Our Team

We put your pet’s health first.

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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

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. Allison Gordon

Dr. Allison Gordon

Veterinarian

Dr. Allison Gordon was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. She now lives in Baton Rouge with her five rambunctious dogs: Macie, Ani, Roux, Pup Pup, and Ciara. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Louisiana State University and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association. She has special veterinary interests in small animal medicine and surgery, dermatology, small animal rehabilitative medicine, and ultrasonography. Dr. Gordon enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, running, reading a good book, listening to music, and going to the movies.

Dr. Carter Loftin

Dr. Carter Loftin

Veterinarian

Dr. Carter Loftin was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana where he grew up with many different pets over the years. After high school, he moved to Baton Rouge to accomplish his childhood goal of becoming an LSU tiger. Dr. Loftin received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from LSU in 2014 and decided he wanted to continue his education at the great university so he immediately began applying to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. While applying to veterinary school, Dr. Loftin spent his time working for a local dog adoption organization, Friends of the Animals, and working as an animal care coordinator at another local small animal veterinary hospital. Dr. Loftin was accepted to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and he continued his focus on companion animal medicine. Following his graduation from LSU SVM with honors in May of 2019, Dr. Loftin and his wife moved to Pensacola, Florida. They then moved back to Louisiana and worked as an Emergency Veterinarian in New Orleans before ultimately deciding he wanted to be back in Baton Rouge.

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

Laura Catherine

Office Manager

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.

Sara

Sara

Technician

Sara joined our team in February 2019. She is a resident of Denham Springs. She is also a member of the Live Oak Methodist Church in Watson, LA. She has a daughter, Brooklin, and a stepson, Linkin. Her breed of choice is Basset Hounds! She has two dogs: Bandit, a Basset mix, and Zoey, a Catahoula mix. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to church and church activities, reading, catching up on TV shows and movies, and of course, sleeping. She has over 10 years of experience working with animals in a veterinary environment. She has a great love and passion for animals and her job. Her favorite part about her job is to educate the owners about the best health care for their pets.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Technician

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

Sarah Grace

Technician Assistant

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

Genesis

Technician Assistant

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.