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Registered Veterinary Technician

Sara is a registered veterinary technician and is originally from Iowa. She obtained her veterinary technician degree from Kirwood Community College in 2009. She has 3 four-legged children, Roxy and Tank (cats), and Addi (pug).  Her husband is an Air Force Pilot and she has 2 boys that keep her busy at home.  She enjoys making everyone laugh and likes to have dance parties to start off the day. Sara is our head technician and lead surgical technician; she is the one who ensures all surgical patients receive individual attention and comforts them during and after surgical procedures. She enjoys developing a relationship with owners and their pets to promote strong companion relationships.


Linda is primarily our dental technician. She attends advanced veterinary dentistry education classes every chance she gets. Although her primary role is providing excellent dental care for our patients, she helps in all aspects of our hospital from general patient care to the dirty work or cleaning up. Her love and compassion makes her a great team member. She is very passionate about transporting shelter dogs to rescues allowing them to escape the shelter world in hopes to find a forever home. Linda and her husband's love for animals started at an early age with family pets and the occasional backyard rescue of squirrels and baby birds. She is a native of the Fort Walton Beach area and received her AA degree from Northwest Florida State College. Linda is actively involved with several Basset rescue organizations and opens their home to many rescue dogs. 


Sam grew up as an army brat, living in various parts of the world. Her latest move landed her in Florida where she obtained a bachelor's degree in biology at the University of West Florida. Her love for animals led her to pursue an occupation in the veterinary world and then transitioned into a love for radiology. She is pursuing her love for radiology by obtaining her radiology technician degree. She has been a veterinary technician for 4 years now but has been working with animals for much longer than that. She has one dog and two cats that she rescued and enjoys watching movies with her husband or hanging out with friends in her spare time. She is quiet when you first meet her, but with time she comes alive.


Antel moved to Fort Walton Beach from Atlanta, Georgia and has been with us since June 2015. She worked at Blue Pearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists as Vet Tech in the ICU before joining our team here at Companion. In 2006, she earned a bachelor's of science degree in Animal Science from Tuskegee University. Since graduating, Antel has gained experience in the animal healthcare field by working at general practice clinics and emergency/specialty hospitals. She is one of our surgery technicians that ensuring that everything runs smoothing from the moment of admittance until after discharge; making sure each patient recovers and has a pleasant experience under our care. She lives with her husband, Andre and their 2 fur-kids, Sierra (a 6 year old Pitbull) and Bentley (a 4 year old Pomeranian).


Victoria is from Warrensburg, Missouri and moved to Florida 3 years ago.  She is currently attending Northwest Florida State College and working towards a degree in zoology.  She has a miniature poodle named Daisy.


Certified Veterinarian Technician

Kristen is originally form Pennsylvania born and raised.  She moved to Florida 6 years ago and is addicted to the beach and sunshine.  She is a certified Veterinary Technician and completed her studies at the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh. Go Steelers!  Kristen has worked at Youngs Animal Hospital in Titusville, Florida for 6 years and Orlando Equine Veterinary Care for 2 years.  She has a ball python named Rebound, a horse named Thunder, a dog named Hank and a cat named Kiarra!  She is very excited to be a part of our Companion team and we are thrilled to have her!


Fallon is originally from Birmingham, AL;  she recently moved to Florida with her husband Justin in May 2016 and is making the Emerald Coast her new home.  Fallon is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science.  She has worked at Alabama Veterinary Specialist for 6 years and loves orthopedic medicine as well as opthalmology.  Fallon has three dogs, two Basset Hounds (Gracie & Boss) and a Parson Russell Terrier named Foxy.  In her free time she loves going to the beach and taking her dogs to the dog park.  Fallon also enjoys football War Eagle!! and softball.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Brianna is originally from Twin Cities, Minnesota. She is a certified veterinary technician and attended Argosy University and received her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.  Brianna has worked at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center as an ER technician for 2 years. She recently moved to Florida with her husband and her three chinchillas, Drake, Laurence and Sapphire. Brianna enjoys reading and exploring our beautiful Emerald Coast!


Harley is from Fort Walton Beach but has lived in Virginia and England. She has been a veterinary technician in the area for over 5 years.  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 two dogs of her own, a disabled poodle named Eddie and dachshund mix named Yoshi. During her free time, when she is not doing homework, she enjoys going to the beach and enjoys all kinds of water sports including tubing and canoeing.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Tori is originally from Long Beach, California and currently lives in Pensacola. She is a certified veterinary technician and completed her studies at Pensacola Junior College and at Pensacola State College graduating in 2014.   She has over 15 years experience working and caring for animals.  Tori has 3 fur babies, a pekingese named Meesha and 2 cats Dawg & Little Black.  On her free time she likes to spend time with her husband DJ and young son Avery.



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