COVID-19 Information for Companion Animal Hospital

Companion Animal Hospital is currently: Open and delivering full services

COVID-19 Message:

Safety Update: July 2021, Companion has started transitioning procedures to re-open our doors to our clients and patients. At this time scheduled appointments with the veterinarian have the option to continue curbside or be seen in clinic. At the time of appointment one of our team members will confirm selected care method. Medication and food pick up, surgical intake and discharge, technician appointments, hospital intakes and work-ins will continue curbside procedure until further notice. We thank all of you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition.

Welcome Message

We Treat Pets Like Family


Our doctors and veterinary team are devoted to helping our friends, family and people of the community by providing care for pets and enhancing the human animal bond. We are dedicated to providing high-quality medicine for companion animals. We embrace strong doctor-patient-client relationships to ensure open communication and understanding of your pet's individual needs. Our veterinary team members are well trained and skilled to provide the care and compassion your pet deserves. Our philosophy is to treat each pet like our own.
Location & Areas We Serve

Dr. Epperson is a 2003 graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Animal and Dairy Science at Mississippi State University. He practiced in Memphis, TN, for 2 years before making his decent to the Emerald Coast. He practiced in Pensacola for 2 years once arriving in the Panhandle. Dr. Epperson has a special interest in surgery, dermatology and ultrasound. Michael is an avid sport fan and loves being outdoors and on the beach. He serves a District Representative for the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of the Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Hartley and Dr. Epperson got married in June 2007 and bought Companion Animal Hospital & Boarding Center in October 2008. They have invested in many improvements in the hospital to make it a more functional and welcoming hospital for clients and patients. They strive to provide the best medical care possible and will continue to improve their education and practice principles in order to provide excellent care. Dr. Hartley and Dr. Epperson are proud parents of two beautiful girls Addison & Grace. Dr. Epperson and Dr. Hartley are a husband and wife team dedicated to providing high quality medicine for companion animals. Our philosophy is to treat each individual pet like our own and offer the best care and medical treatment possible. We embrace strong doctor- patient-client relationships to ensure open communication and understanding of your pets individual needs.

Business Info
Business Hours
Business Hours
Monday Hours
7:30 am ~ 5:30 pm
Tuesday Hours
7:30 am ~ 5:30 pm
Wednesday Hours
7:30 am ~ 5:30 pm
Thursday Hours
7:30 am ~ 5:30 pm
Friday Hours
7:30 am ~ 5:30 pm
Additional Features
Accepts CareCredit
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Insurance
Online Pharmacy