Dr. Alfred Stevens
Dr. Alfred G. Stevens was born and raised in Winnfield, a rural town in North Louisiana. Raised on a cattle farm, his desire to become a veterinarian began at a very young age. Dr. Stevens attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate with an emphasis on Veterinary Medicine and was accepted into the newly formed Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine as the third official class. He graduated in 1979. After Dr. Stevens’ second year of veterinary school he married Susan Granzin, the daughter of Dr. O.C. “Bob” Granzin. Upon graduation, he joined Dr. Granzin at Sherwood South Animal Hospital and has become a fixture in the veterinary community over the years. He served as president of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, the LSU Veterinary Alumni Association, and the Baton Rouge Area Veterinary Medical Association. He has also had the privilege of receiving the Louisiana Veterinarian of the Year award. In his spare time, Dr. Stevens serves as an adjunct instructor of veterinary dentistry at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also the veterinary dentist for the zoo animals at the famous Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. He is a member of the AVMA, LVMA, BRAVMA, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. Dr. Stevens has several special interests, which include dentistry, endoscopy, ultrasound, and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Stephen Lee
Dr. Stephen M. Lee, Jr. was born and raised in Minden, a small town in North Louisiana. Growing up on a ranch surrounded by animals, he always had a special interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Lee attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate receiving a degree in Dairy Science. While at LSU he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was accepted into the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and graduated in 2002. Dr. Lee is a member of the AVMA, GVMA, LVMA, BRAVMA, American Veterinary Dental Society, and is a member of the Veterinary Honor Society, Phi Zeta. Dr. Lee has a special interest in small animal medicine, soft tissue/orthopedic surgery, and dentistry.
Our Veterinarians (DVMs)
Dr. Lacie Lee – married to Dr. Stephen Lee
Dr. Lacie B. Lee was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has always had a special love for animals and realized at a young age she would pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lacie attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate majoring in Veterinary Science. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in many campus organizations, and was a member of the Kappa Gamma sorority. She was accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and graduated in 2002. Dr. Lacie is a member of the AVMA, LVMA, BRAVMA, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her special interests include all aspects of Feline Medicine and she really enjoys working with local animal rescue organizations. She is a member of the Veterinary Honor Society, Phi Zeta, and graduated with several honors from Veterinary School.
Dr. Emelie McLellan
Dr. Emelie S. McLellan was born and raised in the town of Central, Louisiana, a small community north of Baton Rouge. Dr. Emelie attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate and has a degree in Wildlife Ecology. She married her husband, Ray, just prior to starting Vet School and graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the Class of 2009. After graduation, Dr. Emelie began practicing at Live Oak Animal Hospital in Watson, Louisiana, and as a relief veterinarian for local animal hospitals in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas. In October of 2010, she joined the Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care staff. As of May 2011, Dr. Emelie transitioned to the Sherwood South Animal Hospital day veterinary staff. She is a member of AVMA, LVMA, and BRAVMA; with special interests in small animal internal medicine, ophthalmology, and emergency medical care.
Dr. Nicole LaNasa
Dr. Nicole A. LaNasa is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. LaNasa received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 1998 and went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. LaNasa’s veterinary career started in Round Rock, Texas at Animal Care Clinic where she worked as an associate veterinarian for 2 years. Wanting to be closer to home and start a family, Dr. LaNasa and her husband relocated to Baton Rouge where she began work at Highland Road Animal Hospital. In 2008 she joined the team at Sherwood South Animal Hospital. With continued advancements in her career, she helped to expand the SSAH practice into a referral and emergency hospital as well as a specialty center. She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline Internal Medicine, but has a deep interest and love for Dermatology, Dentistry and Surgery. She is a long standing member of the AVMA, LVMA and BRAVMA. In Dr. LaNasa’s spare time, she is involved with her children’s school activities as well as recreational activities and enjoys running, tennis and gardening.
Dr. Randy Thayer
Dr. Randy W. Thayer was born and raised in Bunkie, Louisiana. He completed his pre-veterinary undergraduate work at LSU and received his DVM in 1967 from Oklahoma State University. In 1968 he founded Highland Road Animal Hospital and practiced there for 36 years until 2004. In his veterinary career, Dr. Thayer served as president of the LVMA from 1977-1978, served on the Board of Examiners from 1982-1986 and received the prestigious DVM of the Year award in 1984. In 2004, Dr. Thayer retired and sold Highland Road Animal Hospital. Retirement kept him busy as he received his Broker License and developed a small subdivision in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, along with a commercial office park (Interline Office Park) in Baton Rouge. After six years of retirement, Dr. Thayer realized how much he missed his work with animals and reactivated his license in 2010. Sherwood South Animal Hospital welcomed Dr. Thayer in January 2011. His special interests include: dermatology, ophthalmology, endocrinology and internal medicine.
Dr. Robert Apple
Dr. Robert Apple is a native of Dardanelle Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas from 1978 to 1981 and was accepted into LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Apple graduated from LSUSVM in 1985. After a brief career in Benton Arkansas, he married Jayne Granada of Baton Rouge, whom he had met during Vet School, and moved back to Baton Rouge. Over the last 31 years he has owned and co-owned four Veterinary hospitals in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and Watson. In March 2010 Dr. Apple sold Watson Pet Hospital and joined Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care staff. In June of 2014 Dr. Apple transferred to SSAH day staff. Dr. Apple is a member of BRAVMA, LVMA and AVMA. Special interests are soft tissue surgery and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Apple is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt with his dogs Ada and Maddie. In the warmer months Dr. Apple fishes and plays golf.
Dr. Brent Green – married to Dr. Hanna Green
Dr. Brent D. Green was born and raised in Haughton, a small town in north Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2008 and went on to pursue a career in human pharmaceuticals for a year and a half down in Baton Rouge. He then decided to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian at LSU in 2011. There, he met his wife Dr. Hanna Green and they married in 2015 shortly after graduation. He started at Sherwood South Animal Hospital in 2015 where his special interests include surgery, dentistry, and endoscopy. In his spare time, Dr. Green enjoys working with his Black Angus cow herd, traveling, gardening, spending time with his family.
Dr. Carter Ward
Dr. Carter Ward was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and then went on to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He was awarded the Nutramax Companion Animal Award for medicine and surgery and the Veterinary Pathology Award during his clinical rotations in vet school. Growing up, he always knew his goal in life was to help others by tending to their companion animals in need. From early on, becoming a veterinarian was his dream. Once he graduated vet school, he decided to further his knowledge base by performing a 1-year internship with a focus in Internal Medicine at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists. In June of 2018, he is starting his career as a general practitioner at Sherwood South Animal Hospital and can’t wait to begin to form relationships with the community of Baton Rouge while helping to take care of their furry companions.
Dr. Hanna Green – married to Dr. Brent Green
Hanna B. Green is a Baton Rouge native who first started working in the kennel at Sherwood South Animal Hospital in 2007 as her first high-school job. She went on to attend LSU for undergrad, and then graduated from the LSU SVM in 2015. She obtained her CVA (certified veterinary acupuncturist) certification from The Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2015, and has since pursued advanced training in specialized acupuncture techniques as well as some herbal and food therapy training. She currently practices integrative medicine (traditional veterinary medicine and Chinese medicine) at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists as well as Sherwood South Animal Hospital. Her special interests include internal medicine and end of life/palliative care. She is married to her husband and fellow veterinarian Dr. Brent D. Green with their two dogs (Tripp and Huey) and one cat (Jeter).
Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care (SSAECC)
Dr. Mark Crawford
Dr. Mark Crawford grew up north of Baton Rouge is Zachary, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University for undergraduate and obtained a bachelor degree in Animal Science. Doctor Crawford then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the class of 2010. Following graduation he went to Louisiana State University Small Animal Teaching Hospital for a one year rotating internship in medicine and surgery. Doctor Crawford then went through a one year surgical internship at Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center (now MedVet). In July of 2012, he joined the Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care team. Doctor Crawford in August of 2014 became head doctor of emergency. He met his now wife in 2012 and was married in March of 2015. They have 3 dogs, a lab and two Chihuahuas, and a cat. He is a member of AVMA, LVMA, and VECCS; with special interests in small animal critical care and surgery.
Dr. Lee Morris
Dr. Lee Morris is a 1984 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morris worked as an assistant at Sherwood South Animal Hospital from high school through vet school. A native of Baton Rouge, Dr. Morris moved to Arkansas in 1984. After 21 years in private practice, Dr. Morris decided to transition into Emergency and Critical Care medicine, practicing in Arkansas and Baton Rouge at Sherwood South Animal and Critical Care Center for the past 12 years. Dr. Morris is married to Michelle and they have three children; Matthew 28, Britny 23, and Whitlee 9. Dr. Morris is a member of IVECCS, LVMA, AVMA, and ARVMA. Dr. Morris has special interest in general surgery, orthopedics, and emergency and critical care medicine.