Our Veterinarians


Dr. Jason Marquardt, MDVM

Dr. Marquardt grew up on a farm in Missouri with cattle, horses, dogs and cats. From an early age he knew this was his passion in life. After high school he attended University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time at Mizzou he developed a special interest in Endoscopy, Ultrasound, and Orthopedic Surgery, In 1989 he found his way to Florida and made his home here at Parkway Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Marquardt and his wife Joni have two sons, Jay and Jackson. The Marquardt's passions are fishing, spending time on the water and little league sports.


Dr. Marie Gray, DMV

Dr. Gray was raised in a traveling Air force Family. She completed high school in Asmara, Ethiopia. After high school she returned to the state to earn a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degree from Texas State University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A & M University.

In 1990 she opened the Center for Feline Medicine & Surgery in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia and practiced there for 20 years. Dr. Gray has a special love and affinity for the feline species.

Dr. Gray and her husband, Andy, have lived in the Florida Panhandle for over ten years.


Dr. Meredith Dooley, DVM

Dr. Dooley was born and raised in Tulsa, OK and knew at a young age that she wanted to become a small animal veterinarian when she would put all sorts of bandages on her dachshunds! When she turned 15, she began working for one of the best animal boarding and hospital facilities in Jenks where she could shadow the veterinarians as she was able to really see and understand the human-animal bond and how important it is for us today. She continued to work there up through her undergraduate years at Oklahoma State University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in physiology in 2006. Being a true cowboy at heart she stayed in Stillwater, OK to attend Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2010. Immediately following veterinary school, she went straight into small animal emergency medicine for 5 years while her husband was deployed. This experience really helped her understand critical care medicine all over again. However; being a military spouse, her husband ended up getting transferred down here to 7th group and she followed along with their fur babies. She has been working with AAHA accredited veterinary clinics for her entire career and she knew that Parkway Animal Hospital would be the perfect fit for her. Not only for the quality of medicine that they practice but also for their amazing and devoted staff. She is excited to work with this team and develop true bonds with her clients and patients for years to come.


Dr. Myra Newkirk

Dr. Newkirk grew up on her family ranch in New Mexico where they raised cattle, goats, Dachshunds, and various other animals throughout the years. It was here she discovered her desire to become a veterinarian. She attended Brigham Young University- Idaho where she graduated with a degree in Animal Health and Veterinary Sciences. She then attended Washington State University and received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She then moved to Arizona where she practiced small animal medicine and developed a great love for surgery and dentistry. While in Arizona she met her husband. Her husband was stationed in Florida for his family medicine residency so she decided to move here with him. She knew Parkway Animal Hospital would be a great fit when she met the great team and saw they practiced quality medicine.