Dr. Tom Carlos
Thomas Carlos, DVM MS, otherwise known as “Dr. Tom” graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1985, then obtained his Masters Degree in Surgery and Medicine from Auburn University. Dr. Carlos did an internship at the American Animal Hospital in Chicago. In 1990, he opened his first veterinary practice in the Florida panhandle and has since opened and maintained several veterinary hospitals throughout the state. He is Dog Dad to “Darla” and “Zoe”.
Dr. Angela Bentley
Dr. Angela Bentley was born and raised in the cold North – Ontario, Canada. She graduated in 2001 from the Ontario Veterinary College on the University of Guelph campus in Guelph, Ontario. The cold winters and multiple feet of snow pushed her South and she began her veterinary career in North Carolina. She has had experience with multiple species in different hospitals caring for everything from snakes, lizards, turtles, birds, ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs, goats, pot-bellied pigs, sheep, and wildlife, as well as cats and dogs. She has worked in emergency medicine, as well as, with many medical and surgical cases.
Dr. Bentley’s husband accepted a promotion and brought her even further south to Florida where she has made a home. She has a human son, Preston, as well as 3 four-legged “kids” – a Jack Russell Terrier named Polly, a Duck Toller mix, Lucy, and 1 kitty named “Simon.” When Dr. Bentley is not being a “mom” or “doc”, she enjoys photography, gardening and crafts.
Dr. Tracy Millhouse
Dr. Tracy Millhouse grew up in a small town in central upstate New York. She earned her AAS degree in Agricultural Science at Morrisville State College, followed by her BS degree in Animal Science at Cornell University. She then relocated to Baton Rouge to earn her DVM at Louisiana State University graduating in 2008. She has been a part of the veterinary community since 1999. After Veterinary school she spent two years working at a small animal general practice and local shelter in Rochester, NY, before she and her husband, Zack, decided to move back down south in late 2010. She joined team AHOP in April 2011, and loves getting to know her furry patients and their families. Educating pet owners is one of the most enjoyable (and most important) parts of her job – the more questions, the better! Professional interests include abdominal ultrasonography and behavior disorders in dogs and cats.
When she’s not caring for other people’s pets, Dr. Millhouse enjoys spending time with her husband, Zack, and their motley crew of 4 dogs, 3 cats, and a corn snake. She also dabbles in several hobbies like crafting, sewing, and home-brewing when time allows.
Dr. Diana Heath
Dr. Diana Heath grew up in a small town in northeastern Mississippi. She graduated from Mississippi State University and moved to Florida to further her career as a veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Pensacola. She loves being a veterinarian and especially enjoys getting to know her patients and their families. She is excited to see animals of all shapes and sizes, from furry critters to scaly ones, and her special interests include ophthalmology and internal medicine.
She is mom to the silliest, most wild pup, Odin, his fluffy brother, Remy, and one purrrfect princess kitty, Puddintain. When not caring for the wonderful patients at AHOP, Dr. Heath loves to hang out with her pups at the beach and spend time with her family, especially the newest addition – a beautiful baby girl!
Dr. Marlene Baumeister
Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Baumeister was raised on a small farm where she developed her love of animals. She started a family first and raised 4 children (started Veterinary College when they were ages 16, 15, 12 and 6). With the help and support of her husband Jim and family, she graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 as President of her class. The first five years after graduation she worked for a small mixed animal practice and worked with mostly dogs, cats, horses, cattle and some wildlife.
In 2003 she opened her own practice in Shelby Michigan. Her patients included everything from dogs and cats to exotics such as camels, wallabies, llamas, alpacas, and even an elephant (the only one in the state). After making the decision to move south, she sold her practice to an associate and accepted a position at a local hospital in Pensacola.
She also worked as a relief veterinarian at several other local practices until accepting a position with our hospital. She currently lives in Milton with her husband of over 30 years and 5 fur babies (ages 15, 14, 9, 2 and 1), a Jack Russell named GusGus, a Poodle named Hallie, a Bichon named Dollie and 2 Chihuahuas named Honey and Penny.
In her spare time she loves to visit family (she has 14 grandchildren), go fishing, snorkeling and swimming.
Susie Miles, Assistant Hospital Admininstrator
Susie was born and raised primarily in Florida. Growing up as a military child, she travelled a bit when she was younger, but has lived in Pensacola since 1989. She joined the Animal Hospital of Pensacola on May 5, 1999 and considers the Animal Hospital of Pensacola her “second home”. She and her husband, Bryann have made Pensacola their home since marrying in 1998 and have an amazing little girl, Skylah. The favorite part of her job is the trusting relationships made with the clients and of course, their pets! She is also a Mom to her two dogs M.B and Bam, and four cats Ham, Squeakers, Yoki, and Lava(all rescues or strays). When she is not busy busy at work, she enjoys bootcamp and spending as much time as she can with her daughter, husband and fur babies. Their new family adventure is Foster Care (for humans that is).
Trisha Merchant, Manager
Trisha has been in the veterinary industry since 2000. She joined our team in September 2014. Trisha is native to the Pensacola/Alabama area; born and raised in Alabama! Trisha’s favorite part of the job is working with the public and having the opportunity to educate clients on the best care for their beloved pets. When she is not working, she enjoys watching football (Roll Tide) and spending time with her family. Trisha is very excited to bring some of her knowledge and experience to the clients of Animal Hospital of Pensacola!
Stacy Davidek, Manager
Stacy was raised in Connecticut before moving to Florida in 2003. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida State University and has been in the veterinary industry since 2006. She moved to Pensacola and joined the team in February 2011. She has a wonderful son, Jack, that is always excited to come to work and see the kitties. She is also mom to her 3 dogs, Lucy, Molly, and Hoover.
Addie Blair, Manager
Addie is originally from North Carolina but found her way to our team in 2019. She has been in the Veterinary industry since 2004. While in high school, she did an apprenticeship at a veterinary clinic and very quickly found passion in this ever-growing field. She has worked in emergency, surgery and general practice. Prior to joining our team, Addie worked as a manager for a large veterinary practice in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA for eight years. The thing Addie most enjoys about her job is making our clients happy and seeing the staff learn and grow so that they can serve our community best. When she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Kelly, Certified Veterinary Technician
Kelly has been in the veterinary industry since 2005. She joined our team in August of 2010. Kelly’s favorite parts of her job are emergency care, critical care, patient care, chemotherapy, laboratory and the list goes on and on. This is why she serves as our Technician Medical Supervisor. She has a unique mix of pets. A Husky Arwyn, Hound mix Ranger, Pot Belly Pig Wilma, Sulcata Tortoise Rigby, two cats Bobber and Conroy, and her mix of chickens (2 Yellow Sex Link, 1 Black Australorp, and 1 Light Brahma). “In my years of practice I have worked with a LOT of doctors and a few hospitals and Animal Hospital of Pensacola is by far the BEST PLACE for veterinary care of any kind. I know this because if it weren’t for this hospital, my sweet girl “Arwyn” would not be here today”!
Kat, Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
Katherine, aka ‘Kat”, has been in the veterinary industry (and part of the AHOP Team) since 2007. She loved her technician job so much that she went to school and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She loves being involved in the community and leads our Relay for Life Team each year. The love of her life Emma, is a brindle Pit Bull and she will talk about her any time you ask. She also has two cats, Timmy and Fiona. All of her pets have been “found” animals that wormed their way into her heart. She is excited to share her knowledge with you and take care of your pets.
Amanda, Certified Veterinary Technician
Amanda was introduced into the field in early 2008 as a volunteer in a local veterinary clinic. When the owners offered her a position as a technician, she jumped on the opportunity and has never looked back. She entered into the first ever class of the Veterinary Technology program at Pensacola State College, and graduated alongside her friends and coworkers, Kat and Kelly, in May of 2013. Two months later, after passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination, she received certification. She has been with our company since April of 2013, and “couldn’t be happier”! Her favorite parts of the job are caring for all the wonderful pets, taking on new challenges, and learning new things every day. She is especially interested in reptiles and anesthesia. Her own pets include 2 dogs- a Chocolate Lab mix and a Staffordshire Terrier, an orange tabby cat named Clive, a Ball Python she calls Phil, and a Dumeril Boa named Cupcake.
Jenni, Certified Veterinary Technician
Jenni has been in the industry since 2004, before taking time off to raise her daughter. She graduated from PSC in May 2017. Since she was a little girl she has always wanted to work with animals. She shares her home with 2 dogs, a toy poodle and a great dane mix, and 2 cats, a tuxedo and a 3 legged black cat.
Courtney, Veterinary Technician
Courtney has been in the veterinary industry for over 6 years. She first joined us in 2006 and then spent some time traveling before returning to us once again in January 2012. She just couldn’t stay away. Courtney’s favorite part of her job is educating pet owners. She is currently Pet Mom to her rats Laverne and Shirley and Elsa the hedgehog. When she is not working, she enjoys watching football and baseball, but more importantly, she spends most of her free time with her beautiful daughter Brooklyn.
Mari, Veterinary Technician
Meet Mari, she’s one of our veterinary technicians that is currently in school working to gain knowledge and become certified in her position. Mari has always had a natural love for all animals and she incorporates that passion in her patient care here at the hospital. One of her favorite parts about the job is giving sick patients the care they deserve and making them as comfortable as possible. At the end of the day she goes home to her husband Chris and her two daughters (Kaylee and Skylet). She also has three fur babies Diamond (the sweetest pit bull EVER), Kat (a sweet hound mix adopted from the Pensacola Humane Society) and Ember (a fancy Bengal cat).
Mary, Certified Veterinary Technician
Mary is also known to many as Mo. She graduated from Pensacola State College in 2016. She currently own’s 3 dogs . When she is not at work you can find her outdoors enjoying nature.
Ashley, Veterinary Technician
Ashley was born and raised in gulf breeze Florida. She has worked in the veterinary industry since 2012. She started off her pet care career in the kennel area and worked up her way to a technician. She has always loved animals but became really interested when she got her first English bulldog, Muffin. When she is not at work she can be found staging awesome pictures of muffin for his may instagram followers.
Alex, Veterinary Technician
I have been in the veterinary industry for 6 years, where I started as a volunteer kennel staff and moved my way up to a paid vet tech position. On my days off I’m studying at UWF where I will be receiving my Bachelor’s in Biochemistry in fall 2019. After UWF, I plan to go to vet school and join the army vet corps where I will hopefully be working to help protect our nation’s service animals that I have been dreaming about my whole life. When I am not at work or school I am cuddling with my rescue kitty, Midnight who loves sleeping on my chest. I am also known to play with my 3 baby boxers: Warren, Karma, and Jackson.
Christina, Certified Veterinary Technician
I’ve lived in northwest Florida for most of my life. I graduated from the vet etch program in 2017 and passed the VTNE later that year. I only have one fur baby now, Howl the Bassahoula, but hope to adopt more! When not at work you can find me hiking, playing video games or reading a good book. My favorite part of my job is learning something new every day.
I was born in Pensacola. Moved away in 1996, moved back in 2018. I have a 10 yr old Maltese mix named Jake!! I love live music, festivals and movies and spending time with my family.
Seth, Kennel Assistant
Seth is part of our kennel team and has been in the veterinary industry since 2016. Seth’s family owns two cats named Pixi and Princess. Seth has lived in Pensacola since 1998 and enjoys fishing, scuba diving, and being on the water. Seth graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School and plans on attending Auburn University in the fall with hopes of one day attending Vet School to become a practicing veterinarian. Seth’s favorite downtime activity is spending time and traveling with his mom, sister, and stepdad.
Shelbey, Kennel Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!
Briannah Lowe, Kennel Assistant
This is my first time working in the vet industry. Born and raised on the panhandle. I am currently perusing a bachelors degree at The University of West Florida. I love to be outdoors doing all kinds of things like whitewater rafting, kayaking and have had the opportunity to paddleboard next to manatees! I have the sweetest cat in the world named Eva and a very snappy turtle named Donatello.
Michelle has had 22 years in the business. Trained for 5 years with 2 AKC Master Groomers in Iowa. Owned her own mobile grooming business for 14 years in Dothan, AL. Now lives in Navarre with her 2 mutt girls, Baby girl and Sadee. Her training lends towards the less cooperative pets. “I believe grooming is for life, so it must be stress-free, pain-free, and a bonding experience. We both must learn to respect one another.” She is excited to make your baby beautiful.