VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital

Linda Chalker, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Florida


I was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I attended the University of Florida earning a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and then went on to earn my veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. I graduated in 1990 and then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1990 to 1991. I then began private practice at Rock Creek Animal Hospital in Cooper City (suburb of Ft. Lauderdale). I eventually became the Medical Director of VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital for the previous 10 years prior to my move to Crawfordville. My family and I decided to move to Crawfordville for the small town atmosphere and to rediscover the Florida we remembered. I moved to Crawfordville in 2007 with my husband, William and my daughter Amanda. We currently own an Austalian Shepherd (mini) named Pepper  and Nugget a CHAT alley cat.

My veterinary interests include internal medicine, dermatology and soft tissue surgery. I also love feline medicine. In my free time (what’s that?) I enjoy reading novels,  walking and spending time with my family. 

"According to my mom, I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was about 7 years old and never waivered from that desire. Even after 23 years as a vet, I am never bored and I am always amazed at how animals heal and greatful that I have an ability to help make their lives a little better. "


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