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Mobile Vet Clinic Makes Stop in Panama City

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Panama City, Fl -

Everyone's workplace is set up a little bit differently. Some people have an office, others work from home. But for a panhandle veterinarian, it's a location that constantly changes.

Dr. Carla Hubbard worked as a vet in large practices but wanted a much smaller and simpler work environment.

So when she moved to the area a few years ago,  she created Critter Care, LLC., which offers animal care services on wheels from Marianna to Chipley and Fountain to Panama City.

Dr. Carla Hubbard has had a passion for animals since the young age of three.

"I told my parents I wanted to be an animal doctor so I don't remember wanting to do anything else," said Dr. Hubbard.

She's a full service veterinarian, with nearly 30 years of experience under her belt, except her practice she started about six years ago is a bit different than any other animal clinic she's worked at.

"I work specifically out of a pull behind trailer that weve renovated," explained Dr. Hubbard. "It has surgery, dentistry, endoscopy, pretty much anything we need."

She tore out the beds and replaced them with a surgery table and pet supplies and brings her office to you.

"It's a very homey place," said Dr. Hubbard. "It's different from most of the practices."

When she's not making house calls, every Saturday she offers low cost shot clinics in a different city across the panhandle. This Saturday, she made a stop in Panama City.

"She's the best," said Karen Raley, who has brought her animals to Dr. Hubbard, wherever she may be, for the past five years.

"We pretty much plan our weekend around her and spend the day with her on Saturday," said Raley. "It's actually better than a regular vet because I don't think they're stressed out."

Dr. Hubbard is always on the go but it's her passion for animals that drives her.

It's wonderful, I love my job," said Dr. Hubbard. "In fact, I can't even call it a job because I love it so much."

Dr. Hubbard says soon, she is looking to give her office, or trailer, a make-over.  She is also thinking about opening a more permanent location too, but isn't sure exactly where.