Welcome to Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center

We look forward to meeting you!


veterinarian in Fort Walton BeachFort Walton Beach veterinarians, Dr. Michael Epperson and Dr. Heather Hartley at Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center are a husband and wife veterinary team in the Fort Walton Beach  area and are committed to your pet's health and well being. Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center excels in pet care and the science of veterinary medicine. We look forward to helping you and your pets.

Dr. Epperson, Dr. Hartley and the staff at Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center have provided Fort Walton Beach compassionate veterinary care and pet services year after year, making us the animal hospital of choice for pet owners in and around the Fort Walton Beach community. Read our petsimonials and pet memorial page to meet some of our beloved animal friends.

Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets, we treat each pet as our own therefore offer the best medical treatment and care possible. We embrace strong doctor-patient-client relationships to ensure open communication and understanding of your pets individual needs. Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services.  At Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet.

Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center offers the Fort Walton Beach community veterinary service that includes but is not limited to preventative medicine, internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology and dental services. We also have an in-house pharmacy and access to many specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. If you are new to our website, please browse around to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles and watch groundbreaking pet videos. Click on the "email us" link below to ask us a question or to submit feedback. For directions to our office see our contact us page. To receive free monthly veterinary care articles, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Remember, at Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center, your pets are our family!

Dr. Michael Epperson  & Dr. Heather Hartley



76 Eglin Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 

ePetHealth allows you to view all your pets' medical records online. It will be a valuable tool for hurricane evacuation and traveling. Also you are now able to request refills and appointments online or email the doctors a question. Vaccination reminders will be sent electronically as well.

Now we offer home delivery for all you pets' needs!

No more Pet Meds needed! We are the competively priced with pet meds often at a lower cost, and we have a direct relationship with the drug companies so we are able to offer a guarantee that pet meds cannot. Online pharmacies that offer pet medications cannot buy the medications directly from the drug companies they have to get it from overstock. Overstock medications may have not been stored properly and therefore the product may be ineffective. Also beware of drug counterfeiting. We have had several occasions of drugs appearing to be the same but the actual ingredients vary up to 25%.... for example... Heartworm medication being only 75% of the drug... there is a 25% chance that the medication could not work and your dog would get heartworms. That is not a risk we want to take! Support your local business and buy local!

If there are any questions please contact us.


Clinic Hours

Mon   7:30am   5:00pm

Tues   7:30am   5:00pm

Wed   7:30am   5:00pm

Thur   7:30am   5:00pm

Fri      7:30am   5:00pm

Sat/Sun   Clinic closed

Sat/Sun   Boarding appt.



Companion Animal Hospital and Boarding Center
76 Eglin Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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  • Phone: 850-243-7144
  • Fax: 850-243-9361
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