Our Technicians

Bayside Hospital for Animals

251 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547




Tracy Baldwin:

Tracy joined the Bayside Hospital for Animals team in 2000.  She is a native of Fort Walton Beach, graduating from Choctawhatchee High School in 1994.  She graduated from Okaloosa  Walton Community College with her AA dgree in 1997.  Her prior experience includes working with reptiles and small mammals at the Zoo in Gulf Breeze, FL, giving her over twelve years experience as a veterinary technician.  She has a special interest in wound management and lab work.  Tracy has always had a great love for animals and really enjoys her work at Bayside.  

Tracy has a beautiful daughter, who can be seen giving Dixie a high five in our photo album.  The rest of her family includes three cats and one dog.  Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a proud member of the Emerald Coast Community Band. 

Niki Nilsen:  

Niki joined the Bayside Hospital for Animals team in August of 2012.  She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has over four years experience as a veterinary technician.  She currently lives in  Crestview with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and three Boston Terriers. 

In her free time you can find her following her lifelong passion of animal rescue.

Andrea King:

Andrea Joined the Bayside Hospital for Animals team in March 2014.  She has over eight years experience as a veterinary technician.  Andrea completed an animal care specialist course through Ashworth University and is currently working toward certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster College. 

Andrea is originally from Ohio and served in the military.  Once she completed her military career Andrea began her pursuit of her dream of becoming a working with animals.  She says she married her best friend, her husband is serving in the Air Force and is stationed at Eglin Air Force Base.  They plan to make Fort Walton Beach their home after her husband's retirement for the military.  They have an adorable and active little boy.  Their family also consists of five canine companions:  Missy, Pumpkin (senior Whippet mixes), Rain (senior miniature Australian mix), Daisy (an English Bulldog) and Bear (a German Shepherd/Golden mix). 

Andrea loves traveling and spending time with her family, she is also an active volunteer for H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue.

Jennifer Jones:

Jennifer is from Louisiana where she started her career volunteering at a animal shelter. In 2015 she had a chance to apply for a kennel technician that housed 73 runs at a veterinary/boarding 

facility. In 3 months she was promoted surgery technician and stayed at that position for 1 1/2 years before moving to Fort  Walton Beach in September of 2016. After moving to sunny Fort Walton Beach she accepted a position a Bayside Hospital for Animals as a veterinary technician. Jennifer loves her job and has a great understanding for aggressive dogs. She actually is a owner of one.  She loves all dog but has a super soft spot for "Pitties".   In her spare time, she spend as much time as possible with her fur babies, King Max, 6 years old and Star Jewel, 1 1/2 years of age. If she is not  doing her daily 2 mile walk, she can be found walking someone else's dog.  She also spends a lot of her time selling donated items to benefit Villalobos Rescue Center in Louisiana, a sanctuary for over 300 animals.

Meghan Gleneck:

Meghan has been a veterinary technician since 2015 and just recently joined Bayside's team in 2019. Meghan loves doing diagnostic work and emergency services.  Meghan is a born and raised local who graduated from Choctawhatchee High School where she was a style marcher in the band and still loves to play music, Meghan is married to her husband Zac and they have a papillon, german shephard, american bully, 2 kitties, and a bearded dragon. In her free time, Meghan loves to do wood-working, take care of her large plant collection, spending time with her husband and dogs travelling.