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At Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. This page highlights the staff - our training, experience, and dedication to veterinary medicine.
Andrew Armani, DVM
Dr. Andrew Armani lived in Pensacola when he was young and has finally returned as a co-owner of Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital with his wife, Dr. Megan Armani. He graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and then pursued specialty training at Florida Veterinary Specialist in a rotating medical and surgical internship. His professional interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, sailing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Megan Armani, MS, DVM
Dr. Megan Armani graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, and then pursued an internship at Oradell Animal Hospital and Florida Veterinary Specialist. She is originally from upstate New York and has been happy to call Pensacola home. Her professional interests are soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, and internal medicine. Her hobbies include running, skiing, baking, and being with her family.
Christopher Faron, DVM
Dr. Chris Faron is originally from New York City by way of Miami. He attended Florida State University where he received his Bachelors degree in Biology. He then attended Auburn University, where he obtained his DVM in 2015. Dr. Faron practiced small animal medicine in Panama City prior to joining the team at Airport Animal Hospital. Now he is joining our team of committed doctors here at Navy Boulevard. He is also the current Vice President of the Aplha Psi Veterinary Fraternity National Council. His professional interests include oncology, soft tissue surgery, and orthopedics. Dr. Faron has a wife of 2 years, Jennifer, and their pets include a Bloodhound named Tally and two cats, Aubie and Sam. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, college football and cheering for the Seminoles.
Leigh Ann Long, MS - Practice Administrator
Leigh Ann began working with animals in 2002 at the Comparative Hearing Lab where she assisted with psychoacoustic data collection. She received her Master's degree in experimental psychology in 2007 from the University of South Alabama and worked for the USA Department of Comparative Medicine and UT MD Anderson as an animal behaviorist before entering the field of companion animal medicine in 2009. She began working at Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital in 2011 in client care and became Practice Administrator in 2015. She has a strong interest in hospital management, positive reinforcement training, and pet nutrition. Her hobbies include herb gardening, soap making, crocheting, and enjoying the beach.
Jessica Scheper - Client Care Supervisor
Jessica is a native of Virginia Beach, VA and was also a resident of the New Orleans area for 10 years. She has worked as a stable manager at a Hunter/Jumper Equestrian Facility and as a Veterinary Technician at Ark Animal Hospital on the east bank of New Orleans. Jessica has been a resident of the Pensacola area off and on since 1995. She has traveled to different areas due to her husband, Eddie being of prior Marine Corps service. Jessica is a Client Care Supervisor at our sister hospital, Airport Animal Hospital, and now shares her time here. Jessica has a husband of 20 years, Eddie, son, Edward, and a daughter, Lauralai. At home they have a 28 year old African Grey parrot named Chipper, a blue merle rat terrier named Sadie, a maltese mix named April and lots of fresh and saltwater fish. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She has a huge passion for, horses and motorcycles and tries to ride as often as possible.
Elizabeth Jones - Client Care Specialist
Originally from Ohio, Liz relocated here with her family in 2010. She joined the Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital team in January of 2017 where she discovered her passion for wanting to serve for the betterment of animal health after she adopted her first dog. Currently a Pre-BSN student at the University of West Florida, Liz one day hopes to assist in surgery or work in the pediatric unit. In her free time she enjoys yoga, going on road trips with family or friends and hanging out with her fur baby Ollie.
Ben Lee - Obedience Instructor & Veterinary Nurse
Originally from Alabama, Ben moved here six years ago shortly after graduating from University of South Alabama where he completed his Bachelor's in history. Animals have always been his passion so he decided that he wanted to pursue a career in obedience training and behavior. He has personal experience with keeping not only dogs and cats but small animals, reptiles, birds and fish. He and his wife Jennifer have many four-legged kids and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, critters, reading and model railroading.
Jenna Epperson - Veterinary Nurse
Jenna Epperson is from Dothan, Alabama and has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2014. She came to our practice in May of 2016 where she has became a sugery nurse. She has a chocolate lab named Oakley but has 3 dogs (Dakota, Roscoe, and Scout) back home in Alabama. She attended Faulkner University where she played college basketball. Some of Jenna's hobbies include road trips, going to the beach, and spending time with Oakley, whom she got on her birthday.
Elena Daugherty - Veterinary Nurse
Elena Daugherty is a Veterinary Nurse who started out working in human medicine before realizing her passion for animal medicine. She joined the team at Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital in May of 2016. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida State University where she enjoyed participating in the Marching Chiefs and attending all the football games. When not at work she enjoys the beach, biking, video games, and spending time with her family, friends, and fiance. Elena has 5 pets of her own, including her dog Rex and four cats Friskey, Eevee, Meemo and Smol Bean. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the future and is enjoying working with animals to gain experience in the field.
Melody Wyche - Veterinary Nurse
Melody grew up in Georgia where she developed her love of animals. She started riding horses as a young child and raised several horses over the years. She was known for bringing home every stray cat or dog she found to find them permanent homes. Melody is currently owned by a spoiled boxer Harlee and a foster lab named Tessy. Melody has always dreamed of securing a Veterinary Technician license and is currently enrolled in school working toward that goal. She enjoys the daily work of caring for dogs and cats. Melody spends her spare time riding motorcycles with her bestfriend and life partner Thor and searching for seashells.
Molly Blake - Certified Veterinary Nurse
Molly grew up in a big family here in Pensacola. She has four brothers and 4 sisters and always had a family pet. When she was younger she had always dreamed of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. Her mother always caught her sneaking animals home that she found and forcing her to put them back. Molly interned with us for her schooling in the fall of 2016 and joined the team as a Veterinary Nurse in January of 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Nursing program at Pensacola State College in May of 2017 and got her credentials as a Certified Veterinary Nurse. In her spare time Molly enjoys playing video games, trivia and board game nights with her friends and cuddling up to her two dogs Rocco and Roscoe.
Abbey Grissom - Veterinary Nurse & Lead Pet Resort Attendant
Abby Grissom works as our Lead Pet Resort Attendant and is responsible for tucking-in your fur babies when you’re away on vacation. Not only does she oversee playgroup and the Pet Resort, she is in charge of training new Pet Resort Attendants. As a Veterinary Nurse, Abbey cares for patients, assists in surgery and preforms dentals. Abbey is a military brat from Okinawa, Japan. Growing up in Okinawa, she and her mother took in tons of stray cats and dogs and fostered them until they could be placed in a forever home. She loves her job and caring for our patients. In her off time she enjoys reading, video games, and studying for ASVAB to pursue career in the Navy.
Rachel McLeod - Pet Resort Attendant & Veterinary Nurse
Rachel is a Pensacola native who found her passion for animals at a young age by adopting and fostering several kittens throughout her childhood. She joined our team in March of 2017 as a Pet Resort Attendant, where she takes care of your furry loved ones while you're away. Rachel is a Biology student at Pensacola State College and is working towards the goal of pursuing an animal-related field after graduating. She hopes to continue learning animal medical and behavioral practices by training as a Veterinary Nurse in the future. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys going to the movies, solving puzzle games and spending time with her rescue cat, Nola and rescue dog Max.