Our Veterinarians

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Dr. Jeff Waits

Dr. Waits was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama and is a graduate of Auburn University. He and his wife Linda have three boys as well as their newest addition, their first grandson. Dr. Waits enjoys spending time with his family along with boating, and of course, golfing.

"My mother passed on to me a compassion for animals and science intrigues me! I had wanted to become a veterinarian from the first day I heard the word. As I grew up, I sensed a strong calling from God that I was to me a veterinarian. I am blessed to have been in this profession for over 30 years. Proverbs 12:10"

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Dr. Carla Politte

Dr. Politte was raised in Elba, AL. From there she went onto college and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Troy University in 2007, and then finished up by receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2011. After graduation she made the big move to Niceville where she found a home with us here at Parkway Veterinary Hospital. Her interests are canine and feline medicine and soft tissue surgery.

In her spare time Dr. Politte enjoys spending time out on the water with husband Elliot and her two King Charles Spaniel babies, Aria and Archer.

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Dr. Dara Johns
Managing Doctor

I was an Alabama Girl. I was born in Anniston and grew up in Birmingham where I graduated from Mountain Brook High School. I went to Auburn University for undergraduate and Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine for Veterinary School. But I made my way to Florida in 1988 to work at Parkway Veterinary Hospital here in Niceville. I quickly joined First Baptist Church of Niceville when I moved here and met my husband Randy Johns in Sunday school. We were married in 1989 and have raised four children here. So I am now a Florida Girl.I do a lot of the pocket pet and exotic medicine at Parkway in addition to working on dogs and cats. I love being a veterinarian. In what other profession can you walk down the hall and hear a wagging tail banging on the other side of a door. I love walking into a room and having a dog bark at me like he is protecting his back yard. I love to look into the exotic eyes of a cat during its yearly exam. I love the challenge of finding out why a pet does not feel well and I really love making a pet feel better so that it can go home and enjoy its family.

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Dr. Jason Marquardt
Managing Doctor

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.

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