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At Navy Boulevard Animal ,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.
Dustin Russell, DVM
Dr. Russell originally hails from the bluegrass state, but has found his calling in Northwest Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and then graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests are surgery, dentistry, general small animal medicine and exotic pet care. Dr. Russell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Some of his hobbies and interests include carpentry, kayaking, aquaria, camping, traveling, and beach activities.
Charlie Matyi, DVM
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.
Liz Jones - Client Care Coordinator, Veterinary Nurse
Rachel McLeod - Veterinary Nurse, Treatment & Inventory
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.