VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital

Hughes Faith, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Auburn University


Dr. Sammie "Faith" Hughes was born and raised in Bainbridge, GA. At an early age, she developed a love of animals and biology, so it was only natural that she wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from Bainbridge High School, then attending Bainbridge College, she transferred to Auburn University. Dr. Hughes graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine cum laude in 1990. After working 2 years at Haines Road Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, she moved back to Bainbridge and worked at Allied Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Tallahassee in 1992 and 1993. On her days off from Allied, Dr. Hughes did relief work at area veterinary hospitals. Relief work is what brought her to Crawfordville, in 1992, when Dr. Jolly Rogers of Forest Animal Hospital (now VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital) needed heart surgery. Dr. Hughes fell in love Wakulla County and never left Crawfordville!

Dr. Hughes is married to Bobby Inlow (also from Bainbridge) who is a police officer at FSU. They have a daughter, Libby. Their family also includes 2 cats (Chuck & Little Johnny), 2 cocker spaniels (Woo & Brodie), a Lhasa mix (Precious).

Faith is a small animal veterinarian who works on dogs and cats. Her fields of interest are preventative health care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.  She is also a board member for CHAT (Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment).

"growing up in Bainbridge, GA , my family always had pets, cats, dogs and even a pet goat. My first job was a groomer and kennel tech at Parway Animal Hospital. This is where I fell in love with cocker spaniels and labradors.  I am a strong supported of pet adotions, most of my pets are adoptions ( they are all Auburn fans!) GO WAR EAGLES "


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call Allied Emergency at 222-0123 located at 2324 Centerville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308