Our friendly team is dedicated to providing your pets with quality, personalized care as well as giving back to our local communities. Each year, we proudly participate in NBC TV’s Clear the Shelters event. Since 2003, we’ve also facilitated continuing education seminars at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, where twice each year we present our “Babies and Pets” lecture series to discuss ways to safely introduce new babies to the family pets.
Please take a few moments to meet our compassionate, highly skilled team of veterinarians, technicians, and staff. We are here to provide the convenience of top-notch, local services that you need, plus everything your pet needs for a lifetime of optimal health.
Dr. Stephen Lee
Dr. Stephen M. Lee, Jr. was born and raised in Minden, a small town in North Louisiana. Growing up on a ranch surrounded by animals, he always had a special interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Lee attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate receiving a degree in Dairy Science. While at LSU he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was accepted into the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and graduated in 2002. Dr. Lee is a member of the AVMA, GVMA, LVMA, BRAVMA, American Veterinary Dental Society, and is a member of the Veterinary Honor Society, Phi Zeta. Dr. Lee has a special interest in small animal medicine, soft tissue/orthopedic surgery, and dentistry.
Dr. Carter Ward
Dr. Carter Ward was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and went on to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He was awarded the Nutramax Companion Animal Award for medicine and surgery and the Veterinary Pathology Award during his clinical rotations in vet school. Growing up, he always knew his goal in life was to help others by tending to their companion animals in need. From early on, becoming a veterinarian was his dream. Once he graduated vet school, he decided to further his knowledge base by performing a 1-year internship with a focus in Internal Medicine at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists. After completing his internship, Dr. Ward began his career as a general practitioner at Sherwood South Animal Hospital & then South Baton Rouge Animal Hospital. Dr. Ward has a special interest in internal medicine & small animal surgery. He has a passion for health & fitness not only for himself but for animals as well. He enjoys creating diet & exercise plans for overweight pets to improve their quality of life. He is a member of BRAVMA, AVMA, and LVMA. Outside of work, Dr. Ward enjoys being outdoors, bringing his dog, Rocky, to the dog park, cheering on the LSU Fighting Tigers, staying active with his wife, Victoria, & hanging out with his recently adopted cat, Maisie.