Meet The Team

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 veterinarians.

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.


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