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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. 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.

Crystal Venable


Dr. Crystal Venable is a native of Carencro, Louisiana. After graduating from Carencro High School, she received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she met her husband Mike, who is also a veterinarian.

She obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the amazing island of Grenada in the Caribbean. She completed her clinical year at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Crystal now lives in Church Point with her husband, Mike, and their son Noah.

She has 4 dogs, Nevaeh (Chihuahua), Hank (French Bulldog), Petunia (Boxer) and Lucky (Lab mix) and 2 cats. On her spare time, she loves to read, crafting, and spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Crystal loves each and every patient as it is her own and believes that communication is key to a successful veterinarian. She looks forward to meeting each and every one of you, along with your loved four legged furry companions!