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, purchased Staring Plaza Veterinary Center 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 Medicine in 1985. She and Dr. Brett have been married for over 35 years and have four children and ten grandchildren. In her spare time, Dr. Lucie enjoys reading, walking with her dogs, and spending time with her family.
Melody Dickson, DVM - 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 - Ruth is from Iowa, but has lived in Baton Rouge for many years. No newcomer to the veterinary scene, Ruth has more than 20 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 10 dogs and cats (many of them rescues) and 5 grandpuppies. She enjoys playing with her six grandchildren.
Lauren Lea - Lauren was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She has 3 wonderful kids, 3 cats and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her kids and family.
Lawren Wells - Lawren (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.
Adam Savoie - Adam is from Mandeville, Louisiana and moved to Baton Rouge, La to attend LSU. He has had dogs all of his life and has come to grow much affection toward all animals. In his spare time, Adam enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his loved ones. His dream job is to work for Wildlife and Fisheries to work with ducks.
Shelby Cheramie - Shelby was born in Thibodaux, LA and has lived in Laplace, LA most of her life. She is currently an undergraduate student at LSU studying Animal Science with plans to apply to vet school during her upcoming senior year. After graduation, she hopes to attend vet school and one day open her own mixed animal practice. In her free time, Shelby loves spending time with her friends and family, fishing, hunting, shopping and riding horses.
Julie Dawkins - My name is Julie Dawkins. I am originally from Chester, South Carolina but I have lived most of my life in Livingston, LA. I am a full time cosmetologist and have also been grooming now for about 6 years. I’ve always had a passion for animals and I love getting to spend time with your pets.
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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