Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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Get to know us.Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Sammie Hughes
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Sammie "Faith" Hughes was born and raised in Bainbridge, GA. At an early age, she developed a love of animals and biology, so it was only natural that she wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from Bainbridge High School, then attending Bainbridge College, she transferred to Auburn University. Dr. Hughes graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine cum laude in 1990. After working 2 years at Haines Road Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, she moved back to Bainbridge and worked at Allied Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Tallahassee. On her days off from Allied, Dr. Hughes did relief work at area veterinary hospitals. Relief work is what brought her to Crawfordville, in 1993, when Dr. Jolly Rogers of Forest Animal Hospital (now VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital) needed heart surgery. Dr. Hughes fell in love Wakulla County and never left Crawfordville!

Dr. Hughes is married to Bobby Inlow (UGA fan, also from Bainbridge) who is a police officer at FSU. They have a daughter, Libby, who attends the University of Florida. Their family also includes 2 cats (Chuck & Little Johnny)and 2 cocker spaniels (Woo & Brodie).

Faith is a small animal veterinarian who works on dogs and cats. Her fields of interest are preventative health care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. She has a soft spot for Cocker Spaniels and Labradors. Dr. Hughes is also a board member for Paws of Wakulla, Inc. She actively works with their TNR program, Pets Meals on Wheels, and support for Wakulla County Animal Shelter.

"Growing up in Bainbridge, GA , my family always had pets, cats, dogs and even a pet goat. My first job was a groomer and kennel tech at Parkway Animal Hospital, this is where I fell in love with Cocker Spaniels. I am a strong supported of pet adotions, and adopted most of my pets( they are all Auburn fans!) WAR EAGLE!! "

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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