Monday, August 4

SU Alumnus, Tyra Davis Needs Your Vote to Win America’s Favorite Veterinarian

Baton Rouge, LA - Dr. Tyra Davis-Brown needs your vote to win the 2014 America’s Favorite Veterinarian. America's Favorite Veterinarian contest strives to recognize the work of veterinarians from all industries. Veterinarians keep our pets healthy.  Davis is a 1999 Graduate of SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences in Animal Science and a 2003 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Log on to to VOTE for DR. DAVIS today!!! Voters are allowed one vote daily until August 30, 2014

America’s Favorite Veterinarian is a nationwide contest created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to identify and celebrate extraordinary veterinary professionals practicing in all areas of veterinary medicine from private practice to public health, agriculture to academia. This contest honors and recognizes those entrusted to preserve and protect the health and well-being of animals and to celebrate the special relationships pet owners share with their veterinarians.

Dr. Davis grew up in a rural south Louisiana town of New Iberia, and earned a scholarship to Southern University in Animal Science, and was accepted into the university’s Honors College.  For the first time in her life, she considered a career in veterinary medicine despite her dream of becoming a physician or researcher.
After attending a summer internship at the University of Missouri and visiting Tuskegee University, Davis was convinced that she wanted to become a Veterinarian. After graduating she worked briefly with USDA/ARS and it solidified her desire to work with large animals, leading her to veterinary school in the fall of 1999.

She undertook large animal and equine research at MIZZOU and the USDA/Agricultural Research Service, but was steered by fate to the mixed animal practice focus.  Upon graduating from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, she landed a job with Dale Peyroux, in Hammond, La, and commends Peyroux for taking her under his wing and helping her “to become the veterinarian she is today.”

“My journey has taught me that sometimes in order to find our true self we must step outside what seems to be comfortable and accept possible life changing opportunities without reservation. Accepting that scholarship to Southern was one of the best decisions I have made in my life,” Davis said.

"Dr. Davis should be America's Favorite Vet because of her work ethic, kindness, and commitment to animal care. At Hammond Animal Hospital Dr. Davis and her staff provide their patients with affordable and top notch care. Dr. Davis makes every patient feel comfortable and is very detailed in explaining the best options for my pet. Not only is Dr. Davis a community hero she is an advocate for Pet Education and Wellness. I have witnessed Dr. Davis carpool pets for Senior citizens in the community who do not have the transportation to make important visits to the clinic. Dr. Davis also offers house services for her clients who are unable to make scheduled appointments due to irregular circumstances. I have the upmost respect for Dr. Davis and she should be chosen as America's Favorite Vet."--Teirsen.

For further detail, contact Renita W. Marshall, DVM/Associate Professor, Animal Science


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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