Our Team

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At Pets First, we’re very proud of our fine veterinarians and staff. We strive to make your and your pets time at our offices friendly and as stress-free as possible. We look forward to meeting you and your pet. Here’s a short introduction of the caring veterinarians you will meet when you visit Pets First Animal Hospital with locations in Estero, FL and Ft Myers, FL.

Dr. Laura Laxton


Dr. Laura Laxton earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has had a passion for helping dogs and cats since she was a little girl. As a small animal veterinarian, she has a focused interest in animal behavior, dermatology, and communication. She is Fear Free℠ certified and cares about your pet’s emotional well-being. She enjoys spending her free time hiking and watching movies with her husband, Matthew, and four dogs, Lindy, Cara, Maggie, and Wilfred. She currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Dr. Thomas Jackson


Dr. Thomas Jackson graduated from St. Matthews School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  His father, Dr. Thomas Jackson Senior, was a very successful local veterinarian, sparking Dr. Jackson’s interest in the field.  He has an interest in surgery, specifically orthopedic surgeries.  His hobbies include flying and fitness training.