Our Team


Dr. Tovrea

Dr. Laurel Tovrea is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. GO BUCKEYES!! She has practiced in the Fort Walton Beach area since she graduated. She loves living in paradise!

Dr. Tovrea lives in Shalimar with her husband, Gavin. Her older daughter, Honour, is an aerospace engineer on Eglin Air Force Base. Her younger daughter, Faith, is about to head to college at University of Central Florida in Orlando, majoring in premed. She also has four feline children: Kiki, Jeter Bean, Cowboy Dan, and Furrgus.

Dr. Tovrea is very active in her church, and sings in the Chancel choir, the Connect Praise Team, and a women’s barbershop group. She also plays in the handbell choir, but her favorite way to serve at church is being a Youth Choir mom!
Her special interests at work include dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and small mammal medicine.

Dr. Tovrea is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Dental Society
  • Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Society
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • A recommended veterinarian on the House Rabbit Society website

Dr. Tovrea loves her patients and clients and can’t imagine doing anything else!

Client Service Representatives

Lisa, Jo, and Kristen are the first friendly faces to greet you as you enter the clinic! They will check you in and show you around. Just ask for a tour! They can also answer any questions that you might have and check you out when your pet’s appointment is done.


Brenda, Sherri, Niki, Jaci, and Carlie are our technical staff. These knowledgeable ladies can answer any question you throw at them! They’re the doctor’s assistants in everything, from routine appointments to surgery and dentistry. They’re also the ones snuggling your pet as it recovers from anesthesia!