Meet The Team

Since 1982, we have provided our friends residing in our coastal communities with upfront, friendly, and honest services while maintaining a professional attitude, provided by a trained staff and experienced veterinarians.

Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary medical facility, located in Eastpoint, FL. Dr Hobson Fulmer and his courteous staff at Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care (including spay & neuter)and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Eastpoint, FL and surrounding areas. Dr. Fulmer has performed veterinary laser surgery on pets since 2000 and diagnostic veterinary ultrasound since 2001.  Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Dr. Grayson Wallace Northrop, DVM Dipl. ACT

Grayson Wallace Northrop DVM Dipl. ACT:

Dr. Grayson Wallace Northrop grew up in Charleston, SC. She graduated with honors from both Washington & Lee University (BS, 2008) and University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, 2012).

Dr. Northrop completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, before working as an associate at Ballston Animal Hospital. She later left to pursue a Residency in Small Animal Genetics, Pediatrics, & Reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania. She is now a boarded Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, which means she is a licensed specialist in canine & feline reproduction. Additionally, Dr. Northrop is a residency-trained specialist in breed-related diseases & genetics, neonatology, and pediatrics. On the opposite end of the spectrum, she also has strong interests in veterinary acupuncture, oncology, and geriatric medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Wallace enjoys exploring the Gulf Coast, running, and hiking with her pups. She has bred and raised English Toy Spaniels and fosters for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue. Dr. Northrop lives with her husband in Apala

Hobson F Fulmer, DVM


Years in Practice:  37
Education:  University of Florida - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Animal Science

Dr. Hobson Fulmer has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in Franklin County since 1982.  He graduated with Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, where he also earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science.  He also attended Florida State University.

Dr. Fulmer shares his home with his dog Snapper and cat S.C. (Snappers Cat). Besides animals, Dr. Fulmer's interest include fishing, cooking, skiing, college football, playing guitar, and long distance running.

Dr. Fulmer is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Big Bend Veterinary Society, and the American Heartworm Society.  He is founder and active member of the Franklin County Humane Society. He has served in many local community organizations: President of the Chamber of Commerce, Little League President, and a Florida Seafood Festival Director.  He has been a youth sports coach in little league baseball, football, high school cross country and track.

Dr. Fulmer is dedicated to lifelong learning and undergoes extensive continuing education to further advance his medical and surgical skills and knowledge.  He regularly attends many courses in laser surgery, ultrasound, dermatology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, immunology, pharmacology, behavior and radiology.

Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop was born and raised in Albany, Ga. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with degrees in both History and Philosophy. He worked for the better part of a decade in politics in Washington D.C. While wearing many hats in that capacity, he spent most of that time as a Congressional Staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before his retirement from Federal service and politics, you could have caught Michael on national TV as one of a handful of Congressional Staffers who were allowed on the House of Representatives' Floor during votes. Before purchasing Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic with his wife, Dr. Northrop, he completed a graduate program for practice management at Cornell University.

You can find Michael working in the yard, listening to live music, and tinkering with technology as he builds his own computers. His family visited the gulf coast frequently when he was growing up and he is now thrilled to be living full-time in Apalachicola.

Chris Ann


Chris Ann Bergschneider

Chris Ann was a great addition to the Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic team when she joined the end of August 2016, after living in the Panhandle of Florida most of her life.  In addition to providing the team with a fun, charismatic, and positive personality, her role is to  provide our Client's the best possible experience, which includes scheduling all veterinary needs for your beloved pets, providing insights into all billing activities, and assisting Clients with instructions and procedures after their visit.

Chris Ann will treat your pet as one of hers. She cares just the same for our Clients. Chris Ann welcomes all Clients and pets as family, and will prove her care and concern immediately.

Chris Ann and her husband are proud fur parents of her parents' Lemon Pointer named Hattie, after their passing.  At a young age she was exposed to breeding labs when her parents were in England, and she got to experience that later in life with breeding her Lab and truly enjoyed it. In her spare time, Chris Ann and her husband enjoy going on cruises, volunteering, and spending time with family.



David joined our team in March of 2021 after being a Flat's Fishing Guide with Robinson Brother's Guide Service for 18 years. As a result, David has extensive knowledge of the local fauna and flora. David has experience as an obedience trainer and trained and raised his own German Shepherds and while living in Vermont received training in Avalanche SAR and mountain rescue. At home, David enjoys hanging out with his cats, playing music, and when possible surfing. At the clinic, David assists with larger dogs when he isn't greeting people as our receptionist with a smile. David has been a resident of Apalachicola since 2000 after moving to our area from Santa Cruz, CA.


Veterinary Technician

Chris started his career in the military and is veteran of the U.S. Army. He has worked in the Emergency Medical field since 1994. Chris moved to St. George Island in July of 2019. He is proud to be a volunteer firefighter/first responder for the community.

Although Chris doesn't personally have pets, he was raised on a farm in Oklahoma. He have worked with all types of animals. Everything from bulls to baby kittens. Chris started working at the practice in July of 2020. He has found the veterinary side of medicine refreshing and energizing. I love meeting the people and all the different family members (pets) throughout the day.


Veterinary Technician

Bri started volunteering at the local animal shelter when she was 15-16 years old and continued for many years. Bri shipped out for the Army shortly after she graduated. She served for two years before being honorably discharged due to an injury and returning home. Bri joined our team January of 2020 as a part time kennel assistant. As of March 2020, she went full time as a veterinarian technician. She has loved all animals since she was a child and always had a variety of pets. Currently she shares a home with 4 cats: Monty, Nova, Mulder, and Percy.


Veterinary Technician

Sue is originally from Illinois. She loves all pets and has had them since birth. Her first job at age 16 was at Arlington Park Racetrack as a hotwalker. After high school, Sue went to Meredith Manor in West Virginia. There she earned a Riding Masters III and majored in teaching. Sue then moved to Florida and worked for Imperial Point Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Later in life, Sue moved to Pennsylvania where she purchased her first horse that she rode since she was 13 years old. She continued to have more horses in addition to English Bull Terriers, Turkeys, Chickens, and even pigs!

Sue loves being part of the ABAC family and finds immense satisfaction when a sick animal comes in feeling poorly and later goes home with spunk, a sparkle in their eye, and a prance in their step.


Veterinary Technician


April joined our team October of 2014. April has experienced every position in the Clinic. April is now one of our number one nurses. She lives in Eastpoint and shares her home with her dogs Panda and Nate.

April believes in vaccinating your pets, routine blood testing as well as full time Flea & Heartworm prevention. While April loves working with all of the animals that come through our doors, she also loves working with our clients. A trip to the Vet with your pet is stressful in itself.

April truly enjoys not only helping your pet but also helping our clients understand what may be going on with their pets if ill and educating them on keeping their loved ones as healthy as they can be.  April's favorite part of being in the Veterinary field is the variety of personalities that she gets to meet on a daily basis, whether it be animal or human!

In her spare time April enjoys Traveling, anything Historical or Haunted, Antiquing, and volunteering for charities and events.



Jane Robison was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company for 10 years in the Death and Disability Claims Department.  After moving to Carrabelle in 1978, she went to work for Gulf State Community Banks.  Jane worked in every department of the Bank, but was primarily a lending officer, until the Bank was acquired by Centennial Bank.  She then went to work for Centennial Bank in the Special Assets Department.  After leaving Centennial Bank, she went to work for Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic in January 2020, as a receptionist.


Jane has had a love of animals all her life and has never been without a Pet, whether it was a turtle out of the local ditch or a stray dog found along the side of the road.  She now has one very large Lab Mix, acquired through the Humane Society, and several cats, which were found as kittens in her yard.  



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