Dog and Cat Clinic & Laser Center

The Dog and Cat Clinic, was founded in 1940 by Dr. Robert Franks, a graduate of Texas A&M. He owned and operated the Dog & Cat Clinic until 1985 when it was purchased by the current owner/Veterinarian, Dr. Valri E. Brown, a 1982 graduate of Auburn University, Auburn Alabama. She is the daughter of Air Force parents during elementary and middle school years. Then during high school her father retired and they moved to Alabama, hence Dr. Brown attended Auburn University for her Veterinary training. Upon graduation she immediately moved to Louisiana where she did a 3 month internship for a veterinarian in Minden and then went to work for Dr. Franks. Three years later she purchased the practice!

The practice is an all small animal practice, exclusively specializing in dogs and cats and prides itself on personal, friendly service with excellent individual one-on-one care for you and your pet. The clinic's warm and inviting atmosphere will make you feel right at home. We treasure our long-term clients who founded the clinic as well as our new clients responsible for our continued growth, success and future expansion. Dr. Brown has put together a wonderful, caring, and competent staff who are genuinely concerned about the service they provide and helping your pet lead a longer, healthier, happier life.

In the future, Dr. Brown has plans for expansion and is planning to build a larger facility on the same site. She plans to add additional veterinarians and expand services even further to include Board Certified Internal Medicine specialist to better serve our patients, their families and the community. We are very excited about this and appreciate all of our wonderful clients who will make this expansion happen.

Our mission is to offer a caring and nurturing environment for our patients and their families while providing high quality medicine in a professional, compassionate and competent manner.


Wellness Exams
  • M,Tu,Th,F: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Wed: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Sun: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM *Please call for Doctor's Hours
  • Veterinarian and Practice Owner

    My name is Dr. Valri E. Brown and I decided to become a veterinarian when I was very young, about in the 8th grade. I loved horses, dogs, and cats and much to my mother's dislike of some of these critters, my sister and I kept finding them and sneaking them into the house (got in a lot of trouble for that one)! Anyway, time went on and I knew that being a veterinarian is what I wanted in life. I attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and graduated in 1982 with my DVM degree. I moved to Louisiana for a "temporary" internship here, and then I bought a practice! I have owned THE DOG & CAT CLINIC since 1985. I have two wonderful sons, that really prefer cars, baseball, auto-mechanics, and girls (not veterinary medicine)! I am very proud of them for the young men they have become. Arabian Horses are my passion and my biggest and most enjoyable "hobby." We have a 100-acre farm on the west side of Shreveport where there are 45 beautiful mares, stallions and babies. It is the second largest Arabian farm in the state of Louisiana. I enjoy breeding and foaling and I love to spend time riding. Visitors are welcome. I also have 6 great dogs and lots of cats that like to hang out at the barns! I love my work, and especially enjoy the interaction with the clients and their animals on a daily basis. I love my staff and appreciate the service they give to our clients and me. "Behind every great veterinarian is a great staff."
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1982
    Education:
    Auburn University in Auburn
  • Office Manager

    My name is Alex!  I moved to Shreveport from Palestine, Texas in August 2011! I began working at the Dog and Cat Clinic that same month. My husband David and I have a daughter named Harper, born June 2016. We also have two English Jack Russell Terriers, Jaynx and Kymber, and a mixed breed named Boudan, which I adopted from the clinic. We also have one cat named Millie!   I really love my job as Office Manager and getting to know all of the clients and their pets on a personal level.  Most of all I love being part of such an awesome team! 

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 07, 2011
    Education:
    I attended Hill College for 2 years.
    Interests:
    I love spending time with my family, reading, and going to the picture show.
  • Receptionist

    Hi! My name is Katelyn and I'm from South Louisiana. I moved to Shreveport 3 years ago with my husband because he is in the military and stationed at Barksdale AFB. We have been married for 3 years and we have 2 rambunctious cats. I adopted them both from the clinic and their names are Jax and Aroara. I love working at The Dog and Cat Clinic and love meeting the clients and their sweet fur-babies.                    
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    I have an Associates Degree in General Studies.
    Interests:
    My intrest are shopping, roadtrips, and I love going to the Zoo.
  • Vet Technician

    Hello, my name is Courtney! I moved to Louisiana from Pennsylvania when I was 14. I graduated from Haughton High School. I have 4 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse, all of which I adore. I have been a Vet Tech since 2013 and I have loved every day of it. I started working at The Dog and Cat Clinic in October 2015 and I'm so grateful for all the wonderful relationships I have built with the clients and their pets. I hope to one day continue my education and further my career with animals.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    I attended BPCC for 2 years.
    Interests:
    My interest are reading, riding my horse, writing, and hiking with my dogs.
  • Vet Technician

    Hi, my name is Katie! I recently got engaged to a wonderful man named Aaron and we have 5 fur-babies. We have 3 dogs, Hunter, Coco and we just adopted a dog from the clinic and her name is Copper. Our 2 cats are named Shadow and White Paw. I have three years experience working with small animals and sometime in the future I will seek a degree in Veterinary Medicine. I'm really enjoying working at The Dog and Cat Clinic because I am learning new things everyday.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    I attended BPCC for 2 years.
    Interests:
    Making clothes, sewing, reading, playing video games, and also camping.
  • Vet Technician

    Hi, my name is Megan and I love being a Vet Tech! My husband, Shawn, and I have been married for over 4 years and we have 3 amazing boys. We also have a Yorkie named Simon, 4 cats named Luna, Ella, Katana, and Officer McPurrrington and they absolutely LOVE their Rat sister, Ishy. I started working at The Dog and Cat Clinic in August 2016 and I can't wait to get to know all of the clients and their pets!                  
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Education:
    I am Currently attending Penn Foster
    Interests:
    My intrest are crafting, painting, reading, and taking care of animals.
  • Vet Technician

    Hello, my name is Charlotte! I moved here from Germany in 2015. My husband is in the Air Force and we have 3 kids. We also have a Dachshund named Abel and a Great Dane named Layla. I started working in the veterinary field in January 2016 and after being a stay at home mum for 5 years I can finally pursue my dream of working with animals. 
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Education:
    I attended Higher Education in the U.K. and I am attending Penn Foster
    Interests:
    Spending quality time with my family, the occasional trips to Phoenix where my family lives, I'm an avid Arizona Cardinals fan. GO CARDINALS!!