Meet the staff at Staring Plaza Veterinary Center
Brett A. Berryhill, DVM - Dr. Brett is a native of Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He and his wife, Dr. Lucie, opened their practice together in 1987 and have been committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to their patients ever since. In his spare time Dr. Brett enjoys competition archery, soccer, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Lucie Barker Berryhill, DVM - Dr. Lucie is from Lockport, LA. She graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicinein 1985. She and Dr. Brett have been married for over 35 years and have four children and 11 grandchildren. In her spare time Dr. Lucie enjoys reading, walking with her dogs, and spending time with her family.
Melody Dickson, DVM - Dr. Melody is from Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Since then she has also lived in Washington, Hawaii, Virginia and California as a Navy spouse. She spends most of her spare time keeping up with four wonderful and busy kids but also enjoys reading, walking her Labrador, and exploring Southeast Louisiana!
Ruth Mason - Mason Ruth is from Iowa but has lived in Baton Rouge for many years. No newcomer to the veterinary scene, Ruth has more than 25 years of experience working at Staring Plaza Veterinary Center and is considered one of the best veterinary office managers in Baton Rouge. She is also a certified groomer. Definitely an animal lover, Ruth has multiple pets, many of them rescues. She enjoys playing with her 6 grandchildren.
Lawren Wells - Wren (Lawren) Wells Wren is originally from Ruston, LA. She is a graduate of the VetMedTeam Veterinary Assistant program and is working towards her Veterinary Technician certification at BRCC. In her spare time she likes to paint and crochet.
Remy Bergeron -Remy was born and raised in Opelousas, LA. He is currently an undergraduate student at LSU where he is studying Animal Science and is applying to Vet School. In his spare time he enjoys watching football and spending time with his wife Alyssa and their pets Nala, Adso, Quinn, and Kai.
Emily Watson - Emily is an undergraduate at LSU and is majoring in Animal Sciences. Her goal is to attend the LSU vet school. In her free time Emily enjoys reading, watching TV, and spending time with her friends. She loves cats and dogs.
Kat Prentice - Kat was born and raised in Houma, LA. She is currently an undergraduate at LSU studying Animal Science hoping to attend vet school in the future. She enjoys sports and hanging out with her friends and cat in her free time.
Olivia English - Olivia is from Warren, PA. She is currently enrolled is LSU's pre-vet program majoring in animal sciences. In her free time, she hikes with her three dogs and plays with her six cats. She loves sports, camping, hunting, and fishing. Her goal is to get into the LSU vet school a year early.
Alesha Calhoun - Alesha lives in Denham Springs, LA. She is a proud mother of two children. She is a receptionist for the Staring Plaza Veterinary Center. Alesha likes to metal detect Louisiana's land to search for historical artifacts and coins in her spare time. She also enjoys scenic hiking and kayaking.
Meagan Reiter - Meagan is from Hooks,TX. She is currently a nursing student at LSU. (#geauxtigers) She has two dogs who are named Ella Rae and Nala Grace and she is excited to be getting married in August. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends or watch movies.
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WE ARE A “CAT-FRIENDLY” HOSPITAL
SPVC is one of the first 25 veterinary hospitals in the country to be designated a CATalyst Council "Cat Friendly" hospital. We separate cat waiting rooms, exam rooms, and boarding facilities. We also use cat-soothing pheromone products from Feliway, which helps cats feel calm and comfortable during their stay. Feel free to stop by, tour our practice, and meet our veterinarians and staff. We are always happy to meet people who care about their pets as much as we do. READ MORE