Meet Our Talented, Experienced Veterinarians & Staff
Robin Babbidge, Veterinary Technician/Office Manager
Robin Babbidge felt that loving animals was not enough. She wanted to learn about them "inside and out," so she earned her animal medical technology degree from the University of Maine – Orono. Robin firmly believes that owning a pet is a responsibility, and she feels it is a privilege to be in the position to help pets and their owners in their time of need. In discussing the need to spay, neuter, and provide preventive health care for pets, Robin says, "What a small thing to provide for the unconditional love and joy they give to us." Robin and her husband have four grown children and one grandchild, as well as one dog and three cats.
Dr. Trey Chapman, Veterinarian
Dr. Trey Chapman is a 2008 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He lives locally with his wife Kim, two step daughters Natalie and Amanda, and their 4 1/2 year old Jack Russell mix named Target and 5 cats.
Dr. Keith Davis, Veterinarian, Davis Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Keith Davis graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and established his own veterinary practice in 1991. His love for animals, medicine, and people led him to become a vet, and he enjoys interacting with pet owners and educating them on preventive medicine. Dr. Davis and his wife, Joan, have two children, John and Ann, and four cats.
Dr. Katie Ebers, Veterinarian
Originally from Jackson, MS, Dr. Ebers graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. In addition, she has a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Public Health.
She has practiced in Tennessee and Mississippi. She is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, and The American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Married to Eric, a baseball coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. They have two labrador retrievers named Avery and Seuss, and a cat named Mocha.
Dr. Kirk Frazier, Veterinarian, All Animal Clinic
Dr. Kirk Frazier graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and has been practicing for 22 years at All Animal Clinic. He has been married to Rhadonna Frazier for 20 years, and he enjoys his leadership in Boy Scouts and being a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. His pets are Sunset, Golden Retriever; Betty Blue and Ms. Janie, Dachshunds; and Nell, the English springer spaniel. Dr. Frazier is an Eagle Scout and the recipient of the Pine Burr Area Council Silver Beaver Award. He has appeared on stage with Hattiesburg Clinic Light Opera's production of the Music Man at the Seanger Theater. Dr. Frazier is the president of the Greater Hattiesburg Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Jennifer Johnson Sellers, Veterinarian, Pine Belt Veterinary Hospital
Since childhood, Dr. Jennifer Johnson Sellers has had a strong love and appreciation for animals. She chose to become a veterinarian because she wanted to help animals and educate people on how to improve the quality of their pets' lives. She enjoys the satisfaction of improving the lives of animals and that each day at work is different and interesting. Dr. Sellers and her husband live in Purvis with their two daughters, Caroline and Anna. They have an Australian Shepherd, Ace; two cats, Smutt and Bailey, two quarter horses; one Arabian horse; and a small herd of beef cows and calves.
Dr. Sara Lott, Veterinarian, Pine Belt Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Sara Lott and her husband, Jeff, live on a farm with 3 cats and 5 dogs, 2 horses and beef cattle. Dr. Lott is a graduate of Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys that every day of her job presents a different challenge. Combining science and medicine with the ability to help the pets that provide so much joy to us on a daily basis is the perfect career for Dr. Lott. She enjoys educating people about the best ways to take care of their pets to ensure the longest life possible. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting the beach, loves to travel, is an avid reader, and enjoys running. She is a member of AVMA, MVMA, and GHVMA, where she serves as the treasurer for the organization.
Dr. Christine Loughman Gibson, Veterinarian, Panther Pet Hospital
After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1987, Dr. Christine Loughman Gibson worked at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, completing her internship with small animals and her residency in clinical pathology. She enjoys the challenge and variety of issues she faces and animals she works with being a vet. She and her husband have four children and many pets, including five dogs, five cats, three pot-bellied pigs, two Amazon parrots, two mini donkeys, and three goats.
Dr. Gordon R. McCloskey, Veterinarian, Advanced Pet Care
Dr. Gordon R. McCloskey is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He chose veterinary medicine as a result of his love of science, medicine, and animals. He loves interacting with pets and their owners and enjoys educating them on caring for their pets. Dr. McCloskey and his wife, Kelli, and son, Max, have one dog, Marley. He expresses the high level of responsibility for excellence in veterinary care by saying, "I pride myself on treating clients and their pets like I would want to be treated."
Dr. Chip Nodurft, Veterinarian, Davis Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Chip Nodurft went into veterinary medicine as a result of his passion for animals and their care and his love of math and science. He enjoys the fact that his job gives him an opportunity to work with his hands and to be of service to animals and their families. He likes the different challenges and personalities that come through the door daily. Dr. Nodurft, his daughter, Madison, and his son, Mason, have two horses, Will and Red; a black lab, Peanut; a terrier mix, Sarah; and a lab mix, Harry. In all situations, Dr. Nodurft tries to do his best to tailor each treatment to give the best possible care for the animal and the family that cares for it.
Dr. Will Norris, Veterinarian, Veterinary Associates of Hattiesburg
Dr. Will Norris is 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he was accepted into a general rotating internship in small animal internal medicine, surgery and emergency critical care which he completed in 2005. As a senior student, he received the Senior Surgery Award and continued to practice alongside boarded surgeons during down time while in Memphis from 2005-2006. He returned to Hattiesburg in 2006 and has remained focused on small animal internal medicine, surgery and emergency critical care. He has attended numerous continuing education courses in ultrasonography and echocardiography as this is his primary area of interest. Outside of the office, Dr. Norris enjoys tennis, cycling, hiking, fishing and spending time in the most remote woods and waterways that can be found. Dr. Norris is the son of Larry and Candy Norris and has two brothers Shane and Zach. He has a 14 year old lab named Denver along with a 6 year old 3 legged cat named Tres, a 5 year old cat named Jet and a kitten named Woody.
Dr. Tom Ricks, Veterinarian, Town & Country Animal Hospital, LLC
Dr. Tom Ricks graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After working in Florida for two years, he moved to Hattiesburg and established Town & Country Animal Hospital. He and his wife, Pam, have three children and three grandchildren, as well as three dogs, one cat, two cockatoos, and one Amazon parrot. Dr. Ricks is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, Mississippi Veterinary Medicine Association, and the Association of Aviary Veterinarians.
Dr. Lowell Rogers, Veterinarian, Pine Belt Veterinary Hospital and Kennel
Dr. Lowell Rogers graduated from the first class at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Lowell, along with his wife Dr. Karen Rogers, established Pine Belt Veterinary Hospital and Kennel in 1983. His interests in veterinary medicine are very diverse and include beef cattle medicine, small ruminant medicine, equine reproduction, and small animal orthopedics and ultrasound. He also serves as veterinarian for the Hattiesburg Zoo, which involves the medical management of the diverse population of animals housed at the zoo.
In 1996, Dr. Rogers was appointed to serve a five-year term on the Mississippi State Board of Veterinary Medicine by Governor Kirk Fordice.
He is a fifth generation livestock producer and maintains a herd of Gelbvieh cows. He is an active member of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) and is currently nominated for the office of AGA Director. He is the immediate past president of the Mississippi Gelbvieh Association.
Sarah Ann Spruill, Certified Veterinary Technician
Sarah Ann Spruill lives with her husband, Jimmy, and her mom, Vickie, in the Shady Grove Community of Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her national certification as a Veterinary Technician in February 2012. Sarah enjoys everything about her job and especially that is it not routine so you never know what kinds of situations you will be getting into. She has always had a strong connection with animals, and her mom recalls that, as a child, she used to like to sleep with the family dog in her kennel. Sarah is very passionate about her work. She treats all of her patients as she would want someone to treat her own fur babies. Even after she leaves the office for the day, Sarah carries her concern for patients with her and often calls the clinics that they transfer to just to make sure that they are doing well.
Dr. Brenda Sumrall, Veterinarian, Advanced Pet Care
Dr. Brenda Sumrall has a huge soft spot for homeless dogs and cats and loves shelter medicine as well as general small animal practice. She always wanted to be an animal doctor and enjoys watching her patients grow from puppies and kittens into family members. Dr. Sumrall is a graduate of Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband and five children have three dogs, ten cats, a turtle, a lizard, ducks, and nine horses.
Wendy Waltman, Veterinary Technician
Wendy McBeth has been with Emergency Vets since it opened in 2003. She decided on her career because of her love for animals and the special connection she has felt with them. She enjoys the variety of cases that she sees and the fact that she is always learning something new. Wendy loves all animals and has a special love for dachshunds. She also enjoys volunteering with a local wildlife rehabilitation organization. Wendy and her husband and several furry friends reside in the Lumberton area.