Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
When he was seven years old, Dr. DuPre found an injured dog while at school, and he stayed long after school ended to stay with the poor puppy . Eventually, he and his parents took the dog to the local veterinarian’s office. Dr. DuPre never forgot the way that the vet interacted with the dog and nursed it back to health; he quickly decided that he would like to become a veterinarian himself.
Dr. DuPre was born and raised in Alabama alongside his two brothers and older sister. His veterinary journey began when he was only 11 years old and started volunteering at a veterinary hospital in Anniston, Alabama.
Dr. Mary Nicholson was born in Mississippi and also grew up in Mobile, Alabama for a time. She would spend many weekends as a child on her grandparents’ country property; some of her first memories include her grandfather placing her in the pen with his foxhounds and going for rides along with him on the back of his horse. Dr. Nicholson always wanted to learn more about the care of pets so that she could best tend to her own companions—a career as a veterinarian simply made sense!
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”