Dr Michael Padgett, DVM
Veterinarian, Owner of Santa Rosa Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Michael Padgett grew up in Pleasant Home, Alabama, and was very active in 4-H and FFA along the way. His family ran a farm with timber, cattle, peanuts, and hay. He went to Auburn University and received a B.S. degree in Animal and Dairy Science with a minor in Poultry Science in 1999, before being admitted to Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated with a DVM in 2003.
After graduation, Dr Padgett spent five years practicing in two clinics, working on both large and small animals in Alabama. He made the move to Gulf Breeze, and took on the challenge of Zoo Animal care along with clinical Small Animal/Exotic Animal practice for the next decade. In January of 2019, he purchased Santa Rosa Veterinary Clinic in Milton, bringing with him all the experience gained in his previous positions.
Dr. Padgett routinely performs Orthopedic procedures, such as cruciate ligament repair in dogs, using Arthrex Tightrope Procedure, as well as advanced dental extractions. He has spent many years managing difficult internal medicine cases, including hospitalization and wound management. He routinely sees exotic pets, such as rabbits, snakes, pocket pets, birds, and bearded dragons.
In his spare time, Dr. Padgett likes to go fishing, and still spends time helping his father on the family farm. He has two young boys and a lovely wife, and lives in Gulf Breeze. He is very active in his community, and in the veterinary profession. He is President of the Hickory Shores HOA since 2010, Vice President of the alumni Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity at Auburn University, a member of Coast Community Church, and helps in the Made With Love ministry (the church food pantry).
He has one very spoiled dog named Miter, who was a rescue from Pensacola Hotel for Cats and Dogs, along with a cockatoo named Babe (also a rescue) and one orange tabby cat named Oscar(who was a stray).