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


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.

Maxine Cornette

Veterinary Nurse

I was born and educated in England. I moved to Florida in 1987. I have three human children and at present have four dogs and a cat. I earned a degree in early childhood, but due to my love for animals I chose a different career field in Jan 2000. I began my journey as a veterinary nurse. I have had worked with wildlife, oceanic, exotics, farm animals, and more in a few veterinary fields. Emergency, Nonprofit and Day practice. I have volunteered for the Epilepsy Association for 20 years. I have been blessed to volunteer for many animal agencies, including Florida State Animal Response Coalition. I joined the staff at CAMC January 11 2019, and look forward to continuing to serve our clients and community.

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!


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.