About Scenic Hills Veterinary Hospital

Scenic Hills Veterinary Hospital was founded in January 1980 in a doublewide mobile home, which Dr. Strand converted for commercial use. Initially, the business was divided about 50/50 between pets and farm animals. The hospital grew rapidly, the mobile home was sold, the first brick structure was built and over the years, three additional expansions have been added to the hospital. In 2001, we expanded our pet practice and discontinued working with farm animals.

We have nine doctors and a professional, well-trained staff of more than 30, all committed to bringing you and your pet the highest-quality veterinary care. We serve patients from all over Escambia, Santa Rosa and Baldwin counties, including Pensacola, Cantonment, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Molino, Seminole and Navarre. We also see clients on vacation from other areas traveling with their pets.

The hospital has three client entrances, four areas to check in and four waiting rooms. There are seven exam rooms, two surgery rooms, a lab, digital X-ray, ultrasound, EKG and five separate kennels. One kennel is for cats only, two kennels are for surgery patients, one general medical ward, and one isolation ward for pets with contagious diseases. A large, automatic back-up generator supplies power during power failures and hurricanes. The generator powers all equipment for normal hospital operations, including power to supply air conditioning.

At Scenic Hills Veterinary Hospital, we give thoughtful consideration to all the products we use and sell to our clients. The products we use and recommend must be proven to be safe, effective and provide good value for our clients. Products like Heartgard®, Comfortis®, Hills Pet Nutrition, Advantage II®, Nexgard®, Frontline Plus®, Advantix II® , Seresto® and Activyl®.

Scenic Hills Veterinary Hospital is the largest and busiest hospital in the Escambia/Santa Rosa County area. We see 150 to 200 pets a day and perform 20 to 30 surgeries a day. During business hours, the hospital does not turn away emergencies. As a result, even with eight doctors on staff, the schedule is often disrupted just like a human hospital or doctor’s office. The wait to be seen is almost always 30 minutes, with an hour wait being common during busy times. This is especially true for Saturdays and Mondays, as those are the busiest days due to a large number of unscheduled emergencies.