Dr. Ashley Virgilio was raised here in Pensacola and completed her undergraduate education at UWF, where she majored in Biology. Dr. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and spent a year practicing in Connecticut prior to joining the team at Davis Animal Hospital. Her professional interests include preventative care, feline medicine, and dentistry. She believes that communication is the most important aspect of veterinary medicine and enjoys working with clients and associates to provide the best patient care possible. Dr. Ashley is currently owned by two black cats, Bear and Goober, as well as a Lhasa Apso named Oliver. In her spare time she enjoys listening to live music, playing tennis, and watching funny cat videos online.
RON MONTGOMERY - BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY SURGEON; VETERINARIAN IN CHARGE
Dr. Montgomery earned his DVM, (cum laude), in 1982 and M.S. (Thesis on CCL Rupture) in 1987, both from Auburn University. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1988.
After brief faculty appointments at U.A.B. Medical School and Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Montgomery returned to Auburn in 1990 where he continuously taught and performed surgery until 2015. While there, he served as chief of surgery, director of the Southeastern Raptor Program, was voted Teacher of the Year, and awarded the Bruce Pratt distinguished Professorship.
He has authored 53+ refereed or invited scientific publications; 34 proceedings, transactions, and abstracts; and has had over 50 contracts and grants. Dr. Montgomery has chaired committees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium (1996, 1997), A.C.V.S. Program (1994, 1995), and the A.C.V.S. Exhibits (1993).
His research interests were Orthopedic Implants and Physical Therapy. Research awards include the Albert Triat Award, International Knee Society for : LaPrade RF, Terry GC, Montgomery RD, et al..
Upon his retirement from Auburn in 2015, Dr. Montgomery was voted Professor Emeritus by the faculty and administration. He now performs surgery three days a week with his friends at Davis Animal Hospital in Pensacola, FL.
Dr. Montgomery is available for soft tissue and orthopedic surgical cases as well as lameness evaluations and medical management consultations on a referral only basis. Examples of some of the procedures performed at our hospital include: TPLO, patella luxation stabilization, fracture repair, mass removals, amputation, OCD, FCP – via arthroscope, FHO, biceps tendon release, exploratory surgery, joint surgery, arthrodesis, biopsies, foreign body removal, TECA, and more.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: Dr. Montgomery enjoys his family, fishing, college sports, and seeking new adventures.
You would be surprised to know that: I flew eagles at Auburn home games while director of the Raptor Center.
Dr. Missy was raised in a suburban household that included up to 8 adult Siamese cats, numerous kittens, 3 dogs, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, fish, birds, her sister’s snake and (off-site) 3 horses. She received her DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After practicing in North Carolina for 3 years and California for 7 years, she settled in the Pensacola, FL area in 2003. She and her husband, Tom, are currently owned by 7 cats: Echo, Buzz, Mouse, Tess, Ivy, Belle, and Pan. Her professional interests include internal medicine, radiology and feline medicine. She is an avid reader and enjoys puzzles and roller coasters.