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Dr. Jim R. Carson III, DVM


Dr. Carson graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and has been practicing in Lafayette since 1981. He has and always will have a passion for the pets and people of Lafayette. Dr. Carson has three sons and is currently at two grandchildren and counting. In his spare time he enjoys working on his farm and of course his cows.

Dr. Gregory Richard Schmidt, DVM

Dr. Gregory Schmidt is a Lafayette native, having graduated from Lafayette High School, followed by earning a Bachelors in science from ULL. He graduated with honors from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. He spent his first two years after graduation practicing small animal and emergency medicine in south Florida. Dr. Schmidt's professional interests center around small animal and exotic animal medicine, including birds, small mammals, and reptiles (his true love). He married his beautiful wife Katherine in 2011 and they have two wonderful children. Dr. Schmidt spends much of his time (outside of work) caring for his many animals, including chickens, large tortoises, dogs, rabbits, and a bearded dragon. His personal hobbies include playing guitar, songwriting, woodworking, metalworking, welding, electronics, SCUBA diving, and firearms.

Dr. Jim R. Carson IV, DVM MS

Dr. Jim started very early in veterinary medicine, but mostly that was just running around this place and doing everything his dad told him not to. After completing his bachelors degree in Biology at UL, he went on to attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where he received a Masters in Immunology. In 2012 he graduated from LSU School of Veterinary medicine and was the recipient of the Hershey Comeaux Memorial Award of Excellence.He then moved to South Florida where he completed a 1-year rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital. He joined Carson Veterinary Clinic in 2014 and has been loving it ever since. His primary interests are internal medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Jim is married to his fantastic and patient wife Julie and their family currently includes two awesome little boys and one very, very needy cat.