Our Team

Dr. Thad Frerking

Dr. Thad Frerking grew up outside Kansas City, Kansas. He received his undergraduate education and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University.

Although his professional interests are in surgery and dermatology, he loves all aspects of veterinary medicine.
His four-legged family includes a little dog with an oversized personality by the name of Rocky.

In his free time, Dr. Frerking enjoys staying active, watching his hometown sports teams, and eating good food.

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Heather Benson, DVM

Dr. Heather Benson grew up in southern New Mexico, obtaining her Bachelor’s of Community Health Education from New Mexico State University. She then moved to Louisiana to attend Tulane University for her Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2006. Her professional interests include internal medicine and feline medicine.

Dr. Benson has two Great Danes (George and Spicoli) and a mixed-breed tripod (Kickstand). She has four cats: Milagro, Cleo, Killian (an Abyssinian) and Jethro Jameson. She also has two tortoises. In her free time she enjoys reading as well as Saints and LSU Tigers football.

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Morgan Daigle, DVM

Dr. Morgan Daigle is from southwest Louisiana, and attained her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Her professional interests include wound management and dermatology.

Her pets include a black Labrador, named Colby, and her newest addition, a Miniature Pinscher named Tahoe. In her free time, she enjoys LSU football, hiking, running, and dining out.

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Marie Faucheux, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Marie Faucheux is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. While earning her doctorate, she became a certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist through the medical veterinary acupuncture program, Curacore. She is certified in small animal and exotic pet acupuncture medicine. She enjoys treating her patients with both western medicine and integrative medicine approaches. Dr. Faucheux loves spaniels and has a Springer Spaniel named Ari. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, watching LSU football, and photography.

Jose Diaz, DVM

​Dr. Jose Diaz was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He majored in Business Management at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus. It was during his 3rd year when he realized he wanted to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian and transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University where switched his major to Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. After graduating, he started at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and Nevis and completing his 4th year at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests are in ophthalmology and feline medicine.

His pets include his two cats, Blue and Cuca, and his dog, Diamond. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and dining out.

Bobby Huey, DVM

Bobby Huey is from Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Huey attended Tuskegee University where he received his bachelors degree in Animal Science, and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Huey’s interests include surgical procedures (beyond your typical spay and neuter), and is also pursuing his research in small animal reproduction.

He has two four legged kids, “Peaches” an adorable Labrador and “Ice” an American Bully. In his free time, Dr. Huey enjoys playing sports, working out, and hiking with his dogs.

Abigail LaRosa, DVM

Dr. Abigail LaRosa grew up in the small New England town of Hampton on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

Her love of animals and basketball led her to the University of New Hampshire where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Biology while playing NCAA Division 1 basketball for the UNH Wildcats. Dr. LaRosa received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 2017. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. LaRosa enjoys staying active outdoors, dining out and spending time with family and friends. Dr. LaRosa and her soon to be husband, Clinton share their home with two well-behaved rescued pups, Chase, a lazy greyhound mix and Callie a spunky Catahoula Leopard Dog.

Julia Soeka, DVM

Dr. Soeka was born and raised in south Florida and completed her undergraduate career at the University of Florida. She then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2017.

Her professional interests include neurology & internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Soeka enjoys traveling, hiking, reading & spending time with family, friends and her two cats, Kahlúa and Sora.

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Michele Moore, Office Manager

Michele has been a valued member of the South Valley team since January 2008. Raised by a family of veterinarians, her love of animals was developed early. Michele lovingly shares her life with four furry children, two chihuahuas named Oscar and Kaja, a michevious poodle mix named Zoie, and cat named Roz.