Since 1982, we have provided our friends residing in our coastal
communities with upfront, friendly, and honest services while maintaining a
professional attitude, provided by a trained staff and experienced
Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary medical
facility, located in Eastpoint, FL. Drs. Northrop, Howton, and Lyon and
their supporting staff seek to provide the best possible medical, surgical.
reproductive, and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are
committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive health care
and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.
Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary
care to Eastpoint, FL and surrounding areas. Dr. Fulmer, the original
owner, performed veterinary laser surgery on pets since 2000 and diagnostic
veterinary ultrasound since 2001. He was the first doctor in North Florida
to utilize a surgical laser. The clinic has strived to provide the most
up-to-date technology and procedures ever since. Please take a moment to
contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find
out more information about how Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic can serve the
needs of you and your cherished pet.
Dr. Grayson Wallace Northrop, DVM Dipl. ACT
Owner and Veterinarian
Grayson Wallace Northrop DVM Dipl. ACT:
Dr. Grayson Wallace Northrop grew up in Charleston, SC. She graduated with honors from both Washington & Lee University (BS, 2008) and University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, 2012).
Dr. Northrop completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, before working as an associate at Ballston Animal Hospital. She later left to pursue a Residency in Small Animal Genetics, Pediatrics, & Reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania. She is now a boarded Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, which means she is a licensed specialist in canine & feline reproduction. Additionally, Dr. Northrop is a residency-trained specialist in breed-related diseases & genetics, neonatology, and pediatrics. On the opposite end of the spectrum, she also has strong interests in veterinary acupuncture, oncology, and geriatric medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Wallace enjoys exploring the Gulf Coast, running, and hiking with her pups. She has bred and raised English Toy Spaniels and fosters for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue. Dr. Northrop lives with her husband in Apala
Dr. Regina Howton, D.V.M.
Dr. Regina Howton graduated from The University of Florida College of
Veterinary Medicine in 2005. However, becoming a veterinarian was her
second career with her first being a Certified Public Accountant. She
enjoyed accounting but never felt it was her "calling". After about 8
years of working as a CPA, with the support of her wonderful husband, she
decided to become a veterinarian. After completion of vet school, she and
David moved to Canton, GA, where she began her new career as a veterinarian
and has never regretted her decision since. Dr. Howton is also certified
in performing Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) and Percussion
therapy for dogs and cats, both alternative therapies to help with certain
disease processes or as preventative/supportive therapy for your athletic
pets (please call the clinic for additional information).
Dr. Howton and David currently live with their 4-legged kids, Rowdy, Nick,
Pippin and Piper, which is a long way from the 16 they owned in 2005. They
have had a lot of tough losses over the years but both remain firm
believers that pets make the world go round. When you lose one it is so
very difficult but you have to try to remember the years of selfless
genuine love and happiness they gave to you. They both enjoy watching
Nascar racing, the Atlanta Braves and college football (Roll Tide!) and, of
course, spending time with their 4-legged kids.