Our Veterinarians

Pensacola, Florida

Gregg Strand, DVMGregg Strand, DVM

Dr. Strand attended the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 1975 and has been practicing medicine at Scenic Hills Veterinary Hospital since 1980. His veterinary interests and specialties lean toward heartworm treatment and surgery, especially orthopedic surgery. Dr. Strand lives with his wife and their Chihuahua, Erin. He enjoys flying and boating in his spare time.


Lisa Beitler, DVMLisa Beitler, DVM

Dr. Beitler attended Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She earned her DVM from Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies. She’s been practicing medicine since 1989. The call to be a veterinarian came when Lisa was 15 and her horse died. From then, she decided to be a veterinarian and help sick animals. Dr. Beitler enjoys spending time with her family and pets, including dogs, cats and fish.


Chere Ernest, DVMChere Ernest, DVM 

Dr. Ernest completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. She has been practicing medicine since 1990 when she graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys working with people and animals as a partnership, exploring the links between the two. In her off time, she most enjoys spending time with her family.


Leslie Davis, DVMLeslie Davis, DVM

Dr. Davis earned her DVM from the University of Florida in 1996. She’s been cultivating her interest in small-animal and exotic-animal medicine (snakes, turtles, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.) since then. Leslie is a Pensacola native and a mother of twins. She and her husband have two dogs and four cats at the homestead. In her spare time, she enjoys off-road cycling and reading.


Mark Royer, DVMMark Royer, DVM

Dr. Royer graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since then. Currently, his special interests and areas of specialization are orthopedic medicine and surgery. Dr. Royer is married and has three children. He enjoys outdoor activities like boating, fishing and lawn care. At home, Dr. Royer has cats, dogs and fish.


Holly Bartels, DVMHolly Bartels, DVM

Dr. Bartels earned a BS in Microbiology from Louisiana State University. She later earned her DVM from the LSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She’s been practicing medicine since 2000. The human-animal bond is what drew Dr. Bartels to veterinary medicine. She enjoys the arts, cooking, crafting and working on projects around her home.


Bill Fouts, DVMBill Fouts, DVM

Dr. Fouts attended Auburn University, where he earned a BS in Animal Science in 1970, followed by his DVM in 1974. Since that time, he has been practicing medicine with special interest in small-animal problem solving. Dr. Fouts and his wife, who also works at the hospital, have several furry children. They especially enjoy being on the water, as well as golfing and traveling.


Keri Kennedy, DVMKeri Kennedy, DVM

Dr. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Animal and Dairy Science in 2012 and graduated from the Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.  Growing up Dr. Kennedy’s parents were always rescuing animals, from cats and dogs to geese, opossums and peacocks. This created a passion for rescuing animals and for rescue and shelter medicine that extends to this day.  She currently has four dogs, two cats and a couple of fish.  Originally from Brandon, MS Dr. Kennedy decided to move to the beach after graduating from vet school at MS State.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, wakeboarding, singing and spending time with her family.


Joey Durr, DVMJoey Durr, DVM

Dr. Durr received his Bachelor of Science from LSU in 2013. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Durr was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and knew from an early age that he was interested in medicine and wanted to be a doctor. Dr Durr choose veterinary medicine because he felt it presented more challenges and because he loved animals. He has special interests in radiology, surgery and dentistry. Since he is from New Orleans of course he loves the Saints and spending time with his girlfriend, cat and dog. In his time off he enjoys fishing and playing video games.