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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★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Harley, Tori, Ashley and Dr. Patel were great with my cat and dog! Would not go anywhere else!James H.James H. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Companion has been there for us to care for 4 different dogs. They have treated us like family from puppy exams and shots to boarding while we went on vacation to new diagnoses of diabetes requiring insulin and cancer to helping to end our beloved pets’ suffering. We and our pets have always received kindness and respect from the staff and the Veterinarians and we are grateful. We have recently moved out of the area and I miss our wonderful experience with Companion! I would highly recommend this office to care for your pets.Stephanie C.Stephanie C. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ They even have a separate feline only waiting room, plus exam room(s?). The building is clean and modern, the staff were all caring toward me and my cat, Dr. Patel and her assistant were down to earth and easy to talk to. They clipped her nails and cleaned her ears out at my request (extra charge) but we were happy walking out! And they send out reminder texts for appts, keeping on top of everything, including when I requested medical records and they emailed them that day to me. Great veterinarian.Katie R D.Katie R D. ★★★★★ It's been awhile since I posted a review so it's time for an updated one! I have been a client of Companion's for over 10 years and through 3 dogs. My girl Sophie was diagnosed with renal failure and we had her euthanized in 2017. This was handled with the utmost respect and care. Dr. Hartley's tears as I said goodbye to my girl showed how much she cared and meant the world to me. Her body was handled with respect and love. My boy, Sizzles, throughout his 13 year life, was diagnosed with Cushings Disease, IVDD, and Colitis. In 2020 he was diagnosed with bladder cancer and he was euthanized in 2021 at their new facility. Sizzles was a great dog and I like to think he was pretty popular there :). Dr. Epperson and Harley helped him move on and I can never express how much I felt loved and seen during this time. His body was handled with great respect and love (I will NEVER be able to thank you enough, Harley and Michael). I got a rescue named Frankie in 2017 after Sophie passed and he quickly became a staple there at the hospital. He has horrid allergies. In August 2021, he went down due to a blown disc in his back. The staff and vets helped me through this time, referring me to Capital Veterinary in Tallahassee, which ended up being an amazing experience. Frankie had immediate surgery and stayed a month for rehab. He relapsed 3 months later and Companion/Capital was able to get him on his feet again!Frankie goes to rehab at Companion once a week (we started a 3 times a week)with Shannon. In 10+ years, they have never suggested anything that was not needed. They have never quoted me unreasonable prices. They have shown nothing but care, respect, and love to me and my dogs. I will never go anywhere else and I recommend whole-heartedly that you try their services. There is no better animal hospital on the panhandle.Sarah O.Sarah O. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff. Highly recommend!!Jeff T.Jeff T. ★★★★★ I am happy to say that they are my Veterinary Clinic choice for our boxer, Breaux who likes them as much as we do. I happily drive in from Niceville. What a well run, service oriented, pleasant operation they have there. From the time one pulls up with their pets until they pull away it is all smiles, all concern ,all reassurance from the staff. They were our vet for my dear boxer, Buster when we lived in FWB a few years ago. I drive there because they are the best, they are worth it. Thank you folks for your loving care.Susan H.Susan H. ★★★★★ Boarded our dog there for a trip. During his stay he began to have seizures. Fortunately they are a vet too so they handled everything. Our little fella needed monitoring during the weekend night hours so they took him to the niceville emergency vet. Both bills were surprisingly reasonable and throughout the process their communication and compassion was so helpful.John-Paul M.John-Paul M. ★★★★★ Such a nice and clean place. The doctors and staff are so friendly and take the time to make your pet feel special. I highly recommend Companion to anyone!Meagan S.Meagan S. ★★★★★ It was a good experience it was clean everybody was professional and they took care of my baby when I got home the next day I had a question that I needed answered and the veterinarian call me back promptly they really took great care of my guinea pig SapphireDavid V.David V. ★★★★★ Love this place. The staff is truly amazing!Casey C.Casey C. ★★★★★ They tried to help find a lost dogs owner for me today, they we so kind! I just wanted to let them know the dog is home safe now!! Thank you!!Aurielle M.Aurielle M. ★★★★★ Companion is my first choice for pet health! The communication is extremely thorough from everyone. Keeping me in the know and how things work when it comes to my petDavid M.David M. ★★★★★ Very helpfulBarb R.Barb R. ★★★★★ They helped me in the difficult time of having to put my dog, friend, and companion to sleep on February 28th. Megan was her name, and she was 13 years old. I again am deeply thankful to their kind help, words, their professional ways that helped me through all that had happen. I do miss my Megan, but she now in a better place. God bless you all.Jim R.Jim R. ★★★★★ Excellent service they did an awesome job filing my Royalty's nails and she a little firecracker!AdrianneAdrianne ★★★★★ Really good !!Bob F.Bob F. ★★★★★ Great place for animals... they really care about my dog when i take him!! Very clean ....Highly recommend if you need a vetCort Hara (.Cort Hara (. ★★★★★ Staff and Veterinarian were friendly and very professional. Clinic is spacious and clean. My Bella was well cared for by staff.Gwen D.Gwen D. ★★★★★ Very pleasant experience and would/have recommended to other friends/family for all pets needs.Tony R.Tony R. ★★★★★ Very good friendly staff and knowledgeable doctorsSteve E.Steve E. ★★★★★ Companion and its staff are the very best in town! They treat me and pets like family and have always gone out of their way to make sure we have the very best care. I use them for everything - veterinary services, grooming and boarding - every area of their practice is exceptional! You will not be disappointed when you choose Companion!Michelle F.Michelle F. ★★★★★ Excellent service alwaysjeanne W.jeanne W. ★★★★★ Prompt appointment for our cat in distress, diagnosed correctly. Wow factor is the follow through called to see how new med was working (couldn't get pills down), gave liquid rx, working great. Found our family vets! Follow-up, pets are your priority.John O.John O. ★★★★★ Have been taking my dashund hear since he was a puppy 9years the doctors are great the staff is great treat your animals as one of their own. The facilities are top notchMark G.Mark G. ★★★★★ Very nice experience. I have been coming here for about a year and my first time in since they opened up and it was a great experience.NandoNando ★★★★★ We love our Vets at Companion. We have entrusted our Aussies for 9 years and we wouldn’t take them anywhere else. Excellent care.Peter G.Peter G. ★★★★★ Great experience! New hospital is beautiful. Staff is ALWAYS kind, welcoming, courteous. Vet and tech were professional, took their time and eagerly answered my questions. quality time and care for our cat!Jenna Testa K.Jenna Testa K. ★★★★★ Dr Hartley & staff do a tremendous job caring for all our fur babies, 3 dogs and one cat.She always takes time to listen and take care of all issues that she can that day and schedule an appointment to handle the rest. Their listening and their caring for my babies and kindness to me is so appreciated. We love Dr Hartley & staff.Mar L.Mar L. ★★★★★ The front desk, techs, and veterinarians are all very friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. They care deeply for their clients as well as the animals they treat. I have complete confidence in their decisions and always am grateful for the treatment my animals have received over the years.Nancy K.Nancy K. ★★★★★ I have been client at Companion for over 10 years.. I cannot imagine taking my dogs anywhere else. The prices are fantastic for the services provided. The vets care about animals, actually really care about the wellbeing of your pet. I've never had them encourage a test that was not needed and they are certainly not in it for the money. The staff is lovely. They know me by name and always take the time to be kind and friendly, even when it is hectic in the front of the house. My 8 year old Dachshund, Sophie was diagnosed with kidney failure and that did everything within their power to keep her alive, including teaching me how to use an IV at home. Unfortunately, we did end up putting her down. I know they felt the pain of her loss as much as I did. I still have two Dachshunds and they will never been seen anywhere else. These are vets and staff that care and they will take care of you and your pet family for life. I am still amazed at the compassion and caring of the staff. Harley is my rock and is a rockstar tech! Dr. Epperson amd Dr. Hartley are hands down the best in the area! Thank you for the extra care and attention!S. S.S. S. ★★★★☆ Good.Scott S.Scott S. ★★★★☆ The only thing i dont really like is the "register fee" or the "first time visitors fee" its expensive and added up for more animals you have or get. =/Chatelle M.Chatelle M.js_loader

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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.