Dr. Thad Frerking
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.
Heather Benson, DVM
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.
Morgan Daigle, DVM
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.
Lauren Anderson, DVM
Lauren Anderson grew up in the small town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Her four legged family includes a mixed breed dog named Roxy and a bengal cat named Oliver. In her free time, Dr. Anderson enjoys hiking with Roxy, reading, and watching the newest episodes of The Walking Dead.
Marie Faucheux, DVM, cVMA
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. She loves spaniels and has a Springer Spaniel named Ari. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, watching LSU football, and photography.
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.