Jonesville Animal Hospital is simply the best! Our dogs have been patients at Jonesville Animal Hospital ever since it was first opened by Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman. They have cared for our whippet and our two greyhounds. The expert care, knowledge, and compassion shown to us by Drs. Vliet and Lerman and their entire team is outstanding. It is obvious that they love our dogs.
I have entrusted the care of my three dogs to Drs. Vliet and Lerman for about 10 years and am so pleased with their practice. I like that I've never had to deal with a waiting room full of animals; they check every patient in quickly and get them into exam rooms to avoid any "doggy personality differences!" Their support staff always make my dogs feel welcomed, non-threatened and their favorite patients of all time!
The wonderful care provided to our three cats, at Jonesville Animal Hospital, makes me wish that they were my health care providers! Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman have given our cats exceptional care at every visit. They've helped us navigate behavior issues and patiently saw us to a resolution. These fine vets have put together an incredible staff, all of whom adore animals! I cannot say enough about JAH, and highly recommend them!
I recently moved to the Gainesville area, and I was thrilled to discover Jonesville Animal Hospital. My 10-year-old Lab suffers from a few health problems and I wanted to find a top-notch local vet for her. Jonesville Animal Hospital has more than exceeded my expectations. This is by far the best service I've ever received from a veterinary hospital.