Dr. J. Gus Mueller:
Dr. Gus Mueller grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He always said he was going to move to the Gulf Coast of Florida when he grew up. Although he may not be grown up yet, when he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, he immediately moved to Gulf Breeze to practice. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of West Florida, which he achieved after moving to Gulf Breeze. In addition to practicing at Animal Medical Center all these years, he was The Zoo veterinarian for approximately 17 years, where he helped care for over 800 exotic animals including tigers, lions, leopards, hippos, camels, rhinos, apes, monkeys, snakes, lizards, and many others. When he left The Zoo, he felt like he was leaving his good friends. He taught clinical courses for Pensacola State College (formerly Pensacola Junior College) in the Animal Technology Program for several years while at The Zoo. He was active as a Board member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for 5 years.
Dr. Mueller is married to Corlette, a very talented glass artist and animal lover, who grew up in Gulf Breeze, and graduated from the University of West Florida with a BS and an MBA degree. They have 3 children, Gabriel, Luke, and Leo. The whole family helps take care of two cats, Clyde the Golden Retriever, Lizzie the Bearded Dragon, an assortment of fish, and 10 chickens.
When Dr. Mueller has time, he loves to run through the Naval Live Oaks trails, work in the outdoors, fish, ride around the bay, and especially casting his net for mullet when they are in in the bay.
Dr. Mueller loves the Northwest Florida community and all it has to offer. He is still happy he moved here in 1983, and is still excited to practice in an American Animal Hospital Association accredited practice (less than 15% of practices in the U.S.), and has always felt fortunate to have high quality professionals to work with, including his time at the Zoo, with the FVMA, and with the local colleges.