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.
  • Kennel Manager

    My name is Madeline! I was born in New Orleans and I grew up in Arizona. I live in Shreveport with my boyfriend, Lugo. We have 2 dogs- Gumbeaux and Zydeco, 3 cats- Luna, Lily, and Wade Wilson, and we also have a cockatiel named Mango. My boyfriend and I run a karaoke show in downtown Shreveport and I love to sing! I love working here because I'v always had a passion and drive to care for animals.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    LA Tech University
    Interests:
    I love all kinds of music and Karaoke. I also enjoy swimming, horseback riding, and reading.
  • Vet Assistant

    My name is Hannah and I currently live in Atlanta, Texas. My husband and I are the proud parents of a beautiful but goofy Pitbull/Boxer mix named Malik. I have been working at The Dog and Cat Clinic since July and before I started here I worked at Petsmart for a year. I'm certified in behavioral and pet safety. I also did concept art part time for a small studio in Plano, Texas. I'm glad to be working here because everyday is a learning process and I face new challenges.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Farmersville High School
    Interests:
    I love art and doodling whenever I get the chance. I also spend most of my time playing games and spending time with my husband.
  • Vet Assistant

    My name is Randa. I moved to Shreveport from Palestine, Tx in 2014 to be with my boyfriend who works in security forces for the Air Force. We have a German Shepherd mix and her name is Freya. I started working at The Dog and Cat Clinic in June 2017 and I really enjoy this job because its so challenging and I'm able to learn something new every day!
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Education:
    Westwood High School
    Interests:
    I love horseback riding, traveling, water sports, and road trips with my boyfriend and Freya.
  • Vet Assistant

    Hey! My name is Morgan but you can call me Moe. I've lived in Louisiana my entire life and one day I hope to seek adventure in Florida. I really love fall weather and rainy days. I have been working at The Dog and Cat Clinic since August 2017 and I love it! Every day is completely different from the last and its so exciting to be able to learn and work with such an amazing group!
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Education:
    I attend BPCC
    Interests:
    I love the outdoor activities , painting, and traveling.