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At Airport Animal Hospital we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. This page highlights the staff - our training, experience, and dedication to veterinary medicine.
Dr. Andrew Armani lived in Pensacola when he was young and has finally returned as a co-owner of Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital with his wife, Dr. Megan Armani. He graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and then pursued specialty training at Florida Veterinary Specialist in a rotating medical and surgical internship. His professional interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, sailing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Megan Armani graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, and then pursued an internship at Oradell Animal Hospital and Florida Veterinary Specialist. She is originally from upstate New York and has been happy to call Pensacola home. Her professional interests are soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, and internal medicine. Her hobbies include running, skiing, baking, and being with her family.
Dr. Eleanore Armani has been a small animal veterinarian since 2005 when graduated from LSU school of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with honors she complete a 1-year rotating internship in small-animal medicine and surgery in Albuquerque, NM where she discovered her great love of the outdoors, camping and hiking. After leaving New Mexico, Dr. Armani spent the next 7 years at a busy small-animal practice in uptown New Orleans until 2012 when she returned to the emerald coast. She lives in Pensacola with her husband, Trey, her son Alex, daughter Abby, Dogs: Elwood and Target and cats: Steve, Burt and Babs. She has a special interest in medicine and dentistry and is driven to practice the best medicine available to her patients. In her free time she enjoys cooking and eating fine food, playing the piano and spending time with her family.
Dr. Amberly Sokoloff is originally from Pennsylvania, where she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a large practice in Delaware. She then moved to California to pursue a 3-year residency in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery at UC Davis, which she completed in 2012. Since then Dr. Sokoloff has been in private practice providing care for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and other small mammals, and even fish. She also volunteers with wildlife rescue organizations, including the Emerald Coast Wildlife Rescue. She has co-authored several papers and has given continuing education lectures on avian/exotic topics for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Outside of work Dr. Sokoloff's primary passion is music – she plays the piano, violin and sings. She also enjoys yoga, zumba, and gardening.
Leigh Ann began working with animals in 2002 at the Comparative Hearing Lab where she assisted with psychoacoustic data collection. She received her Master's degree in experimental psychology in 2007 from the University of South Alabama and worked for the USA Department of Comparative Medicine and UT MD Anderson as an animal behaviorist before entering the field of companion animal medicine in 2009. She began working at Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital in 2011 in client care and became practice manager in 2015. She has a strong interest in hospital management, positive reinforcement training, and pet nutrition. Her hobbies include herb gardening, soap making, crocheting, and enjoying the beach.
Jessica is a native of Virginia Beach, VA. She was also a resident of the New Orleans area for 10 years and previously worked as a stable manager at a Hunter/Jumper Equestrian Facility and as a veterinary technician at Ark Animal Hospital on the East Bank. Jessica has been a resident of the Pensacola area off and on since 1995. She has traveled to different areas due to her husband, Eddie, being prior Marine Corps service. Jessica was previously a client care specialist at our sister hospital, Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital, and is now a client care supervisor at Airport Animal Hospital. Jessica has a husband of 18 years, Eddie, a 13 year old son, Edward, and a 7 year old daughter, Lauralai. At home they have a 28 year old African Grey parrot named Chipper, a 3 year old blue merle Rat Terrier named Sadie,a 1 year old Maltese Mix named April. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She has a huge passion for saltwater fish, horses and motorcycles and tries to ride as often as possible.
Lauren's love of working with and caring for animals began at a young age when she volunteered with local rescue organizations. Her passion for animal care led her to pursue a career working with animals; her past work experience includes internships at several zoos, working in pet supply retail, dog bathing and grooming and as a kennel technician.
In 2015, she graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoological Science. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, gaming, reading and spending time with her husband and their three fur babies Libby, Fluffy and Zeta.
Michelle was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey and was the only girl of four children. Her family moved to West Palm Beach, FL when she was 13 years old. She became a veterinary technician after graduating high school in 2002 and moved to Pensacola in 2008. Her areas of interest in veterinary medicine are surgery and radiology. Her personal interests are hockey, running, and being outdoors with her young son, Lucas, and their new puppy, Finley (AKA Shark Fin).
Tracie was born and raised in Pensacola and plans to continue calling it home. Although she graduated from Medical Assistant school, Tracie decided she would rather persue a career working with animals. She has always had a soft spot for animals as she has many at home. Tracie has 3 cats; Baxter, Bugsy and Rita, and two dogs named Tater and Stewie and five chickens. When she is not working she is spending quality time with her four children Landon, Evan, Ella, Lacey and her husband Jered. Her interests include fishing, going to the beach and gardening.
Dana moved to Pensacola via Albequerque, New Mexico following her husband who is in Naval Aviator training. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Medical Biology and her Master's Degree in Animal Behavior from New Mexico State University. She is looking to combine her interests in Biology with her love for animals by working as a technican assistant for Airport Animal Hopsital. Her hobbies include scuba diving, going to the beach, paddleboarding, running and training her rescue dog Zia.
Payden is originally from Bunkie, Louisiana and moved to Pensacola in May of 2016. She graduated from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In high school, she worked as a hired hand for a family friend and mainly worked with horses. Payden then started working with dogs and cats at a pet hotel in Greenwood, Louisiana for two and a half years and absolutley loved it. She has a passion for working with animals big and small and is so happy with what she is doing. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, riding horses, driving motorcycles and hiking.