Dr. Robert 'Bo' Bergloff DVM
Dr. Bo grew up in Bradenton, FL where he attended Manatee High School. After graduating in 1988, he wanted to attend Auburn, but a budget and divine intervention caused a detour to Troy University in Alabama. He graduated with a B.S. and a fiancée in 1992. The following year he and April were married. He also became an Auburn University Tiger, attending their esteemed veterinary college and carrying on a Bergloff family tradition.
He achieved his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and worked as an associate veterinarian in Atmore, AL and Bay Minette, AL. In 2007, he and April moved their growing family to the Panama City area to pursue practice ownership and raise their three children, Henley, Daughtry and Addie Ross. The daily Bergloff activities are supervised by Lucy the Golden Retriever and critiqued by a sizeable horde of felinesDr. Bo grew up in Bradenton, FL where he attended Manatee High School. After graduating in 1988, he wanted to attend Auburn, but a budget and divine intervention caused a detour to Troy University in Alabama. He graduated with a B.S. and a fiancée in 1992. The following year he and April were married. He also became an Auburn University Tiger, attending their esteemed veterinary college and carrying on a Bergloff family tradition. He achieved his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and worked as an associate veterinarian in Atmore, AL and Bay Minette, AL. In 2007, he and April moved their growing family to the Panama City area to pursue practice ownership and raise their three children, Henley, Daughtry and Addie Ross. The daily Bergloff activities are supervised by Lucy the Golden Retriever and critiqued by a sizeable horde of felines.
Dr. Amanda King
Born in Clearwater Florida, Dr. King has always fostered a love for animals great and small. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; her parents recently retired to a small hobby farm including a few horses, goats and cows, oh my! Veterinary medicine was not always Dr. King’s goal, but a pivotal summer spent working with a DVM to care for two of her horses opened her eyes to the possibility. As a graduate from the University of Florida in 2011 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Masters in Public Health, she proved herself to be a true double threat. She eventually settled in Georgia practicing as an associate veterinarian, doing relief and emergency work too. Falling for a man in uniform, she and Brett were married in 2016. Three years later, a transfer brought them to Panama City and to North Bay Animal Hospital, perfect timing for us to welcome our
first full time associate veterinarian. They moved with their sweet Australian Shepherd Crystal and sassy Peter Jamal the cat.
Renee Wilson: Technician
Renee was born outside Nashville in a town called Adams, famous for the legend of the Bell Witch. When Renee was 15 years old, she and her family moved to Bay county. She wasn’t concerned about leaving witches behind, she was mostly troubled about having to delay obtaining her driver’s permit and freedom because of the differences in state law.
Regardless of where she lived, Renee has always loved animals, especially cats and dogs. But not chickens. Since grandma’s mean chickens used to chase her around the yard, there is no love lost between Renee and chickens. She has successfully completed some pre-veterinary courses at Gulf Coast College
and has worked for a select few clinics in Bay county as a valued veterinary technician.
North Bay is truly fortunate to have added her to the family roster. Renee is married, sharing her home with her husband, one human boy, one human girl, three children of the canine variety, one feline who rules the roost and a bearded dragon, just to mix things up a bit.
Sylvia Mahalak: Receptionist
Sylvia brings customer service excellence to North Bay’s front office team. From humble beginnings as Queen of Alpina County (MI) to her stellar legacy of underwater basket weaving at Flagler in St. Augustine, Sylvia has also danced her way through Michigan with a traveling polka band. For five years, Bay County’s hearing-impaired children were fortunate to have Sylvia as their teacher. Her polka days behind her, Sylvia longed to dance once again so she began tap classes. Her face is familiar to many of our clients already since she honed her customer service skills at Fusion Fitness Center in Lynn Haven. Somehow while learning to play the drums, street racing her ’69 Camaro and practicing calligraphy, she found time to raise two beautiful girls. St. Peter keeps a close eye on her: never fear, St. Peter is her Bengal cat.
Katrina Kepran: Manager
Katrina aspired to join the animal health industry since her youth. While staying home with her two children during their preschool years, she undertook a challenging educational program to help her achieve this goal. She completed her Animal Behavioral College internship with North Bay Animal Hospital in Spring 2013 and happily became an official part of the North Bay family in January 2014.
Lucy: Back Office Greeter/Protection
Lucy the Golden Retriever is never far from the boss-man a.k.a. her dad, Dr. Bo. She joined the Bergloff clan in 2016, utterly delighted to be a part of such a great family. Most weekdays, you can find her in the doctors’ office waiting for her favorite human to come back and dote on her. From her station in the clinic, she is sure to express a hearty hello to any patient or client coming down the hall. Sometimes her greeting voice can be a little loud and scary, but the happy face and wagging tail convey her true sentiment. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys swimming in the family pool, going to the bank with Dr. Bo (drive-thru only where they know she requires at least 2 cookies) and pilfering food from Sylvia the receptionist’s purse.
Stevie: Ceremonial Figurehead
Stevie first came to North Bay Animal Hospital as a charity case donated over the fence into the backyard of a staff member at the tender estimated age of 6-ish months. The obvious deficiencies in her eyesight inspired the staff to name her Stevie..as in Wonder. The original intention was to find her a home of her own, but once the extent of her defective vision was realized, her North Bay family became so selective about her placement she ended up staying at the clinic. Like Lucy, food is a major motivator for Stevie because you would never expect a blind cat to be able to run full tilt from the front office, down the hallway, around two corners and into her tajma-kennel without running into one wall (only feeding time). Prior to Hurricane Michael, she had a bit of a health scare; her chest x-rays showed possible lung lesions and she began having issues with appetite and weight loss. When Hurricane
Michael walloped Bay County, her North Bay family was very concerned for her well-being. With no electricity at the clinic, she claimed refugee status in the office manager’s house and staged an amazing come-back. To this day she still travels to and from the office with the manager, and she shares her space with a family of humans. She only puts up with the two canines living with her in the refugee camp because they were there first and the silly humans seem to like them.