Westbay Animal Hospital

A pet can bring a lifetime of joy, love and treasured memories. With those happy moments also comes a special responsibility to care for the needs of your animal friend. We believe your pet deserves the best veterinary care Bradenton has to offer and Westbay Animal Hospital takes great pride in making sure he or she is treated like a member of the family.

Since 1993, Westbay Animal Hospital leads by combining compassionate care with the latest in medical technology and treatment. Our friendly, experienced staff will provide your pet both general pet care services and advanced medical care. Services include vaccinations, dentistry, laser and traditional surgery, weight management, microchip identification, laser therapy, and boarding. On our Web site, you will meet our caring staff, find vital information about our practice, and learn about our services.

Please contact us to talk about your pet’s needs or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!
  • Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies: See list of emergency clinics listed below
  • Sheila Scroggins, DVM

    Practice Owner
    Dr. Scroggins is the owner of Westbay Animal Hospital. She graduated from Louisiana State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She opened Westbay Animal Hospital in 1993. Dr. Scroggins is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Manatee County Veterinary Society. Dr. Scroggins has a golden retriever named Maddie and a cat named Roger. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, golfing, fishing, and boating.
  • Mary Smart, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Smart attended University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1985.  She joined Westbay Animal Hospital in 1998.  Dr. Smart is a member of MCVS and SWFVMA (local veterinary associations) and FVMA and AVMA (state  and national associations).  She is currently the president-elect of the state association FVMA.  Dr. Smart has a soft spot for dachshunds, and has two of her own named Ray and Lily.  She also has a cat named Tigger and a horse named Chief.   Outside of work, Dr. Smart enjoys spending time with her family and with activities outdoors.
  • Cheryl Adams, DVM

    Veterinarian 
    Dr. Adams is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana but has been in the Sarasota-Bradenton area for over 20 years. Dr. Adams (originally Dr. Fisher) graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Louisiana Tech University in 1992.  After graduation from vet school, Dr. Adams moved to Ocala, FL  where she completed an equine internship and practiced on horses.  Later she moved to Sarasota and made a career switch to small animals.  Dr. Adams is a member of the AVMA and SWFMA.  Dr. Adams and her husband have a small farm where she enjoys spending time off with her family, horses, cats and a dog named Coco.
  • Pam Geyer

    Office Manager
    Pam graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business. She has worked at Westbay Animal Hospital since 2002 and has been the office manager since 2007. Pam enjoys the challenge of overseeing the day to day management of Westbay Animal Hospital and works hard to ensure everything is in order. Aside from working at Westbay, Pam stays busy as the co-owner of Duffy’s Tavern and as a member of her husband’s motorcycle-racing pit crew. She has one dog-a boxer named Scotch.
  • Ashley Houghton, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Ashley joined the Westbay staff in 2006. She accomplished her goal of becoming a Certified Vet Tech in July 2019. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially enjoys surgical nursing, dentistry, and nutrition. Ashley has three dogs - a pit bull named Gracie, a dachshund mix named Annie, and a catahoula leopard dog named Hunter. She also has two cats named George and Charlie. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spoiling her pets, paddle boarding, and baking.
  • Emily Harry

    Veterinary Technician
    Emily graduated from Manatee High School in 2006 and she has worked at Westbay since 2004. She started her career working in the kennel and has continued her education to become a veterinary technician at Westbay. Emily has two cats named Manny and Peanut, and a pekingese mix named Gidget. Her hobbies include going to the beach, shopping, reading, and going to the movies.
  • Matt Bailey

    Veterinary Technician
    Matt graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in 2004 and from Nursing School in New Hampshire in 2013.  After deciding that human medicine wasn't for him, Matt started his journey with animals working as a lab tech at a spay/neuter clinic in Tallahassee where his passion for helping animals grew.  When Matt isn't working he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and his cat Andy Dwyer.  Matt is also known to hit the stage on open mic night to preform stand up comedy.
  • James Welch

    Veterinary Technician
  • Nicki Bentley

    Receptionist/Veterinary Technician
    Nicki joined the Westbay staff in May 2015.  She loves interacting with the clients and their pets.  You will see her at the front desk scheduling appointments and helping clients or she may be in the back helping the doctors as a technician.  She has 2 dogs - Star a Chihuahua and Alasyn a Chihuahua Mix.  Her hobbies include photography and cooking.  Ask her about her peanut butter pie!    
  • Anyvette Robles

    Kennel Manager/Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Anyvette joined the Westbay staff in October 2015.  As the kennel manager, her job is to make sure everything runs smoothly in the kennel and that all of the boarders are happy and comfortable. Her goal is to continue her education and become a veterinary technician. Anyvette has three dogs: a maltese named Bella, a poodle named Benji, and a yorkie named Lola. When she's not working, she likes working out, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with her family and pets.          

  • Rhiannon Roe

    Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Technician Assistant
  • Samantha Miller

    Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Samantha joined the Westbay staff during 2018 and works as a Kennel Technician and a Veterinary Technician Assistant. She completed a Veterinary Assistant course through Florida Gulf Coast University in 2018 and is continually gaining more hands on experience to be a Veterinary Technician in the future. Samantha has three pets, a Mastadore named Mason, a Bloodhound named Caroline and a kitty named Mango. When she’s not working she likes to go to the beach, hike, snorkel and go boating. 
  • Tori Coover

    Kennel Assistant

    Tori has joined the team in June 2019.  She is a senior in High School, and working to get on hands experience with animals as she pursues her goal of attending veterinary school.
  • Jessica Bouchard

    Receptionist/Kennel Assistant
  • Allie

    Hospital dog and official door greeter