I became hooked on Louisiana when interviewing for veterinary school. Crawfish boils, friendly people, azaleas blooming - what a contrast to the small Baptist undergraduate college I attended! I received my DVM from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. I love practicing veterinary medicine, and am constantly surprised and fascinated by the cases I see every day. I love to be challenged. Living in the South, one has to have an interest in dermatology, especially in allergies, but my new interest is in how to help animals that have cancer - different treatments that include chemotherapy and nutrition - so that we can make a difference in their comfort and quality of life.
I was raised an Army brat, and so have lived in many different states, and even overseas, but Baton Rouge has been my home for 20 years. Like many working moms, I am busy, but try to balance my time between HRAH and my husband Tim, three children, and two dogs Gator and Rhett.
I feel extremely fortunate to wake up each morning and know that when I go into work, I will be doing something that I truly love. I have always loved working with animals, and with each passing day I become more excited and inspired by veterinary medicine. Practicing at Highland Road Animal Hospital is truly my dream job as I am a native of South Baton Rouge and I have always wanted to raise my family in this area. My interests include surgery, internal medicine, and dermatology, but I truly cherish any opportunity to improve the health and happiness of our four-legged patients. When I’m away from the office, I love spending time with my wife, Katey, my three children, and my dog Evie.
I LOVE my job! I feel very lucky to be a part of such a great profession and a practice as great as HRAH. The thing I love the most about veterinary medicine is the diversity. I don’t have an area of special interest…I like it all! My favorite part is seeing a patient as an adult that I started seeing as a puppy or kitten.
I joined the team here in the spring of 2008. Before that I worked at a large practice in the New Orleans Area. I went to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in the class of 2006. I grew up in Zachary, LA and moved back there in the spring of 2011. I share my home with my husband Gabe, my son Ethan, and my 3 dogs (Sam, Celia, and Wyatt).
I will never forgot the phone call I received from Dr. Thayer (Founder of Highland Road Animal Hospital) inviting me to join his team at Highland Road Animal Hospital. I was thrilled and gladly accepted his offer knowing that I was joining a progressive and highly reputable animal hospital.
I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana but Baton Rouge won me over once I started LSU and met my husband. Our family consists of two children, 4 cats (Noah, Thomas, Rueben and P’Nina), and a Bearded Dragon (Toothless).
It gives me great satisfaction in being able to help clients and their pets. I have developed wonderful relationships and am honored to be the care taker of many furry family members. I enjoy learning new aspects of Veterinary Medicine through continuing education. And I have a special interest in feline medicine and surgery. I look forward to you visiting our practice and becoming a part of our family.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, AAHA is well-known among veterinarians and pet owners for its high standards in veterinary practices and quality pet care.
AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada and only 3,300 animal hospitals have achieved the high standards required for accreditation. Receiving accreditation means that an animal hospital chooses to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care, diagnostic and pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility.
Highland Road Animal Hospital has been accredited for almost 30 consecutive years. It is one of 4 veterinary hospitals that are accredited in the Baton Rouge area and it is one of only 900 veterinary hospitals that has been accredited for over 25 years. AAHA accreditation is part of Highland Road Animal Hospital’s commitment to remain on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and to provide the quality and range of services that you and your pet deserve.
Highland Road Animal Hospital has been providing veterinary services to Baton Rouge for over 40 years and has the remarkable accomplishment of having been an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) hospital for nearly 30 consecutive years! Dr. Randy Thayer opened the hospital in 1968 to offer quality care to the pets of the Highland Road and Kenilworth areas.
As the area has grown, so has the practice. Dr. Carrie Fox joined the practice in 1995 and transitioned to owner in 2002. Dr. Thayer retired in 2004. Dr. Adrian Bergeron was added as a partner in 2008. We have continued with Dr. Thayer’s original goals of exceptional veterinary care in our outstanding new facility that opened in November 2010. We are committed to quality health care for your pet. Our clients return to find compassion, answers, and genuine love for their pets.