We’re one big family.
Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s care. We look forward to being a resource for your family for the entirety of your pet’s life. We’ll be here when you need us.
Dr. George "Bud" Smith III
Veterinarian / Practice Owner
George L. Smith III, also known to his clients as “Bud” or “Doc,” is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked as a veterinarian for 24 years. Dr. Smith has dedicated his life to providing high-quality and compassionate care to pets and their owners in the Baton Rouge community for 21 years. He has been married to his lovely wife, Mary Lynn, for 30 years, and they have two wonderful daughters, Laura Catherine and Sarah Grace. He has a few other additions to the family: a cat named Oliver and a Golden Retriever named Rosie (who are very spoiled). Dr. Smith enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially at “the farm” on his tractor.
Dr. Carter Loftin
He enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine but some of his favorites include Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Shelter Medicine, and Dentistry.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Loftin loves spending time outdoors with his lovely wife, Melissa, and their three handsome dogs, Blue, Maverick, and Tank. As a two-time graduate of the university, Dr. Loftin is a very passionate LSU sports fan and loves spending his Saturdays in Tiger Stadium. He is also an avid soccer fan and follows both local and European soccer leagues very closely.
Laura Catherine has grown up around Bocage Animal Hospital. As a veterinarian’s daughter, compassion for animals has always come as second nature to her. She graduated from LSU in 2017 with a degree in animal science with a concentration in technology. Currently, she is enjoying her time at the clinic and plans to stay with her Bocage family as long as possible! She has one cat, Kit, and four dogs, Rock, Benelli, Hazel, and Ranger.
Vanessa was born and raised in Denham Springs. She has always had a deeply rooted love and compassion for animals and decided to make it a career. She is a mother to two beautiful girls, Capri and Naomi, and two fur babies, Blaze and Sadie. Vanessa has 10 years of experience being a vet tech. She is very excited to care for any animal that comes into the clinic, but her “favorite” patients are the older babies!
Sarah Grace was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She has always had a passion for animal health care since she has grown up around Bocage Animal Hospital. She is currently a freshman at Louisiana State University, majoring in animal science (pre-vet). Sarah Grace has one cat, Mimou, and one dog, Bluto. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her friends and family, going to the movies, going to the gym, and cuddling with Mimou and Bluto.
Genesis was born and raised in Plaquemine. Her love for animals guided her to pursue a career in animal health care. She is currently a freshman at BRCC, majoring in veterinary technology. She has a ball python, a crested gecko, and a cat named Aggy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, and watching movies.