Dr. Dean R. Yates is a lifelong Panola County resident and a 1979 graduate of Carthage High School. He attended Texas A & M University and graduated in 1988 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. In 1989, Dr. Yates opened the doors to Carthage Veterinary Hospital to serve Panola County patrons and their animal health needs. Dr. Yates is an avid outdoor sportsman. His passion for wildlife and his innovative drive motivated him to develop and patent the NoLimit Deer/Wildlife feeder. In his free time, he enjoys his family and raises cattle. Dr. Yates and his wife, Shelley, have seven children and seven grandchildren.
Laurie Landreneau is our longest-tenured veterinary technician and she doubles as our clinic manager. She is a Louisiana native who moved to East Texas three years ago when she joined Carthage Veterinary Hospital. Laurie holds a Bachelor's degree in Equine Science, and a Master's degree from McNeese State University. Laurie and her husband live in Deadwood, spending their free time with family and their pets and farm animals. Laurie enjoys hiking and camping occasionally and her daily workouts, and at work she enjoys diagnostics, radiology, and meeting the specific needs of each and every client.
Chelsea Timmons is a veterinary technician and receptionist at our clinic. She is from Keatchie, Louisiana, and is a 2011 graduate of Logansport High School. Chelsea also graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2015. She enjoys working with animals and learning new things as she embarks on her new career here at the clinic! During her free time, she pursues her passion of fitness and spends time with family, friends, and fur baby, Palmer.
Liz is our excellent resident groomer, with 20 plus years of experience. She also was voted the best groomer in Panola County in 2015. She grooms at the clinic on Monday and Tuesday, appointments can be made with one of our receptionists. Liz is the loving mother of three beautiful girls and grandmother to six. Horseback riding, bicycling, and hiking are just a few of the hobbies that she enjoys doing in her spare time.
Michael Mize is a veterinary technician at our clinic. He is currently a junior at Beckville High School, where he is actively involved in the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, and baseball. He is also enrolled in the certified veterinary assistant program at BHS. After graduation, he plans to attend Texas A&M University, where he wants to study veterinary medicine. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, friends, and his adopted dog, Sheldon.
Shellie Lummus is a veterinary technician at our clinic. She is from Orangefield, Texas and graduated from Orangefield High School in May 2016. She moved to Carthage to study dental hygiene at Panola College. She enjoys working with animals and learning new things here at the clinic! During her off time she enjoys playing basketball and being with family and friends.
Kaysee Broussard is a veterinary technician at our clinic. A native of Gary, Texas, Kaysee graduated from Gary High School in 2013. She is currently attending Panola College and plans to transfer to Angelina College to study radiology. Kaysee enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and also appreciates spending time with her family.