Jessica Allen, DVM
Dr. Allen's journey in veterinary medicine began in 2003 as a kennel worker for a local hospital in her home town of Warner Robins, GA. She has worked in the veterinary field from the ground up, serving in nearly every position and gaining experience along the way. She attended Georgia Southern University for her undergraduate and graduate studies in biology and epidemiology, respectfully.
Dr. Allen earned her veterinary degree from Auburn University where she dedicated her free time to coordinating the university's Turtle Rehabilitation Program and serving as a volunteer shift-leader at the Southeastern Raptor Center. Following veterinary school, she completed a small animal medical and surgical rotating internship with emphasis in emergency and critical care in Chattanooga, TN.
Dr. Allen has a special interest in veterinary hospice and palliative care. She also holds a special place in her heart for aquatic animals, wildlife, and exotic animals, although she isn't able to work with them very often these days.
Dr. Allen and her husband have three dogs and a chinchilla. In their spare time, they enjoy SCUBA diving and traveling. Her bucket list includes diving in Iceland's Silfra fissure and visiting every continent (she's only made it to four of the seven so far).
Michael Epperson , DVM
Dr. Epperson is a 2003 graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Animal and Dairy Science at Mississippi State University. He practiced in Memphis, TN, for 2 years before making his decent to the Emerald Coast. He practiced in Pensacola for 2 years once arriving in the Panhandle. Dr. Epperson has a special interest in surgery, dermatology and ultrasound. He serves a District Representative for the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of the Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Society.
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KiraClient Service Representative
Kira grew up in Destin and has worked with animals since 2011, beginning as a volunteer at Feline Friends of Destin. Kira graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida in 2017 and sees vet school in her future. In her free time, Kira enjoys being outside, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family (including her two pups and cat).
Christina has been a part of our staff since August of 2007. She is proficient with laboratory analysis, assisting the doctors in appointments, surgery assisting, taking radiographs, and the administration of medication and treatments to the hospitalized patients. Aside from work, her and her husband have two loving miniature dachshunds, Danzig and Rubi and a pitbill named Bruce Wayne. She enjoys aerial silks, water sports, and home renovations in her spare time.
Jenni was born in Mississippi but lived in many different states. She has 2 grown children and 10 fur babies. Jenni loves to ride horses, fishing and hunting in her free time. She has worked with animals since 2003, starting in reception and is now a valued team member as our veterinary technician.
Harley is from Fort Walton Beach but has lived in Virginia and England. She has been a veterinary technician in the area since 2012 and joined our team in 2016. She is currently enrolled at Northwest Florida State College and is studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree. She volunteers at several local rescues and also helps foster dogs in need of forever homes. Harley has three dogs of her own, a disabled poodle named Eddie, a dachshund mix named Yoshi and a husky mix named Skye. During her free time, when she is not doing homework, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, and enjoys all kinds of water sports including tubing and canoeing with her boyfriend Joe.
Victoria is from Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Florida in 2013. She is currently attending Northwest Florida State College and working towards a degree in zoology. She is currently a veterinary technician on our Companion team but aspires to work with wildlife, more particularly the animals of her heart WOLVES! At home Victoria has a miniature poodle named Daisy. With family in Freeport Victoria has volunteered much of her time to the animal refugee. She also loves taking exciting adventures with her friends.
MariaAnimal Care Technician
Maria has been a part of our team at Destin Animal Clinic since September 2017. She loves taking care of animals, and has a couple furry babies of her own. She is working on getting her vet tech degree online and is also attending nursing school.
SilverlynAnimal Care Technician
SilverLyn is from Findlay, Ohio and moved to Fort Walton Beach to escape the snow. She is a graduate from the University of Dayton and has her sights set on Vet school in the near future. She grew up loving animals and the science around their welfare so much that she realized very quickly that she was meant to help them. Now she is here with us as an Animal Care Technician and she couldn't be more thrilled!
JesseAnimal Care Technician
Jesse joined the Destin Animal Clinic team in February 2017, after serving 13 years in the Air Force. Since that time, he's become the 'jack-of-all-trades' for the clinic, doing anything and everything that needs done around the clinic; both medically and non-medically. Jesse grew up around animals his whole life; mostly cats and dogs, and a couple of crazy rabbits. And while he currently doesn't have any pets, he is an equal opportunity animal lover.
GabbyAnimal Care Technician
Gabby grew up in Niceville and began working with animals as a volunteer at Pet Welfare in 2010. She attended the University of West Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and hopes to further her education in the future. Gabby also babysits on the weekends for her church and is involved with many church activities. When not working Gabby spends her free time with her family and friends.