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Airport Animal Hospital 6209 N. 9th Ave Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 476-0172
Front & Dental Area
State of the Art Digital Radiographs & Surgery Suite
Treatment Room & Lobby
Reception & Exam Room
Spice & Hospital Grounds
We diagnose before we treat
We schedule a full 30-minute appointment for all our exams. This allows ample time to discuss your concerns with our doctors and to provide your pet with a comprehensive exam. If you phone us with questions, our client care specialists are happy to assist you. If additional information is needed, a doctor calls you back the same day.
We provide expert medical care, should your pet become ill or injured. We offer a full range of excellent animal care with specialized diagnostic and life-saving skills. We also provide consultations with board certified specialists.
- Wellness Exams
- General Surgery Services
- Pain Management
- Diagnostic Blood and Urine Profiles
- Consultation with Board Certified Specialists
- Prescription Diets & Flea/Tick Control
The veterinary staff at Airport Animal Hospital is pleased to offer boarding services to all of our patients. We understand the emotions attached to leaving your pet while you are away. We try to relieve the anxiety associated with boarding by providing a large, state of the art facility with a warm and inviting atmosphere while also keeping your pet's health and well being a top priority. Our goal is to take the worry out of your travels.
The benefits of boarding at our facility include:
- Each pet is supervised and cared for by a member of our highly trained veterinary staff
- Should an emergency or illness arise, treatment is readily available
- Large outdoor exercise yard
- All pets are fed Science Diet or owners may bring special diets
THREE QUESTIONS FOR … LSU’S WALT GANDY, U.S. ARMY (RET.)
March 16, 2016 #vetlife , #vetschool , Students , Three
questions for ... , Veterinary Students 
When our Nationwide(R) team visits our schools and colleges of
veterinary medicine , we look for a student to feature as part of our
"Three Questions for …" series. So it was that when I was visit the
School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University , I met
Even without his LSU-colored shirts, he stands out among his peers, both
as an older student and as a veteran. I am delighted to bring introduce
him to you!
WHAT DREW YOU TO VETERINARY MEDICINE?
It wasn't until I had served many years in the Army that I realized I
wanted to be a veterinarian. It was like a calling. I just realized one
day before I retired that I was supposed to be a veterinarian. I know
that sounds crazy but that is the way it happened. Everything worked
out. I did all those prerequisites at age 47, took the GRE and got
I want to have a positive and improving effect on the world. I like
animals and I love helping others feel better, but what I love about
veterinary medicine is the mystery and science involved.
You really have to be smart and tuned in to be good veterinarian. It is
like being a detective. Here is a patient in front of you and literally
anything can be wrong with the animal. It is our job to solve the
problem in such a way that the patient is in a better state when we are
done and the owner is better educated and in agreement with our
DO YOU THINK NEW VETERINARIANS WILL FACE DIFFERENT CHALLENGES THAN
IN PREVIOUS GENERATIONS AND IF SO, WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW TO MEET THOSE
There are the standard challenges that we all recognize such as student
loan debt and the number of veterinarians. I believe a large challenge
will be resisting changing who and what we are.
There is an evolving train of thought that veterinarians must see more
patients per day, faster room turnover, higher profit. Although I
acknowledge that there can be some improvement in our speed, we must not
allow speed to become our metric for success.
This model is used in human medicine, and it is one of the biggest
complaints people have against their provider. People want to be seen
and heard. I believe that most veterinarians want the best outcome for
their patients and their clients, but more importantly the public
believes veterinarians have great compassion.
I believe clients will go to the veterinarian who they believe cares.
Our challenge will be to improve our bottom line without turning our
practices in to quick-oil-change operations.
Can you tell us one thing about you that would surprise your future
I served 21 years in the U.S. Army before I applied to veterinary
school. What may surprise people is the cultural experiences I had while
serving. I have lived or served in 15 countries and worked with people
from all walks of life and cultures. I believe this gives me a good
starting point for working with clients and understanding their needs.
I think so, too. Thanks, Walt!
Tags: Diversity , LSU School Of Veterinary Medicine , U.S. Army
, Veterans , Walt Gandy 
ONE THOUGHT ON “THREE QUESTIONS FOR … LSU’S WALT GANDY, U.S. ARMY
DR. MARTHA LITTLEFIELD
March 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm 
Walt! I couldn't be more proud of having you as one of my "children" .
You are a cheerleader for the rest of the Class of 2017. You will go far
in this wonderful field of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Littlefield (LSU SVM 82)
Airport Animal Hospital
6209 North Ninth Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504