Dr. Megan Ricord, a native of Shreveport Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University where she received her bachelors in Animal Science in 2018. She then went on to earn her DVM from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 where she graduated in the top 10 of her class and with the Dr. Rickey Broussard Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. Dr. Ricord has completed research that is published in Equine Veterinary Journal.

Dr. Megan Ricord has had a strong passion for helping others throughout her life. Though it was not until her first year of college that she decided she wanted to become a veterinarian, she has always had a love for science, math, and of course animals. Dr. Ricord views veterinary medicine not only as healing and preventing illness in pets, but more importantly as a vehicle for forming lasting connections and relationships with people. “I believe providing gold standard veterinary care to each and every pet and their family is so important and I strive to accomplish that goal daily.”

Dr. Ricord considers mission work one of her callings. She has volunteered with multiple groups that have taken her to Honduras, as well as various Native American reservations in the United States to provide veterinary services to pets and people in need. “I think it is extremely important to use the skills and abilities we possess to give back to others. I am so honored to have opportunities where I can use the skills I have acquired to change the lives of pets and the people they bring joy to.”

Dr. Ricord’s veterinary interests are behavior, internal medicine and dermatology. While not practicing veterinary medicine you can find Dr. Ricord living an active lifestyle. She enjoys cooking healthy meals, kayaking, hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her Golden Retriever, Bourbon. Dr. Ricord has completed two sprint triathlons and hopes to one day complete another.