Meet Dr. Husted
Dr. Sandra Husted
Dr. Husted is a 1987 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary medicine doctoral program. She attended the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, a Master of Science Degree in Microbiology, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia Tech. She has over 30 years experience in small animal medicine and surgery. She has owned and served as Medical Director of Milton Animal Hospital since 2003, and has worked hard to make the name synonymous with quality veterinary care. Her special interests include general and laser surgery, dental surgery, veterinary pediatrics, and client relationships.
Dr. Husted served for 4 years on the Board of Directors of the American Animal Hospital Association, and is committed to the standards of excellence for which the Association stands. She has also served on the AAHA Animal Health and Welfare Committee, the AAHA Referral and Specialty Task Force, and served as Chair of the AAHA Foundation.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, riding her Quarterhorse “Tex”, or traveling and exploring the West. She is privileged to care for "Buddy" an adventurous Corgi, and "Shadow", a very bossy feline!
Dr. Husted is also an accomplished singer and songwriter with 3 recorded albums. She currently sings with the Sugar Beach A Cappella Chorus based in Niceville, and with C Waves barbershop quartet and The Sandpipers barbershop quartet.
Dr. Nichole Loring
Dr. Nichole Loring was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from the Naval Academy with honors in 1999, with a major in mathematics, and a minor in engineering. She served as an Aerospace Maintenance duty officer for the United States Navy until 2004.
At that time, she chose to further her education with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, graduation in 2009. She worked for 5 years in emergency veterinary medicine then transitioned into general practice so that she could develop closer personal connections with her clients and patients.
Dr. Loring joined the practice in February 2018 and is happy to call Milton Animal Hospital home. In her free time, Dr. Loring enjoys spending time playing with her son and two dogs, a lab named Lilah and a Boston Terrier named Mulligan.
Katrina is owned by her sweet Catahoula mix Lebeau, her lovable Lab “Cayenne”, & her feline furbaby Melfie. As our practice manager, Katrina ensures that Milton Animal Hospital runs smoothly day to day. She has been in the veterinary field for 6 years and enjoys all aspects of her job from seeing the cutest of puppies & kittens to meeting each client and providing a welcoming experience for them. She even loves some of the "grumpier" patients because she knows they might just be a little nervous going to the doctor just like humans! Katrina settled into the Milton area in 2015 and spends her free time enjoying her animals, two children, & fishing with her husband. Being close to her family is what makes her happiest. Aside from being an avid animal lover, you might be surprised to know that Katrina spent 10 years in the Navy and has seen the world.
Lynn is owned by quite the "fur family" consisting of her five dogs Nikki the Yorkie, Gus the Lab, Brawny the Cattle dog, Chrissy the German Shepherd, & Kane the Dane. She also has two lovable felines, Sophie & Abigail. Lynn joined our Milton family in 2015 but has devoted her life to caring for animals from the start. She was the child who played veterinarian with her stuffed animals and followed her passion to volunteering during her teen years and eventually found her niche being a veterinary technician. She has a passion for client education and the care of your best friends and companions. Lynn was an Army brat and has lived a little of everywhere across the country, but she has finally settled into the Milton and enjoys spending her free time with her son & daughter. Fun Fact! Despite loving sunny Florida, Lynn also enjoyed living in Alaska as a teenager and working with Dr. Dee from the Animal House featured on Animal Planet.
Keep up the good work! — Karen S
Love you guys! Always nice ☺ — Raven J
VERY IMPRESSED! Thank you so much for your patience with me ☺ — Dan D
*LOVE DR. HUSTED* Everyone here is AWESOME! Nicole is always so sweet to me on the phone. — Kelli K