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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. Husted

Dr. Sandra Husted
Veterinarian

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. Her newest furbaby is "Sir Oakley of Foxwood" (pictured) a Boston Terrier

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. 

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 3 dogs: Lebeau a catahula mix, Cayenne a choclate lab, and Ozzy a pit mix. They also have a cat named Melfie. 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 assisant 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 Techinician. 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. 

Alaken
Veterinary Assistant

Alaken

Alaken joined our team in March of 2020. She is a Mississippi State Alumni and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors degree in Animal and Dairy Science. She has previously worked as a zoo keeper and has extensive experience with exotic animals. Alaken is currently persuing a second Bachelors degree in Marine Biology to hopefully work with marine wildlife one day. In her spare time Alaken enjoys going to the beach, playing disc golf, spending time with her fur babies Bella and Nala and making memories with her husband, Cory. 

Awesome as usual! Thanks!  — Dunkel

Love you guys! Always nice ☺  — Raven J

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

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