In the field since: 2000 - started in the field, 2004 - started as a CVT
Owned by: Two 14 year old cats, Shai and Shadow. Tyson my 8 year old Pit/Boxer Mix.
What I love most about what I do: This is a two part answer for me. When working with our pet owners, I love to educate them about anything they may not know about so they can be informed and therefore be the best pet owners to their beloved furry family members. I like to discuss anything from simple questions about intestinal worms to complicated and difficult anesthesia questions. When behind the scenes, I enjoy every aspect of nursing care. My favorite tasks, that I take very seriously, are anesthesia and dentistry.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: My family and I enjoy playing outdoors at the park, the beach, kayaking, swimming, running around splash pads (or sprinklers!), and relaxing in the sun. We love get-togethers with family and friends while watching the kids grow up. I enjoy gardening and, although I'm not very good at it, I really like carpentry.
You would be surprised to know that: Although I am vegetarian, I cook and provide meat to my family. My husband says I make the best ever marinated chicken and vegetable kabobs. I'll take his word for it!
In the field since: 2014; CVT and A.A.S in Veterinary Technology
Owned by: A cat named Tom who was rescued by Melissa after running into a drain on Davis Highway!
What I love most about what I do: It is my hobby and stress relief. I love seeing our clients and patients and creating a close relationship with them. They are like family to me!
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I am a loving mom and wife. I love my son Hudson, and husband Chris, more than anything.
You would be surprised to know that: I have an identical twin who works in the medical field as well.
In the field since: 2014
Owned by: Two Chihuahua mutts, Tia and Chachi
What I love most about what I do: I love the medicine and client education! The medical field is always growing so you're always learning something new. It's rewarding for me to be able to help relay some of that information and help people grow in their relationship with their pets.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I'm a beach bum, music lover, and Pinterest addict. My boyfriend Dillon and I love going to concerts and shows.
You would be surprised to know that: I love to play the ukulele!
In the field since: 2008
Owned by: Bulljum, a 9 year old bulldog, Kain, a 10 month old Pitbull, and Nala, a 9 year old Chihuahua.
What I love most about what I do: I enjoy drawing blood and placing IV catheters.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I enjoy hunting and fishing. I enjoy spending time with my family.
You would be surprised to know that: Before coming to DAH, I was a critical care technician that worked in the ICU/IM at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine.
In the field since: 2005
Owned by: A lab/beagle mixed named Eli and 3 cats named Gary, Larry, and Patrick.
What I love most about what I do: The ability to provide the best and most compassionate care to animals and the people who love them.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I'm the president of the Pre-Veterinary Society at UWF and I'm working on getting my bachelor's degree in biology.
You would be surprised to know that: I became an Eagle Scout at 16. I have strived to live by those values ever since.
In the field since: 2011
Owned by: 4 cats, Misty, Emma, Cider, and my fat boy, Tiger, and a scary smart border collie, Zoey
What I love most about what I do: What I love most about what I do: I absolutely love learning new and interesting things about animals. Every day, it seems like I learn something that I did not know before. I love helping pets and seeing the impact that our job is making on them.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I graduated from the University of West Florida in May 2015 with a Psychology degree. I am a caring best friend, loving daughter, and annoying little sister. I have been to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, and planning on traveling a lot more in the future. I am an Alpha Delta Pi sorority alumna and take part in events when I can. I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends and family doing whatever we can as long as we are all together. Currently taking classess with Penn Foster to get certified as a veterinary technician and planning to go to University of Tennessee to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
You would be surprised to know that: You would be surprised to know that: I had back surgery when I was 21 and still roll around with your pets all of the time! :)
In the field since: 2016
Owned by: 2 cats, Monkey and Rugrat
What I love most about what I do: Knowing that I have helped animals.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: Love being outside.
You would be surprised to know that: I can sew and like to can fresh produce.
In the field since: 2014
Owned by: 2 Dogs, Katie and Mason the crazy Aussies
What I love most about what I do: I love being able to have an impact on an animal's health, welfare and life. I feel that the veterinary field is the voice of the animals that we interact with on a daily basis.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I am currently a pre-med/pre-vet student at Pensacola State College. When I am not at work I am outside golfing, Kayak fishing in the Gulf or off-roading in my Jeep.
You would be surprised to know that: Before coming to work at Davis Animal Hospital, I was deployed in Afghanistan as an instructor training the Afghan Security Forces.