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Milton Animal HospitalMeet the Team

Meet Dr. Loper

Dr. Dan Loper
Owner, Veterinarian

Dan Loper

Dr. Loper is the proud new owner and Medical Director of Milton Animal Hospital. He attended the Univeristy of Illinois, in Urbana Champaign. There he recieved a Bachelor's degree in animal science with a focus on Veterinary Medicine. After undergrad, he worked at a local veterinary clinic as a Veterinary Assistant before being accepted to the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he spent the better part of a decade practicing in central Florida at a busy 14 doctor referral practice. He has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, exotic animal medicine, and preventative care. 

In his spare time, Dr. Loper enjoys exploring the great outdoors; some of his hobbies include fishing, kayaking, and hiking. He has always had a special interest in exotic animals such as reptiles, birds, rabbits, pocket pets and, of course, he loves working with cats and dogs.

He currently only has one furry family member, a beautiful gray tabby cat named Belle, or Bella Bear. He also maintains multiple fish tanks and an extensive reptile collection, which consists of mostly rescue animals.

 

Meet Dr. Mills

Dr. Mandy Mills
Veterinarian

Mandy Mills

Dr. Mandy Mills graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Prior to veterinary school, she attended the University of Iowa and recieved a Bachelor's degree in biology with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine. After graduation, she practiced small animal medicine in Omaha,NE and later in Solon, IA. She has a special interest in small animal medicine, dermatology, and preventitive care. She places a strong focus on building lasting relationships with her clients.

In her spare time, Dr. Mills enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and spending time outdoors. Her main hobby includes catering to every need of Dasher, her miniature Australian Sheperd. 

Meet Dr. Matheson

Dr. Gregory Matheson
Veterinarian/Medical Director

Gregory Matheson

Dr. Greg Matheson | Medical Director, Veterinarian

A fellow graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Matheson is the newest addition to our growing team at Milton Animal Hospital. Dr. Matheson has a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University in Biology and a minor in English Literature; he continued his education after veterinary school by completing a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, where he then stayed on as staff for the next several years. 

Dr. Matheson’s clinical interests include behavior, dentistry, surgery, and fear-free practice. Outside of the hospital, he can be found playing any number of musical instruments, gardening, tabletop gaming, and binge-watching shows with his RBF calico, $quid!

Our Staff

Lynn
Technical Supervisor/Manager

Lynn

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 bit of everywhere across the country, but she has finally settled into 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.

Katrina
Certified Veterinary Technician

Katrina

Katrina joined our team in February 2013. She is from Payson, AZ. and joined the Navy right after high school. After spending 10 years in the Navy, Katrina and her family now call the Milton area home. Katrina is married to her wounderful husband and they have an amazing son and a beautiful little girl. They have 4 dogs: Lebeau a catahula mix, Cayenne a choclate lab, Ozzy a pit mix, and Easa a German Shorthaired pointer. Katrina and her family love being in the woods camping. She is an amazing baker and enjoys making eveyone a special treat on their birthday. You will find her and her family cheering on the New Orleans Saints every season. Katrina is our Certified Veterinary Technician. Katrinas biggest accomplishments are being a mom, getting her Vet Tech Certification, and being in the Navy. If you ask her where she will be in 10 years, she will tell you traveling with her husband. 

Sarah Jo
Lead Veterinary Assistant

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo joined our team in March of 2020. She has been working with animals since 2016 as a Veterinary assistant in Pensacola. Sarah tried other fields and options but found that her true passion was in the Veterinary industry. She hopes to eventually attend school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Sarah is a Mississippi girl at heart but doesn't plan on trading her Florida roots anytime soon. She enjoys long Jeep rides down the beach or on the backroads in Blackwater. In her off time, you will find her spending her days with Lane, her Fiance, their son, Kayson and their Staffy pup, Mako. 

Mady Fox, Pug Life
Veterinary Technician/Lab Technician

Mady  Fox

This is Mady. She joined the Milton Animal Hospital team in May of 2021. She is a native of Pennsylvania, who impulsively moved to Florida in 2019. She has an Associates degree in biology and is currently in school working on her Bachelors Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences. She has a special interest in laboratory sciences and has excelled in learning veterinary cytology skills in our in-house lab. Mady is extremely sarcastic and is the "class clown". Mady has three pets at home: Rudi-B, Blue, and Chewy. In her spare time, she enjoys being at home and spending time outside on the porch with her pups. Occasionally hanging out with friends is on her to do list as well. 

Talor Cason
Veterinary Assistant

Talor Cason

This is Talor. She joined the Milton Hospital Team back in November of 2021. She was born and raised in Florida. She started out as a kennel technician and is currently a fantastic Veterinary Assistant. She is in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Talor enjoys spending time with her fur babies: Riley, Harley, and Ashes. Talor enjoys going to the beach, walking with her furry family members, and watching sunset. 

Hannah Peeples
Veterinary Assistant

Hannah Peeples

This is Hannah. She joined the Miton Animal Hospital team in August of 2022. She is from Georgia but has turned over a new leaf in Milton and now considers this her home. She is one of our veterinary assistants and has been in the field for over 3 years. In high school she took a path that helped her discover the love of the veterinary field. She has gotten to where she is today through hard work and never giving up. She likes to spend her time off with her boyfriend, Josh, and beautiful husky, Red. She also has a rabbit, two ball pythons, and a bearded dragon. 

Steph Somers
Veterinary Technician

Steph Somers

This is Steph. She recently joined Milton Animal Hospital and comes with 7+ years of experience as a surgical and dental technician. Steph was raised on a farm in Kentucky where she developed a love of horses, chickens, and goats. She now enjoys her new work environment and team. Outside of work hours, Steph enjoys spending time on the water fishing, boating, and camping with her awesome man friend. She also enjoys spending amazing times with her grandchildren in Kentucky. 

Morgan Carder, Captain
Veterinary Technician

Morgan joined our team in January 2022. She has been in the veterinary field since 2017. In May of 2019 she received certification in Veterinary Assisting as well as Veterinary Reception. Morgan is a Missouri girl living in a Florida world. She moved to the sunshine state in 2019 with her husband, Robbie. They have 3 dogs-Thor (Great Dane), Copper (Border Collie), and Gus Gus (Great Dane). Morgan has a special love for large breed dogs of all kinds. She has a special interest in surgery, but also enjoys seeing clients and helping in exam rooms as well. Outside of work, Morgan can be found at the beach or hanging out with friends and family on the weekends. 

Kaitlyn Hall
Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlyn Hall

This is Kit, she started with Milton Animal Hospital in September of 2021. She has enjoyed every moment spent with our doctors and staff, learning and helping animals. Her mom has been in the veterinary field for 20 years, which is what got her interested in vet medicine originally. She is from a Navy family that was stationed in Hawaii for 8 years before moving to Florida. She is currently working on online courses to become a certified veterinary technician. She loves to stay active with her 2 year old daughter, rambunctious puppies, and kitten. 

Jill Gaskin
Lead Client Service Representative

Jill Gaskin

This is Jill. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 in various roles. She started with us at Milton Animal Hospital in April of 2022 as our lead receptionist and is doing an amazing job! She has two cats (Avacat and Jacky) and a dog named Scarlett. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her children and she loves to go to the beach. She is also a talented cook. 

You saw my sick cat without an appointment! Yay! You painlessly got us checked in, saw us, ran tests, provided immediate feedback, and did all of this quickly, professionally, and kindly. Thank you!  — Jan R

Thank you for being open on a Saturday and for seeing us so promptly!  — VGO

Keep up the good work!  — Karen S

The staff is always very helpful and friendly! ☺  — Ashley W