Dr. Eric Peterson

Chief of Staff

Dr. Peterson is 2003 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and a native of the North Florida area having grown up 30 miles West of Tallahassee in Quincy, Florida. He attended Florida State University and received a BS in Biological Sciences after which he obtained a post bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a master’s degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Florida. He has a special interest in small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Peterson and his wife Caroline live in Pensacola with their two rescue dogs Heinz & Annie.


Dr. Brooke Mowdy

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Brooke Mowdy graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and has been practicing in the area the last several years. She and her husband Andrew live in Pensacola with their two dogs Carson & Brie, and two cats named Jack and Flex. She has a special interest in preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and dermatology.


Dr. Rebecca Dodd

Associate Veterinarian
I’m an Arkansas native where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Arkansas State University in 2015. I am a 2019 graduate from Lincoln Memorial University of Veterinary medicine. My life revolves around a sassy Siamese named Ava and a spunky French Bulldog, Paris. My veterinary interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and exotic pets. My hope is to provide care for your family members whether they have fur, feathers, shells, scales, gills, or quills!


Jen Owlsey

Practice Manager

I was born and raised in Pensacola, FL, but spent all my summers in Sidney, ME. I graduated from Berry College with a bachelors degree in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. I volunteered at an animal sanctuary in Maine every summer, from an early age all the way through college, where I was fortunate enough to work with a wide variety of domestic, exotic, and wild animals. I then lived at the animal sanctuary for one year after I graduated. I have spent the last 10 years as a vet tech and receptionist in the Pensacola area. My hobbies include horseback riding, going to the beach or out in the boat, and hiking with my 4-legged friend, Reese, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever.


Arezoo Doosthaghighi

Hospital Administrator

I was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States (Nashville, TN) in 2004. I moved to Pensacola in 2009 to attend the Exotic Animal and Zoo technology at Pensacola State College and graduated with my A.S. in 2011, I received my Bachelor in Zoo Sciences from University of West Florida in 2013. I was employed at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo from 2009 to 2012, working with big cats, primates and other wild and exotic animals. I started my first veterinary job in 2012 with Dr Peterson. My husband and I have 2 beautiful girls, 2 senior cats, and 2 energetic dogs.


Dee Richmond

Receptionist

I have spent most of my life in Pensacola. From a very young age I have always had a love for animals. I grew up with horses, dogs, chickens, geese, hamsters and many more. I enjoyed barrel racing and softball growing up. I currently trail ride any chance I get. I am married to Jim who is the guitar and vocals for the band Cat Daddy. My house at the moment has 7 dogs plus Lemony, 1 indoor cat and 5 outdoor cats. You never know what I will bring home tomorrow. I only wish I was ther person my pets think I am. I am also a HUGE New England Patriots fan!


Meghan Bruce

Veterinary Nurse

I was born in Jacksonville, Florida where I lived up until I was 13 when I relocated to Lafayette, Louisiana with my family. While in Lafayette, I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to pursue my childhood dream of a career in veterinary medicine. After graduating with a bachelors degree in biology in December 2017, I moved to Pensacola, Florida to live with my boyfriend Keith. Shortly after relocating, I was eager to begin my career in animal sciences. I was afforded the opportunity to come on board at this wonderful place allowing me to develop my skills in the field I’m passionate about. My hobbies include playing beach volleyball, spending time at the beach, time with family and friends, and caring for my own animals. Currently, we have two four-legged friends named Dexter & Kiko.


Sabrina Petti

Veterinary Nurse

I was born in Jackson Hole Wyoming and lived there for 7 years before moving to Utah. When I graduated high school, I started the veterinary technology program at a small college. I graduated in 2014 with my associates degree in applied science with the focus on veterinary technology. I then moved to Florida and I’ve been a veterinary technician ever since. I’ve wanted to be a vet tech since I was really young and I followed my dreams and made it come true! I’m a mom to 3 kids and I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. I work hard every day to make sure they have the best life I can give them! Spending time with my family and friends makes me happy.


Becca Sands

Veterinary Nurse

I’m Becca! I’ve lived in northwest Florida for 13 years. My passion for animals started at a young age saving birds in my neighborhood, to now working as a nurse here at Cordova. I’ve had 8 years’ experience working in veterinary care, my first job ever being a kennel technician for a hospital. All of my job experience I have has been working with animals and I wouldn’t dream of it any other way. At home, I have two cats, Charlie Brown and Linus who I love with all of my heart. My favorite part of my job is getting to learn something new every day and getting to share it with my work family at Cordova!


Emma Williams

Veterinary Nurse

Hello, I’m Emma! I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I started my passion of working with animals when I worked as a kennel technician for 2 years in high school. Upon graduating high school in 2017, I became a Veterinary Technician. This lead me to move to Starkville, MS (Hail State!) in January 2019, where I worked as a Vet Tech. While living there I met and married my husband, Sean. We moved to Pensacola, FL in March of 2020 and have been with the Cordova family since April 2020! I am currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician program to earn my degree and became a CVT!. Outside of work I my hobbies include riding horses, working out, photography, and spending time with my husband. We currently have 3 fur-babies: 2 cats and a black lab puppy (Callie aka the Queen Bee, Willie aka my cuddle buddy, and Oaklee aka my wild child).


Grace Clark

Veterinary Nurse

I’m Grace! I was born in Oak Harbor, Washington and grew up in a military family; I have lived in four states and 3 different countries. I graduated from Old Dominion University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Biology and am working on getting into vet school. I have worked with animals my whole life; I volunteered at the Virginia Zoo for two years and have been working in the veterinary field for the past three years. At home, I have three border collies, a cat, a bearded dragon, and a leopard gecko. I love to spend my free time taking my dogs on hikes, crafting, and cooking!


Ashley Rodriguez

Veterinary Nurse

I have always had a love for animals and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in animal science. Since then I have worked in several different animal related fields, including several years of experience in large animal care, equine medicine and anesthesia. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband Nick and daughter Olivia, and hanging out at the beach with family and friends.


Tristan Hart

Veterinary Nurse

I’ve lived in Pensacola my whole life, most of it across the bridge in Gulf Breeze. I have wanted to work in the veterinary field for as long as I can remember, reading every book with a dog on the cover that I could find as a kid. I got my first animal job as a kennel technician at a local animal hospital straight out of high school and never looked back. I am working on a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of West Florida. Outside of work and school, I spend most of my time writing, playing piano, and watching cowboy movies with my boyfriend Garrett, our Shiba mix Honeybear, and our cat Jinx.


Annie

Queen House Cat

Annie came with the building on Langley when Dr. Peterson purchased Cordova Animal Medical Center. She was born with no eyes but gets around just fine. She is loving her new home at the new hospital and has adjusted completely to her surroundings. She enjoys food, treats, country music, and occasional snuggles.