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 and her husband, Robb, are parents to two awesome dogs, Odin and 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 cruise around town with her husband. She also enjoys baking and gardening, and she plans to learn how to play the piano soon.
Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 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, Hospital Manager
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, Office 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!
Gloria is another one of our groomers that fell in love working with animals when she moved to Pensacola in 2011. She is married to a loving husband and has a Yorkie named Zeke and a cat named Lilly. She enjoys her off time at the beach and spoiling her fur babies. She can’t wait to see how much you smile when you see your beautiful pet when she is done with them.
Stacy, Technician Supervisor
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 2 dogs, Lucy and Molly.
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, 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.
Christine, Veterinary Technician
Christine has been with the Animal Hospital of Pensacola since 2007. She left in late 2013 for 14 months to venture to North Carolina, but returned in February 2015 to continue to serve the Pensacola area. Christine says that our hospital gave her the opportunity to learn and grow in the companion animal field. Her favorite part of the job is client education. “The human-animal bond is the greatest of gifts and the more owners know and the more they work with their veterinarian the longer the relationship can thrive”.
Christine is married with three teenagers. She enjoys watching them become adults and being involved in the multitude of activities like Band, Swim, and Soccer to name a few. She has $ fur babies. Her main man Brody (aka Ball) and her three cool cats, Voodoo, Whiskers and Target. Oh, and three rats right now. Christine’s all-time favorite activity is riding her bicycle. She takes pride in taking care of herself so she can better help those that count on her!
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).
I am studying to become a certified veterinary technician and plan to graduate this May! This is my first veterinary position but I am excited and eager to get out there! I’ve lived in the northwest area of Florida most of my life. I only have one pet right now, my rescue puppy named Howl but hope to adopt more in the future. The favorite part of my job is that I’m always learning something new every day
Kim has been in the veterinary industry for 15 years. She joined our team in August 2011. She is one of the first faces to greet you upon arriving to the hospital. She is Mom to her three dogs Aja, Iwan (Retired K9 Officer), and Bella as well as her two cats Bullet and Persnickety. She will be sure and take care of any needs you may have.
Kendall is part of our Reception team she started out volunteering at Pals no kill animal shelter in Mississippi 4 years ago before she moved and started working in a vets office in Houston. She has three rescue mutts, Louie, hope, and bleu cheese. She also has 3 cats, Marley, Malachi and Aslan. She is a Pensacola native and enjoys the beach.
Kristen has just returned to the Pensacola area after spending four years in New York City, where she worked at a Pet Hotel and Doggy Day Camp. She has a cat named Emrys, who is the love of her life. She also has two “nieces,” pups Stella and Abita, who she loves to spoil like a good Aunt should.
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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 down time activity is spending time and traveling with his mom, sister, and stepdad.
Shelbey, Kennel Assistant
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