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 veterinary medicine in the Fort Walton Beach area since her graduation, thanks to the United States Air Force. Now she can’t imagine living anywhere else!

She lives in Shalimar with her husband, Gavin, and her younger daughter, Faith. Her older daughter, Honour, graduated from Mississippi State University in 2021. Hail State! She also has four furry feline children: Kiki, Jeter Bean, Cowboy Dan, and Furrgus.

Dr. Tovrea is very active in her church and sings in the Chancel choir, Rejoice women’s ensemble, and on the Connect Praise Team. She plays in the handbell choir and is one of three Youth Choir moms. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Niceville.

Her special interests at work include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, small mammal medicine, and dentistry.

She is a member of many professional organizations:

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

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


Dr. Melissa Davis

Dr. Melissa Davis is originally from Orlando, Florida. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Florida, and received her DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Davis has always had a heart for animals, and realized at a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Davis joined the Crossroads team in July of 2020, and has expanded our practice to include birds, reptiles, and amphibians! She has a gentle and quiet nature, and is loved by all her clients and patients.

Her home is always filled with activity as she shares it with her husband, Donnell, and sons Rylan and Ocean. Their family also includes three dogs, Kayla, Luna and Zofia.

Dr. Davis is a member of several professional organizations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Society

Dr. Davis loves her career and her patients, and plans to be part of Crossroads for a very long time

Practice Manager

Melanie is the person to talk to about anything related to the business side of things. She comes from an accounting background but her love of animals led her to us. We don’t know what we would do without her!


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.


Amber, Elizabeth, Brenda, Felicia, Sherri, and Laura are our technical staff. With over 60 years of experience between them, 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!