DAVID GALLAGHER, DVM
Armstrong Animal Clinic Veterinary Team Leader
Dr. Gallagher graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 (Yes, he is the old man of the clinic). Veterinary medicine is a family affair as his wife and brother are both veterinarians.
He is married and has two children. He is an avid Gator fan and loves college football. When not taking care of pets or children, Dr. Gallagher enjoys woodworking, home renovations, and crafts like stained glass; although his current project is restoring a 1975 Datsun 280z, similar to his first car.
PAPILLON COLLINS, DVM
Papillon Collins was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her father being a Naval Chief meant she moved up and down the east coast, however, with both her parents and extended family originating in Macon, Georgia, the south has always felt like home.
Growing up with a wide variety of pets, including turtles, mice, ferrets, and fish, Dr. Collins’ fascination with animals began at an early age. She enrolled at Clemson University in 2008 to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentration. In 2013 she returned to her home state to attend the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout her education, Dr. Collins developed interest in a variety of areas. Although, if she had to choose a favorite aspect of veterinary medicine it would probably be soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Collins met her husband, LaRon, during their first year at Clemson. They married shortly after she graduated from UGA in 2017. The two currently live in Charlotte, NC with Banks, their 4 year-old mini Schnauzer.
Dr. Collins is very excited to join the Armstrong Animal Clinic family!