Companion Animal Hospital & Boarding Center

Our doctors and veterinary team are devoted to helping our friends, family and people of the community by providing care for pets and enhancing the human animal bond.  We are dedicated to providing high-quality medicine for companion animals.
We embrace strong doctor-patient-client relationships to ensure open communication and understanding of your pet’s individual needs.  Our veterinary team members are well trained and skilled to provide the care and compassion your pet deserves.  Our philosophy is to treat each pet like our own.

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★★★★★ They're amazing with my cats even my older catSidney J.Sidney J. ★★★★★ Great Staff, Doctors and TechsMichael T.Michael T. ★★★★★ Always awesome with my best friend!brent K.brent K. ★★★★★ Compassionate should be part of their name too!Cristina's Outcall Massage S.Cristina's Outcall Massage S. ★★★★★ Great boarding facility with amazing staff that take care of your fur babies as if they were in their own family! This is the ONLY place I feel comfortable boarding my cat.Arty the S.Arty the S. ★★★★★ Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Harley, Tori, Sara, Linda, Ashley and Megan (and all of the staff) are all great with my dogs and cat! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!James H.James H. ★★★★★ I can count on them to take care of my dog!Ben W.Ben W. ★★★★★ Caring and professional trust them with your pets careChris H.Chris H. ★★★★★ Super nice staff.kathy akathy a ★★★★★ Amazing facility. Clean and updated. Staff are accommodating. Vet was amazing.Cherish G.Cherish G. ★★★★★ Thank you for taking such great care of Fred today.The staff ( I can't remember my vet techs name,she was amazing ) but they were all so wonderful and Dr. Patel was awesome.Thank y'all for taking care of my boy ❤️Ashley C.Ashley C. ★★★★★ Dr. Zachrich and team did a great job with our new puppy. Very nice facility.Bryan J.Bryan J. ★★★★★ The facilities were neat & clean.The staff that I was helped by were professional & friendly.The Vet took time with me & my pet to listen & answer questions.This was a great 1st visit experience.Stephanie P.Stephanie P. ★★★★★ Companion Boarding Center is top-notch! The staff is so great, especially Ms. Kate, she is incredible! They're patient, kind, and truly care about both their animal and human customers. I feel very comfortable leaving my girl with them knowing she is in such good hands and she happily walks up to the door every time. The best group!The vet was also fantastic!Madison M.Madison M. ★★★★★ I can't say enough good things about this place. Dr. Hartley and Dr. Epperson have taken great care of my dog herd for years (even my Hamilton, who's still a happy, healthy boy at 16 years old). The entire staff is kind, patient, and knowledgeable, and I always leave knowing that my dogs have received the best possible care. My calls and questions get answered quickly, which is appreciated by this neurotic dog mom. I'll never take my pets anywhere else.Special shout out to Linda, who handles dental care. She is so sweet to my boys (and me!), and they always come home with beautiful smiles 🙂Jessica R.Jessica R. ★★★★★ The staff is nice. Doctor was friendly. The building is clean and professional.Robert C.Robert C. ★★★★★ Great staff. Always ready to help.dewey219dewey219 ★★★★★ Thank you all for your professional service and attentive care for our cat. Excellent Doctors and Staff for vet care and boarding. Very pleased with the exceptional customer service.Lauren K.Lauren K. ★★★★★ Top notch service every time. Highly recommend.David C.David C. ★★★★★ So glad to finally find a veterinarian for my babies. Small animal veterinarians worth compassionate care are hard to find- but this one has it all!Horse W.Horse W. ★★★★★ Wonderful clinic with amazing staff. They really care about the animals in their care and the owners and do all they can for them.Haley H.Haley H. ★★★★★ Love Companion. They took such great care of our Izzy girl and helped us to say goodbye in the best way possible. Went above and beyondWendy Jones H.Wendy Jones H. ★★★★★ I wouldn’t trust my dogs with anyone else. I moved 2 hours away and I still drive back for their amazing care/love to my fur babiesnichole W.nichole W. ★★★★★ My first time using Companion as I was in urgent need to board my dog as I was going into the hospital. My dog has separation anxiety and hasn't been around other dogs or many people.Their service was very friendly and efficient and made me feel comfortable by calling me and sending photos during his 7 day stay. I really was amazed at how well my dog adapted. Also he received a bath, including the extras and smelled so good when I picked him up!I would definitely use them again!Robin M.Robin M. ★★★★★ Thank God, igit the help I neededKaran B.Karan B. ★★★★★ Very compassionate staffHunter 2.Hunter 2. ★★★★★ The front office and especially the surgical group are the most kind, reassuring and helpful professionals. Office is a well run practice, most impressive. Dr Hartley is a hero to me and my cats.Nancy C.Nancy C. ★★★★★ I love this vet! They are so kind and considerate and really understand that our pets are our family. Everything is explained well and they even followed up the day after my pup's surgery to see how she was doing. I love that!! The facility is always nice and clean which I really appreciate.Lisa L.Lisa L. ★★★★★ Very compasionate, caring staffAimie T.Aimie T. ★★★★★ All of my animals go here for veterinary care as well as boarding services. Great bunch of people who genuinely care about the welfare of my babies.Ida A.Ida A. ★★★★★ Dr. Patel and Brandi were great, Hemingway even thought so (he didn't try to bite anyone.T T.T T. ★★★★★ Definitely best vet I've gone too for my fur babies! Clean professional abs very organized.Brianna J.Brianna J. ★★★★★ My wife and I were down here in Florida on vacation with our daughter and son-in-law. Our large party poodle was already in kidney failure. He got much worse and he got to the point where he could not stand on his own. Companion animal hospital was extraordinarily awesome. They took care of the euthanism with all the skill and professionalism of a heart surgeon. Technician Harley was so compassionate and understanding. The same goes for the vet doctor but I did not get her name. They were able to fit us in when they did not have to. A five-star review does not do this veterinarian center justice. This was a 10 star performance. We will be forever in debt to this center!!!Mike C.Mike C. ★★★★★ Thank you to Companion for their quick and compassionate care for my girl, Lana. I was seen as a walk-in on a busy Friday, and I had my dog back home by 3pm with answers, medication, and clear instructions for follow-up. Thank you Tori & team. I wouldn’t trust my pup to anyone else.L BL B ★★★★★ Absolutely the best place to take your pets! The Best staff! They are so accommodating, and kind, and gentle, and explains everything that’s going on everything that’s going to happen they do great follow up they seem genuinely concerned for not only your pet but for you as well. I will not take my pets anywhere else but Companion in Fort Walton Beach. I’m only allowed toleave five stars but I’d leave a heck of a lot more if I could. I am so grateful for these guys.❤️❤️❤️gina C.gina C. ★★★★★ Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.Thomas S.Thomas S. ★★★★★ When my cat came home injured, they were able to get us in very quickly. Everyone on the staff was so kind and caring. And their new building is beautiful!!Sonya H.Sonya H. ★★★★★ Had gave our dog out down. The staff was beyond incredible. They even made paw prints so that I could have a tattoo made for his momJerry W.Jerry W. ★★★★★ I take my elder cat here for regular "maintenance". Everyone is friendly and really cares about herSean G.Sean G. ★★★★★ Great people highly recommendshaun S.shaun S. ★★★★★ We board our two dogs here and the staff are so friendly and always helpful! Our most recent out-of-town trip was over the Thanksgiving holiday and we made sure to book many months in advance. The cost is very reasonable and gives us peace of mind when we're gone because we know the staff takes good care of our pets. Highly recommend and will continue to use their boarding services in the future.neenneen ★★★★★ After my dog got sick and the emergency vet didn’t help we took him to companion, they were very compassionate and did everything they could to help us, they found that our dog has something stuck in his belly and tried every possible option before surgery because they knew we were tight on money. We ending up having to do surgery and even then they were very knowledgeable and helpful, they kept good contact while he stayed over night and kept us up to date in a timely manner, I would definitely recommend this vet clinic they have a great, compassionate, and helpful staff.Lizzy G.Lizzy G. ★★★★★ Koko is stringing her new birthday bandana and treat from Ashley at todays visit. We can’t thank Companion enough for always taking care of our girl. Thank you Ashley!Ashlyn S.Ashlyn S. ★★★★★ Staff is always prompt and helpful!TaylorTaylor ★★★★★ They have taken great care of our pets in life and in death. Very caring and compassionate staff.D R.D R. ★★★★★ Atencion de primera, servicio exelente y el trato a mi peluchina muy bueno, aman su trabajoUlises G.Ulises G. ★★★★★ Knowledgeable and friendly staff!Ashley P.Ashley P. ★★★★★ I've been taking my dogs here for 6 yrs now and I love them the whole staff are awesome.Yahaida G.Yahaida G. ★★★★★ The staff is very pleasant.My coonhound,Tigger enjoys going.Shelly J.Shelly J. ★★★★★ Amazing staff and care!Aaron D.Aaron D. ★★★★★ Everyone is so good with all the animals!Marla H.Marla H. ★★★★★ Excellent! They really care about your pet. The doctors and staff are superb. They saved my doggy's life and me and my family will be forever grateful. If I could give them 100+ stars I would!! 🌟Bobbie S.Bobbie S. ★★★★★ Thank you so much for helping Dixie with the fluid in her lungs after getting her meds she was standing up and I said hey and she came over and hugged me this morning!Fred L.Fred L. ★★★★★ Its always clean, they are organized and to put it simply, they really do care about our furry loved ones.Christine A.Christine A. ★★★★★ This place is pretty 👍katherine L.katherine L. ★★★★★ Companion Animal Hospital is sn absolutely awesome place. The Veterinarian and her staff are some of the most caring and loving people of animals that I have ever been too. You will about love everything anout this place.Carol F.Carol F. ★★★★★ Have used this place for grooming, boarding, and vet services for my new dog for the last 2 years. They are by far the best that I've had to deal with in the area. When I have to board they are able to give shots if needed without having to set up a separate appointment.Matthew C.Matthew C. ★★★★☆ Good.Scott S.Scott S.js_loader

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Staff is always prompt and helpful!


When my cat came home injured, they were able to get us in very quickly.  Everyone on the staff was so kind and caring. And their new building is beautiful!!

Sonya H.

Absolutely the best place to take your pets! The Best staff! They are so accommodating, and kind, and gentle, and explains everything that’s going on everything that’s going to happen they do great follow up they seem genuinely concerned for not only your pet but for you as well. I will not take my pets anywhere else but Companion in Fort Walton Beach. I’m only allowed to leave five stars but I’d leave a heck of a lot more if I could. I am so grateful for these guys.

Gina C.

We have taken our dogs to Companion Animal Hospital for at least 20 years. Dr. Epperson and all of the staff are terrific. They’ve seen us through the good times and the sad times and I highly recommend them.

Karen H.

I can not say enough about this animal clinic. I drive from Navarre just to go here. They are the best around. I love the doctors, the girls and the groomers. They are definitely there for the love of the animals. I have gone to 3 other vets and not one of them come close to being as loving and passionate about their animals as they are. Love love love them. Wouldn’t trust anyone else with my fur baby. Thank you for all you have done for my family and I. We appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts.

Cindi L.

We love our Vet! They have taken care of our cats and dogs like they were their own. They treat us like family. They answer all of our questions and concerns. Best folks around.

Kathy F.