Adam Foret

Dr. Adam Foret grew up around animals, spending time with his father, training and caring for their family hunting dogs. “As a physician and an avid sportsman, my Dad instilled in me a love for the outdoors, a passion for animals and a medical curiosity that developed into a veterinary career. I love helping to [...]

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Catherine Foret

A native of Shreveport, Dr. Catherine Foret found her love for veterinary medicine when she delivered her first cow. “As a young child, I spent many weekends at our family cattle farm in East Texas, Paine Farms, where most of my childhood memories were made, including the ones that formed my excitement about animals and [...]

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Shannon Jarrell

Thanks to a lifelong love of science and medicine, including a passion for acupuncture and Eastern medicine, Dr. Shannon Jarrell strives to create an integrative approach to patient health. “Each day brings a new variety of cases. I was drawn to the UVH vision to provide the best medicine available for patients, which we present [...]

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Gary D. Mirts

University Veterinary Hospital is the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and hard work for hospital founder Dr. Gary Mirts. From days spent with patients and clients as the sole veterinarian at UVH, to bringing on new staff, to eventually passing the torch to current owners Drs. Adam and Catherine Foret, seeing the evolution of [...]

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Alisha Spivey

Dr. Spivey is a native of northwest Louisiana and is delighted to have moved back home to practice at UVH. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, receiving awards for proficiency in small animal internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Spivey was also the first recipient of the Critical Care Award [...]

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Jennifer Martinson

Dr. Jennifer Martinson was inspired to a career in rehabilitation after her own experience with rehab from a hand injury. She began to think deeply about how to improve the healing process and devoted her professional life to its study. Already a gifted student – having graduated cum laude from Texas A&M – she completed [...]

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Amanda Beck

I am originally from Hope, Arkansas and announced to my family at 8 years old that I was going to become a veterinarian. After I received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas, I received my veterinary degree from Louisiana State University in 2003. I completed my specialty training and [...]

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Todd Smith

Since I was young I have had a passion for animals. I have been fortunate enough to turn my passion into a career caring for pets. I have found that the animals I care for are much more than a dog or cat. They are constant companions and are a major part of a person’s [...]

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Sierra Pollock

Dr. Pollock was born and raised in Virginia, where here love for animals blossomed at an early age. The love and bond she shared with pets and animals only grew, and she felt destined for a life in veterinary medicine where she could help animals and animal lovers every single day. She was drawn to [...]

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Pierce Durov

My passion for being a veterinarian comes not only from my love of working with animals but my desire to teach people more about their pets health and well being. I believe the educational aspect of the veterinary profession to be the most important, and having the knowledge to help people understand their animals better, [...]

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