Brayton Hammes

Brayton Hammes

What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answer for me was always a veterinarian. From playing with bullfrogs in the mud at 5 years old, to wanting every stray dog that showed up at our property, to being the crazy obsessed horse girl, I adored all animals big and small ever…

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Crystal Kroes

Growing up in rural Missouri and then in northwest Texas, we always had a wide variety of pets on our small hobby farm. As a child, I was blessed to care for my 2 chocolate labs, many cats, rabbits, horses, parakeets, chickens, swine, and more. Coupled with a love for learning, I participated in 4-H…

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Amber Fontenot

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania I had a love for science and compassion for animals from an early age. I decided in high school that a career in veterinary medicine would allow me to pursue both passions. After spending 4 years enduring bitterly cold winters while I completed a BS degree in Biology at Gannon…

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Catherine Kohler

When I was young, I always said I wanted to be a veterinarian or a comedian. When my many knock-knock jokes fell flat, I began to realize my true strengths were more geared for science. Growing up with our family zoo of dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, and fish, I always loved the responsibility of caring…

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Kevin Shrewsberry

My passion for animals grew over time as I grew up coming to see Dr. Gill with my parents’ pets. I focused on sciences in school and worked to make good grades. I also worked with many vets outside of my job and spent a lot of time with animals. Gill Bright has been home…

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Tim Thibodeaux

My passion for animals was sparked by by growing up on a cattle farm. I was inspired to go to LSU and work to learn as much as I could about animal medicine. I spent time in Las Vegas, which gave me experience to bring down to Louisiana and bringing new ideas to Gill Bright….

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Sherwood Gill

I grew up with pets as a child. I had turtles, dogs, cats, lizards, and snakes in my room. At some point I knew I would like to work with animals in some way as an adult. Because I wanted to help animals the best way I could, I knew I would have to spend…

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Tracy Bright

I always had a soft spot for any animal, always wanting to help them, make sure they are happy and safe. I grew up an only child surrounded by multiple animals. I always had 2-3 dogs and cats and as a teenager add horses to the group. I traveled to Australia in college and worked…

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