Dr. Denise Funk DVM

Veterinarian / Co-Owner

Dr. Denise Funk has been a Veterinarian since 1997.  She worked for Dr. Sundstrom through high school and college. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Berry College, and her Masters Degree in anatomy and radiology from UGA. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA.

Dr. Funk is a Past President of GVMA, Chairman of GVMA Foundation, and a Member of Rotary Club of Gainesville. Her family includes her husband, Gary, her son, Joseph, and her daughter, Rachel. She enjoys horse-back riding, lake activities and family time.

Dr. Denise Funk


Her four-legged family includes Tutti, a pug, Frank, a cat, Magnolia, a lab, and Pinkie, a quarter horse.


Dr. Chris Potter DVM

Veterinarian / Co-Owner

Dr. Chris Potter practices veterinary medicine and has been with AMC since 2003.  He previously worked at Los Banos Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College, and is a Graduate of Leadership Hall County. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA, and is a member of Tri Beta – National Biology Honors Society, and Sigma Xi – National Veterinary Honors Society.

He grew up on a working dairy farm, and enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and triathlons. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, his daughter, Gracyn, and his son, Fenton.

Dr. Chris Potter

His four-legged family includes Bert, a lab mix, Lola, a frenchie, and three cats: Hibiscus, Edward, and Badger.


Heather L. Tarpley, DVM, DACVP


Dr. Tarpley completed undergraduate studies at Davidson College in 1993, and was awarded a Watson Fellowship. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After over three years in private practice, Dr. Tarpley returned to the University of Georgia to complete a residency in veterinary clinical pathology in which she became board-certified in 2005. Subsequently she worked as a clinical pathologist at UGA’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Athens, but ultimately she resumed full-time practice where she could work directly with animals and their owners.

Heather Tarply

She served a community in north Georgia for nearly ten years as a veterinarian at a dynamic animal hospital, and in the latter years of her tenure there, as the hospital’s medical director. She is honored to now be providing care to pets alongside Dr. Funk, Dr. Potter, and the hospital team of Animal Medical Care. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Tarpley enjoys quality time with people, sports, and reading.